Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary in Kalpetta is a must-see for the nature lovers. Located 1740 meters above sea-level, the sanctuary provides a wonderful natural habitat for birds of exotic varieties to nestle here. Surrounded by hills and virgin forests, this is every ornithologist’s paradise. Trekking is the best way to reach the sanctuary. The surrounding hills offer challenging trekking trails. Within the premises of the sanctuary, there is a temple and a watchtower. The sanctuary is known for the presence of `Edible Nest Swift light.' The nest is believed to be made of solidified saliva and is used to make bird's nest soup.