A variety of birds are spotted at the Pallikaranai Marshland. The marshy area has been protected for enabling the conservation of nature, because wetlands are the most important of life-supporting ecosystems.
A lot more needs to be done to safe guard and preserve the Pallikaranai Marsh area.
Pallikaranai Marshland in Chennai can be developed as a Bird Sanctuary. The Pallikaranai marshland attracts many migratory birds. A major portion of this marshland has been declared as reserved land under the Tambaram range of Tamil Nadu Forest Department.
The migratory birds that are frequently found visiting Pallikaranai marshland includes painted storks, cormorants, pelicans and herons.