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Keith and Rhian arrive

Our last lie-in for a couple of weeks. Our friends Keith and Rhian arrive today, here from Gibraltar for two weeks birding. We have all the bird spots to re-visit. Keith is on a quest to bring his life list up to 1000 – he needs 164 lifers and has two weeks to do it. […]


The humidity seems to have all but disappeared today. Beach day and had my customary walk along the beach as far as the beached tanker the River Princess. Seemed fairly quiet today, perhaps it’s getting to the end of the European tourist season. Shanu tells us that the folks fromMumbai keep coming until the end […]

Fort Aguada and goodbye to Alan and Yvette

Our last day birding with Alan and Yvette as they return home to the UK tomorrow A fairly quiet start to the day at Fort Aguada but it seems that quality rather than quantity was the order of the day. Red Spurfowl was flushed by a roaming dog and there were lots of Indian Peafowl […]


A hot, humid, misty morning. There were people at the spring already when we arrived there, people in and out of the bushes doing their morning ablusions – no sign of the Brown Wood Owl nearby. The spring is the source of the local villagers water but according to the local paper is getting contaminated […]

Carambolin Lake

An early start with Shanu picking us up at 5.30am and we headed off to Carambolin Lake which is supposed to be one of the top birding spots in Goa. Sunrise found us on one of the viewing platforms and getting our first views of Lesser Whistling Ducks with plenty of egrets and pond herons […]