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Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panjim

(3.6/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your visit to Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Goa trip generator.
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  • Goa is not only meant for beaches it has other place to visit. As Dr. Salim ali bird sanctuary is one of them very peaceful place you can actually see birds not in the cage those are roaming free...  more »
  • As bird sanctuaries go, this one isn't near the top, but still there is a lot of bird activity, and you can get a decent look at what is here by doing the boat tour. A one hour run in a large open ski...  more »
  • Today i met the bird man of chorao, uday mandrekar. Before i tell you about this great guy let me tell you a bit about the sanctuary. To get there you get the ferry from Ribander ferry station. When y...  more »
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  • Good for having time with lots of greenery not so much for watching birds actually.
  • Its great.... But.... Birds are seen only early in the mornings..... Its of no use if u are visiting it in afternoon time and u want to watch birds....
  • Climate is good can see many types of virds but only in some seasons
  • I was extremely disappointed when I visited the bird sanctuary. I went around 7 am, taking the ferry and the place looked entirely discarded. I was not sure if there is some sort of renovation going on, but from the entrance on, there were piles of sand, cement, rubble..the place was a complete mess. Even when we went through the mangroves, the path was broken almost. I was shocked because I had only seen good reviews. If there is some construction, the place needs to be shut down, and reopened when it is over. People travel quite far to go there, its quite sad. Maybe because it was a little late also, but we did not catch a glimpse of a single bird either. I hope the place is made better soon.
  • A peaceful 2 Km walk. Worth visiting