Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary Kerala


Kadalundi bird sanctuary is located at 19 kilometers from Kozhikode, Kerala, India. It is home to more than a hundred varieties of native birds. Every year, over 60 species of migratory birds congregate here in large numbers. The Kadalundi bird sanctuary is also famous for a large variety of Fish, Mussels and Crabs.

Wildlife in Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
The Kadalundi bird sanctuary is famous for its birds. A lot of different varieties of birds are found here. The most famous species are cormorants, Malabar hornbills, woodpeckers, darters, plovers, kingfishers, and brahminy kites. All these can be found along the majestic backwaters of Kerala. Apart form these, one can also catch the sight of many species of butterflies and moths flying here and there. If that’s not enough, there are numerous species of turtles, crabs, and mudskippers waiting to be watched. You will find fish and even crocodiles deeper in the water.

Apart from the birds, the animals that can be spotted here include Elephants, Deers, Bears, Wild Pigs, Tigers and Leopards, Nilgiri Tahr, tigers, leopards, lion-tailed macaque, deer, monkeys, civet cats, squirrels including the Malabar giant squirrel.. Also to be seen here are snakes like Python, Cobra, Ciper, Rat Snake, Iguana and birds like Hornbills, Wood Peckers and King Fishers.

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary - Tourist Information

Climate : The climate in Kadalundi Bird sanctuary is excellent through out most of the year due to its location along the coast.

Best time to visit : The best time to visit the Kadalundi Bird sanctuary is from November to April. However, one should avid visiting this place during the months of May to July sine it is the time of heavy rainfall.

Getting there

By Road : The sanctuary can be reached from Umily (4 kilometers), Thekkady, Madurai, Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram.

By Rail : The nearest railway station to Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is the Kumarakom railway station, which is at a distance of about 115 kilometers.

By Air : The nearest airport to Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary is the Madurai airport, which is at a distance of 143 kilometers.