Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panjim

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#9 of 34 in Wildlife in Goa
Go birdwatching in the Goa’s only bird sanctuary at Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. A mangrove habitat located in an estuary of a river, which is declared as a bird sanctuary, carries the name of Salim Ali, a renowned Indian ornithologist. Easily access the habitat by a ferry service and a paved walk running between the mangroves. See many types of bird species, including little bittern, red knot, and pied avocet. Although open throughout the year, visiting the sanctuary requires a permission of the Chief Wild Life Warden. Make Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary a part of your Goa vacation plans using our Goa trip itinerary maker website .
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  • As pre-arranged, started at 5:30 AM by car from Paradise Village Resort, Calangute and reached the Gate of the Bird Sanctuary at Ribandar Ferry Wharf. From there took the 6.30 ferry in which vehicles ...  more »
  • We went to see the sanctuary towards end of May. We reached there early morning around 6:00 / 6:30 am (Its advisable to go early morning for a better chance of seeing birds). We purchased tickets at t...  more »
  • Psst...Did you know Goa has a bird Sanctuary with beautiful birds like bee eaters, kingfishers, storks, hawks, and water fowls but they can literally mostly be seen by hiring a boat and a bird watcher...  more »
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  • Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Itss just wow..... But... U have to visit the place before 9am... And if u visit the place before 9am... Its will be a mesmerizing experience for all of u.... The beautiful boat ride of mangroves.... The ferry journey to reach there... The.. Mangroves plantation.. And the most important thing... THE BIRDS..... the place is a gift of nature... But please try to be there before 9 am
  • We went in the afternoon so could not see many birds but it was still worth as a nature walk. I suggest visiting the place early morning by 6-6.30. Will be an amazing experience...
  • Nice place. probably best to visit in the morning 6-7. We visited around 11, perhaps that's why didn't find much wildlife. But scenic nature walk. Enjoyed!!!
  • Great place in the memory of Dr. Salim ali. This place is near to Panjim. We've been here by a ferry which was awesome. And the paths inside the sanctuary is neat and clean. I hope no one will ever spoil such a beautiful place by plastic wastes and other things. You can hear so much bird sounds. But if you wanna watch them closely you have to carry binoculars and wait for a long time. You have to be care full on the sides of the paths which is covered by mud. This can be very dangerous if you fell on it.
  • Try to go during low tide- you see much more. Do both the 1.8-km walking trail (free) as well as the 1-hr boat ride (Rs 750 by govt boat), to see the most diversity! Guides would have made the place much more enjoyable and informative.
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