• 3 DAYS BIRDING IN GOA
  • 4 DAYS BIRDING IN GOA
  • 8 DAYS BIRDING IN GOA & DANDELI

NATURE'S NEST GOA

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

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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

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…

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.

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.

NATURE'S NEST GOA

3 Nights 4 Days
Birding in Goa

This birding trip to Goa covers the Western Ghats endemics as well as the mangroves and marshland species. You get three productive mornings to cover the key - species of the Western Ghats of Goa as well as the mangrove and estuarine habitats.

Key species include

Malabar Trogon, Malabar Parakeet, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Wood-shrike, Malabar White-headed Staring, 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, Collared Kingfisher, Osprey, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Black-capped Kingfisher, Lesser Adjutant, Greater Crested Terns and so on.

ITINERARY

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

Lunch will be served between 12.30 pm. The buffet remains open till 2.30 pm. At 3.30 pm the evening tea will be served and you will be set off for an evening birding session in the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary accompanying by our naturalist. This trail is a part of 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 will be served at 8.00 pm. In the meanwhile, you can sit near the bonfire for chit-chat…

The morning session starts at 6.30 am after the morning tea. You will be taken to Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary where you can do birdwatching 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 will be returning to Nature’s Nest by the lunch time. Again, you will be moving out for an evening birding session after the evening tea. This time you will covering the forest around Nature’s Nest which is also a part of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. You will be staying there till the 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.

The next morning, will do the birding within the property for the 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. Will do the evening birding in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary.

At morning you can head for the Boat Tour in River Zuari to cover species like Collared Kingfisher, Osprey, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Black-capped Kingfisher, Lesser Adjutant, Greater Crested Terns, and so on. This is an option and would be available at extra charges. However, if you do not wish to go birding in Zuari, you will be birding around Nature’s Nest with our guide.

NATURE'S NEST GOA

7 Nights 8 Days
Birding in Goa & Dandeli

This birding package includes Birding and Photography trip to Goa & Dandeli covering the Western Ghats endemics as well as the mangrove and coastal species.

Key species

Asian Fairy Bluebird, Besra, Black kite, black-capped Kingfisher, Black-eared Kite, Black-headed Gull, Black-naped Monarch, Black-naped Oriole,Black-tailed Godwits, Black-winged Stilts, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Brahminy Kite, Brown Fish Owl, Brown Hawk Owl, Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Brown-headed Gull, Caspian Tern, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch,Collared Kingfisher, Common and Spotred Redshanks, Common Greenshanks, Common Moorhen, Crested Goshawk, Crested Hawk-eagle, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Curlew, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Eurasian Curlew, Flame-throated Bulbul, Forest Wagtails, Glossy and Black-headed Ibis…, Greater Crested Tern, Greater Racket tailed Drongo, Green and spotted Spandpipers, Grey Herons, Grey Plover, Grey-fronted Green Pigeon, Grey-headed Bulbul, Gull-billed Tern, Heart-spotted woodpecker and other species of woodpeckers, Indian and little cormorants, Indian Pitta, Jerdon’s Nightjar, Jungle Owlet, Lesser & Greater Sand Plovers, Lesser Crested Tern, Lesser Yellownape, Little and Temminck’s Stints, Malabar Barbet, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Lark, Malabar Parakeet, Malabar Pied Hornbill,Malabar Pied Hornbills in addition to White-bellied Woodpecker,Malabar Trogon,Malabar Whistling Thrush, Malabar White-headed Staring, Malabar Wood-shrike, Marsh, Mountain Hawk Eagle., Nilgiri Flowerpecker, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Oriental Scops Owl, Osprey, Pacific Golden Plovers, Paddyfield Pipit, Pallas’s Gull, Peregrine Falcon, Purple, Purple Swamphen, Red-headed Bunting, River Tern, Ruffs, Rufous-tailed Lark, Sanderling, Slaty-breasted Rail, Slender-billed Gull, Spiderhunters and sunbirds, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Steppe Gull, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Tree Pipit, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch,Vernal Hanging-parrot, Western Crowned Warbler, Whimbrel, Whiskered Tern, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, White-bellied Sea Eagle, White-cheeked Barbet, White-rumped Shama.

ITINERARY

Arrival and transfer to hotel in Morjim

PM: Evening birding around Morjim. Birding at Morjim Beach includes walking on the beach or during the low tide when a sandbar forms in the estuary. We might have to travel by boat to the sandbar to watch or photograph the birds.

Brown-headed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Steppe Gull, Caspian Tern, Pallas’s Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Lesser Crested Tern, Greater Crested Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Sanderling, Curlew Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Curlew, Dunlin, Lesser & Greater Sand Plovers, Eurasian Curlew, Grey Plover, Black-eared Kite, Black kite, Brahminy Kite, White-bellied Sea Eagle.

