The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary
The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, 19 km away from Kozhikode, is the dwelling of more than a hundred species of native birds and over 60 species of migratory birds. It is situated in Malappuram district. The sanctuary extends over a cluster of islands in a scenic area surrounded by hillocks where the Kadalundi river flows into the Arabian Sea.
Rambling over an area of 3 sq km, this fertile area engulfed by rich hillocks provide an excellent view of the mouth of the River Kadalundi and the sea. Various migratory birds, including whimbrels, herons, sandpipers, gulls etc., can be seen between the months of November and April. If you are interested in spending time with a colourful variety of birds, make your trip between the months of December and April. In addition to a wide range of bird species, the sanctuary is also home to various fishes, crabs and mussels. The bird sanctuary and the surrounding mangrove forests would soothe the minds of weary travellers.
One feels the delight of tranquility while travelling through the sanctuary. Many interesting activities, including trekking, photography and picnicking are available here. The climate is excellent through most of the year, due to its position along the coast. As the area receives torrential rainfall during the months of May to July, it is better to avoid the visits during that time.