birding sites in Goa

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An easy walk from the Marinha Dourada, yet offering even wilder habitat than Baga Hill with a much longer species list. Some of the best, but most difficult, species to look for include Indian Pitta, Blue-faced Malkoha, Rufous Woodpecker and Yellow-crowned Woodpecker.

All the sites in this section are treated, in detail and with precise maps and directions, in my book ‘Finding Birds in North Goa’

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Arpora woods

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The area known as Arpora Woods is mostly just scrubby habitat. Make the most of clearings such as this to get views of birds. This is site 3 in my book, where I had Blue-faced Malkoha

This is the so-called ‘quarry’ (site 5 in my book) where others have seen the Malkoha. It’s a good spot for drongos of several species.

Now that’s what I call a wood. The path eventually reaches this area of closed canopy. In Dec 2009 the path beyond here was rather overgrown.