Manjira Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary is a renowned haven that domiciles large number of local as well as migratory birds in Andhra Pradesh. Lying near Sangareddy in Medak district, this wildlife refuge is located alongside Manjira River. If you happen to be nature aficionado, this place would be an awesome treat for you. Snuggled between Manjeera and Singur barrages, the harbor formed by nine small islands extends over an area of 20 sq km.
Water plants found in this wildlife asylum include Pistia, Hydrilla,
Eichornia and Vallisneria. You can also see different species of fish
including Catla, Rahu, Murrel, Ech Paten, Karugu and Chidwa. Manjira
Bird Sanctuary also houses reptiles like Monitor Lizards, Fresh Water
Turtles, Cobra and Marsh Crocodiles. By means of boats, you can take a
trip down the twirling Manjira to watch birds around the sanctuary. You
can also hire binoculars and books from the authorities to identify the
However in order to trace birds, you need to be a little patient and
observe silence. The birds seen at Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary Painted
comprise of Storks, Herons, Coots, Teals, Cormorants, Pochards, Black
and White Ibises, Spoon Bills, Open Billed Storks, etc. The sanctuary
also has museum, library and an auditorium in its Environmental
Education Centre. The centre actually works to inform people about the
benefits of nature conversation and protection of ecological balance.