Kerala has a lot of Bird Sanctuary. Kerala is a paradise for bird watchers. We list here some of the Bird Sanctuaries in Kerala
Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary often regarded as the “green lung of Kochi” is situated in the heart of Kerala’s Metro city Kochi behind the Kerala High Court building. Covering about 2.74 hectares, Mangalavanam is an ecologically sensitive area. It keeps the city’s air pollution under check. Mangalavanam, a nesting ground for a large variety of migratory birds, is a paradise for birdwatchers and twitchers.
The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 km2, and located about 12 km from Kothamangalam in Ernakulam District was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologist described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. Thattekkad literally means flat forest, and the region is an evergreen low-land forest located between the branches of Periyar River, the longest river in Kerala. More than 300 species of birds are found here. The sanctuary lies between the tributaries of the River Periyar like a peninsula.