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Friday, October 10, 2008

Wildlife in Tamilnadu : Vedanthangal and Karikili Bird Sanctuaries - 60

Vedanthangal, the oldest bird sanctuary in the country, has been in existence presumably for more than 200 years. A grove of Barringtonia and Acacia nilotica trees in a tank form part of the sanctuary. In addition dry evergreen scrub and thorn forests can also be seen. Both these sanctuaries are situated in the Kancheepuram district and sprawling in a 20 hectare and 61 hectare area respectively. Breeding birds like cormorants, egrets, grey heron, open-billed stork, darter, spoonbill, white ibis, night herons. grebes, grey pelican etc visit the sanctuary. The population of migratory birds included Garganey teals, shovellers, pintails, stilts, sandpipers etc. Some of the resident birds listed are coots and moorhen terns. In all 115 species of birds have been recorded in this sanctuary.

When to visit: November to February

Where to stay:

Forest Rest House at Vedanthangal

How to get there:

The nearest airport is at Chennai (58 kms.) and the nearest railheads is Chengalpet (30 kms.). Vedanthangal has a City Bus Terminal and is well connected by road also.

Contact:

The Wildlife Warden, DMS Compound, Anna Salai, Chennai - 600 026, Phone No. : 044 - 4321471

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