It is the extension of Muttukadu backwaters, and stretches along the Kelambakkam – Kovalam road. This place attracts lot of migratory and resident birds. A huge number of Painted Storks, Spot Billed Pelicans, Black Headed Ibis and Egrets can be spotted here. Perching birds can also be seen in the bushes and shrubs surrounding the water bodies. Some of the smaller birds spotted here includes Pied Kingfishers, Prinias and White Breasted Kingfishers.
|Birds at Kelambakkam backwaters|
|Spot Billed Pelicans|
|White Throated Kingfisher|
Nature was maintaining this water body’s health by flushing it with sea water entering through the tidal inlet during tidal variations. But due to a lot of human intervention on the coast and change in weather system the tidal inlet gets closed frequently by accumulation of sand and formation of sand bars, preventing the exchange of water between the sea and the backwaters. This has led to the stagnation and deterioration of the health of this water body.