Pathiramanal is a small island in Alappuzha district. The name 'Pathiramanal' means "Sands of Night". The scenic beauty of both sides of the lake as well as that of the island is mind blowing. It is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world.
The island is a birdwatcher's paradise. It is home to around 91 local species of birds and 50 migratory birds. One can see Pintail ducks, common teal, night heron etc. Some people have even reported seeing the monarch flycatcher.