(Last Updated on : 22/03/2012)
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary located in Malappuram district of Kerala
. It is situated 19 km from Kozhikode and 7 km from Beypore Port. This bird sanctuary is spread over a group of islands in an area dotted with hillocks in the estuary of the Kadalundi River.
Kadalundi River flows through this region and meets the Arabian Sea
. Popularly known as Kadalundi Nagaram, this bird sanctuary is based on a height of 200 m above sea level. The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is home to nearly 60 species of birds, of which many are winter visitors, who come here to nest and breed. The islands and birds can be watched from a 200 m high hillock nearby.
The popular tourist attractions in the vicinity of Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary are Beypore, Chaliyam and Vallikunnu. Visitors can enjoy seeing a giant Whale skeleton at Chaliyam. The geography of the region is highly undulating, starting from the highland areas in the east which are covered with thick forests.
Fauna of Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary provides shelter to a variety of species of animals and birds which includes Terns, Gulls, Herons, Sandpipers and Cormorants, which arrive on this sanctuary in the month of November and return to their respective regions by the end of April. Some other important bird species in the sanctuary are Whimbrels and Brahminy Kites. Apart from these there are also many fishes mussels, turtles and crab in the sanctuary. The sight of thousands of colorful birds flocking to a region of 2 sq. km offer a rare and captivating moment for the visitors. Boating facility is also provided to the tourists. The best season to visit this sanctuary is from December to April, since it is the season for migratory birds to stay in this wildlife sanctuary.
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