Satpura – Madhai Bird Sanctuary

Madhai is the base point for most of the wildlife safari in Satpura National Park, offer you adventure from all the corners with beautiful views of the mountains, Satpura forest, deep gorges, backwaters of dam-reservoir and river.

Tawa Reservoir spreads over approximately 6000 km2 and forms the western boundary of Satpura National Park and Bori Wildlife Sanctuary. The backwater is home to list of birds including migratory birds Bar-headed Goose, Ruddy Shelduck and species of Sandpiper.

Semipalmated Sandpiper

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Wood Sandpiper

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Redshank

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Waders or shorebirds are commonly found along shorelines and mudflats, There are about 210 species of wader birds found in India, live in wetland or coastal environments.

Little Egret

Little egret

Purple Heron

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Great White Egret/Heron

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Red-naped ibis

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Ringed Plover

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River Lapwing

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Comb Duck

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Indian spot-billed Duck

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Lesser whistling Duck

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Ruddy shelduck

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During the early summer season, backwaters of Tawa Reservoir in Madhai goes down and grassland appears which attracts huge number of bird species. There are 300 plus bird species found in Satpura National Park and Madhai backwater is famous for Waders or shorebirds.

Indian River Rern

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Black-winged Stilt

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Oriental darter

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Small Indian Pratincole

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Oriental Skylark

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Ashy-crowned-Sparrow Lark

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Oriental Pipit

Oriental-pipit

Backwaters of Tawa Reservoir is a big tourist attractions in Madhai along with Jungle Safari, backwater boating, boat safari, walking safari, jungle camp and night safari in Satpura National Park.

Jungle Owlet

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Brown Fish Owl

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Cuckooshrike

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Crested Serpent Eagle

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