Due to the intervention of the Kerala State Biodiversity Board and the Panamaram grama panchayat, Panamaram heronry is set to get a fresh lease of life.

 

What is it?

  • Panamaram heronry is the largest breeding ground of different species of herons (a large fish-eating bird) in the Malabar region.
  • The heronry, formed on a sandbank on the Panamaram River, is a breeding ground for nine species of waterbirds.
  • The tiny islet is a haven for globally threatened waterfowls, including the black headed-ibis, purple heron, large egret, median egret, little egret, pond heron, night heron, and little cormorant.
  • The site is also the only location in State where the cattle egret breeds.