Kazhuveli Bird Sanctuary

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With the onset of the winter season, hundreds of migratory birds have started arriving at Kazhuveli bird sanctuary.

About Kazhuveli Bird Sanctuary

  • It is located in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  • It lies adjacent to the Bay of Bengal along the east coast.
  • It is one of the major wetlands on the Coromandel Coast after Pulicat Lake.
  • The lake is connected to the Bay of Bengal by the Uppukalli Creek and the Yedayanthittu estuary and is visited for nesting by migratory birds on the Central Asian flyway.
  • The southern part of the wetland has been reserved land since 2001.
  • It is listed as one of Tamil Nadu’s 141 prioritised wetlands, Kazhuveli is also a wetland of international significance and a potential Ramsar site
  • Kazhuveli has varied habitats including sloping wetlands preferred by shore birds, darters and waders, birds on floating vegetation and open grasslands preferred by different species of birds and fauna. 
  • The lake has a feeding ground for long-distance migrants from the cold subarctic regions of Central Asia and Siberia including Black-tailed Godwits, Eurasian Curlew, White Stork, Ruff and Dunlin.

Q1) Where is Pulicat Lake?

It lies at the border of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. (Majorly lies in Andhra Pradesh). It is the second-largest brackish water lake in the country.The long and narrow Sriharikota Island, which separates Pulicat Lake from the Bay of Bengal, It is popular as a flamingo-watching site and for water activities.

Source: Migratory birds flock to Kazhuveli wetlands for winter sojourn