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.
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.