Also it has a huge back water called Varkala-Hariharapuram Lake. Most of the birding was around the beach and at the Lake.
The area near the resort ( Taj gateway) was resonating with the calls of White Cheeked barbet.
Lesser Coucals, Asian Koels, Rufous Treepie and Black rumped flamebacks were common.
Among the relatively rare sightings were the Drongo Cuckoo and the Blue tailed bee-eater