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Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary

Location: Aurangabad District, Maharashtra
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Main attraction: It's A Bird's Paradise
Best time to visit: October to February
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Arrival information : 
-- By rail : Nearest railway station is Aurangabad at 50-km on South Central Railway line.
-- By air : Nearest airport is Aurangabad at 50-km from sanctuary.
-- By road : Jaikwadi is nearly 50-km from Aurangabad and 75-km from Ahmednagar, and both the towns are well connected with regular bus services.
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Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary is situated in Aurangabad and Ahamadnagar district in Marathwada region. 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 :
It 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.

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