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Bird Watching in and around Madurai


Bird Watching | Might find some Spotted Deer if you are lucky

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Bird Watching

Bird lovers cheer as migrants turn up in droves – Times of India

TNN | Dec 25, 2014, 04.00 AM IST MADURAI: Nature lovers who had gathered for bird watching at Nagamalai here recently were treated to the sight of rosy starling birds, which turned up in large numbers. These winter migrants come from Africa and Central India.

Madurai, a haven for flying beauties

“Oh no, tomorrow we cannot start early for the temple tour. I will be occupied with the weekly bird census. You can may be skip that and instead get to know about Jain temples in Madurai from my brother until I return,” informed Raveendran, a walking encyclopedia of birds, my friend and host in Madurai….


Bird Watching | Might find some Spotted Deer if you are lucky

Nature enthusiasts sight deer in the wild in Madurai

A group of environmentalists and nature enthusiasts from the city had an exciting a trip to Nesaneri tank on Sunday morning – the highlight was sighting a herd of deer. The study is being carried out by ‘Madurai Nature Forum,’ a collective of non-governmental organisations and individuals working for environment protection.

Following the flocks

As part of the recently concluded Pongal Bird Count, over two dozen birders from Madurai Nature Forum and volunteers from Lady Doak and The American College in the city went bird watching in the five districts of Madurai, Theni, Virudhunagar, Sivagangai and Ramanathapuram.