Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panjim

3.5
#13 of 46 in Wildlife in Goa
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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. Make Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary a part of your Goa vacation plans using our Goa trip itinerary maker website.
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  • a good place for nature lover lots of birds here little difficult to reach here entry ticekt is 20 rs  more »
  • arriving on the island by ferry you pay the very small local fee to enter the reserve. We were greeted immediately by Uday who offered to take us on a guided boat tour of the mangrove. We'd arrived...  more »
  • The approach to the the sanctuary is not the best its an interesting walk through, i do advice mosquito repelant and plenty of it. you need to make sure your going at the right time when you can spot....  more »
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  • Beautifully adorned with mangroves and a host of feathery plumes. A bird watchers delight. One can surely see a fish leap into the air if you have the patience and even catch a kingfisher dive in for a bite. peaceful ,tranquil and the ferry ride is breathtaking...please do not litter...
  • Very beautiful place. Different types of mangroves trees The way to go there is trough ferry ride which is very beautiful experience. Good for excursion and other environmental study. Different birds are also seen but you require proper observation and Time to see them.
  • Very beautiful place. Different types of mangroves trees are there and even different types of aquatic and rare species are there which are beautiful. Must visit. The way to go there is true ferry ride which is very beautiful experience. Price is also very cheap. Good for excursion and other environmental study. Different birds are also seen but you require proper observation and Time to see them. 🤩👌🏽🌿
  • A great place for a half day visit and for patient bird watchers. Can reach the place by crossing the lake on a ferry. Entry fee 30₹. There's a small documentary shown at the start. Better visit in the early hours before all the birds take off. There's also a boating option here(75₹ per head). Better get your own binoculars if possible, or one can be rented here for 500₹. There're junk food stalls outside the mangrove sanctuary for a quick bite. Can frequently find cranes, Ibis, kingfisher(and similar varieties) and kites. There's an 800m walkway and you end up at a 10m wide water way. Good place to sit a while and try spotting birds. Definitely enjoyable for those patient enough to wait in silence. Can plan an early morning 2-3 hr visit.
  • Just felt peace here. Check with local or booking office before you reach here. Since you can enjoy bird watching only during season

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