As many as 52 species
of birds were spotted at different water bodies and wetlands in Aurangabad and
Jalna districts during a survey conducted by the Aurangabad forest department
on Sunday. The census, a part of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) 2014, is an
annual event across the country. In Marathwada, it was done in coordination
with the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), NGOs, bird lovers and students.
The next survey is scheduled for January 11, 2015.