Bird Watching in Pondicherry
Being one of the best bird watching destinations in South India, Pondicherry holds a great opportunity for bird lovers. There are a variety of birds found in Pondicherry, from the rose ringed parakeet to the white breasted kingfisher. Just when you think you've seen the most beautiful bird, there comes another one gliding through the air and perching comfortably on a branch. Among the top bird watching spots in Pondicherry, one is the Ousteri Lake, also known as Osudu Lake. It is recognized as one of the top wetlands in Asia by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).
Both during summers and winters, a variety of birds, both local and migratory can be spotted here. Some of the birds sighted here are open bill stork, tailor bird, white ibis, painted stork, spotted owlets and white-breasted water hen. The other place which promises to make your birdwatching holiday in Pondicherry an amazing experience is the Bahour Lake. Recognized as one of the important bird areas of Pondicherry, Bahour Lake is home to bird species like egrets, little grebes, cormorants, drongo, kingfisher, bee-eaters and shikra.