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The best way to look for two otherwise difficult kingfishers – Black-capped and Collared – is to take a boat trip up the river Zuari with Kamat, a boatman who knows the birds well and is practised in getting you close to them. You should see 4 other species of kingfisher too and Kamat will try to show you other species such as storks, herons and eagles sitting in the riverside trees. Altogether a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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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Zuari river

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The channels and backwaters of the Zuari river are great for kingfishers and any other birds that roost in the mangroves.

An area  of the river not far from Carambolim has now been dammed and already attracts Ruddy Shelducks. It may become increasingly attractive to other wildfowl too.