Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (Kerala)


Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is the 1st bird sanctuary in Kerala. Dr. Salim Ali described it as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. Several bird species can be observed here, which includes water birds & forest birds.

The sanctuary is known as Cuckoo Paradise as different varieties of cuckoos are seen here like Drongo cuckoo, Indian hawk cuckoo, Large hawk cuckoo etc.

Birds commonly seen:

Indian pitta is a winter visitor to the sanctuary.

Other birds seen are-

  • Jerdons Nightjar
  • Ceylon frogmouth
  • Grey-fronted green pigeon
  • Red Kingfisher
  • Orange Minivet

These are just to name a few.

Edamalayar forest

Edamalayar forest is 15 kilometers away from Thattekad bird sanctuary.

Birds commonly seen in Edamalayar forest are-

Mountain hawk eagles, Dark-fronted babbler, Brown cheeked fulvetta, Brown-backed needletail, White-rumped needletail, Emerald green pigeon.

Nearest airport:

Kochi – 71 kilometers

Nearest Railway station:

Aluva – 48 kilometers

Nearest Bus station:

Kothamangalam – 13 kilometers

Best Time to Visit Thattekad National Park for birding

November to February

Park Timings

6 am to 6 pm for all 7 days of week

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