AM: Morning Birding around Morjim. Walk on the beach or boat ride to the sandbar. Post birding, we will head for Dolphin watch if time permits. The place is known for the Indo-Pacific Hump-backed Dolphins. A ride for about an hour can give good sightings of the Dolphins. Return to the hotel for lunch.

 

PM: Drive to Carambolim Lake and Marshes for waders and waterfowls. Species covered here include Black-tailed Godwits, Little and Temminck’s Stints, Black-winged Stilts, Pacific Golden Plovers, Common, and Spotted Redshanks, Common Greenshanks, Common, Marsh, Green and spotted Spandpipers, Ruffs, River Tern, Whiskered Tern, Osprey, Indian and little cormorants, Common Moorhen, Purple Swamphen, Purple, Grey Herons, Brown Hawk Owl, Jungle Owlet, Glossy and Black-headed Ibis…

Post birding in Carambolim we will head back to Morjim. Stay in Morjim Overnight.

AM: Early morning we will be leaving for the Boat Safari in River Zuari for Collared Kingfisher, black-capped Kingfisher, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Greater Crested Tern, Lesser Crested Tern, Slaty-breasted Rail, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon… Post boat trip we will be heading towards Verna Grassland and Scrubland for species like Malabar Lark, Red-headed Bunting, Tree Pipit, Paddyfield Pipit, Rufous-tailed Lark, Some species of harriers, and few other raptors. Later we will head to the Nature’s Nest Goa located at a drive of 90 minutes. Post-check-in you will be served a buffet lunch with veg and non-veg options.

Time here onwards will spent to cover the Western Ghats and South India endemics as well as other forest species like Malabar Trogon, Malabar Parakeet, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Wood-shrike, Malabar White-headed Staring, Malabar Barbet, Nilgiri Flowerpecker, Flame-throated Bulbul, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Grey-headed Bulbul, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Forest Wagtails, Western Crowned Warbler, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Jerdon’s Nightjar, Jungle Owlet, Brown Fish Owl, Indian Pitta, Oriental Scops Owl, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, White-rumped Shama and so on.

 

PM: Evening trail starts at 3.30 pm and will cover the Tambdi Surla which is an area of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. We drive through the forest with intermittent stops for birding. A 13th Century temple devoted to Lord Shiva lies at the end of the road. The stream around is highly productive. Also, the fields and surrounding villages around are very productive. The area is good for Blue-eared Kingfisher, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Malabar Barbet, Malabar Parakeet, Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Grey-fronted Green Pigeon, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Indian Pitta, Mountain Hawk Eagle.

Return to Nature’s Nest Goa for the overnight stay.

AM: Birding in Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary: This Wildlife Sanctuary is very rich in terms of birdlife. The Mixed deciduous forests with cane breaks surrounded by low-lying plantation areas make a unique habitat here. The sanctuary also has a zoological park.

We will be starting early morning post-tea/ coffee and biscuits. The Sanctuary is on the 30 minutes straight drive from Nature’s Nest. However, we will be stopping on the way for birding at the important birding spots. Packed breakfast will be carried in order to save time.

Species we look forward to watch includes Malabar Trogon, Flame-throated Bulbul, White-rumped Shama, Black-naped Monarch, Black-naped Oriole, Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Crested Hawk-eagle, Crested Goshawk, Besra, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Brown Fish Owl, White-cheeked Barbet, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Heart-spotted woodpecker and other species of woodpeckers and so on.

PM: Birding in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary followed by late evening trail for owls and nightjars around the lodge. Stay at Nature’s Nest Goa

AM: Birding in Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary to cover the remaining species

PM: Birding in Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary to cover additional species

Stay at Nature’s Nest Goa.

AM: Birding in Nature’s Nest campus and surrounding areas. The campus is one of the best places to click nectar-feeding birds like Vernal Hanging-parrot, Spiderhunters, and sunbirds. We also have a tower to accommodate 2 people at a time for photography.

Head to the Old Magazine House in Ganeshgudi near Dandeli.

PM: Post lunch, birding and photography from the hide in Ganeshgudi withing the lodge campus.

Stay at Old Magazine House Ganeshgudi.

AM: Morning Birding and photography in Ganeshgudi

PM: Post lunch, the session will be at Dandeli Timber Depot for dust bathing Malabar Pied Hornbills in addition to White-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Lesser Yellownape.

AM: Birding in Ganeshgudi till 10 am followed by check out.

Followed by a drop to Goa Airport (Lunch en-route). 4 Hours, drive to the airport.

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