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Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary, Aurangabad

Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary is situated in Aurangabad. The presence of the Nathsagar Lake in the sanctuary, make the surrounding areas rich in aquatic flora and fauna.

Flora The aquatic vegetation included mainly the species of Chara, Spyrogyra, Hydrilla, Potamogeton, Vallisneria etc. Argemone Maxicana and Ipomea Fistulosa are found 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. Nearly 200 species of birds are in this area, which includes more than 70 species of migratory birds out of which 45 major species are of international migration.

Notable amongst migratory birds are Cranes, Flamingos, Brahmany Duck, Pochards Teals, Pintails, Wigeon, Shovellar, God Wit, Shauces, Glossy Ibis, etc. It is a habitat for resting of local resident birds. There are nearly 50 species of fishes also found in the area.

Main Attraction: "Sant Gyaneshwar Udyan" spread in 124 hectares is set up on the line of famous "Vrindavan Gardens" of Karnataka, "Pinjore Gardens" of "Haryana" and "Shalimar Gardens" of Kashmir.

In the park area large number of many species of trees have been planted. "Nathsagar Lake" created nearly 25 years back in an extensive water reservoir including 26 Island is shallow saucer type water body with nearly 450-km long shoreline.

Nearest Airport : Aurangabad at 50-km
Nearest Railway Station : Aurangabad at 50-km
Best Time to Visit : October - February
Birds : 15,000

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