Known for its avian diversity, Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary is spread over an area of 1.25 sq km in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. The bird sanctuary is a birdwatcher’s paradise as several resident and migratory birds can be spotted in the sanctuary. The bird sanctuary attracts many photographers too.
Being close to the Nath Sagar Lake, the bird sanctuary has favourable conditions for aquatic flora and fauna. The Nath Sagar Lake is home to more than 50 species of fishes which attract birds like storks and cranes in large numbers.
Of the birds that can be spotted in the sanctuary, over 70 species are of migratory birds. Some of migratory birds that can be seen here are glossy ibis, flamingos, teal, pochard and brahminy duck.
The sight of the birds walking gracefully with dance like movements around the Nath Sagar Lake is a sight to behold. Apart from the birds, the sanctuary is also known for its flora. An ideal location to escape city life, the sanctuary attracts bird watchers, photography enthusiasts and nature lovers.
There are no accommodation options inside the sanctuary. Staying at Paithan or Aurangabad is a better option. Carry food and water while visiting the sanctuary. The best time to visit the bird sanctuary is between October and March.
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