Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

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Tags : Bird Sanctuary

Timings : 24 hours

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : INR 25 per person

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Kadalundi bird sanctuary, Kozhikode Overview

Spread over a cluster of islands, surrounded by beautiful hillocks lies a bird watchers' planet, the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary. Located in Kozhikode, the sanctuary greets its visitors with freshwaters of Kadalundi River. This virgin land is home to 60 migratory and more than hundred native birds. Wildlife enthusiasts and bird lovers visit the place to capture even the minutest movements of the birds in their cameras. The sanctuary finds itself 200 m above the sea level.

The paradise designed for bird lovers also offers you a place in serenity. Away from the city's hustle, you can sit here and relax while you witness the lively playful birds. Moreover, the river flowing inside forms a union with the Arabian Sea at a point called Kadalundi Nagaram. This river houses a variety of fishes, crabs, and mussels. You must visit the Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary in December-April when the forest seems no less than a green blanket. It is the time when you can see most of the birds.

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History of Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

The Bird Sanctuary owes its name to the river that flows inside it. Originating from the Western Ghats, passing through the Silent Valley, Kozhikode, and Malappuram, the Kadalundi River adds seven stars to the place. Today, the sanctuary is being managed by the government Gram Panchayat of Vallikunnu and Kadalundi. The organisation looks after this exotic reserve and the birds that reside in it.

Fauna in Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

The Sanctuary has both native and migratory birds in its vicinity. These include gulls, terns, sandpipers, cormorants, and herons. The significant attractions over here are Malabar Hornbills, Kingfisher, Darters, Woodpeckers, Brahminy kites, Whimbrels etc.
A wide variety of mussels, crabs, and fishes are also spotted in the tranquil waters of Kadalundi River. Several species of snakes, turtles, and crocodiles are also found here.

Activities inside Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

Apart from bird watching, you can add some adventure to your trip by trekking inside the sanctuary. Moreover, to cherish the beauty of the islands you can even go for a boat ride which is organized by the Forest Department. The place is ideal for getting some amazing facebook pictures, therefore do not forget to take your camera inside.

Tips For Visiting Kadalundi bird sanctuary

1. Carry some food and plentiful water inside the sanctuary. 
2. Follow the sign boards carefully.

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