Location – Malappuram district, Kerala
Nearest access – Kozhikode
Main wildlife found – woodpecker, sandpiper, seagulls, kingfisher
Coverage area – 2 kilometers
Kadalundi bird sanctuary is well known for its picturesque location. It spreads over the ground of islands where the holy Kadalundipuzha River meets with the Arabian Sea. This sanctuary is situated in the Malappuram district of the state of Kerala. This sanctuary lies above 200m from the sea level. This virgin place offers spectacular view of sea and river mouth. It is also famous for numerous varieties of mussels, crabs and fish. Traditionally this place is famous as Kadalundi Nagaram. This bird sanctuary is well known for its diverse avian fauna and perfect place to enjoy for bird watchers as well as nature lovers. Anyone who want to spend some time with nature and want break from hurdle city life, this is ideal location for them.
Kadalundi wildlife is home for native as well as migratory birds. Tourists can see here hundred species of native birds as well as more than 60 species of migratory birds. This place is extremely rich in scenic beauty as well as heaven to birds. The collection of different birds is truly a remarkable thing. This bird sanctuary is spread over more than 3 kilometers. Surrounding of this place makes it simply memorable one. This bird sanctuary houses the biggest quantity of birds the state of Kerala
Wildlife in Kadalundi bird sanctuary
It has innumerable birds like woodpecker, jungle fowl, and black bulbul, laughing thrush, kingfisher, peafowl and myna. Tourist can migratory birds like sandpipers, terns, seagulls, turnstones, green and red shanks as well as sandplovers. The major famous species of birds here are cormorants, darters, Malabar hornbills and brahminy kites. Beside these birds, tourist can also see many species of butterflies as well as months. Visit to this bird sanctuary is a memorable experience of life because of different colors of this forested land with chirping songs of birds. This bird sanctuary has adopted different scientific methods which avoid harm as well as facilitate the habitats. Because of use of scientific methods, thousands of birds are flocking towards the sanctuary every year.
Major Attraction of the Sanctuary
The beautiful sight of thousands colorful birds flocking offer captivating and rare movement for the tourists. Boat ride facility is available here to enjoy bird population and the breathtaking beauty of the green plantation. Other attraction of this bird sanctuary is crocodiles. Tourists can see crocodiles in deep river water.
Best time to visit
The overall climate of this reason is hot and humid. Best time to visit this place is from October to April because migratory birds flock during this period here.
How to Reach:
By road – this bird sanctuary is located to near Kozhikode town. Kozhikode is well connected by road with all districts of the state of Kerala.
By rail – Kozhikode is nearest railway station at a distance of 19 kilometers to reach this place by railway. Kozhikode is well connected by regular trains with other cities of India.
By air – to reach Kadalundi bird sanctuary by flight, the nearest airport is Karipur at a distance of 23 kilometers.