Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

 

Overview

Vedanthangal bird sanctuary is a 30 hectares (74 acres) protected area located in the Kancheepuram district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The sanctuary is approximately 75 kilometers (47 miles) of Chennai on the national highway 45 (NH45), south of Chengalpattu. More than 40,000 birds (including 26 rare species), from various parts of the world visit the shrine during the season of migration each year. Vedanthangal is home to migratory birds, such as the pintails, teal of summer, gray wagtail, blue-winged teal, common sandpiper and the like. Vedanthangal is the oldest water bird sanctuary in the country. Vedanthangal Tamil language means "hamlet of the hunter". 
 
This area was a favorite hunting spot of the local owners at the beginning of 1700. The region attracts a variety of birds because it was dotted with small lakes that have acted as feeding grounds for birds. The realization of its ornithological importance, the British government has taken measures to develop Vedanthangal in a bird sanctuary of 1798. This program was created in 1858 by the order of the Collector of Chingleput.
 
The path of Vedanthangal bird sanctuary. The best time to visit this sanctuary is from November to March. During this time, the birds are seen busy to build and maintain their nests.The villagers near this shrine are very concerned by the sanctuary and its residents wing, and they have taken many serious measures to avoid disrupting the flow of birds.
 
 
The history of the Vedanthangal 
 
lake, Vedanthangal bird sanctuary has a tradition of the people actively protects the birds coming from the region since time immemorial. The local population understand the relationship between the birds and the productivity of their crops even before that the concept of wildlife conservation is between in vogue. They knew that the bird droppings in the water creates guano who has acted as a fertilizer. Toward the end of the 18th century the villagers complained to the manifold of Chengalpet Lionel Palace, on the British soldiers shooting the birds. They have demanded and obtained a "Cowle' in the collector (MR. Place, collector of Chingleput 1796-1798) to protect the birds. 1936, The manifold has officially recognized the lake as a sanctuary. In 1962, she was given the legal status of reserved forest under the Madras forest act.Several accounts of the sanctuary have been published in the mid 19th century. 1936, the park has been notified as a sanctuary, and in 1962, the Madras forest Act legally granted the status of a forest reserve of Vedanthangal. Ten years later, the place was declared as a wildlife sanctuary.In the order of the Government dated July 8, 1988, the area was declared as "Vedanthangal Lake bird sanctuary", by virtue of the Act on the Protection of wild fauna of 1972.
 
In 1967, a nursing home was constructed for the convenience of visitors control officers and the tourists.The region had a compact grove of more than 500 trees Barringtonia earlier. An additional quantity of 100 trees were planted in 1973 and more than 1,000 trees have been planted in 1996.
 
Species of birds
 
lake, Vedanthangal bird sanctuary features thousands of birds from various countries, some of which may be easily identified. Some easily found species of birds include cormorants, cormorants, grebes, great egret, little egrets, go, herons night herons nest, Paddy Bird, painted Stork, northern pintail ducks, Pond Heron, Sandpiper, shovel, Terns, white Ibis and many more. Migratory birds include teals of teal Summer Canada, bird snake Sri Lanka, Gray Pelican in Australia, Gray Heron Bangladesh, open-billed Stork Bangladesh, Glossy Ibis Sri Lanka, painted Stork Siberia spatula, Burma and the Spot Bill Duck.
 
The Vedanthangal lake is located 122 m above the sea level. It provides water to 250 acres of agricultural land around the area. The west and south sides of the lake are bordered by a long bund, while the north and east sides extend to agricultural land. Entry of water in the lake is through four small channels. Maximum depth of the lake is 5 meters. The area receives an average annual rainfall of 10 mm, mainly because of the northeast monsoon season .
 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Kanchipuram
Location
Vedanthangal
Address
Vedathangal, Madurantakam, Tamil Nadu 603314
Contact Info
Phone: 094443 58969
Mobile :
Fax :
Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Vedanthangal
Nearest Railway Station
Kanchipuram (CJ)
Nearest Airport
Chennai International Airport
IN
latitude : 12.990005490 longitude :80.169296260
Corporation : Chennai
GPS Code : VOMM
Open Year
1936
Height
122 m above sea level
Dedicated To
Birds
Visiting Hours
Open Season Throughout the year

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