Telineelapuram - Telukunchi Bird Sanctuary Srikakulam
Telineelapuram is a village located 65 kilometers from Srikakulam in Tekkali mandal, while Telukunchi is at a distance of 115 kilometers from Srikakulam in Ichchapuram mandal.
Every year, over 3,000 pelicans and painted storks visit from Siberia to these villages during September and stay on till March. It is a paradise for bird observers.
Researchers at Andhra University said the birds had been following this aerial route since 15 years. The migratory movement was first noticed over 15 years ago. At that time the number of birds exceeded 10,000. Today, the figure has been reduced to about 3,000