Birding at Thattekad – December 2017

Tour Date: December 14th (Thrusday) – 17th (Sunday), 2017

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pick-up at Ernakulam Station / Kochi Airport by 12:30 hrs. Departure in jeep for Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary with lunch en-route followed by check-in at Jungle Bird Homestay. Bird-watching in & around the resort with some light snacks followed by evening bird trails for nightjars & owls. Back to resort at around 8:30 PM, have dinner and go early to bed.

Day 2: Full day bird-watching in Thattekkad Sanctuary & surrounding areas for the Western Ghat endemics species on foot. Night stay at Jungle Bird Homestay.

Day 3: Start early morning (by 05:00 hrs) for Munnar & Eravikulam National Park. Have lunch at Munnar & continue bird-watching till evening. Night stay at Jungle Bird Homestay.

Day 4: Early morning bird-watching in Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary. Break for lunch followed by another bird-watching session in & around Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary till 15:00 hrs. Drop to Kochi Airport / Ernakulam Station by 17:00 hrs.

Some of the key species we could sight include Black Baza, Black Eagle, Great-eared Nightjar, Dollar Bird, Red Spurfowl, Lesser Yellow-nape Woodpecker, Speckled Piculet, Mottled Wood Owl, Green Imperial Pigeon, Crested Goshawk, Malabar grey & Pied Hornbill, Malabar parakeet, Flame-throated Bulbul, Dark-fronted & Rufous Babbler, Asian fairy-bluebird, Malabar Trogon, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, White-bellied Treepie, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Nilgiri Pipit, Grey-headed Bulbul, Black & Orange Flycatcher, Broadtailed Grassbird, Nilgiri Flycatcher, White-bellied Shortwing, Whitebellied Treepie & the Wyanad Laughing Thrush.

Tour Cost: 15,400/- ** Per Person.

Tour cost includes

  • Transportation from Ernakulam Station / Kochi Airport – Jungle Bird Homestay – Ernakulam Station / Kochi Airport
  • Accommodation at Jungle Bird Homestay
  • All Veg meals during the stay
  • Park entry fee, Safari & Guide Charges, Govt. Service Taxes and fee
  • Mineral water during journey or at the campsite.

Cost do not include

  • Camera charges
  • Any kind of personal expenditure and medical expenses
  • Any charges not mentioned in “the charges include.

**INR prices are applicable to resident Indians only. Non Resident Indians (NRI) and Foreign Nationals please email us for tour cost at