Amidst the backwaters of Vembanad Lake rests a tiny island called Pathiramanal which acts as a favourite spot for the millions of birds that have come from abroad. Pathiramanal is a Malayalam word that means the sand if midnight. An hour long motor drive from the shores of the Vembanad Lake will take tourists to Pathiramanal and the beauty one might experience on this journey can leave a long lasting impression on their memories. The 28, 505 hectares of the island is home to more than 50 migratory birds and 100 avian species. Lush greenery and vicious scenery of the island lure tourists to visit here and it also serves as an ideal stopover from a backwater tour in Kumarakom. The island also serves as a nursery for many fishes and prawns. Accommodation facility is not available on the island; tourists will have to leave the island as per time prescribed by the authority.
Large Egrets, Intermediate Egret, Cattle Egret, Indian Pond Heron, Little Egret, Pheasant-Tailed And Bronze-Winged Jacanas, Stork-Billed Kingfisher, Watercock, Whistling Duck, Cotton Pygmy-Goose, Little Cormorant And Whiskered Tern.