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Birding in Western Ghats

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Best Time: November-March

Although the smallest state in the country, Goa is a favourite destination for birders. Goa offers a wide variety of birdlife and habitats ranging from coastal area to marshes, woodlands to the tropical jungles of Western Ghats.

Species: Thick-billed and Pale-billed Flowerpeckers, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Oriental Scops Owl, Black-rumped Flameback, Bar-winged Flycatcher Shrike, Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Small Minivet, White-bellied Drongo, Crimson-backed Sunbird, White-throated Fantail, Malabar Trogon, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Malabar Parakeet, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, and Malabar Whistling Thrush, with Forest Wagtail and Indian Pitta in the kitchen! At night hear the calls of Oriental & Collared Scops Owls, Brown Wood Owl and Brown Fish Owl from the trees above. Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Spot-bellied Eagle Owl etc.

Best beaches of Goa with local Goan food and Portuguese cultural sites.

Stay: many options at Baga beach; Backwoods Camp; Montego Bay beach resort. Nights: 4-10 days

Recommended duration of the above trip 4-10 days
This tour may be combined with birding in Gujarat and South India

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