Tal-Chappar & Bikaner - Raptor's Paradise
Tal Chhapar is located in the Churu district of Northwestern Rajasthan in the Shekhawati region of India. It is known for blackbucks and is also home to a variety of birds. The sanctuary is 210 km from Jaipur and 132 km from Bikaner. The nearest railway station is Chappar which lies on Degana-Churu-Rewari line of North Western Railways and nearest airport is Jaipur which is 215 km from Chappar. Tal Chappar is well known for Raptor's Paradise and is refuge of the blackbuck.
I landed a safe flight from Bangalore to Jaipur during late nights with couple of my Bangalore friends and reached Chappar early Morning.
After a small nap, we started our journey inside the park. Morning in chappar are bit colder but sighting of Laggar Falcon on first day itself was blessed.
Evening session we sighted Pallid Harrier, Eurasian Kestrel, Desert & Isabelline Wheatear, sequence of Blackbuck fights, southern grey shrike & Bar headed Goose.