India Birding: Goa Itinerary

Trip Description

Our 14-day birding tour spends time in coastal habitats of north and south Goa, complemented by time exploring the dense protected forests in a series of wildlife sanctuaries at the foot of the Western Ghats.  All regions are exceptional for birds - in the mangrove-lined estuaries and marshes of coastal areas expect a good selection of water birds and waders, with more widespread Indian species in scrub and grassland, while the forested interior will present a new combination of species which includes endemics of the Western Ghats and of southern India, and enigmatic forest specialities. 



Goa offers a comfortable yet productive, relaxed and highly enjoyable introduction to birding in the Indian Subcontinent.  These post-monsoon, pre-summer months are a pleasant time to visit, when the climate is comfortable, humidity low and temperatures comparatively cool, and resident birds are complemented by an abundance of winter migrants from northern India and the Palaearctic.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up From Goa Airport and Transfer to Costal North Goa

Day 2 to 6: Birding the North Part of Goa and the Coastal Resort of Arpora

Day 7 to 10: Transfer Inland into the Western Ghats, birding the foothills Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary & Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 11 to 14: Birding Cotigao & Netravali Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Day 15: Depart Goa on your onward journey



Optional 5 Day Extension: South Andaman Island  Birding Chiriyatapu, Mount Harriett National Park, and More

Day 15/Ext. Day 1: Arrival in South Andaman Island and AM Birding near Port Blair; PM Chiriyatapu and 
including Nocturnal Birding

Day 16/Ext. Day 2: Full Day Mount Harriett National Park and Including Nocturnal Birding
Day 17/Ext. Day 3: AM Sippighat and PM Other Wetland Areas

Day 18/Ext. Day 4: Focus on Any Species We May Have Missed around South Andaman Island and Mid PM Fly to Chennai

Day 19. Day 5: Departures from Chennai

More details about this Trip:

Detailed Itinerary

Find below our Goa: From the Coast to the Sahyadri Hills Detailed Itinerary, or download it here:


Goa 14 Day 

Detailed Itinerary

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Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

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