Kerala

Kannur is also known by its old name Cannanore. Kannur is a tourist destination for birds, beaches and aurvedic massages. Kannur is connected by air from Mangalore International Airport ( 173 km ) and Kozhikode ( 125 km ). Kozhikode International Airport is also known as Karipur Airport.

Great birders of Kerala (INDIA )
Thomas C.Jerdon

( 1811-1872) Thomas C.Jerdon was a British physician, Zoologist and Botanist. He was a pioneering Ornithologist who described numerous species of birds in India. Jerdon himself stayed in Kannur from 1847 to 1851 where he worked as a civil surgeon under the East India Company. Several species of birds including the rare Jerdon's Courser are named after him.

Allan Octavian Hume

Allan Octavian Hume ( 1829- 1912 ) was Scottish civil servant and founder of Indian National Congress. After studying medicine and surgery. He sailed to India to join the civil Service. During his career in India he started a systematic plan to survey and document the Indian Subcontinent birds. Hume has published several works, including Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds. He also started the quarterly journal Stray Feathers. He used this journal to publish descriptions of his new discoveries, such as Hume's Owl, Hume's Wheatear and Hume's Whitethroat. He gave critical reviews of all the ornithological works of his time and earned himself the nickname of Pope of Indian Ornithology.

Salim Ali

Sálim Moizuddin Abdul Ali (November 12, 1896 - July 27, 1987) was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist. Known as the "birdman of India", Salim Ali was among the first Indians to conduct systematic bird surveys across India and his bird books helped develop ornithology. He became the key figure behind the Bombay Natural History Society after 1947 and used his personal influence to garner government support for the organization, create the Bharatpur bird sanctuary (Keoladeo National Park) and prevent the destruction of what is now the Silent Valley National Park. He was awarded India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan in 1976

K. K. Neelakantan

K. K. Neelakantan (1923 - June 14, 1992) better known by his pen name Induchoodan, was a leading Indian ornithologist. He is widely regarded as a pioneer in the environmental movement in his home state of Kerala.

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  • White-bellied Sea Eagle
    Beaches of Kannur , which are to the North of Kerala are the favourite haunt of White -bellied Sea Eagles. Interestingly this species is absent from the shores of South Kerala. Come to Kannur to see their nesting.

  • White-bellied Sea Eagle
    Beaches of Kannur , which are to the North of Kerala are the favourite haunt of White -bellied Sea Eagles. Interestingly this species is absent from the shores of South Kerala. Come to Kannur to see their nesting.

  • White-bellied Sea Eagle
    Beaches of Kannur , which are to the North of Kerala are the favourite haunt of White -bellied Sea Eagles. Interestingly this species is absent from the shores of South Kerala. Come to Kannur to see their nesting.

  • White-bellied Sea Eagle
    Beaches of Kannur , which are to the North of Kerala are the favourite haunt of White -bellied Sea Eagles. Interestingly this species is absent from the shores of South Kerala. Come to Kannur to see their nesting.

  • White-bellied Sea Eagle
    Beaches of Kannur , which are to the North of Kerala are the favourite haunt of White -bellied Sea Eagles. Interestingly this species is absent from the shores of South Kerala. Come to Kannur to see their nesting.

LONG TOED STINT..

The Long toed Stint is a rare winter visitor to India. It's an elegant looking Stint with long legs and upright posture. It breeds in Eastern Russia and small numbers move to India during migration each year . This snap was taken by Dr. Jayan Thomas when the bird came to Kannur in February 2017.