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Bird Watching In Thattekad

Bird Watching | Resident and Migratory

Photo Courtesy Lip Kee Yap
Rare Frogmouth around Thattekad
Cormorant
Pied Kingfisher
Malabar Parakeet
Lesser Whistling Teal
Red Whiskered Bulbul
Common Kingfisher

Thattekad is home to Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary that encompasses 25 sq. km area around a lake reservoir, which is home to more than 500 varieties of birds and is truly a birder's delight.
 
Entry to the Sanctuary near Kothamangalam is just 25 kms from Kochi airport and is situated on the banks of a river. Thattekad is the best location for nature lovers, bird watchers & bird photographers.
 
The bird sanctuary has a rich and varied bird life. Several species of birds, including tropical birds, sub tropical birds, migratory birds & aquatic birds visits the sanctuary. The sanctuary is a habitat for different varieties of Cuckoos and a region of the sanctuary popularly called as Cuckoo Paradise is home to them. Rare birds like the Crimson-Throated Barbet, Bee-eater, Sunbird, Shrike, Black winged Kite, and the Night Heron are commonly sighted here.
 

Recommended Stay Duration:  2-3 nights         

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