Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Chorao

DESCRIPTION:

Covering an area of approx 1.8 sq km, the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is located on the Chorao islands. Named after the world famous ornithologist, the park is located on a beautiful island which has not dropped any of its old Portuguese charm complete with villas and Churches which are white-washed. Covered by exquisite greenery which includes mangrove vegetation and washed by a network of mini river streams and tributaries the sanctuary plays host to a variety of birds such as eagles, kites, kingfishers, egrets, parrots, cormorants, herons etc. Coots and Pintails visit during the winter season. Apart from the Bird Kingdom, the Sanctuary also plays host to animals like crocodiles, jackals and otters.