Benaulimrsquos water bodies attract migratory birds

  • | Monday | 1st April, 2019

“These migratory birds are vegetarian, and live on aquatic plants,” she said, explaining that once these plants are removed, the birds are forced to find new spots. He says there are plenty of birds like cormorant, darter, purple heron, oriental white ibis, whistling duck, purple moorhen, Asian openbill stork, peafowls besides migratory birds in the area. Colva: Naturalists and birding enthusiasts believe there is potential to promote some of Goa’s hinterlands for birdwatching, especially during peak tourist season. I take them to various spots in Benaulim and they are thrilled to see such a wide variety of birds,” says Shiva.But senior citizen, Agnelo Fernandes, from Benaulim thinks otherwise. The large number and variety of migratory birds visiting the state is firing up nature lovers.Benaulim, in the south, seems to be high on the scale for birds on their onward flight to other geographies.The village boasts plenty of water bodies and fields.Shiva Mandre organizes birdwatching for tourists early in the mornings, beginning at 6.30am.

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