Kolleru Bird Sanctuary
This bird sanctuary is located in West Godavari
district near Eluru.
Area: 673 Sq. Km. (Depending on water spread)
Habitat It is a marsh with shallow water spread.
Accessibility: Nearest railway station is at Kaikalur.
By road 60 km. from Vijayawada.
Season: October to May.
Birds: found Large number of Gargeny Teals, Common Teals,
Pochards, Spot Bills, Brahminy, Ducks (Ruddy Shelduck), Open Bill
Storks. Herons, occasionally flamingoes, Grey Pelicans which used
to visit this area have become rare due to various causes.
Location: Near Nandikotkuru, Kurnool District.
Area: 614 Sq. km.
Habitat: The dry thorn type of forests, interspersed with
dry cereal crops, cotton, groundnut and castor.
Accessibility: Nearest railway station is at Kurnool. State
Season: October to February.
Birds: found Black Buck, Bonnet Macaque, Indian Bustard,
Indian Roller, Sparrows, Mynas, Russel's Viper, Indian Cobra,
Jackal, Wolf and Indian Fox.
Location: The Bird sanctuary is located
on the east coast, 20 km. north of Pulicat bird sanctuary in Nellore
district, and 100 km. north of Chennai.
Area: 4,404 km.
Habitat A small fresh water irrigation tank in the village of
Nelapattu with Barringtonia trees in the water spread on which
the water birds nest.
Accessibility: Nearest railway station is at Sulurpet.
Easily approachable by road 50 km. from Chennai on the Chennai-Calcutta
Season: October to March.
Birds: found Grey Pelicans are found nesting on Barringtonia
trees in the tank bed. Other nesting birds include Cormorants,
White Ibis, Night Heron, Open Bill Storks, Teals, Ducks etc.,
villagers offer full protection to these birds.
The Manjira sanctuary is located along the river
Manjira near Sangareddy, the district head quarters of Medak.
Area: 20 Sq. km.
Habitat Riverine habitat.
Accessibility: About 50 km. from Hyderabad near Sangareddy
town, well connected by road.
Season: October to June.
Birds: found Marsh Crocodiles and number of water-birds
found in the Manjira barrage.