Fauna of Karikili Bird Sanctuary
Karikili Bird Sanctuary houses a variety of birds like Cormorants, Egrets, Grey Heron, Open billed stork, Darter, Spoonbill, White lbris, Night Herons, Grebes, Grey Pelican, Shovellers, Pintails, Stilts and Sandpipers. Pintailed ducks, Garganey teals, common teals, Little Grebe or Dab chick and Egrets are the other avian visitors migrate to his sanctuary during the winter months.
Karikili Bird Sanctuary also serves as an ideal picnic spot. Tourists and nature lovers can enjoy their time here in the midst of the chirping noises of the birds. The best time to visit the sanctuary is during the months from November to February.
Karikili Bird Sanctuary is well connected with all modes of transport. Tourists who wish to travel by road from Chennai can take the national highway no. 45 to Chengalpattu and then head south towards Padalam junction. They can also avail the State transport buses that ply between Chennai, Tambaram and Chengalpattu. The nearest airport is located at Meenambakkam in Chennai. The nearest railway station is situated at Chengalpattu. The best option is to travel in one's own car or hire taxi from Chennai.
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