INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIODIVERSITY Department of Botany Diversity and Conservation Status of Birds in Agricultural Area of South West Maharashtra

M Samaj Nashik', M Abdar
2015 Journal of Basic Sciences An International Peer Reviewed Quarterly Research Journal Special   unpublished
South-West Maharashtra is agriculturally well developed area. Many inland Wetlands such as M.I Tank, Morna, river Krishna and their tributaries, village tanks, canals and streams are provided water resources. Fertile soil, moderate temperature, good environmental condition are suitable for the growth of different crops in different season therefore different bird species are attracting in agricultural area and Wetlands in different season. Village ponds are abundant they dominate the landscape,
more » ... nate the landscape, they play important role of providing habitat to numerous resident and migratory waterfowl. The growth of trees at several inland wetlands provides roosting or nesting site to the resident water birds. The present study is carried out last five years (2009 to 2014). There are 133 species of bird representing 15 orders and 45 families are recorded. The Simpsons diversity Index is (0.82). The Line Transect method is used for the study of bird species. This paper provides overview of status of birds in agricultural area.