Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panjim
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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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Very nice place for bird lovers. Need to plan early in the morning. You can go for the govt tour which is shared option and cheap. Don't expect much on seeing lot of birds but you will enjoy the cruis... read more »
This is located on a island and is a gorgeous place to be .. this beautiful bird santuary is full of beautiful birds , and is lush green . nice place for nature lovers
We visited during the off season... So really did not get to see many birds.. The pathway is quite narrow, but there are a couple of good informational boards put up along the route. Will visit again.... read more »
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 haven for mangrove forest indeed. The pathway done is neat. Although apply insect repellent creams before you venture inside and to experience the bird life I recommend to go for the boat ride early mornings or at dusk.
The bird sanctuary isn't what it was a couple of decades ago. The number of migratory birds have dropped tremendously. I'm assuming this is because of the rise in noise levels, mobile phone towers in the vicinity and other 'development' that has affected the environment. You can still take a walk through it and spot a few birds though.
A good 2km walk but if you want to spot any birds pls go early morning 5:30 am. Don't forget to enjoy the ferry ride
its i think one of the best bird sanctuary
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