At present Little Egretts, Pond heron and Painted Stork are nesting and their numbers are around 120 and 300 respectively. Spot billed pelicans are also coming for refuge but are not nesting. Pond heron and egrets are nesting in backyards of few houses also while Painted storks are around temple only.
Adjacent to the temple ,Tambiraparani river flows and the surrounding area is having few ponds and lot of agricultural fields and all these provide food (fish) for the above birds. The area is adjacent to the Kalakad
Mundanthurai tiger reserve by 10 kms. Birds are visiting for the past 5-6 years and the number is gradually increasing. The villagers are interested in protecting and are nursing and feeding the orphaned birds.
Eco commandments in protected area:
Entry into the Sanctuary is with permission during the specified hours only. Wildlife sighting is a matter of chance. Inform of all sightings and appreciate the habitat also. Wear dark clothes so as to be inconspicuous and merge with the surroundings. Maintain absolute silence during van and elephant rides for better sighting. Do not kindle fire in the forest and avoid smoking while in the sanctuary. Entry on foot, camp fires, music, cooking, littering in the sanctuary is prohibited. Do not get down from the vehicle. Use of spot lights, fast driving, blowing of horn etc., are prohibited. Bathing, washing and fishing in the river is prohibited. Consumption of alcoholic drinks and carrying of arms in the sanctuary are strictly prohibited. Disposable plastic bags, cups, plates, PET bottles are banned. Kindly do not use them.