Madiwala Lake is one of the biggest lakes in Bangalore. Its area is 114.3 ha (0.441 sq mi; 1.143 km2). It is situated in the BTM Layout at 12° 54' 28" North, 77° 37' 0" East. It is a home to many migratory birds. Madiwala Lake comes under the administration of Karnataka State Forest Department which carries out the routine maintenance of this lake. Its park areas include a children's park and a parking lot.
Madiwala Lake sees a huge number of Spot-billed Pelican migration in the winter (November–December). These pelicans live in groups. The main food is fish. Pelicans take small flight across the lake for fishing. These birds can also be sighted in Sri Lanka. Typically their wingspan is about 8.5 ft (2.6 m). Local people have great love towards these migratory birds. Egrets can also be sighted along with these pelicans.