Birding at Thattekad

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.

Note that this is a sample itinerary and can be customized as per your requirements. Please use the form below to let us know about your requirements and we shall get back to you with an updated itinerary along with a tentative cost.

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