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South India Travel --› Kerala Wildlife Sanctuaries --› Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary TourAnother paradise for all the bird lovers who think they have not had enough of bird viewing. Nearest Railway Station is Aluva (48 Km).

Area: Total - 25.16 Sq.Km.
The Thattekkad bird sanctuary was formed in the year 1983, and it also comes in the catchments area of the Bhoothathankettu dam. The only one of its kind in Kerala, this sanctuary was designed by Dr. Salim Ali, the renowned ornithologist. He is reported to have identified 167 bird species and his student - dr. Sugathan, 207.

In the dense tropical evergreen and deciduous forests and grassland patches is located the Thatekkad Bird Sanctuary. Home to a microcosm of India's bird population with about 500 winged species, the sanctuary was designed by Dr. Salim Ali, the renowned ornithologist.

This bird sanctuary, a peninsular land of 25 sq. km is covered with deciduous forests and plantation of rosewood, teak etc. Rare birds like the Crimson-Throated Barbet, Bee-eater, Sunbird, Shrike, Blackwinged Kite and the Night Heron are also commonly sighted.

This rare haven offers picturesque landscapes, and is a nature lover's paradise. Bombay Natural History Society has identified 253 species here. The rivers are rich in fishlife and are shallow for most of the year.