Bird Sanctuaries in Kerala

God's own country is the best place for the tourists to see birds of various kinds. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, Pakshipathalam bird sanctuary, etc. are a few among the numerous bird sanctuaries in Kerala. Apart from the native Kerala birds, migrants from the Himalayas and Siberia like heron, Siberian stork, egret, teal and darter also are found in these bird sanctuaries.

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is about 19 km. from Kozhikode and 7 km. from Beypore Port on the Arabian Sea.  It is spread over a cluster of islands in a scenic area, surrounded by hillocks, where the Kadalundi river flows into the Arabian Sea. The place is locally known as Kadalundi… read more

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

Located on the banks of the Vembanad lake, the Kumarakom bird sanctuary (also known as Vembanad bird sanctuary) is spread across 14 acres. Set in the lake backwaters, the bird sanctuary is an ornithologist's paradise and a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and… read more

Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

Located in the heart of the city of Ernakulam on Dr. Salim Ali Road and behind the Kerala High Court, Mangalavanam gives green freshness to Ernakulam city.  This bird sanctuary is a small, quiet, peaceful forest. Many migratory birds seek sanctuary here throughout the year. Mangalavanam gained importance because of… read more

Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary

Pakshipathalam is located deep within the forest in the Brahmagiri hills, at an altitude of more than 1700 m. The region predominantly comprises of large boulders, some of them really massive. The deep caves found here are home to a wide variety of birds, animals and distinctive species of plants.… read more

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

This is the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Named after the legendary ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali, Thattekad bird sanctuary is one of the important bird sanctuaries of India. Dr. Salim Ali described the sanctuary in the 1930's as the richest bird habitat in Peninsular India, comparable only with the Eastern… read more

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