Do you imagine Kerala to be land of placid backwaters, scenic
beaches and sprawling tea gardens? Well, youâ€™re absolutely right in thinking so.
Kerala has become extremely popular because of its blissful landscape. But it is
the presence of the countless beautiful birds that adds life to the picturesque
scenery of Kerala. Without its delightful birds, the land would be far from vibrant!
Home to some 550 species of native and exotic birds, the
state of Kerala is a paradise for bird lovers. The attractive colours and the
delightful chirping of birds can have a calming effect on the soul. To see a
flock of birds flying over the backwaters into the sunset is a sight you can never
forget! It is also quite special to watch a bird sipping water from a pond or
feeding on grain. Even if you are not a nature lover in particular, the birds
of Kerala will make you one in a matter of seconds.
On your trip to Kerala, when you sight the birds and their
activity, you can't help but be tempted to get a closer look. So if you
get your binoculars to the trip, thereâ€™s nothing like it. Up close, the birds
look even more beautiful. They can leave a lasting impression in your mind. A passionate
bird watcher can keep looking at the birds and observe their activities a whole
day without experiencing a moment of boredom. To all the bird watchers out
there, we want to tell you that youâ€™re going to have an exquisite birding
experience in Kerala. The land will not disappoint you! The scenic
landscape of Kerala adds to the bird watching experience.
Have a look at just some of the fascinating birds you may spot in Kerala
If you want to see the entire list of birds in Kerala, you can visit the Wikipedia Page.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
If you want to have a bird watching experience on a backwater
tour, the place you will most likely go to is the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. It
is located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake and is home to a variety of
migratory and native birds. Some common sightings in this sanctuary are Kingfishers,
Herons, Owls, Egrets, Siberian Duck, Steppe Eagle and Osprey. A
complete tour of the sanctuary is about 4 km long. There are two watchtowers which
offer a panoramic view of the birds spread out in the sanctuary. We recommend
you to visit the sanctuary at dawn because a number of birds come out in the
open right after sunrise. The view is simply unforgettable.
Apart from the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, there are many other bird sanctuaries in Kerala. Watch this video to see the Top 5 Bird sanctuaries in the state.
We offer our guests amazing bird watching experiences in our day tours. Please take a look at our list of backwaters tours!
And if you also want to travel to other parts of Kerala and enjoy other experiences in the land along with bird watching, please contact the team at Experience Kerala Holiday Planners. This local tour operator is known for offering a complete experience of Kerala since the team is made up of local experts. Take a look at the itinerary plans they have on offer!