The three-day bird festival of Sullurupet in Nellore district, the Flamingo Festival is scheduled to begin on January 8th 2014. The district administration has been organising the festival every year to mark the arrival of thousands of migratory birds, especially flamingos, to Nelapattu Birds sanctuary and Pulicat lake, their winter home.
The festival was planned about a decade ago to attract tourists to the sanctuary from the state and neighbouring states. Stalls of various government departments and cultural prorgammes would be arranged at the junior college ground at Sullurpeta during the festival. Seminars on bio-diversity, birds and protection of Pulicat lake would also be conducted. Boat rides will be arranged for the visitors at Bheemulavaripalem in Tada mandal.