Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

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Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
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A 15-minute ferry crossing takes you to one of India’s best known bird sanctuaries for a guided canoe trip around the bird-thronging marshes.
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tina dhawan
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India40 contributions
Friends
Amazing boat ride at Salim Ali bird sanctuary. Pls hire a boat from the ticket desk for INR 1000 for ten people . The round trip with the boat man who will show you the 5 types of kingfishers , waders, lesser adjutant storks, egrets , western reef herons et al all inclusive in the 1k. And this is for 10 people on the boat.
Word of caution - Do not hire Uday. He fleeces you. He charged us 3k for 2 people the first time. There is nothing he does over and above what the boatman shows and for a a fraction of the price.
Written 9 February 2022
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fozjon
Jaipur, India1,522 contributions
nice boat trip through the mangrove trees with the Birdman at the helm. We saw some amazing birds and it was a nice relaxing journey
Written 14 August 2021
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ashishdeora123
Jodhpur, India434 contributions
a good place for nature lover lots of birds here little difficult to reach here entry ticekt is 20 rs
Written 12 April 2020
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efmum
London, UK2 contributions
arriving on the island by ferry you pay the very small local fee to enter the reserve. We were greeted immediately by Uday who offered to take us on a guided boat tour of the mangrove. We'd arrived at 9am and despite fears we might have missed all the birds there were plenty to see. It was a delight. Uday was invaluable pointing out the various species.
We were a little stung by the suggested price - 1500 rupees each - so I advise negotiating how much to pay in advance of getting on the boat. We felt that 700 rupees would have been more appropriate.
Written 4 March 2020
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Anutaara
Goa, India7 contributions
The approach to the the sanctuary is not the best its an interesting walk through, i do advice mosquito repelant and plenty of it. you need to make sure your going at the right time when you can spot some birds .......at the very end of the trail you can chill by creek .
Written 11 February 2020
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Traveler Boy
24 contributions
Friends
It was really sweet and peaceful experience for me and my friends. It is mangrove forest located in goa.
Written 24 November 2019
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Rajinder Narang
New Delhi, India1,628 contributions
Friends
Was there at 7 am in time to see the sunrise and cross the river to go in a ferry to the bird sanctuary could see many birds even from the ferry on reaching the sanctuary met Uday Mandrekar who took us in a boat and gave us a great sighting he knows a lot about the birds and stopped at places from where I could take pictures we paid 140 for entry for two people and one camera and 750/ for the 90/mins boat ride which was an experience beyond words will let the pictures speak

Written 22 November 2019
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satyendra vaidya
Pune, India51 contributions
Being a regular visitor to Goa, this time we decided to something more than the beach circuit. The visit to the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Choaro Island started early morning. We reached the Riabandar Ferry Terminal at 0620 hrs to catch the second ferry of the day. The ferry charges INR 10 for vehicles, there are no charges for passengers. The ferries start at 0600 hrs and ply throughout till 0200 hrs.
On reaching the island we were met by our guide Mr Uday Mandrekar, a friendly person. He has considerable knowledge of the area, its flora and fauna, and he also owns a boat. He takes tourists around the island for bird watching for a fee. We paid the charges for the Sanctuary visit as well and after a hot cup of tea in the nearby stall we left for the boat boarding point which was a few kilometers away on the far side of the island.
We embarked the boat at the ferry point for an engrossing 90 plus minutes in the boat.
The ride is good for amateur birders and we did get to see quite a few birds. The most abundant amongst the sightings were the Brahminy Kites and their nests. We also saw a large number of Sandpipers and various Egrets, Herons (Pond, Green, and Night), White Throated Kingfishers, a solitary Darter and Asian Paradise Fly Catcher, a few Black Headed Ibis, some Common Red Shanks, Little Black Cormorants, Black Kites, a few varieties of sun birds, etc. The added attraction was a brief glimpse of a crocodile sunning itself on a nearby sandbar.
The boat ride in the quiet river was very relaxing too.
We finished the boat ride and decided to take the road in lieu of the ferry. The drive back through the fields was good with very little traffic till we reached the Highway.
All in all an engrossing morning.
Written 6 November 2019
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Apara
london10 contributions
We drove to the sanctuary rather than take the ferry and it was a picturesque journey. One can hire a private boat for the princely sum of Rs.750, which we did - there were 4 of us and while waiting for the boat, got to see kingfishers around us - a great start! The boat itself, while comfortable was really noisy and one does wonder if we might have seen more if it were quieter... but nevertheless, we had a great sightings of brahminy kites, ospreys, black ibis, sandpipers, kingfishers and for a bonanza, 1 crocodile!! It was a great morning out - peaceful, green and surrounded by nature. Definitely away from the beaten track and not what one thinks of when one says Goa!
Written 25 June 2019
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GitaBhukta
Chennai District, India668 contributions
Couples
Getting to the sanctuary itself is a novel experience. Get on to a ferry in your car and get transported to the island! Buy tickets at the entrance and get into the sanctuary. It is beautiful with mangroves everywhere, undisturbed. There are mounds of mud dug up by mud lobsters, the mudskippers and the many birds that are everywhere. If one sits silently in a place, a lot of birds can be seen. A couple of hours will fly once you are inside!
Written 7 May 2019
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