birding sites in Goa

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The open area immediately around the temple will have a few interesting birds but the main attraction is the river, the surrounding woodland and the nearby fields where key species such as Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, White-bellied Woodpecker and Jerdon’s Nightjar are possible.

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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Tamdi Surla

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The ancient temple stands in a clearing from which you can scan for raptors, swifts and pigeons.

The river which passes the temple is good for kingfishers and flycatchers.

Other open areas near the temple provide further vantage points for checking the sky - and they’re good for nightjars at dusk.

This bird was caught in a Wood Spider’s web and was in such a mess that it was only after hours of cleaning it up that we realised it was a Blue-throated Flycatcher - quite a find.