Birdwatching in Goa—Trip Report, December 2020
Goa has fantastic variety for birding. As well as the coastal wetlands, Western Ghats forests and inland marshes, the rocky laterite plateau provides a habitat for open-country and dry land birds. With beautiful scenery, friendly people, relaxing beaches, delicious seafood, and a great selection of bars and restaurants, it is ideal for any level of birder with or without non-birding family!
This short tour, staying at Nature’s Nest, in the Western Ghats on the periphery of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, followed by a few nights on the coast, with birding at sites including Carambolim Lake, Morjim Beach, and Socorro Plateau, produced a fine 226 species. Read the trip report to hear more about the Malabar Trogon, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Great Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Malabar Lark, Grey-necked Bunting, and much more.