Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
Bondla is one of the most frequented birding hotspots in Goa. It is one of the first choice among visiting birders looking to get a glimpse of Goa's bird life. This is one place where birding is relatively easy with the forest not too dense. The forest inside and the plantations and open spaces outside it makes for a good variety of forest as well as non-forest species. Despite being one of the smallest wildlife sanctuaries in the state it has a very rich bird life. The sanctuary also encompasses a zoo.
Key Species: White-browed Bulbul, Brown-headed Barbet, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Grey-fronted Green Pigeon, Dusky Crag martin, Blue-faced Malkoha, White-naped Woodpecker, Verditer Flycatcher, Vernal Hanging Parrot, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, Malabar Trogon, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Indian Paradise Flycatcher, Dark-fronted babbler, Flame-throated Bulbul, Yellow-browed Bulbul, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Bronzed Drongo, Golden-fronted Leafbird.
Inclusions: Naturalist fees, GST.
Exclusions: Bottled Water. Sanctuary entry tickets, Breakfast and travel to the location is not provided in the trip cost but both can be organized at an additional cost. The zoo has a separate entry ticket which is not included in the trip cost and will have to be borne by the participant if he/she wishes to visit the zoo.
Charges: ₹3000 (upto 4 people)
₹500 per extra person
Start time: 7.00 am
Things to carry: Binoculars, Cap/Hat, Sunscreen, Shoes, Insect repellent, Camera(optional), Refillable Water bottle.