Ousteri Lake is located about 4 kms from Puducherry city and has been identified as one of the crucial wetlands of Asia through the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources IUCN and it's miles the most vital freshwater lake inside the Pondicherry region. The shape of the lake is complicated - which include water, wetland/marsh and mudflats; it acts as the single biggest catchment of fresh water in Puducherry. The 390 hectares lake helps a spread of fauna and vegetation.
The plant life levels from small herbs to timber, which helps migratory avifauna in addition to native birds throughout summer time and iciness. Ousteri Lake may be evolved on the strains of Vedanthangal water bird sanctuary close to Chennai. More than forty migratory birds reside for the duration of the yr on the Ousteri Lake. According to the Tourism Department, one-of-a-kind species of golden oriole, open-invoice stork, tailor fowl, painted stork, white ibis, white-breasted water-fowl and spotted owlets visit the water-body in particular after November each year.
The woodland branch has determined to record the styles of birds journeying Pondicherry to update and prepare a comprehensive database about the winger site visitors. Under the authorities's upkeep plan the region close to the lake can be make litter-free in order that it becomes favourable of the migratory birds. Two telescopes are also proposed to be installation on the top of the centre to look at the birds.