Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kerala Common Birds

 Our Mission
Our mission is to help conserve india's biodiversity and it's sustainable use by conducting research and educating people,with birds at the centre stage.The area is exciting for students as topics of research are as varied as avian ecology,wetland ecology,terrestrial ecology, relationship of birds with plants and animals.Salim Ali was among the first Indians to conduct systematic bird surveys across India and his popular bird books helped develop ornithology in India.later he is  Known as the "Birdman of India".


The main attractions are local birds like the waterfowl, cuckoo, owl, egret, heron, cormorant, moorhen, darter, Brahminy kite and the duck, as well as the migratory Siberian crane. Parrot, teal, lark, flycatcher, and other birds are seen here during their respective migratory seasons.Some of the migratory birds come from the Himalayas and a few from far away Siberia.