Vellode Birds Sanctuary
|Vellode Bird Sanctuary|
Birds at Vellode Sanctuary
|Coordinates: 11°15′9″N 77°39′8″E / 11.25250°N 77.65222°ECoordinates: 11°15′9″N 77°39′8″E / 11.25250°N 77.65222°E|
|• Total||0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Governing body||Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India|
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
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