Telineelapuram and Telukunchi Bird Sanctuaries

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Telineelapuram and Telukunchi Bird Sanctuaries are located in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Telineelapuram is a village located 65 kilometers from Srikakulam in Tekkali mandal, while Telukunchi is at a distance of 115 kilometers from Srikakulam in Ichchapuram mandal. Every year, over 3,000 pelicans and painted storks visit from Siberia to these villages during September and stay on till March.[1]

Researchers at Andhra University found that the migratory movement of birds was first noticed over 15 years ago, when the number of birds exceeded 10,000. At present, the figure has been reduced to about 3,000.[2]


Nearest railway station to Telineelapuram is Naupada railway station, 3 km far from Telineelapuram. also Near tekkali to telineelapuram just 2.5 km


  1. ^ "Sites - Important Bird Areas (IBAs)". Bird Life International. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  2. ^ Sumit Bhattacharjee (10 April 2006). "A 12,000 km flight from Siberia". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 July 2014.