Nandur Madhyameshwar is a large lake and wetland near Nashik, Maharashtra. Because the lake, built by dam-ming of Godavari and Kodwa rivers, lies in plains, it forms large areas of fertile wetlands. These attract tens of thousands of migratory birds in the winters.
Nandur Madhyameshwar is also an Important Birding Area of Maharashtra, and of course India.
Unfortunately, there is little protection to the birds and habitat. I saw people openly filling the lake to create farmland. I saw people entering the lake after sunset for fishing, thereby disturbing the roosting birds.
In attached photo see how the lake is being filled up with earth probably illegally mined from nearby hills.