Geography of Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary
Globally, Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary can be pinpointed at coordinates 10.698943 degrees north and 79.322469 degrees east. This sanctuary is spread over a land of about 128.10 hectares. It receives an annual rainfall of about 1400 mm. A noteworthy aspect of the sanctuary is its fertile wetland. This wetland is known to have a suitable environment for the migratory birds in terms of food, shelter and reproduction. Migration is a seasonal phenomenon and becomes a necessity for certain birds for survival, when the temperature intensifies or becomes severe in countries like Europe and North America. Apart for the wetland, this sanctuary has an irrigation tank which receives water from November to April, every year. Abundance of water in this irrigation tank also draws a plethora of birds from Europe and America. The farmers in the sanctuary consider visitation by migratory birds favorable, as the excreta of these birds improves the quality of irrigation water. Also, there are several lakes in the park. They serve as a source of a variety of fishes, which are preferred for consumption by the birds of the sanctuary. More specifically, there is a large lake in the sanctuary, alongside the Sri Kothandaramaswamy Temple in Vaduvur. Mounds will be evident to the visitors along the lake shore. They have been created by the forest department.
Tourism of Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary
Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary is an ideal place for bird and nature lovers. The state government took the initiative of providing facilities in the sanctuary, which would support sight seeing, relaxation and overnight stays. More specifically, to showcase its collection of different species of birds, Vaduvoor has been provided with two towers. Bird viewing is possible only from these towers or from a nearby location. Nature lovers may find the lakeside picturesque, with thousands of chirping birds roosting on the trees in the sanctuary. The pleasant sound made by a variety of birds in the sanctuary may attract the attention of the visitors and may also be experienced as soothing by them. Also, a plethora of birds swimming and playing in the pond may be a delightful sight for the tourists. Thus, Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary serves as a tourism product of Tamil Nadu, contributing to its economy.
Flora of Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary
Few trees will be evident to the visitors in Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary. More specifically, the floral population in the sanctuary is dominated by Babul trees.
Avifauna of Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary
Each year Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary invites near about 20,000 birds from 38 different species. Some of these birds visiting this sanctuary are common keat, open bill stork, kingfisher, cattle egret, little egret, pelican, grey pelican, darter, little tern, pond heron, night heron and painted stork.
Conservation of Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary
Considering the fact that Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary has ecological social and economic values, its conservation gained utmost importance from the state government. More specifically, the state government had appointed officers to prevent activities like hunting and poaching in the sanctuary. Both poaching and hunting are illegal and punishable offences under the Indian law. Awareness regarding this law was also created among the villagers and they were therefore motivated to live in harmony with the species of birds preserved in the Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary.
Other Places of Attraction near Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary
A famous Ramar Kovil (Ram Temple) in Vaduvoor is a place of attraction near Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary. The ruling deity of the temple is Lord Kothandaramaswamy.
The period between November and February is generally considered to be the best time to plan a tour to Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary.
Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary has good transport availability by air, rail and roadways. The nearest city from Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary is Thanjavur. This city is located at a distance of about 25 km from the sanctuary. A city called Trichy or Tiruchirapalli is located at a distance of about 75 km from the sanctuary. The nearest airport to Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary is located in Tiruchirapalli. There are two railway stations located close to this sanctuary. One railway station is in Thanjavur, while the other one is in Trichy. From both Thanjavur and Mannargudi public transportation will be available to the visitors.
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