Certificate of Excellence
2015 Winner

Bird Watching

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, also known as the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is one of the richest bird habitats in peninsular India, comparable only with the Eastern Himalayas.Our naturalist will be happy to guide you through the forest and will help you with sighting and identifying the rare species of Thattekkad sanctuary. For all visitors to our camp, we arrange kayaking expedition's trips to discover the majesty of the thick forests across the river, short walks in the plantations that surround the camp and village visits for those interested in the culture and lifestyles of the region

Thattekkad (Salim Ali's) Bird sanctuary

Thattekkad (Salim Ali's) Bird sanctuary (7 km from Hornbill Camp) is the home for 270 species of birds including the migratory ones. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 25 square kilometers and is located between the tributaries of the Periyar River.

The fascinating birds that are found here are Blue Bearded Bee-eater, Malabar Trogon, Grey Jungle Fowl, Black Winged Kite, Brown Shrike, Crimson-fronted Barbet, Ceylon Frogmouth, Small Sunbird, Night Heron, Blue winged parakeet, White-bellied Tree pie, Indian Roller, Malabar Grey Hornbill, etc. The thick tropical deciduous and evergreen cover is a safe haven for these winged creatures

Certificate of Excellence
2015 Winner

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