Migratory shore birds flock to of Point Calimere

    • The Forest Department has recorded the arrival of several terrestrial bird species from the Himalayas, Western Ghats, and Sri Lanka, besides over 60 species of shore birds from various parts of Eurasia to Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary in Nagapattinam district.
  • Point Calimere also known as Kodiyakkarai, is a protected wetland and designated as one of the Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention along with the Great Vedaranyam Swamp.
  • It is a tropical dry evergreen forest known for the conservation of the Indian antelope, also known as blackbuck.
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