Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary

Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary is a wetland area near Kannur, known for its rich biodiversity and migratory birds. It’s a part of Katampally Wetlands, covering around 4000 acres of marshland, with one area used for paddy cultivation called ‘Kaippad’. A recent study called it a ‘biodiversity treasure house’. Thousands of birds, including about 60 species of migratory birds, can be found here. The Katampally Wetlands are listed as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International.

It’s the only place in Kerala where you can find the Greater Spotted Eagle and Garganey wild ducks in abundance, both endangered species. Besides birds, there’s also a variety of mangroves and fishes. You can even find rare medicinal herbs and fishes here.

Munderi Kadavu is about 14 km away from Kannur. The nearest national highway is NH 66 at Taliparamba, which connects Goa and Mumbai to the north and Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram to the south. The nearest town is Munderi.

When driving from Kannur, the shortest route (14 km) is: Kannur – Mele Chovva – Munderi Motta – Munderi Kadavu. The road from Munderi Motta to Munderi Kadavu is narrow, so it’s better to park your vehicle near the town and walk the rest of the way (around 900 meters).

The nearest railway station is Kannur Railway Station (CAN) (14 km), and the nearest airport is Calicut International Airport (CCJ) (122 km). If you prefer public transport, you can take a bus from Kannur New Bus Stand Terminal directly to Munderi Motta.

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