Birds Sanctuary - This small birds sanctuary has come up around a village tank, which is surrounded by a grove of trees. It is a heaven for migratory birds such as sandpipers, white ibis, spoonbills, swans and grey wagtails among others. There is also a sizeable population of resident breeding waterbirds. The period between October-February is the best time to visit Vedantangal. For reservations at the rest house, contact the Wildlife Warden, 49, Fourth Main Road, Adyar, Chennai.