Bird Watcher’s Paradise – Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Goa

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Goa is Goa’s only bird sanctuary, named after India’s best known ornithologist, Late Dr. Salim Ali.

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Goa
Dr. Salim Ali. Photo Source : Creative commons Licensed under CC BY 2.5 by Vearthy.

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a 440 acre sanctuary, situated at the western tip of the Chorao Island along the river Mandovi, in Goa state of India.

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for bird watchers in India. You may optionally to carry a good quality binoculars. There are many species of flora and fauna inside Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Goa.

There are a variety of birds, jackals, foxes, mudskipper and crocodiles. The area mainly consists of mangrove vegetation, which is the breeding ground for many varieties of birds, insects and fishes.

How Do I to Go to Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Goa?

You need to get permission from the Chief Wild Life Warden, Forest Department, Junta House, Panaji by paying the necessary entry fee to get the pass (an extra fee is there for taking your camera inside). Then take a cab or bus that can take you up to Ribandar ferry dock. You then need to take the ferry service available there, to cross the Mandovi River and reach the Chorao island, where the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Goa is situated.

Which is the Ideal Time to Visit Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Goa?

The ideal time to visit Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Goa is early mornings and late evenings.

This bird Sanctuary is situated within a network of water channels and you need to criss-cross them. Movement is restricted during high tide time, if you are going by boat.

There are chartered boat services for a group of around 9 to 12 people, which takes you across the water channels inside the Bird Sanctuary .

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