Beautiful birds at Salim Ali bird sanctuary in Goa

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is located in Goa (India). In the Island of Chorgo along with the river Mondovi this place has its own place in the list of natural habitat.

Area– 440 Acre
Location–  Chorao Island
Red-wattled Lapwing in salim ali bird sanctuary
Red-wattled Lapwing


 At first the name was Thattekad but later this bird sanctuary renamed as the name of great India ornithologist Salim Ali. Salim Ali also known as the “Birdman of India”.

The sanctuary is  covered by low mangrove forest.

Bird species in Salim Ali bird sanctuary: –
Salim Ali is a naturist who first starts the systematic bird survey; His work is considered as a highly influential for the bird sanctuaries. There are many species of birds that are local and migratory. The common species are-
Cattle Egret in Salim Ali bird sanctuary
Cattle Egret in Salim Ali bird sanctuary
  • Indian Swiftlet
  • Malabar Grey-Hornbill
  • Eagle
  • Anhinga melanogaster (Oriental Darter)
  • Ardea cinerea (Grey Heron)
  • Ardeola grayii (Indian Pond-Heron)
  • Bubulcus ibis (Cattle Egret)
  • Egretta garzetta (Little Egret)
  • Intermediate Egret
  • Red-wattled Lapwing
  • Bronze-winged Jacana
  • Whiskered Tern
  • Little Cormorant
These birds have their habitat in this park some of them are local and other are migratory, it is also called Thattekad Bird Sanctuary .
How to reach: –
Nearest Railway station- Aluva (48 km)
Nearest Airport- Kochi (71)
The watch tower is the best place to watch birds. The Salim Ali bird sanctuary is the ideal place for hundreds of local and migratory birds and much needed place for birdwatchers.

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