Records of Avifauna of wetlands around Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India
Keoladeo National Park (KNP) is one of the six natural world heritage sites in India inscribed by UNESCO, is famous for its rich avifaunal diversity due to its location in the semi-arid landscape of the Central Asian Flyway. Several species of migratory birds of this wetland have also move to nearby satellite wetlands for foraging whenever water is inadequate in KNP. In this context, ecological surveys as part of long-term monitoring were carried out during 2009-2011 to develop a database of migratory birds that use KNP and its satellite wetlands so that a comprehensive landscape level management plan can be prepared. A total of 12 satellite wetlands within 100 km radius of the Keoladeo National Park have been surveyed. The dataset lists distribution data of avifauna with their status, descriptions of wetlands (with localities, county and geographic coordinates), taxonomic information of birds and details of sampling (collector and sampling dates). The dataset include 33238 samples records corresponding to fifteen families. This data record is a significant contribution to the knowledge management system of avifauna of this region, which can be useful for future studies on birds and their habitats and conservation.