Goa - Birding Trip

Waders

23rd-30th January 2004

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Small Pratincole

A remarkably tame flock of about 120 bird occupied the upper beach at Morjim. We had earlier seen about 20 birds at Carambolim Marsh.

Photos - MCC

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Lesser Sand Plover

Samall numbers of Lesser and Greater Sand Plovers were present at Morjim Beach along with a lone Caspian Plover.

Photo - JER

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Caspian Plover

We were informed that this bird at Morjim Beach was the first record of this species for Goa although a trip report of a few years ago mentions one.

Photo JER

 

Greater Painted Snipe

Not at the usual place behind the Beira Mar but further north near the Hotel Cavala. There were nine altogether although we saw just eight - an amazing sight.

Photo - JER

 

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Marsh Sandpiper

This bird was seen by one of the ponds near the Baga River. Others were seen at Carambolim Marsh, Tikanem and Chorao Island.

Photo - JER

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Yellow-wattled Lapwing

The only birds we saw were at Dona Paula where we found ten.

Photo - JER

Terek Sandpiper

The first birds we saw were at Carambolim Marsh but this bird was one of a flock of ten at Charao Island. We also saw them at Panjim salt pans.

Photo - JER

 

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Pacific Golden Plover

We saw birds at Chorao Island and Panjim Saltpans. This bird was digiscoped at the latter.

Photo - JER

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