We were three: boablanc, my 7 year old daughter Erika and I.
In two weeks, moving by bus, we visited places in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala states.
our first excursion was to Kokkre-Bellur, a village near Bangalore with a breeding colony of storks, egrets, cormorants and pelicans. Unfortunately I saw only one pelican, by lack of time to discovr the right place. The birds nest on the trees right over the houses, yards and cows.
Then we moved to Srirangapatna to see the Ranganithittu Bird Sanctuary: http://kmaal.livejournal.com/18119.html