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Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Goa's Only Bird Sanctuary

Rating3.9(2,340)
Goa
Nature & Parks > Nature/ Wildlife Areas
It is named after the 'Birdman' of India, Salim Ali, a renowned ornithologist; was preserved by the department of Goa in 1988 for the bird-life it showcased. It is a famous abode to spot rare species of birds and animals. Covering more than 25 Km of terrestrial land, it is a paradise for nature enthusiasts with the fragile ecosystem that is on display here with bucolic treading paths, dug out canoes and more! Kingfishers, Eagles, Cormorants, Kites, Woodpeckers, Sandpipers, Curlews, Drongos and M show more

Something unique

The sanctuary renders a very detailed insight into the mangrove ecosystem with over 300 species of birds.

Tips from insiders

  • Keep a camera handy at all times.
  • Comfortable clothing is a must.
  • Keep a water bottle as well.
  • You'll be charged extra for professional photography and videography.
  • The best way to explore the entire sanctuary is through a dedicated ferry ride (varying upon the tide levels) across the water channels.
  • Have a binocular too!
  • You even have a '3-story' level watchtower.