Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve has got a wide variety of birds. This also includes rare birds like Painted Sand Grouse, White backed Vulture, Brown fish owl and a variety of woodpeckers. Hornbills play an important role in dispersal of seeds. Malabar whistling thrush, Peacock and Jungle fowl are the common bird species found in Sathyamangalam. In the recent bird census, 225 birds are identified in the Sathyamangalam forests. A check-list of bird species found in this reserve is updated for reference.