Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panaji

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Near Ribandar Ferry, Chorao, Goa 403102, India, Panaji
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-8322229701
  • Ticket Price: 10 INR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids
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About Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Panaji

A mere 15 minutes over water by the Ribandar ferry crossing takes you to Chorao Island, possibly the country's greatest bird sanctuary. Kingfishers, eagles, cormorants, kites, and woodpeckers are not the only creatures you'll see here, but also otters and foxes and crocs. The island itself is a mangrove swamp, a thriving ecosystem. Crisscrossing these are small water-channels, which, if bird watching isn't your thing, you can journey through in a boat. Altogether the island is a tiny place, only 1.8 kilometres in area. Visit either early in the morning or 2 hours before sunset.

Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Ticket Prices

  • The ferry ride over, by the Goa Forestry Department, costs Rs. 900 in total, or Rs. 75 per person.
  • Foreigners : Rs 100

How To reach Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary by Public Transport

  • Drive to here, take a bus, or take a taxi.

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  • I enjoyed walking inside the muddy forest through the long stretch of mangrove trees,calm & scenic beauty around.We got to see many crabs,tiny fishes,snails and few birds :-). We reached around 10:30am. It is preferred to visit early morning,as earlier is the better since bird sanctuary open's at 6:00am and winter season is best time to find more bird specimens. Place will be loved by nature lover specially.If person who is not found of nature will be bore on not seeing many birds around by visiting late.

  • Awesome place with good atmosphere... The drive to this place is a awesome experience... Calm and cool place... Have to take your car in ferry... It was an amazing experience... Took jeep 4X4 to this place. Had fun driving....

  • It is a small but good place to visit. You have to visit only in the morning to watch birds. If you go in the afternoon or evening, you may not find any birds. The boat trip is also organized in the morning itself. It is very nice mangrove forest with lot of small crabs everywhere. The entire pedestrian path is filled with crab holes. It is a medium sized island. There is a free ferry service throughout the day to carry people across the mandovi river.

  • Its a beautiful place for bird watching. The government boat ride is really peaceful and good. Kindly carry a good lens (400 mm plus) for a good photography experience. Also visit in the mornings or during low tide when the burds are out feeding.

  • First of all there are no birds in the park. We couldn't see even one. But the park environment is very good. It's like thick Forest. There is a bird watch tower but it is not maintained well. It's almost 2km walk inside. The will be many small crabs, frogs, snakes...etc. this is an island. There is boat service from ribander jetty which is free for anyone.

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