WELCOME TO BIRD FESTIVAL OF GOA
State of Goa due to its varied Landscape ranging from Western Ghats in the east to coastal areas in the west with numerous wetlands, lateritic plateaus, mudflats and mangroves, in between is a hotspot for avian diversity. More than 450 species of birds have been reported in Goa so far. Due to presence of endemic western ghats bird species and numerous resident & migratory wetland bird species, Goa is one of the much sought place for birding enthusiasts, bird photographers & Ornithologists. Several important bird areas like Carambolim lake, Navelim wetlands, Raia-Curtorim wetlands along with 06 protected areas of state including Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chorao are rich in avian diversity. In order to create awareness among public, school & college students regarding the importance of conserving birds & its habitats and to promote rich avian diversity of Goa, Bird Festival is being celebrated every year by Forest Department of Goa.