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Avifaunal Diversity at two Ponds of Waghodiya taluka of Vadodara District, India

Author Affiliations

  • 13rd Gujarat Ecology Society, Synergy House, Subhanpura, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
  • 23rd Gujarat Ecology Society, Synergy House, Subhanpura, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
  • 33rd Gujarat Ecology Society, Synergy House, Subhanpura, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
  • 43rd Gujarat Ecology Society, Synergy House, Subhanpura, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
  • 53rd Gujarat Ecology Society, Synergy House, Subhanpura, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
  • 63rd Gujarat Ecology Society, Synergy House, Subhanpura, Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (3), Pages 63-70, March,22 (2016)

Abstract

Wetlands are transitional zone between land and aquatic habitat. It provides habitat for flora and fauna. Amongst fauna birds are the one of the significant indicators of the health of ecosystem as they respond to secondary changes which are cause by primary causes. Alwa and Limda village pond situated at out skirts of the Vadodara city and Limda is surrounded by university and industrial buildings but both the ponds face same climatic conditions. Total species of birds include 35 families, 78 species of birds, amongst them 12 are migratory species at both the ponds. It was recorded that wetland harbuor support good environment for migratory as well as residential species of birds. However, Limda is in degrading condition due to the negligence of local people residing at the edge and urban conditions near to the village pond. Hence, it is imperative that appropriate conservation measures be taken for its successful conservation and innovations.

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