What’s that Call in the Evening?

Common Name: Black-crowned Night Heron Scientific Name: *Nycticorax nycticorax* Red List Category and Criteria: Least Concern Population Trend: Decreasing The resident Black-crowned Night Heron thrives globally on the shores of salt and freshwater marshes. They have a distinctive raspy “Wok” call (Kaufman 2015), and are crepuscular (Vencatesan et al. 2014), or most active at dusk […]

Next time you cross the Pallikaranai Marsh, make sure you watch the Flamingo!

Common name: Greater Flamingo Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern Scientific name: Phoenicopterus roseus Population Trend: Increasing Flamingos have a long neck, are white and have a heavy pink bill. They are often seen standing on one leg, while the other is tucked beneath the body. Some researchers (Walker, M., 2009) attribute this behavior […]

This bird travels 3000 km to reach Pallikaranai Marsh every year!

Common name: Little Stint Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern The little stint is a small wader bird. It is a long distance migratory bird. It is small in size, has a dark bill and dark legs which helps it to move quickly. It is distinguished from other dark legged stints by its plumage, […]

Who is a resident & who a visitor?

Jun 08, 2015 No Comments

Here is a list of which species lives in Pallikaranai Marsh and the one that Visits! S No Common English Name Scientific Name Status 1. Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus Resident 2. Fulvous Whistling Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Resident 3. Lesser Whistling Duck Dendrocygna javanica Resident 4. Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos Uncertain 5. Spot-bill Duck Anas poecilorhyncha […]

Photos: Tree Appreciation walk on Earth Day

Apr 23, 2015 No Comments

The Care Earth Team conducted a Tree Appreciation Walk on the Earth day which is 22nd April 2015. The walk started outside the┬áCentral Polytechnic College (CPT), OMR. A group of enthusiasts joined the walk. After brief introductions, Mr. Muthu Karthick took over the role as the coordinator of the program. During the walk several trees […]

Tree Appreciation walk on Earth Day

Apr 22, 2015 No Comments

Trees are the prominent greenery in urban spaces. As part of Care Earth’s initiatives, they are organizing a Tree Appreciation walk on Earth Day.

Watch Towers in Pallikaranai Marsh

Aug 13, 2014 No Comments

If you are not working in any of the companies in the periphery of the Pallikarnai Marsh and you always wanted to look at the Marsh from a height. The forest department has come up with a few watch towers for you to see the Marsh from a height. (The idea is also to not […]

Cognizant @ Pallikaranai Nature Trail

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

City Connect & Care Earth recently organized a nature walk for about a 100 cognizant employees. The purpose of the trail was to increase the awareness among the participants about the marsh ecosystem and also stress on the fragility of the Pallikaranai ecosystem. Related Posts:No Related Posts

about nammapallikaranai.org

Oct 01, 2010 No Comments

www.nammapallikaranai.org is an initiative by a consortium of NGO’s for the saving of the unique Pallikaranai marsh ecosystem. The project aims to restore this unique marsh land that is sandwiched between the Nandamangalam forest and the Adyar forest. Related Posts:No Related Posts