Year of compilation: 2004
AVIFAUNA: More than 70 bird species are reported to be present in Pocharam (Forest Department records.) The lake is known to support a variety of both resident and migratory waterfowl. Large numbers of shorebirds are also present.
OTHER KEY FAUNA: The mammalian fauna in this site includes Leopard Panthera pardus, Sloth Bear Melursus ursinus, Wild Boar Sus scrofa, Chital Axis axis, Sambar Cervus unicolor, Nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus, Hyena Hyaena hyaena and Golden Jackal Canis aureus.
The reservoir was declared a Sanctuary to afford protection to the Marsh crocodile Crocodylus palustris.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/18027 on 04/06/2023.