This is Goa's only bird sanctuary, situated on the western tip
of the island of Chorao along river Mandovi near Panaji. It is 1.8 Sq Km in area.
A variety of local and migratory birds can be found on this island. The
sanctuary is named after one of India's most prominent ornithologists, Dr. Salim Ali.
From Panaji , one needs to take a bus or a cab to the
Ribandar ferry wharf and then take a ferry across the Mandovi river to
the island of Chorao. The sanctuary is within walking distance from the ferry
wharf at Chorao.