Goa Birding Tour March 3, 2012

Goa Birding Tour

Day 1 Tambdi Surla & Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
Arrival at Margao
Travel to Nature’s Nest on the border of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
1.00 p.m.- 2.00 Lunch
Trail to Tambdi Surla (13th Century Temple)
8.00 p.m. Dinner
Night trail

Day 2 Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
6.15 a.m. Morning Tea
Birding trail in Bondla
1.00 a.m.- 2.00 p.m. Lunch
Birding trail in Bondla
6.30- 7.30 Trail for Nightjars
8.00 p.m. Dinner

Day 3 Tambdi Surla & Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary 6.00 Tea
Birding at Tambdi Surla/ Bondla
1.00-2.00 Lunch
Birding at Tambdi Surla
7.30 Reach Nature’s Nest

Day 4 Boat Safari in river Zuari & Maina Lake
6.00 Tea
Check out and leave for Boat Safari
Boat Safari
Shopping around Margao
1.30-2.30 Lunch
Birding at Maina Lake
Depart for Mumbai
costing: rs.8000/- from madgaon to madgaon. excluding transportation. stay on twin or triple sharing. mode of transport: by tempo traveller (2 X 1 Non AC)

Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Sanct: ceelone frog mouth, malabar trogon, oriental dwarf kingfisher, blue eared kingfisher, white bellied woodpecker, great pied and malabar pied hornbill, nilgiri wood pigeon, malabar whistling thrush, white bellied blue flycatcher, forest eagle owl, indian pitta, flame throated bulbul, velvet fronted nuthatch, dark fronted babbler, malabar giant squirrel, porcupine, civet cat, king kobra , etc.

BONDLA WLS: white browed bulbul, blue faced malkoha, white rumped shama, forest wagtail, rufous woodpecker, grey jungle fowl, crested hawk eagle, brown fish owl, ruby throated yellow bulbul(State bird of goa), indian scimitar babbler, sambar, sloth bear, gaur, chital, langur, toddy cats etc.

ZUARI RIVER BOAT TRIP: Collared kingfisher, stork billed kingfisher, black capped kingfisher, pied kingfisher, orange brested green pigeon, osprey, white bellied sea eagle, river terns, crocodiles etc.

MAINA LAKE: Purple swamphen, white brested waterhen, bronze wing and phesant tail jacana, gargeny, northern pintails, lesser whistling ducks, spot billed and comb ducks, darter and many more. contact : 9930561667/9224882611

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