2 Nights 3 Days

Birding in Goa

Package includes a short birding trip to Goa covering the Western Ghats endemics. You can plan this trip if you are short on time, yet you would like to cover some of the key – species of the Western Ghats of Goa. You may extend the trip by a day or two at extra fees.

Monday to Wednesday & Friday to Sunday

Key species include

Malabar Trogon, Malabar Parakeet, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Wood-shrike, Blyth’s Starling, Nilgiri Flowerpecker, Flame-throated Bulbul, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Forest Wagtails, Western Crowned Warbler, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Sri Lanka Frogmouth and so on.

ITINERARY

DAY 1

After the arrival at Nature’s Nest, you will be welcome with a welcome drink at the reception area. After the check-in formalities, you escorted to your cottage.

Lunch is served between 12.30 pm. The buffet remains open till 2.30 pm. At 3.30 pm the evening tea is served and you set off for an evening birding session in the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary accompanying by our naturalist. The trail will be in the Tambdi Surla area of the sanctuary. You will be able to spot birds like Blue-eared Kingfisher, Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Grey Junglefowl, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Malabar Parakeet, Malabar Pied Hornbills, Malabar Barbet, Black-naped Monarch, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, and Dark-fronted Babbler. You will be back at Nature’s Nest by 6.30 pm.

Dinner is served at 8.00 pm. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the bonfire and chit-chat…

DAY 2

The morning session starts at 6.30 am after the morning tea. You will be taken to Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary where you will be birding till noon. Bondla is one of the best locations for birding within Goa. You can spot birds like Grey-fronted Green Pigeon, Malabar trogon, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, White-rumped Shama, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Orange Minivet, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, Black-throated Munia, Malabar Wood shrike, Black-hooded Oriole, Blyth’s Starling, and so on.

We return to Nature’s Nest for lunch. You again move out for an evening birding session after your evening tea. This time you will cover the forest around Nature’s Nest which is also part of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. You will be staying there till it gets dark so that you can spot some nocturnal species like Jerdon’s Nightjar, Jungle Nightjar, and Sri Lanka Frogmouth. You will be back for dinner.

DAY 3

In the next morning will do birding within the property for birds like Crimson-backed Sunbird, Purple Sunbird, Loten’s Sunbird, Little Spiderhunter, Vernal Hanging Parrot, Jerdon’s Leafbird, and Nilgiri flowerpecker. This will be followed by birding in the vicinity of Nature’s Nest.

Kindly inquire for more details.