Supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Care Earth assessed the distribution and species richness of birds in different habitats of the Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu. Spread over three years, the study resulted in a dataset of 8455 observations of 271 species of birds covering nine districts of northern Tamil Nadu, namely Tiruchirapalli, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore and Villupuram. About 40 species were identified as common with the red-vented bulbul topping the list at 429 observations, followed by 300 observations of the red-whiskered bulbul. Habitat types in the region included dense deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, open thorn forests, riparian forests, plantations, rocky hillocks with scrub and wetlands.


2012 - 2015

Funding Agency

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India