Kokkare Bellur is village in Karnataka famous for its rare birds.
Kokkare Bellur (Village of Storks), a small village off the main highway between Bangalore and Mysore, is one of the few nesting sites in India of the spotbilled pelican. In addition, it is also home to hundreds of painted storks. The best time to see the pelicans is in December and January. The place is not a sanctuary, and the storks and pelicans live freely in the trees in the middle of village and are quite used to their human neighbors. Mysore Amateur Naturalists (MAN) have been working with the inhabitants of village to preserve the nesting site of the spotbilled pelicans, which are an endangered species. The following article discusses the work that the Mysore Amateur Naturalists are doing in the village: conservation efforts with rare birds in Kokkare Bellur
The village is located off the Mysore highway, about 65 km from Bangalore. There is a road sign for Kokkare Bellur, but it is easy to miss. The village is 12 klms from the main highway.