Vellode Birds Sanctuary

Vellode Bird Sanctuary
nature reserve

Birds at Vellode Sanctuary
Coordinates: 11°15′9″N 77°39′8″E / 11.25250°N 77.65222°E / 11.25250; 77.65222Coordinates: 11°15′9″N 77°39′8″E / 11.25250°N 77.65222°E / 11.25250; 77.65222
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Erode
Established 1996
  Total 0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Erode
Governing body Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India

Vellode Birds Sanctuary (வெள்ளோடு பறவைகள் சரணாலயம்)[1] is an 80 ha (200-acre) sanctuary located in the Erode District in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

The sanctuary is about 13 km from Erode Central Bus Terminus on the way to Chennimalai, near Vellode, and 10 km from Erode Junction Railway Station, in the south.

Bird species

It is at a large lake surrounded with semi-dark bushes, near Vellode. This .772 km2 (0.298 sq mi) sanctuary near Erode is home to many foreign birds. The sanctuary features thousands of birds coming from various countries, some of which can be easily identified. Some easily found bird species include cormorants, teals, pintail ducks, pelicans, and darters.


Villagers near this sanctuary are very much concerned about the sanctuary and the birds coming to this sanctuary, so they have taken many serious steps to avoid disturbance to the flow of birds. The best time to visit this sanctuary starts in November and continues until March. During this time birds are mostly busy in building and maintaining their nests. Many observatory towers have been built to watch these birds, around this lake.

The comes under the List of Protected areas of Tamil Nadu: Protected areas of Tamil Nadu

Sunset at Vellode Birds Sanctuary
Purple swamphen at Vellode Birds Sanctuary
Spot-billed pelican at Vellode Birds Sanctuary


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