There are over 500 animal sanctuaries in India, and among the wildlife sanctuaries, the 28 Tiger Reserves are governed by Project Tiger, which is of special significance in the conservation of the tiger. Due to some important animal species, some of the wildlife sanctuaries have attained national importance to conservation. These have come to be known as the National Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Maharashtra is definitely a collage of attractions and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. One of the most important attractions of the state of Maharashtra is its diverse wildlife which thrives in its entire jungle splendor at the various parks and sanctuaries in and around the state.
|Bird Sanctuary in India|
|Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, North Goa||Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka|
|Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala||Chilika Lake Bird Sanctuary, Orissa|
|Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary ,Gujarat||Nawab Ganj Bird Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh|
|Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary Aurangabad ,Maharashtra||Karnala Bird Sanctuary Raigad ,Maharashtra|
|Kolleru Bird Sanctuary ,Andhra Pradesh||Manjira Bird Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh|
|Nandurmadhmeshwar Bird Sanctury Nashik, Maharashtra||Nelaputta Bird Sanctuary Andhra Pradesh|
|Porbandar Bird Sanctury Porbandar, Gujarat||Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary Andhra Pradesh|
|Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary||Thattekad Bird Sanctuary|
|Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary Tamil Nadu||Kunthakulam Bird Sanctuary|
|Khijadia Bird Sanctuary|
The tourists visiting Maharashtra, being a part of the wildlife circuit tours are bound to experience the thrill of the jungle, a world where one gets to spend a long time with nature and its superb creations. The Bird Sanctuaries also play an important role in the wildlife sanctuary circuit and attracts thousands of visitors every year from all over the world.
About Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary :
Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary in Aurangabad is situated in Aurangabad and Ahamadnagar district in Marathawara region. The presence of the Nathsagar Lake in the bird sanctuary, make the surrounding regions rich in aquatic flora and fauna.
The aquatic vegetation includes chiefly the species of Spyrogyra, Hydrilla, Chara, Potamogeton, Vallisneria etc. Argemone Maxicana and Ipomea Fistulosa are found in the adjoining area. Nearby areas are agricultural irrigated fields and the habitation of the plants and animals has high potency and rich production of aquatic flora and fauna.
Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary has attracted many species of resident and migrant birds. Almost 200 species of birds can be found in this region, which includes more than 70 species of migratory birds. Out of these, 45 chief species are of international migration. Notable amongst migratory birds are Cranes, Flamingos, Pintails, Wigeon, Shoveller, Brahmany Duck, Pochards, Teals, God Wit, Shauces, Glossy Ibis, etc.
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