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Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panjim

(3.7/5 based on 100 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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  • This place is strictly for Natural Lovers only and for those who are bored of visiting en number of shacks and shops and who wants a change. Best season to visit is after monsoons as u can see enumber...  more »
  • Nice place, but no point of going in day as most of the birds stay away from humans so you won't see anything. Though the plantation is quite thick and you get a very wild habitat kind of feeling.  more »
  • We set off early and arrived at the bird sanctuary just before it opened. As soon as we got off the ferry, we bumped into a local guide called Uday near the ticket office. Initially we were a bit skep...  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