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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

23 Feb 2018

27 Feb 2018


Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

1 traveler

3 travelers


Planning to visit Thattekad for birding and bird photography. Will be doing 4 birding sessions and looking for 2-3 more to join. Will be staying at a homestay inside Thattekad sanctuary gate. Planning to have Vinod of Thattekad home stay as guide for all four sessions. I will be traveling from Chennai to Aluva by train and then take bus or cab. Expenses will be equally shared.

Pushkar Karn interested..will message you for more

about 1 month

Senthil Kumar iam Interested to join

11 days

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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

26 Dec 2017

30 Dec 2017


Cochin, Kerala, India / Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

3 travelers

1 traveler


Visiting Thattekad bird sanctuary and some birding studios nearby. Two sessions a day; one to the Sanctuary and the other to the studio. Accommodation at a homestay for 4 nights.

Pushkar Karn I am interested..how can I join ? Will be coming from Mumbai

3 months

Lokesh Dodla Call me on 8375064582

3 months

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Vernal Hanging Parrot engaged in courtship ritual

Aditya Vaidya Nice capture!

5 months

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Heart spotted Woodpecker

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Sri Lanka Frogmouth (male left). One of my favourite birds.

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Vineet Kurien Good shot! Fascinating birds, these.

5 months

Mandeep Singh Nice shot!

5 months

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The Government approved Jungle Bird Homestay is the only place to stay within the sanctuary. Gireesh, who runs the homestay with his family is also an excellent guide and is exceptionally good at locating Frogmouths. You can call him here for bookings: 09847 034520. If you know any others, please add on.

Mandeep Singh There is also a Govt. rest house in Bhoothankettu. It takes only 15 mins to reach Thattekad from there

7 months

Vineet Kurien Close to the entrance there's an Inspection Bungalow called Hornbill. I've stayed there in their dorm

7 months

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I spent two nights at the watchtower which is located within the sanctuary. It has very basic facilities but the place is kept neat and clean. There are two beds, a kitchen and a toilet. Although there was no electricity when I went, there were a few solar powered lamps. The charges were around Rs.200 per night. You can call here for more information: 0485 588302

Manisha Varma What were sightings like?

7 months

Vineet Kurien Quite a few actually, I'll try sharing a detailed list later. But the best for me were Malabar Trogon, Ceylon Frogmouth and White-bellied Woodpecker.

7 months

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