Birding Areas in Goa

Nature’s Nest Countryside Cottages Campus

Malabar Grey Hornbill, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Vernal Hanging parrot, Forest Wagtail, Loten’s Sunbird, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Black-hooded Oriole, Little Spiderhunter, Purple-rumped Sunbird, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Indian Pitta


Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

Flame-throated Bulbul, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Trogon, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Grey Junglefowl, Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Chestnut-headed Bee eater, Malabar Whistling  Thrush, Speckled Piculet, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Jungle Owlet, White-rumped Shama, Rufous woodpecker, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker, Dark-fronted Babblers, Greater Racket-tailed drongo….


Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary & Tambdi Surla

Grey-headed Bulbul, Malabar Barbet, Indian Blue robin, Malabar Parakeet, Malabar Pied HornbillMalabar Barbet, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Ornage-headed Thrush, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Indian Pitta, Ceylon Frogmouth, Jerdon’s Nightjar, Jungle Nightjar, Little Spiderhunter, Crested Hawk Eagle, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Flame Throated Bulbul, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Malabar Trogon, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Forest wagtail, Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Vernal Hanging parrot, Brown Fish Owl


Boat Trip in River Zuari

Collared Kingfisher, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Slaty-breasted rail, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Black-capped Kingfisher, Black-crowned Night Heron, Eurasian Curlew, Terek Sandpiper, Lesser Adjutant, Little Heron, Darter, Marsh Harrier, Black-headed Ibis, Common Red-shanks, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Gull-billed Tern, Greater Crested Tern,


Carambolim Lake

Whistling ducks, Glossy ibis, Black-headed Ibis, Asian Openbill, Little Stint, Small Pratincole, Common Moorhen, Garganeys, Pied Kingfisher, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Purple Swamphen, Marsh Harrier, Osprey, Zitting Cisticola, Marsh Harrier

We recommend the following areas for a great birding experience in Goa.  All the areas suggest have got pretty high abundance in terms of the key species to be looked for in these areas.  Some areas are easily approachable whereas some are little more than an hours drive away from the coast.

Morjim Beach and Siolim Marshes

Key Species: Gulls, Terns, Waders: Heuglin’s Gulls, Pallas’s Gull, Brown-headed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Lesser Crested Tern, Greater Sand Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Small Pratincole

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