The Pichavaram mangrove forest is home to several local as well as migrating birds. For instance, Pelicans, Watersnips, Cormorants, Egrets, Storks, Herons and Spoonbills are some of the species among many others. The period between November to January attracts a large number of birds. This is the best time for those who love watching birds in their natural habitat. Watching birds nestled in their natural habitat is a hugely relaxing experience. As it does not include much of physical exercise, one needs to simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.