Flocks of Siberian Seagulls make Yamuna and Delhi’s wetlands their home between October and March. The birds migrate 6,000 miles to escape the harsh winter in their summer nesting grounds.
Every year, the birds travel thousands of miles from their breeding grounds ranging from Europe and the Caspian Sea through the Central Asian steppes to Siberia. Every year they make this pilgrimage, escaping the harsh winters of their homeland to find milder climes in India. Many stop here along the riverine systems of North India.