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Vigors's Sunbird

India: Goa

Sunbirds, Sea-Eagles and Sandplovers

15-day, small group birding tour exploring the diverse birdlife to be found in the beaches, mangroves, rivers, wetlands and superb endemic-rich tropical forests of this popular holiday destination.

Our three-centre tour is a thorough exploration of the west coast state of Goa, a former Portuguese enclave and popular winter sun destination. Beginning along the coast we will explore beaches, mangrove-lined tidal creeks, wetlands and wooded hills before moving inland where in the dense foothill forests at the base of the Western Ghats, one of the most ecologically-rich regions on earth, we can expect a new selection of species including a number of regional endemics. On foot and by boat we'll look for a selection of waders, waterfowl, gulls and terns including Pallas's Gull, White-bellied Sea Eagle, seven species of kingfisher including Collared and Oriental Dwarf, Indian Pitta, Great Pied Hornbill, Malabar Trogon, White-bellied and Heart-spotted Woodpeckers, Sri Lanka Frogmouth and Oriental Scops Owl.  We visit in winter when the climate is comfortable and resident species are accompanied by Palaearctic migrants and an abundance of butterflies, and with key areas easily accessible without any lengthy travel this is a relaxed and enjoyable tour that offers a good overview of southern India's peninsular species, and to Asian birding in general

Monday 2 December - Monday 16 December 2024

with Leio De Souza

Monday 1 December - Monday 15 December 2025

with Ramesh Zarmekar

2024: INR TBC / $ / £ / € (Goa/Goa)

Duration: 14 nights/15 days

Group size: min. 6 / max. 8 with 1 leader

Single room supplement: INR TBC / $ / £ / € 

Deposit: 20% of the tour price


The tour is priced in Indian Rupees (INR). Amounts shown in other currencies are indicative.

The tour price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • All meals and drinking water

  • Ground transportation

  • Services of a guide throughout

  • All birding and wildlife activities

  • Reserve entry fees

  • Tour info, pre-travel notes and checklists

Estimated flight costs: $ 900 / £ 700 / € 820 (to/from Goa)*

Estimated visa costs: $ 25 / £ 20 / € 25**

*Estimated flight costs are based on travel from UK/EU

**Estimated visa costs shown here are for a 30-day e-tourist visa for India.

More information on what's included

Read about our small group surcharges for groups of less than 6 participants

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