Tamil Nadu

Karavetti sanctuary attracts more and more birds

(Above) Birds flocking together to the sanctuary at Karaivetti. (On right), An interpretation centre.— Photos: B.Velankanni Raj

(Above) Birds flocking together to the sanctuary at Karaivetti. (On right), An interpretation centre.— Photos: B.Velankanni Raj

Arrival of winged visitors to the bird sanctuary at Karaivetti from different parts has been on the rise thanks to the availability of copious water in the sanctuary.

It is in October, coinciding with the onset of North East monsoon, that birds arrive here in large numbers. The flock of birds has been on the rise in the past few days, according to Forest Department officials.

The birds which arrive here include Little Grebe, Little Cormorant, Darter, Grey Pelican, Little Egret, Large Egret, Pond Heron, Grey Heron, Open Bill Stork, painted Stork, Woop Sandpiper etc.

The sanctuary spread over 454.11 hectares is free from noise pollution facilitating a large number of birds including migratory birds to come over here and stay here for a few months till February. Karaivetti has been a paradise for bird lovers.

The Forest Department has created new infrastructure in coordination with individuals and institutions in the district to encourage nature-lovers. It has taken steps for construction of watch towers and a telescope tower at a height of 50 feet to facilitate bird watchers get a glimpse of all birds spread over the sanctuary.

An interpretation centre has been constructed to give information about important birds visiting the sanctuary regularly. “The civil work has been completed while painting and other electrical work will be taken up in course of time,” sources told The Hindu on Monday.


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