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Pitta, ants, snake

Up early and Shanu taxi’d us the short distance to Arpora Woods, arriving at 6.15am. Checked the Pitta (in the shitter) site first but no sign of the bird. Keith and Rhian were happily getting lots of new birds. Arpora Wood is definitely a morning rather than an evening site and there were some good […]

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 […]

Dona Paula

Arrived at Dona Paula as the sun was rising. The Ashy-crowned Sparrow Larks (target species) were elusive but Oriental Skylark was fairly quickly spotted and good views were had. We searched the rocky area for over an hour and a half without success then had a vote on whether or not to give it another […]

Maem Lake

A misty start at Maem Lake – a new location for us and a really nice mix of birds seen over the morning with 57 species seen – first tick of the day being a Large Cuckooshrike. We had good views of an Indian Jungle Nightjar (Grey Nightjar) roosting on a tree branch. A really […]

Beer and birding at the Beira Mar

Not content with the Zuari River trip in the morning and birding near Candolim in the afternoon we decided to give the Beira Mar Hotel another go in the evening. We enjoyed a well deserved beer to celebrate getting not 1 but 2 Chestnut Bitterns from the hotel terrace. Met up with Ray Turley and […]