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Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary
 
 

Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary is located in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu. The nearest city, Thanjavur, is located 25 kms from the sanctuary. Created in July 1999, the Sanctuary attracts more than 40 species of water birds like Ibis, Painted stork, Grey pelican, Pintail, Cormorant, Teals, Herons etc..

The Sanctuary is a large irrigation tank which receives water from Mettur dam especially from the northeast monsoon from August to December. It remains dry from April to August.

Large Cormorant
Location
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Fauna
The sanctuary is a favourite flyaway spot for migratory birds and has recorded congregation upto 20000 birds in November. The ideal time to visit the sanctuary is November – December when congregation of migratory birds is maximum.
Approach
About 75 KM from Trichy and 25 KM from Thanjavur
 
 
Spoonbill
Tourist info
Night heron
The sanctuary has basic facilities for overnight halt for a limited number of visitors. There are two watch towers inside the sanctuary for bird watching.

Entry fee : Entry is free for visitors
Birdwatching : The best time to visit the sanctuary is during November to December.
The sanctuary is open to visitors throughout the year.

Acccommodation
Available in private hotels and lodges in Thanjavur (25 km)
Contact:

Wildlife Warden,
Point Calimere WLS, Collectorate,
Nagapattinam 611 002,
District Nagapattinam,
Tel. (04365) 253092

 
 
 
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