Kerala is paradise for the bird watcher with hundreds of species of birds. There are wild varieties of native birds and large number of migratory birds flock here. Thattekad, Munnar, Chinnar, Periyar & Kumarakom are the major bird tour places.
Thattekad-Kumarakom Birding Tour
Birding at Kumarakom (near the backwaters)-the Kumarakom bird sanctuary is located on the banks of Vembanad Lake. This is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the Siberian stork, egret, darter heron and teal. Other common varieties like the woodpecker, skylark, crane, water hen and parrots can also be spotted here.
Thattekkad bird sanctuary is 12 km from Kothamangalam, which is on the Cochin-Munnar route. This sanctuary is notable for indigenous birds like the Malabar grey-hornbill, the woodpecker, rose-ringed and blue-winged parakeet etc. Rare birds like the Ceylon frog-moth and the Rose-billed roller are also seen here. Diverse migrant species home in here during seasons.
Peruvanmoozhi Birding Tour
Peruvanmoozhi is 60 km from Malabar. This is a bird watching center. There is also a crocodile farm in the vicinity. The bird sanctuary and a crocodile farm add to the charm of the place. From Kuttiyadi, Peruvanmoozhi is quite near.
Kadalundi Bird Tour
Kadalundi bird sanctuary, 19 km from Kozhikode is home to more than a hundred varieties of native birds and over 60 species of migratory birds flock here in large numbers. Wide variety of birds like Terns, Gulls, Herons, Sandpipers, Whimbrels, and other migratory birds flock the place from the month of November and return only by the end of April.
Arippa, Kalakkad, Koondakulam, Ariyakulam South Kerala Birding
A short trip to known high bird density areas of Arippa, Kalakkad, Koondakulam and Ariyakulam are sure to amaze you.
Munnar, Chinnar & Parambikulam Birding Tour
A medium birding tour which takes you through to Parambikulam, one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala and adjacent to the Anamalai National Park is a must for all bird lovers.