Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Spot-billed Pelicans

Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is located at Nelapattu, a small village in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh state in India.

Spot-Billed Pelicans at Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
Spot-Billed Pelicans at Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh.

This Bird Sanctuary is spread over an area of 458.92 hectares. The sanctuary is known for pelican breeding, especially the Spot-billed pelican breeding. 187 species of birds are found in this sanctuary, out of which around 50 species are migratory bird species.

 

Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is also the breeding site for white ibis, night heron, openbill stork, little cormorant, etc. This sanctuary is home for some of the rarest avian species.

Nelapattu Sanctuary has an environmental education center, a museum and a library, for those interested in knowing more about the Sanctuary and its birds.

How Do I Go to Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary?

Bird Sanctuary at Nelapattu is at around 80 kilometers from Nellore town, the headquarters of the district where the sanctuary is situated.

Sullurpeta railway station is the nearest railway station to the Bird sanctuary, at around 50 kilometers distance. Chennai International airport is the nearest airport, at around 100 kilometers distance from the Bird Sanctuary at Nelapattu. Nelapattu sanctuary for birds is well connected by bus services to nearby cities and towns.

Which is the Ideal Time to Visit Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary?

The ideal time to visit the Bird sanctuary at Nelapattu, is from October to March when the weather turns pleasant. Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary is open from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Tags: Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Pelicans, Spot-billed pelicans

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