Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is a haven for the migratory birds from all over world. One of the oldest existing bird sanctuaries of India, Vedanthangal spreads across nearly 30 hectares. There are tiny water tarns to feed the birds. The place once served as a hunter’s hamlet. During British era in 17th century, it started gaining importance. However, in 1858 Chengalpattu District Collector established this bird sanctuary. It got officially declared as wildlife reserve in 1978. It possesses nearly 30000 birds of 200 species like Egrets, Darters, Paddy Bird, Moorhen, Sandpiper, Painted Stork, Pond Heron etc. If visited during November till March, tourists can see many birds building nests and settling down.
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