Day trip to Thattekkad Birds Sanctuary

Thattekkad, one of the two bird sanctuaries in Kerala is a feast to the eyes and music to the ears. Several species of birds found in South India are seen here. The famous ornithologist, Dr. Salim Ali is the architect of this sanctuary who reported 167 species of birds during the Travancore -Cochin Bird Survey. The Bombay Natural History Society had identified 253 species of birds in Thattekkad. Spread over an extent of 25.16 sq. km, Thattekkad attracts bird-watchers from far and wide.

TTKD  Birding @ TTKD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best season: August to May.

On arrival at Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary (preferably by 6.30 am), our ornithologist will meet you and guide you through the nearby plantations and forest areas for birding. After 3 hrs birding, have your breakfast at a nearby home stay. After breakfast relax for a while and go for 1hr boat ride in river Periyar.   Back to home stay for lunch by noon and you will have some time to rest and relax. By 3pm start your evening birding session with your Ornithologist.  Back to entrance gate by 6 pm to go back to your hotel.

Srilankan Frogmouth  Malabar Trogon copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlight: Spotting 50- 70 Species of birds assured

Some of the commonly seen un-common birds in Thattekkad are:

  • SRILANKAN FROG MOUTH
  • MALABAR TROGON
  • MALABAR BARBET
  • MALABAR PARAKEET
  • MALABAR WOOD SHRIKE
  • GREY HEADED BULBUL
  • FLAME THROATED BULBUL.
  • MALABAR GREY HORNBILL
  • ORANGE MINIVET
  • NIGHT JAR
  • ASIAN FAIRY BLUE BIRD
  • GREY FRONTED PIEGION
  • MALABAR STARLING
  • WHITE BLLIED TREE PIE
  • DOLLAR BIRD