We are just going there for a few days of relaxation. Let us just see what we can see.
I guess the main birding spot should be Pakshipathalam. Unfortunately we will not be going there as we are not fit enough for that long trek. I am training for it and will do it very soon with some of my friends from office.
Kuruva Island is another option. But my wife is against going there as that place is always crowded. We might do do Edakkal caves, and Phookot lake depending upon the weather.
The way from satyamangalam is also a great place for birding... Near Dhimbam. Just keep a look out as you drive. and also the other side of bandipur forest, Matunga, which you will pass. There is a restaurant called Jubilee on the left in Sultanpet. You can have lunch there... if you like non-veg. For breakfast, there is a Sree Saravana Bhavan, around 20 kms from Salem on Salem-Coimbatore highway. Pretty good food. Better that A2B.
Will surely update you if we find any good birding area. We will be back on Tuesday or Wednesday is we find it interesting. BTW
, how was your Ooty trip?