Goa - Birding Trip List

23rd-30th January 2004

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House Crows - The first species to get on our trip list.  Seen almost everywhere in the coastal region.  Photo DMF

Species List

Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica	c100, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus	c10, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata			1, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Northern Pintail Anas acuta			1, Carambolim Lake, 24/1, 1000s, Chorao I, 25/1.
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos			4, Maem Lake, 25/1.
Barred Button-quail Turnix suscitator		3, Morjim Beach, 25/1.
Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus		1, Backwoods, 27/1.
White-bellied Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis	2, Backwoods, 27 & 28/1.
Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense	2, Morjim Beach, 25/1; several Backwoods.
Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus	1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Heart-spotted Woodpecker Hemicircus canente	3, Backwoods, 27 & 28/1.
Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica		2, Backwoods, 28 & 29/1.
White-cheeked Barbet Megalaima viridis		1, Maem Lake, 25/1; 1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Crimson-fronted Barbet Megalaima rubricapilla	3, Backwoods, 27 &28/1.
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala	Common in woods. The repeated 'bop' call often heard.
Malabar Grey Hornbill Ocyceros griseus		Fairly common Backwoods.
Malabar Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus	Fairly common Backwoods.
Hoopoe Upupa epops				1, Carambolim Lake, 24/1; 5, Dona Paula, 26/1; 1, Backwoods, 28/1.
Malabar Trogon Harpactes fasciatus		6, Backwoods 26 & 27/1.
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis		1, near Panjim, 26/1.
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis			Singles seen throughout.
Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting		2, Backwoods, 27/1.
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erithacus	1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon capensis	1, Baga River, 23/1; 2, Backwoods, 29/1.
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis	Common.
Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata		1, Baga Fields, 29/1.
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis			2, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis		Common.
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus	Common.
Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris		1, Morjim Beach, 25/1.
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea			Fairly common.
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis		1, Carambolim Woods, 24/1; 3, Backwoods, 27 & 28/1.
Vernal Hanging-parrot Loriculus vernalis	7, Backwoods, 27, 28 & 29/1.
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri		Heard, Baga Fields, 23/1.
Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala	Fairly common.
Malabar Parakeet Psittacula columboides		8, Backwoods, 27 & 28/1.
Indian Swiftlet Collacalia unicolor		Common.
White-rumped Needletail Zoonavena sylvatica	2, backwoods, 27/1; 6, Baga Fields, 29/1.
Asian Palm-swift Cypsiurus balasiensis		Common.
House Swift Apus affinis			6 over Apora Forest, 26/1.
Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata		4, Backwoods, 27 & 29/1.
Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia			2, Backwoods, 28/1.
Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica		1, Saligao Zor, 24/1.
Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata 			1, Carambolim Woods, 24/1; 3, Backwoods, 28/1.
Sri Lanka Frogmouth Batrachostomus moniliger	2, Backwoods, 27/1.
Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus 		1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Jerdon's Nightjar Caprimulgus atripennis	1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Rock Dove Columba livia				Common.
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis		Common.
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis		1, Baga Fields, ??
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica			1, Backwoods, 28/1.
Pompadour Green Pigeon Treron pompadora		6, Backwoods, 27, 28 & 29/1.
Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia		2, Backwoods, 27/1.
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus	4, Baga Fields, 23, 24 & 29/1.
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio		Common, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus		6, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Common Coot Fulica atra				Common, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura			1 flying, Baga Fields, 24/1.
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus			20, Chorao Island, 25/1.
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata		1, Carambolim Marsh, 24/1; 2, Chorao I, 25/1.
Common Redshank Tringa totanus			2, Carambolim Marsh, 24/1; 3, Chorao I, 25/1; 20, Panjim Saltpans, 26/1.
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis		2, Baga Fields, 23/1; 1, Carambolim Marsh, 24/1; 1, Chorao I, 25/1; 1, Tikanem, 25/1.
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia		Baga Fields, Carambolim Marsh, Chorao Island, Panjim Saltpans.
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus			2, Baga Fields, 23/1.
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola			Baga Fields, Carambolim Marsh, Chorao Island.
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus			20, Carambolim Marsh, 24/1; 10, Chorao I, 25/1.
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos		Singles at Baga Fields, Carambolim Marsh, Tikanem, Panjim Saltpans.
Little Stint Calidris minuta			100,  Carambolim Marsh, 24/1; 20, Chorao I, 25/1
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii		2, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea		1, Panjim Saltpans, 26/1.
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis	8, Baga Fields, 23/1.
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus	20, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus		20, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 	1, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva		20, Chorao I, 25/1; 10, Panjim Saltpans, 26/1.
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola		4, Choroa I, 25/1.
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 		2, Baga Fields, 23/1; 4 Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus		1, Carambolim Marsh, 25/1; 50, Morjim Beach, 25/1; 20, Panjim Saltpans, 26/1.
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus		6, Morjim Beach, 25/1.
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii	6, Morjim Beach, 25/1.
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus		1, Morjim Beach, 25/1.
Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus	10, Dona Paula, 26/1.
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus		Common in suitable habitat.
Small Pratincole Glareola lactea		20, Carambolim Marsh, 24/1; 120, Morjim Beach, 25/1.
Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans		20, Morjim Beach, 25/1.
Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini			5, Morjim Beach, 25/1.
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus			20, Morjim Beach, 25/1.
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus		Common Morjim Beach, 25/1,  Chorao I, 25/1.
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A Brown-headed Gull in winter plumage, with a Sandwich Tern on Morjim Beach

