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Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary

Nandur Madhmeshwar bird sanctuary, situated about 40 kms from Nasik in Niphad Taluka is a paradise for bird lovers which was established in 1950. Spreads over an area of nearly 10,000 hectares of land, the sanctuary comprising of evergreen forest and trees at the confluence of the Godavari and Kadwa rivers is a home to many endangered species of birds. More than 220 species of birds - both resident as well as migratory birds, 400 species of vegetation, 24 species of fishes and several small mammals are located here. White stork, glossy ibis, spoonbills, flamingo, goose brahminy duck, pintails, cranes shanks, godwits, weavers etc. are the migratory birds found here and the resident birds include black ibis, spot bills, teals, little grebe, cormorants, egrets, herons, stork, kites, vultures etc. 

The major flora found in the sanctuary includes babul, tendu, nana, khair, mango, bamboo, salaia, hiwar, dhawada, bahada moha and many more. Tigers, bear, leopards, bison, barking deer, samber, wild boar, wild dog, panthers, blue bull, hyena, jungle fowl, ottar, palm civet, fishing cat, jackal, mongoose, several species of snakes are some among the animals found here. Nearly 24 species of fishes have been recorded in the nearby reservoir.
The best season to visit this sanctuary is from April to May.

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