Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
Bird Sanctuary is in Nelapattu village. It is located on the East Coast
about 20-km north of the Pulicat Bird Sanctuary in the Nellore district.
Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is just 50-km from Chennai. The Nelapattu Bird
Sanctuary is one of the largest pelican habitats in Southeast Asia. The
total area of the sanctuary is 404-kms. Pulicat Lake near Nellore is the
second largest brackish water lake in India and attracts thousands of
A must-visit for all bird lovers, this world-renowned sanctuary on the banks
of Pulicat lake, is spread over 486 sq.km. In Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
you can sopt the well-known Siberian Cranes and nearly 160 species of
birds from as far away as the USA, China, Antarctica among others.
Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is the breeding gound for rare and endangered
species like Grey Pelicans, Open-Billed Storks, Little Cormorants, Spoon
Bills, White Ibises and Night Herons. Egrets, Terns and Ducks also find
it an ideal roosting place.
For the nature enthusiast, an environmental education center, museum,
library and an auditorium with audiovisual equipemtn, serve as a means
of information and interpretation.
An annual Flamingo festival is held every year in February. Seminar on
ecology, exhibitions, cultural programmes & conducted tours for bird
watching are organised during the festival