Friday, 30 January 2009

Goa 10th-25th Jan 2009

A superb opportunity to study species such as Pallid Harrier, Brown Shrike and Pacific Golden Plover. Instead of admiring another multicoloured forest bird, I found myself preferring to chase invisible Blyth’s Reed Warblers and the like. Must however admit to being bowled over when a Malabar Pied Hornbill slipped into view, and Pomadour Green Pigeon is superb – especially it’s eerie song. All in all a great trip. Email for info on species/sites. Click on highlighted species for photos. Vital stats: 6000 photos, c260 species, 2 weeks and 1 horrendous insect bite.

11th: Hotel Beira Mar
12th: Candolim and Baga Hill
13th: Charao Island and Maem lake
14th: Morjim Beach and Fort Aguada
15th: Saligao and Carambolin Lake
16th:Dona Paula/Santa Cruz and Baga Fields
17th:Arpora, Siolim and Morjim Beach
18th:Backwoods Camp
19th: Backwoods Camp
20th:Backwoods Camp
21st:Bondla Zoo and Backwoods Camp
22nd:Backwoods Camp, Carambolin Lake and Hotel Beira Mar
23rd:Hotel Beira Mar and Charao Island
24th:Zuari River, Goa Velha and Hotel Beira Mar

Grey Junglefowl
Indian Peafowl
Lesser Whistling Duck
Ruddy Shelduck
Cotton Pygmy Goose
Spot-billed Duck
Rufous Woodpecker
White-bellied Woodpecker
Heart-spotted Woodpecker
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Black-rumped Flameback
Greater Flameback
Brown-headed Barbet
White-cheeked Barbet
Crimson-fronted Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet
Malabar Grey Hornbill
Malabar Pied Hornbill
Malabar Trogon
Indian Roller
Blue-eared Kingfisher
Stork-billed Kingfisher
White-throated Kingfisher
Black-capped Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Blue-bearded Bee-eater
Little Green Bee-eater
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Asian Koel
Greater Coucal
Vernal Hanging Parrot
Alexandrine Parakeet
Ring-necked Parakeet
Plum-headed Parakeet
Malabar Parakeet
Indian Swiftlet
White-rumped Needletail
Brown-backed Needletail
Asian Palm Swift
Little Swift
Pacific Swift
Crested Treeswift
Oriental Scops Owl
Brown Wood Owl
Spotted Owlet
Brown Hawk Owl
Sri Lanka Frogmouth
Feral Pigeon
Mountain Imperial Pigeon
Spotted Dove
Emerald Dove
Pompadour Green Pigeon
White-breasted Waterhen
Ruddy Breasted Crake
Purple Swamphen
Black-tailed Godwit
Spotted Redshank
Marsh Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Wood Sandpier
Terek Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Temminck's Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Greater Painted Snipe
Black-winged Stilt
Pheasant-tailed Jacana
Bronze-winged Jacana
Small Pratincole
Pacific Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Greater Sand Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Kentish Plover
Lesser Sand Plover
Yellow-wattled Lapwing
Red-wattled Lapwing
Pomarine Skua
Arctic Skua
Pallas's Gull
Steppe Gull
Heuglin's Gull
Brown-headed Gull
Lesser Crested Tern
Black-headed Gull
Slender-billed Gull
Great Crested Tern
Sandwich Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Black-shouldered Kite
Black Kite
Black-eared Kite
Brahminy Kite
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Short-toed Eagle
Crested Serpent Eagle
Black Eagle
Marsh Harrier
Pallid Harrier
Montagu's Harrier
Crested Goshawk
Oriental Honey-buzzard
White-eyed Buzzard
Indian Spotted Eagle
Booted Eagle
Rufous-bellied Eagle
Crested Hawk-eagle
Mountain Hawk-eagle
Little Grebe
Oriental Darter
Little Cormorant
Indian Cormorant
Little Egret
Indian Pond Heron
Great White Egret
Intermediate Egret
Eastern Cattle Egret
Western Reef-heron
Grey Heron
Asian Openbill
Purple Heron
Striated Heron
Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
Black-headed Ibis
Wooly-necked Stork
Lesser Adjutant
Indian Pitta
Asian Fairy Bluebird
Blue-winged Leafbird
Golden-fronted Leafbird
Brown Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike
Rufous Treepie
House Crow
Indian Jungle Crow
Ashy Wood-swallow
Indian Golden Oriole
Black-naped Oriole
Black-hooded Oriole
Black-headed Cuckoo-shrike
Small Minivet
Scarlet Minivet
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike
White-throated Fantail
Black Drongo
Ashy Drongo
White-bellied Drongo
Bronzed Drongo
Spangled Drongo
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Black-naped Monarch
Asian Paradise Flycatcher
Common Iora
Large Woodshrike
Common Woodshrike
Malabar Whistling Thrush
Orange-headed Thrush
Tickell's Thrush
Nilgiri Blackbird
Brown Flycatcher
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher
Brown-breasted Flycatcher
Taiga Flycatcher
Verditer Flycatcher
White-bellied Blue Flycatcher
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
Indian Blue Robin
Oriental Magpie-robin
White-rumped Shama
Indian Robin
Siberian Stonechat
Pied Bushchat
Chestnut-tailed Starling
White-headed Starling
Brahminy Starling
Rose-coloured Starling
Common Myna
Jungle Myna
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
Black-lored Tit
Grey-throated Sand Martin
Wire-tailed Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow
Streak-throated Swallow
House Martin
Grey-headed Bulbul
Black-crested Bulbul
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Red-vented Bulbul
White-browed Bulbul
Yellow-browed Bulbul
Black Bulbul
Grey-breasted Prinia
Plain Prinia
Ashy Prinia
Zitting Cisticola
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Clamorous Reed Warbler
Common Tailorbird
Green Warbler
Western Crowned Warbler
Puff-throated Babbler
Indian Scimitar-babbler
Dark-fronted Babbler
Jungle Babbler
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta
Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark
Malabar Lark
Oriental Skylark
Short-toed Lark
Thick-billed Flowerpecker
Pale-billed Flowerpecker
Plain Flowerpecker
Purple-rumped Sunbird
Crimson-backed Sunbird
Purple Sunbird
Lotan's Sunbird
Crimson Sunbird
Little Spiderhunter
House Sparrow
Forest Wagtail
White-browed Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Paddyfield Pipit
Richard's Pipit
Blyth's Pipit

No comments: