The Kadalundi estuaryn of Calicut District in Kerala state is the first community reserve of India.It was declared as community reserve recently, but it was noted early in 1980's itself as wintering ground for migratory birds.
About 108 species of birds has been recorded here.Many of them are new additions to Kerala bird list. Species like Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plower, Terek Sandpiper etc are recorded sparingly.Obiviously this area has a rich avifauna.
Being community resrve the 150 hectars of estuary area will be protected. It is rich in mangroves also. The project will be governed by Kadalundi and Vallikkunnu Gramapanchayaths, poeple's committee and forest department.The speciality of this community reserve is the participation of people to protect the rare forests and birds.This movement is a very good step in eco-bio conservation.