Birds of the Western Ghats – Goa birding, January 2017 – Let's Be Outdoorsy

Birds of the Western Ghats – Goa birding, January 2017

Birds of the Western Ghats – Goa birding, January 2017

Date(s) - 27/01 - 29/01
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary,NH 4A, Caranzol, Goa


Goa is blessed with splendid diversity of wildlife, culture as well as landforms. A diversity of 450 plus species is reported from this tiny state of India with 16 species endemic to the Western Ghats, which makes it one of the most exciting birding destinations. Situated in the Konkan region along the west coast of peninsular India, Bhagwan Mahavir WLS is a 240 sq km of protected area within Western Ghats along the eastern border of Goa and is home to 15 species of Western Ghat endemic birds. It also has about 33 mammal species. Bondla WLS is another beautiful wildlife sanctuary, located about twenty minutes drive from the camp site. This sanctuary is also considered to be one of the best birding destinations in India. December to February is perfect season for Birding in GOA. This DCP Birding Tripwill give you sightings of about 120- 140 species of birds within three days with ample amount of photography opportunities. Some Target Species Malabar Trogon, Sri LankanFrogmouth, Flame-throated and Yellow-browed Bulbuls,Orange Minivet, Puff-throated and Dark-fronted Babblers, Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Indian Blackbird, Malabar Whistling-thrush, Orange-headed Thrush, Indian Pitta, Small Sunbird, Nilgiri Flowerpecker, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Black-naped Blue Monarch, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Oriental Scops Owl, Brown Hawk-owl, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Black Capped Kingfisher and Ospreys. Scheduled dates 27th – 29th January 2017 (2 nights 3 days)

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