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus		Common Morjim Beach, 25/1.
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica 		Carambolim Lake, 24/1; ??? River
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 		10, Morjim Beach, 25/1.
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus 		2, Carambolim Lake, 24/1;
Osprey Pandion haliaetus			1, Baga Fields, 24/1; 1, Tikanem, 25/1.
Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus	1, Baga Hill, 24/1; 1, Maem Lake, 25/1; 1, 2, Backwoods, 27 & 29/1.
Black Kite Milvus migrans			Common on coast.
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus			Common on coast.
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster	1, Baga, 23 & 24/1; 1 at nest, Apora Forest, 26/1; 1, Mandovi River, 25/1.
White-backed Vulture Gyps bengalensis		1, Backwoods raptor watch-point, 29/1.
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela		1, Baga Hill, 23/1; 2, Maem Lake, 25/1; 6, Backwoods, 27 & 29/1.
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus		4, Baga Fields; 2, Tikanem, 25/1; 3, Santa Cruz, 26/1.
Shikra Accipiter badius				Singles at Baga Fields, Maem Lake, Tikanem, Backwoods.
Besra Accipiter virgatus			1, Apora Forest, 26/1; 1, 1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Indian Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis	3, Backwoods, 27 & 29/1.
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina		1, Baga Fields, 23 & 24/1.
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga		1, Tikanem, 25/1; 1, Baga Fields, 26/1.
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus		Singles at Baga Fields, Apora Forest, Dona Paula, Backwoods.
Rufous-bellied Eagle Hieraaetus kienerii	2, Backwoods, 28/1.
Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus 	1, Baga Hill, 24/1; pair, Maem Lake, 25/1.
Mountain Hawk Eagle Spizaetus nipalensis	2, Backwoods, 28/1.
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus		1, Chorao I, 25/1.
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis		2, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster		4, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger		1, Carambolim Lake, 24/1; 2, Tikanem, 25/1.
Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis	3, Baga Fields, 23/1; 4, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Little Egret Egretta garzetta			Common in suitable habitat.
Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis		3, Mandovi River, 25/1.
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea			3, Carambolim Lake, 24/1; 2 Carambolim Marsh, 24/1; 2, Chorao I, 25/1.
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea			2, Carambolim Lake, 24/1; 3, Santa Cruz, 26/1.
Great Egret Casmerodius albus			Fairly common. 
Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia		1, Baga Fields, 23/1.
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis			Very common.
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii		Common.
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax	5, Morjim Beach, 25/1; 2, Baga Fields, 26/1.
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus		30+, Tikanem, 25/1.
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus	10, Chorao I, 25/1.
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia		1,  Chorao I, 25/1.
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans		18, Carambolim Lake, 24/1.
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus		8, Tikanem, 25/1; 8, Chorao I, 25/1 (the same birds?).
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus		2, Carambolim Marsh, 24/1; 1, Tikanem, 25/1; 1, Backwoods.
Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura			1, Backwoods, 29/1.
Asian Fairy Bluebird Irena puella		5, Backwoods, 28/1.
Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis	2, Backwoods, 27/1.
Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons	2, Apora Forest, 26/1; 7, Backwoods, 27 & 29/1.
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach		Singles common.
Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda		1, Apora Forest, 26/1; 6, Backwoods, 28/1.
House Crow Corvus splendens			Very common in coastal plain.
Large-billed Crow Corvus levaillantii		Common in forests.
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus			6, Baga Fields, 23/1.
Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus			Common in forests.
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus		Small numbers in forests.
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos	1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Black-headed Cuckooshrike Coracina melanoptera	1, Maem Lake, 25/1. 1 Backwoods ???
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus		1, Apora Forest, 26/1; common Backwoods.
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus		3, Backwoods, 27/1.
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus	1, Backwoods, 28/1.
White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola		1, Saligao Zor, 24/1.
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus		Common in open areas.
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus		Common in forests.
White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens	Singles at Maem Lake, Apora Forest, Backwoods.
Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus			1, Maem Lake, 25/1; 3, Backwoods, 27, 28 & 29/1.
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus		2, Backwoods, 28 & 29/1.
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus 9, Backwoods, 27, 28 & 29/1.
Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi	Singles in forests including white phase.
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia			Small numbers in forests.
Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus	1, Backwoods, 28/1.
Malabar Whistling Thrush Myophonus horsfieldii	1, Saligao Zor, 24/1.
Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina		1, Apora Forest, 26/1; common Backwoods.
Eurasian (Nilgiri) Blackbird Turdus merula	10, Backwoods, 27 & 28 & 29/1.
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica	1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui	1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva		2, Backwoods, 28 & 29/1.
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina		1, Backwoods, 28/1.
Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudata		1, Backwoods, 28/1.
White-bellied Blue Flycatcher Cyornis pallipes	3, Backwoods, 27 & 28/1.
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae	3, Backwoods, 27 & 28/1.
Oriental Magpie-robin Copsychus saularis	1, Morjim Beach, 25/1; 4, Backwoods, 27 & 28 & 29/1.
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus	6, Backwoods, 28/1.
Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata		1, Carambolim Lake, 24/1; 3, Dona Paula, 26/1.
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura		1, Carambolim Marsh 24/1; 6, Tikanem, 25/1; 1, Dona Paula, 26/1.
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata			6, Baga Fields, 23/1; 1, Dona Paula, 26/1.
Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus	10, Backwoods, 27 & 28/1.
Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum		4, Baga Fields, 23/1; 6, Morjim Beach, 25/1.
Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus		50, Baga Fields, 23/1.
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis		Common.
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus			Common.
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis		3, Backwoods, 27/1.
Black-lored Tit Parus xanthogenys		2, Apora Forest, 26/1.
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola, 		Backwoods raptor watch-point.
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica			Common.
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii		10, Baga Fields, 23/1; 2, Bolcombe Bridge, 29/1.
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica		Common.
Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola	6, Carambolim Lake, 24.1; 20, Maem Lake, 25/1.
Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus	1, Backwoods, 28/1.
Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus	7, Backwoods, 27 & 28/1.
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus		Common.
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer		1, Backwoods, 29/1.
White-browed Bulbul Pycnonotus luteolus		1, Carambolim Woods, 24/1; 2, Baga Hill, 24/1.
Yellow-browed Bulbul Iole indica		2, Backwoods, 28/1.
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus		14, Backwoods, 27 & 28/1.
Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii		1, Backwoods, 29/1.
Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis			1, Carambolim Marsh, 24/1.
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata			Widespread in scrub.
Blyth's Reed-warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum	Singles widespread.
Clamorous Reed-warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus	2, Baga Fields Marsh, 23/1.
Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata		1, Maem Lake, 25/1.
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius		1, Apora Forest, 26/1; 3, Backwoods, 27 & 29/1; 1, Beira Mar, 26/1.
Tickell's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis 	1, Baga Hill, 23/1.
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides	1, Apora Forest, 26/1; 1, Maem Lake, 25/1; 3, Backwoods, 27, 28 & 29/1.
Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis 5, Backwoods, 28 & 29/1.
Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps	Pairs seen in most wooded areas.
Dark-fronted Babbler Rhopocichla atriceps	1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus		20, Baga Hill, 23/1; ??? Backwoods
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala	10, Backwoods, 27 & 28/1.
Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark Eremopterix grisea	12, Dona Paula, 26/1.
Greater Short-toed Lark Caladrella brachydactyla 1, Dona Paula, 26/1.
Rufous-tailed Lark Ammomanes phoenicurus	2, Tikanem, 25/1.
Malabar Lark Galerida malabarica		2, Baga Fields, 23 & 29/1; 1, Tikanem, 25/1; 1, Dona Paula, 26/1.
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula			1, Tikanem, 25/1. 
Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile		1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor		1, Apora Forest, 26/1; 1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Purple-rumped Sunbird Nectarinia zeylonica	Common.
Crimson-backed Sunbird Nectarinia minima	4, Backwoods, 27 & 28/1. 
Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica		Common. 1 at nest Backwoods 28/1.
Loten's Sunbird Nectarinia lotenia		1, Apora Forest, 26/1; 2, Backwoods, 29/1.
Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja		1, Baga Hill, 23/1.
Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra	2, Backwoods, 27/1.
House Sparrow Passer domesticus			Common Panjim and airport.
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis 20, Tikanem, 25/1; 1, Backwoods, 27/1.
Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus		4, Backwoods, 27 & 28/1.
White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis	Widespread.
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava			6, Carambolim Lake, 24/1; 1, Tikanem, 25/1.
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea			1, Backwoods, 28/1.
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi			1, Tikanem, 25/1.
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii			1, Baga Fields, 23/1.
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus			4, Baga Fields, 23/1; 1, Tikanem, 25/1.
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris			2, Carambolim Lake, 24/1; 1, Tikanem, 25/1.
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis			1, Tikanem, 25/1.
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata		20, Baga Fields, 23 & 29/1; 6, Backwoods, 27/1.
Black-throated Munia Lonchura kelaarti		2, Backwoods, 27/1.
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata	8, Baga Fields, 23/1.
Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca		5, Baga Fields, 23/1; 2, Apora Forest 26/1.

Total - 230
Birds seen or heard by others in our presence:
Red Spurfowl, Indian Scimitar-babbler, Indian Blue Robin, Grey Jungle-fowl

 

Mammal List

Indian Grey Mongoose;  	1 23/1 Beira Mar Hotel, 2 26/1 Beira Mar Hotel
Indian Giant Squirrel; 	several at Backwoods
Indian Palm Squirrel; 	several at Backwoods
Black Faced Langur; 	several small groups in Arpora Forest 26/1 and Backwoods 
Bonnett Macaque ; 	29/1 Backwoods 
Fruit Bat sp. 		27/1 near Temple 
False Vampire Bat sp. 	27/1 near Temple 

Reptiles

Monitor Lizard sp.	1 26/1 Beira Mar Hotel
Rat Snake; 		1 28/1 Backwoods 
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Lesser Whistling Duck - Only seen at Carambolim Lake.  Photo - DMF

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