The main attractions of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary are the local birds like the waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron, cormorant, moorhen, darter, Brahminy kite and the duck, as well as the migratory Siberian crane. Parrot, teal, lark, flycatcher, and other birds are seen in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary during their respective migratory seasons. Some of the migratory birds come from the Himalayas, and a few from far away Siberia
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is situated on the banks of Vembanad Lake at Kumarakom in Kottayam. The sanctuary is spread over 14 acres on the southern bank of the Kavanar River. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary has well laid out paths for moving around within the sanctuary. Developed in a rubber plantation as a bird sanctuary by an Englishman, the sanctuary was formerly known as Baker’s Estate
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary..
Located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, the Kumarakom bird sanctuary is spread across 14 acres. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, is a favourite haunt of migratory birds like the siberian stork, egret, darter, heron and teal. Pathiramanal (sands of midnight), an enchanting island on the lake, can be accessed by boat from here.
Pathiramanal, an eco friendly tourist centre is an island in the vembanad lake. A trip to Pathiramanal would be your chance to see several exotic and migratory birds that fly in from far. Kayippuram jetty is from where you can get a boat to Pathiramanal.
The best time to bird watch in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is between June and August. To watch migratory birds, November to February is the best time.
Dawn is the ideal time for bird watching in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary when the birds prepare to leave their nests and fly over the lake. An early morning trek, on the well laid out paths before sunrise, is recommended for avid bird watchers.