Tag Archives: Kumarakom birding

Painted Storks, Pelicans and Spoonbills at Komarakom: Climate Change Affecting Bird Movement in Kerala

Spot-billed Pelicans and Spoonbills ( in background) at Vattapadam north east of Cheepunkal in Komarakom, 4 May 2019. Due to climatic changes and cyclones in other parts of the peninsula many birds are flocking in to the less turbulent Komarakom the interior lagoons of the Komaram or the Sangham age oracle.
Painted Storks and Pelicans along with Cormorants and Egrets in Vattapadam, north east of Cheepunkal at Komarakom, 4 May 2019. Painted Storks and Pelicans are nesting and breeding in the sanctuary near by.
Spot-billed Pelicans flying at Vattapadam near Cheepunkal in Komarakom, 4 May 209.

Aquilas of Vembanad

Greater Spotted Eagle, Cheepunkal, Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

Oriental Turtle Dove, Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

During the 2012 Vembanad waterfowl count I surveyed Kaipuzhamuttu and Cheepunkal areas with Adv Sureshbabu Thomas, Manu and other friends.  The highlight was a pair of Greater Spotted Eagles combing Cheepunkal fields.  We also spotted an Oriental Turtle Dove there which is a second sighting in the region.  A Chestnut Bittern was also seen.

Greater Spotted Eagle, Cheepunkal, Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

Paradise Flycatcher, Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

Flight of Gr Spotted Eagle

Spotted Owlet, Kumarakam

Gr Spotted Eagle at Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

Greater Spotted Eagle in action, Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012

Oriental Turtle Dove, Kumarakam 22 Jan 2012