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Bird Sanctuaries of Kerala at a glance


Bird Sanctuaries

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary - Kottayam, Kerala
(16km from Kottayam town, on the banks of the Vembanad lake)

bird sanctuaries in kerala, bird sanctuaries of kerala,wildlife in kerala,kumarakom bird sanctuary,Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kottayam is one of the best destinations of wild life sanctuaries in Kerala.

Main attractions : Local Birds like the water fowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, herons and the water duck, as well as the migratory Siberian duck.

Bird watch - The best time for bird watching in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is between June and August.
(Migratory birds : November - February)

Boats : House boats and motor boats are available on hire for bird watching cruises on the lake.

for more visit our website www.kumarakom.com

 

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary: - Ernakulam, Kerala

bird sanctuaries in kerala, bird sanctuaries of kerala,wildlife in kerala,kumarakom bird sanctuary,The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary was designed by Dr. Salim Ali, the renowned ornithologist . He is reported to have identified 167 birds and his student , Dr. Sugathan, 207. In addition, theBombay Natural History Society has identified 253 species here.

Main attractions: Birds: Indians rollers, cuckoos, common snipes, crow, pheasants, jungle nightars, kites, grey drogos, Malabar trogons, woodpeckers, large pied wagtails, baya sparrows, grey jungle fowls, Indian hill mynas, robins, jungle babblers sun birds, and darters.



Rare Birds: Crimson- throated barbets, bee-eaters, shrikes, fairy blubirds, grey-headed fishing eagles, black winged kites night herons, grey hornbills and malabar hornbills.

How to get there
The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary(Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary )is situated in Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam District. Thattekad is 15 kms from Kothamangalam & 75 kms from Kochi (nearly 2 hours). The NH 49 passes through Kothamangalam. After reaching Kothamangalam a deviation is to be taken on the Pooyamkutty road. Now one has to cross a ferry to reach the sanctuary. A bridge is nearing completion.

To reach Kothamangalam:
By bus:
It is well connected by privately operated buses from Ernakulam via Muvattupuzha or Perumbavoor to reach Kothamangalam.
By Car:
The sanctuary is hardly a two-hour drive from Kochi.
By rail:
The nearest railway station is Aluva at a distance of 48 kms.

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary - Kohikode, Kerala

The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is a Haven for migratory birds. Terns, Gulls, Herons, Sand pipers, Whimbrels and other such migratory birds flock from the month of November and returns only by the end of April. It is 25 kms. from Kozhikode. The ideal season to visit is from December to April in the early hours of the day.

To Reach :
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is 19 km from Kozhikode
The Karipur airport is 23 km from Kozhikode town.
The railway line of Palakkad division enters Kozhikode district at Kadalundi .
The district has a fairly extensive road network.





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