The Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary (also commonly known as The Thattekad Sanctuary)
is located in the Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district on the northern bank of the Periyar river. Location The sanctuary was notified in 1983 based on a recommendation made by Dr. Salim Ali many years previously.
Ali described Thattekad in the 1930's as the richest bird habitat in peninsular India, comparable only with the eastern Himalayas.
Travel route Since then much of the forest has been diverted to cultivation and teak and mahogany plantation but what survives gives a glimpse of the phenomenal bird diversity of the once widespread lowland forests of Kerala.
Latitude 76 deg. 40' - 76 deg. 45' N
Longitude 10 deg. 7' - 11 deg. E
Altitude 35- 523 m (Njayapilli peak)
Area 25.16 sq. km
Rainfall 2500 mm annually
Forest type Tropical semi-evergreen and tropical deciduous
Mammals Elephant, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Porcupine
Bird species 250
Sorry readers my photos are all not sharp because i dint had a telephoto lens. i suggest who ever visit this place. should keep at least 600 mm.lens :P .. :P ... :P ...