Bird Watching in Andaman:
Bird watching Andaman, or birding is one of the silent adventure activities that simply shouldn’t missed during your Andaman Vacation. As they say, bird watching is your lifetime ticket to the theatre of nature. You can watch a silent drama unfold in front of you eyes as you watch birds in their natural environment.
Bird watching is a passion that actually converts humans into migratory species who head out to the jungles and swamps in search of the most exotic species and then migrate back home when their eyes and hearts are content. It requires patience, the right climate, surroundings, season and a little bit of luck to make your birding in Andaman a success.
Where to go
The wetlands in Port Blair in Andaman is home to several species of birds including endemic ones. (Endemic birds are those that belong to the region). It has easy access from Port Blair and provides an amazing view of local flaura and fauna.
Chidiya tapu (The Island of birds) is also called the “Paradise of Photography”. It is one of the best places in Andaman to get sunset shots and view local bird species amidst unspoiled nature.
What to expect
Andaman Nicobar Islands has over 270 species of birds of which 14 species are endemic. If you get lucky while birding, you’ll be able to catch the sight of the Common Moorhen, Purple Moorhen, Lesser Whistling Teal, Andaman Teal, Cotton Teal, Large Egrets, Medium Egrets, Small Egrets, White bellied Sea Eagle, White breasted Kingfisher, Andaman Green Pigeon Andaman treepie, Andaman drango, Racket-tailed drango, blacked napped oriole, Scarlet Minivets, Green Imperial Pigeon, Glossy staling, Andaman cuckoo, Sun birds, Andaman bulbuls, and spotted woodpeckers, all making excellent early morning calls and whistles.
Best Places for Bird Watching in Andaman:
1: Shippighat, Mount Harriet, Ferrar Gunj & Chidiyatapu (Port Blair)
2: Swaraj Dweep (Havelock)