Carambolim lake is one of the picturesque mand-made lakes in Goa. Once an even larger water body, it was cut into two parts by the Konkan railway track that passes throught it. The lake is rain fed and the stored water is used to irrigate the fields on the other side. With much of the fields lying uncultivated for the last few years, these have become good feeding grounds for many wintering birds that visit this area. The edge of the lake with lot of floating vegetation also is a good feeding ground for water birds. Beyond the fields is a vast stretch of mangroves which links to the Cumbharjua Canal where one can get certain Mangrove specific species like the Collared Kingfisher. This entire wetland presents a good mix of species from different niches.
Key Species: Pheasent-tailed Jacana, Bluethroat, Temminck's stint, Little Stint, Green-winged Teal, Eurasian Spoonbill, Osprey, Greater Spotted Eagle, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Snipe, Spotted Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Isabelline Shrike, Indian Roller, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Siberian Stonechat, Brown Hawk Owl, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Lesser Adjutant, Eurasian Marsh Harrier, Paddyfield Warbler.
Inclusions: Naturalist fees, GST
Exclusions: Bottled water, Breakfast and travel to the location is not provided in the trip cost but it can be organized at an additional cost.
Charges: ₹3000 (upto 4 people)
₹500 per extra person
Start time: 7.00 am
Things to carry: Binoculars, Cap/Hat, Sunscreen, Camera (optional), Refillable water bottle.