Renowned as one of the oldest bird sanctuaries of India, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary is a wonderful destination for the bird watchers. There are small lakes inside the sanctuary surrounded by groves of trees that serve as feeding ponds for the birds. It is a home for migratory birds such as herons, egrets, sandpipers, white ibis, grey wagtails, storks, cormorants, flamingos, moor hens, kingfishers, white ibis, swans and many more. There is also a sizeable population of resident breeding water birds here. The months from October-February are ideal to visit Vedanthangal as during this period a large number of birds migrate all across the world and gather here to build their nests.