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Birds of Goa
A photographic trip report

All of these photographs were taken during a visit to Goa from 17th February to 3rd March 2002.
We stayed at the Lagoa Azul resort at Little Baga in Arpora, which is on the north west bank of the River Baga about a mile from the coast at Baga. The well known Baga fields are a few minutes walk away, across a rickety wooden footbridge over the river, while the westernmost track up Baga Hill is about 20-30 minutes walk away. It is possible to see 50-100 species of bird without even leaving the hotel grounds.
Click here for my map of the area.

This amends previous maps considerably as new building works have obliterated some dykes and salt pans can be filled in and new ones dug out.
Click on any thumbnail below for a larger image, some with additional pictures and descriptions.

Brown Shrike
  Long-tailed Shrike
      Green Bee-eater

White-bellied Blue Flycatcher
  Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
      Green Bee-eater

Ashy Drongo (2)
  Black Drongo

House Crow
  Jungle Crow
      House Sparrow

Grey Junglefowl
  Malabar Grey Hornbill
      Oriole?

Rock Pigeon
  Greater Painted Snipe
      juvenile Munia?

Black Kite
  Brahminy Kite


Osprey
  White-bellied Sea-Eagle

Rufous Treepie
  Asian Koel
      Banded Bay Cuckoo

Greater Coucal
  Common Hawk Cuckoo?

Indian Pitta



Orange-headed Thrush

Golden Oriole
  Plum-headed Parakeet
      Leafbird

Golden Oriole
  Purple-rumped Sunbird
      Indian Roller

Wire-tailed Swallow
  Red-rumped Swallow (2)

Jungle Babblers (2)



Common Myna
  Rosy Starling

Stork-billed Kingfisher
  White-throated Kingfisher (3)

Pied Kingfishers (pair)
  Common Kingfisher

Plain Prinia?
  Tawny Pipit?


White-browed Wagtail
  Pied Bushchat


Indian Robin
  Magpie Robin

White-cheeked Barbet
  2 Coppersmith Barbets

Red-vented Bulbul
  Red-whiskered Bulbul

Marsh Sandpiper
  Slaty-breasted Rail
        Red-wattled Lapwing

Greenshank
  Common Sandpiper

Links to further pages will be here when they are added.
Where I have put a query after the name I am not certain of the correct identity.
any help would be appreciated.
Thanks to Chris Wilkinson for his help with identification both on the trip and afterwards.

Sea Birds of Goa

Created 17th March 2002.
Updated 9th June 2002.

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Cattle Egret (2)
      Little Heron


Intermediate Egret
  Little Egret
      Little Cormorant

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