Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary – Nelapattu


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It is named after a village Nelapattu, and it is a wetland, is mainly for migratory water birds. The farmers of Nelapattu and their bird visitors have a symbiotic relationship. The bird waste matter acts as a natural fertilizer to the crops and the villagers, in turn, protect the birds.

The largest breeding ground for the Grey pelicans in South East Asia, with approximately 1,500 pelicans breeding every year(count changed in the year 2020 – 2021). The local people of Nelapattu, Muchalagunta, Mylangam, etc; protect the birds as celestial birds, as their arrival brings good rains and good crops.

Flora: About 108 plant species including; herbs, shrubs, climbers, trees are found in Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary. Plants like Buchnania Angustifolia, Barrington Actutangula, Acacia arabica, Albizzia Amara, Borassus flabellifer, Euphorbia Antiquorum, etc; are a few of the dominant species in this wetland Sanctuary.

Fauna: Scorpion fish, Catfish, Freshwater Silark; etc; account for the amazing fish fauna. The birds also feed on prawns found in the water. The majority of the faunal composition in the Sanctuary is birds with over 186 species of birds like Spot-billed pelican, Grey frigate bids, Black bittern, Lesser whistling teal, Black-capped kingfisher, Whimbrel, Painted snipe, Spotted sandpiper, Gull-billed tern, Orange-breasted green pigeon, Indian pitta, Loten’s sunbird, Ashy minivet, Shama, etc; are to name a few. The mammalian life is represented by Jackal, Black napped hare, Jungle cat, etc.

Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary

Timings to visit Nelapattu 

06:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entry Fees at Nelapattu 

S.NoEntry FeeINR
5Bike/Three wheeler10/-

Best Time to Visit Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary

November – February

How to reach Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary

By Air: Tirupathi International Airport – 67 km,

By Train: Naidupeta Railway Station – 27 km, Sulurpeta Railway Station – 13 km, Gudur Railway Station – 41 km,

By Bus: Sullurpeta  – 11 km,


Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Railway Station, Near Doravarisatram, Nelapattu, Andhra Pradesh, 524126.

AP Forest Dept. Official website of Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary

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