The forest sustains a motley of birds. A haven for bird watchers and ornithologists, one can easily spot the oriental white-eye, Tickell's leaf warbler, the Indian blackbird, brown-breasted flycatcher, the male pied bushchat, the square-tailed bulbul and the Nilgiri laughingthrush.
Trout fishing is one of the most sought-after things to do at the Avalanche Lake. A trout hatchery built near the lake, is the answer to all your angling needs. It houses supplies such as fishing rods, hooks, bobbers, sinkers and plastic worms.