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Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panjim

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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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  • The birds flying free in the air are my childhood fascination, kindled by this same famed`small Bird Man` Dr Salim Ali,the ornithologist ! In the 1950`s, i was studying in a Public School in Pune whos...  more »
  • The place is located on Chorao Island. The main gate is easily accessible from Ribander ferry point (charges are free, only vehicles are charged). A long 1-2km trail is available for visitors to walk....  more »
  • Satish took in the boat and the morning boat ride was very exhilarating. We could see the kite. cormorants, small kingfishers, egrets, doves. etc. We went during the high tide and Satish told us that ...  more »
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  • It's a treat for bird lovers as well as novice. Can come with family and explore with help of boat ride. Preferably a small one which can go slow and in shallow water. Birds can be seen easily when low tide starts exposing some ground. Prefer early morning time since park open at 6 am. Not very popularly known unless u r bird lover
  • Its just a magical place! Even if you don't get to see the birds, it's an unique experience. Early mornings are better for bird sighting. And yes, directions on Google maps are wrong. Go to Charao Ribander ferry. The sanctuary is at the end of the ferry.
  • The mangroves are not only beautiful but have a very different ecosystem by themselves. The birds are plenty but difficult to spot due to the thick undergrowth. The perfect time to visit is pre-dawn and start your walk through the Sanctuary the moment it starts to get bright as the chatter of the birds is refreshing to the ears. As usual the weather is stifling during the summers because humidity is high but the winters are wonderful and the chances of spotting migratory birds are high. Common birds spotted are the sunbirds, wagtails, all kingfishers (pied as well), herons, black headed egrets, brahmani kites, sea eagles, stocks etc. If you take the canoe or boat ride you have a high chance of spotting the salt water crocodiles as well.
  • Spotted a lot of different species of birds and a snake too. Calm place. Close proximity to Old Goa
  • A must place for nature lovers .. Calm and serene .. Lots and birds flora and fauna ..