Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fees : Child: INR 10
Adult: INR 20
Boat Charges : 10 Seat: INR 750
12 Seat: INR 900
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Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a popular bird-watching area and one of the smallest protected areas in Goa. Named after a famous ornithologist Dr Salim Ali, it is located on the island of Chorao in Mandovi River. The sanctuary is accessible by a 15-minute ferry ride from Ribandar ferry wharf near Panjim. To spot the migratory birds, the best time to visit is during the winters from October to March.
Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is home to some common and unique marsh dwelling birds and animals. The sanctuary has paved walkways amidst the gorgeous estuarine mangroves that make bird watching a delightful experience. There is also a watchtower from where the birdlife can be observed at three levels - below canopy level, at canopy level and above the canopy level.