Munderikadavu Bird Sanctuary

Distance from Amban Heritage : 4.8 km

The proposed Munderikadavu bird sanctuary is located in Kannur disrict of the Kerala state, about 12 kilometres from district H.Q., spread across Munderi and neighbouring panchayats, forms the catchment of the Kattampally river.

It is is an ornithologist's paradise , a favourite haunt of migratory birds, important for rich variety of plants, mangroves and fish. The Munderikadavu is home to nearly 200 species of birds, including 60 varieties of migratory birds. The Kattampally wetland is among the 24 Important Bird Areas (IBA) in the state identified by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). As many as seven globally threatened species of birds have been sighted in this area. The Birdlife International has also said that it should be considered a priority site for conservation.