Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary otherwise known as Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, is situated at Ernakulam. It is the most-sought after place for those who love to watch the winged-creatures. This sanctuary also is a home for many indigenous reptiles and animals. Various species of migratory birds come here during the months of November to June. Hence, during this period many bird-watchers visit this place.
Many species of endangered birds such as peninsular bay owl, Malabar grey hornbill, rose billed roller, crimson throated barber, crested serpent eagle, great Indian hornbill and fairy bluebird exist here and attract many visitors.
Apart from these birds, you can visit the Taxidermic Museum and check the animal rehabitation center. Driving is not allowed in this sanctuary. You can hire a guide to help you explore this place. Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary remains open from 8 am to 6 pm.