Manjira Bird Sanctuary

Location: Telangana
Main Wildlife Attractions: Darter, Asian Openbill,cranes,barheaded geese,peacock,partridge
Coverage Area: 20 sq.kms.
Established: 1978
Best Time to Visit:November to March

The Manjira Bird Sanctuary, located near Sangareddy in Medak district, spreads over an area of 20 The Manjira Bird Sanctuary is snuggled between Manjeera and Singur barrages. The Manjira Wildlife sanctuary is formed by nine small islands, where one can find a number of animals, migratory birds and reptiles like Marsh Crocodiles and Muggers. The sanctuary is located 50 Km from Hyderabad and is well linked by road.  Nestling between Manjeera and Singur barrages,

One can notice an extensive growth of Babul Prosopis. Plants normally found in water are Pistia, Hydrilla, Eichornia and Vallisneria. Fishes of a range of species like Catla, Rahu, Murrel, Ech Paten, Karugu, Chidwa and reptiles like Monitor Lizards, Fresh Water Turtles, Cobra and Marsh Crocodiles can be seen here. Different species of birds found here are Painted Storks, Herons, Coots, Teals, Cormorants, Pochards, Black and White Ibises, Spoon Bills, and Open Billed Storks etc.

An Environmental Education Centre with a museum, a library, and an auditorium is situated here. It helps in educating the guests about nature conservation and maintenance of ecological balance. Boats are in operation to take the guests around the sanctuary for bird watching.

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