Nandur Madhyameshwar Bird Sanctuary - DOT-Maharashtra Tourism
Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary Aurangabad
Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary is in Aurangabad. The presence of the Nathsagar Lake in the sanctuary makes the surrounding areas rich in aquatic flora and fauna.
'Sant Gyaneshwar Udyan' spread in 124 hectares is set up on the line of the famous 'Vrindavan Gardens' of Karnataka, 'Pinjore Gardens' of 'Haryana' and 'Shalimar Gardens' of Kashmir. This place stands as the main attraction of tourists.
Different species of trees are planted in the park. The 'Nathsagar Lake' was constructed in 1976 as an extensive water reservoir including 26 islands with a shallow saucer type water body with a nearly 450-KM long shoreline.
Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary is home to numerous species of birds. The sanctuary is a bird lover's paradise that attracts numerous resident and migrant birds. The proximity of Nathsagar Lake to the bird sanctuary adds to the aquatic flora and fauna of the sanctuary. The aquatic vegetation includes species of Spyrogyra, Hydrilla, Chara, Potamogeton, and Vallisneria, etc. More than 50 species of fish are found in the Nathsagar Lake around the sanctuary. Flora: The aquatic vegetation included mainly Chara, Spyrogyra, Hydrilla, Potamogeton, Vallisneria etc. Argemone Maxicana and Ipomea Fistulosa in the surrounding area. Nearby areas are agricultural irrigated fields, and the habitat has high potential and rich productivity of aquatic flora and fauna. Fauna: This area has attracted many species of resident and migratory birds. This sanctuary has more than 200 species of birds, including 70+ species of migratory birds. Cranes, Flamingos, Pintails, Wigeon, Shoveller, Brahmany Duck, Pochards, Teals, God Wit, Shauces, and Glossy Ibis, are some of the migratory birds found here.