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Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panjim

3.6
#7 of 23 in Wildlife in Goa
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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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  • We looked forward to our second visit here in February 2017 and were delighted to get the same guide we had over ten years ago. Uday Mandreker has a great knowledge of birds and wildlife and one can s...  more »
  • Good place for a walk along the Mandovi river. Sometimes you get to see different crabs (1 claw crab), walking catfish etc and variety of birds on trees , Mangrove. it's a muddy path. It gets hot and ...  more »
  • It was late in the evening so we got so many mosquitoes, but is very relaxing otherwise to see the healthy mangroves and the upgrade they have done in the sanctuary. Is a 1 km walk amidst dense forest...  more »
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  • Good place to visit, great environment. Green forest, blue waters, view of infinite ghats, makes the place so beautiful & heavenly.Sweet melodious sounds from different spices of birds, back ground humming by bees gives a soothing effect on soul.Its like refreshing souls with Meditation like environment. One can get the help from the care taker so that he can show the things which are hidden from our normal vision. A must visit place for all nature lovers, birders, students. I was filled with joy & felt very happy visiting the place. It is a great place to spend some time with peace. You just keep quiet and listen for the many sounds birds produce. It is a peaceful experience. Also it is a great place for the kids to connect with nature as the place is not that dangerous but has a feel of the forest. If you are really in to bird-watching and wildlife photography, it would be advisable to reach there by 6 or 7 am and get help from the guides if needed particularity if you want to explore deep in to the forest. The other place I liked was the butterfly park where one can see a lot of different kinds of butterflies. One can also find different caterpillars. It is a bird scantuary not a zoo here to see different types of birds one has to walk around the scantuary for a long time.
  • An impressive diversity of migratory and marsh birds can be seen in this natural habitat. Along with the birds other invertebrates and vertebrates dwelling in the mangroves also make their appearance while to trek along this stretch. The newly established rehabilitation centre is great for awareness amongst the younger group.
  • 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
  • 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.

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