If you are an ardent fan of spotting different species of birds like me, in pristine backwaters, Alappuzha day tour is the best option for you. After spending half day in the backwaters, with a hearty meal made of an entire tiger lobster and a relaxing afternoon siesta, we hired a small boat to locate staggering varieties of fowls found in this area.
A quaint and beautiful city on the Laccadive Sea in the state of Kerala, Alappuzha , or Aleppey, is best known for houseboat cruises along the rustic backwaters, tranquil canals and lagoons.
With a collection of Pintail Ducks, Night Heron, Indian Shag, Cattle Egret, Pheasant-tailed and Bronze-winged Jacanas, Darter, Cormorant, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Whistling Duck, Cotton Pygmy-Goose are a few species that can be spotted here.
Few selected bird photography:
Cormorant : Phalacrocoracidae is a family of approximately 40 species of aquatic birds commonly known as cormorants and shags.
Oriental Darter : A waterbird with a very long, slender, snakelike neck, and a long, pointed bill. Breeding adults have a shiny black body with silvery-white streaks along the wings .
To spot different species of fowls and visit bird sanctuaries, the best time to visit is between June to August. Though, if you want to watch migratory birds, the best time to visit is from November to February.
Pictures of birds were taken in the month of December, where we were able to spot almost all fowls in their natural habitat.