Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary is a Biodiversity rich wetland area which is a suburb of Kannur. This area is famous for migratory birds. Munderi Kadavu is a part of KatampallyWetlands which comprises of nearly 4000 acres of marshland, one used for paddy cultivation known as ‘Kaippad’.
A recent study at Munderi Kadavu describes the place as a ‘biodiversity treasure house’. It is estimated that thousands of birds including around 60 species of migrant birds are present at Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary.
The Katampally Wetlands has been listed as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Birdlife International. According to ornithologists, this is the only place in Kerala, where one can find Greater Spotted Eagle and Garganey wild ducks abundantly. Both of these are listed as endangered species. In addition to birds, the rich variety of mangroves, and fishes too are found here. Several rare medicinal herbs and fishes are found in Munderi Kadavu.
From Kannur 28 min (12.9 km) via Kannur - Mattannur - Coorg Rd and Valiyannur Nayattupara Rd
Valiyannur Nayattupara Rd, Noonheri, Munderi, Kerala 670592