Pulicat and Nelapattu bird sanctuaries in SPSR Nellore district are renowned worldwide for their migratory bird habitats thanks to the symbiosis between the birds and the local residents. Vedurupattu is a lesser known bird sanctuary close to Nelapattu.
The Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish water lagoon in India and a bird watchers paradise. Birds like Flamingoes, Painted storks, Egrets, Grey Pelican, Grey herons, pintails, Black winged stilts, Shovelers, Terns etc., visit this lake every year during winter as the lake offers food and protection from predators. Read more…
Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
Nelapattu bird sanctuary is one of the largest Pelicanary in South East Asia with more than 1500 pelicans and other birds visiting every year. Many winter migratory birds from Siberian countries are visiting this sanctuary since long. It is a breeding ground for some of the rare and endangered species like Grey Pelicans, Open-billed storks, Little cormorants, Sponbills, white ibies, Night Herons etc.,
There is an Environmental Education Centre in the sanctuary with a Museum, Library and Auditorium with audio Visual Equipment for screen slides, Films etc., Read more…
Vedurupattu Bird Sanctuary
Vedurupattu is known for Painted Storks that come in winter every year and nest in the trees of huts. There are about 150 human settlements and three large trees in the village that are home to these migratory birds. Both the birds and the humans live in perfect harmony here.