Acknowledging the potential of the wetland just behind the Atal Bihari Vajpayee International (Ekana) Stadium, the state forest department and Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) have agreed to develop it into an eco-forest. Besides the regular presence of ducks, bee-eaters, kingfishers, sparrows, parakeets and jacanas, deer, golden jackal, monitor lizards, water snakes and butterflies, some extremely rare and shy migratory birds also make this place their home every winter.