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Andaman Islands Endemic Birding Tour

Andaman Islands Endemic Birding Tour (5 Days)
From USD 1230

Located about 1100 kilomres from the Indian mainland and over 2 hours flying time, lies the group of the Andaman and Nicobar islands. This archipelago’s isolated location faraway from the mainland has made these islands worth exploring for its varied bird life & boasts of 21 endemics. These includes owls such as Andaman Hawk-Owl, Andaman Scops Owl, Andaman Barn Owl, Andaman Nightjar and the other species such as Andaman Serpent Eagle, Andaman Cuckoo-Dove, Andaman Wood Pigeon, Andaman Coucal, Andaman Treepie and the Andaman Bulbul among others. 

Day 1: Andamans
Arrive Port Blair by the morning flight. Meet & assist at the airport. We will bird around Mount Harriet National Park, a tropical moist evergreen forest. Should sight Andaman Woodpecker, Andaman Wood Pigeon, Andaman Cuckoo Dove, Andaman Crake, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Dollarbird, Collared Kingfisher, Brown Coucal, Alexandrine Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Pintail Snipe, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Andaman Treepie , Black-naped Oriole Andaman Drongo, Orange-headed Thrush, Olive backed Sunbird, White-headed Starling. 

Day 2: Andamans
Very early morning drive towards Sippighat, located to the South of Port Blair. The area is a marshy wetland and good for sightings of water birds & waders. Should sight the Andaman Scops Owl , Andaman Hawk Owl, Sunda Teal, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher , Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Brown Coucal, Red-breasted Parakeet, Oriental Scops Owl, Brown Hawk Owl, Edible nest Swiftlet, Common Snipe, Black-naped Tern, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Black-naped Oriole, Andaman Drongo , Orange-headed Thrush, Olive backed Sunbird. Thereafter proceed back to Mount Harriet to pick up those missed earlier. Return by evening. O/N at Bay Island or equivalent.

Day 3: Andamans
Morning trip to Chidiya Tapu, a patch of moist evergreen forest located to the South of Port Blair and excellent for birding. The track for birding starts 4 km before Chidiya Tapu and 2 km along the seashore forest. Should sight the Andaman Woodpecker, Andaman Crake, Andaman Treepie, Andaman Serpent Eagle, Black-naped Oriole, Andaman Drongo, Olive backed Sunbird, White-headed Starling, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Stork-billed Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Brown Coucal, Alexandrine Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet.

Day 4: Andamans
Birding at Farar Ganj & in the afternoon visit areas for endemics missed out during earlier trips.

Day 5: Depart
Drop to the airport after morning birding if required. Tour ends.

Departures

  • This trip can be arranged on any day of the week and can be tailor-made to suit individual requirements.
  • We do not run fixed departures.
  • This trip can be arranged for 1 to 12 persons.
  • For groups please mail us for special discounted rates.
  • Best time to do this tour is from August to April

Inclusions

  • Accommodation with all meals
  • All birding walks
  • Entrance fees to parks & sanctuaries
  • Transfers in Aircon car
  • Birding Guide
  • Taxes

 

 

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