Bird Watching in Andaman Island
Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been major attractions for bird watching and ornithologists because of its rich, unique and endemic biodiversity. It is a birding paradise with around 270 species of which 39 are endemic, the State Bird of the Andaman is the Andaman Wood Pigeon.
Birding is one of the silent adventure activity that simply shouldn’t missed during your Andaman vacation. Bird watching is your lifetime ticket to the theatre of nature as you watch birds in their natural environment.
If you enjoy wild birds watching start by getting down to Port Blair for the rare species of birds found in this islands.
The notable areas visited during the Andaman Endemic Birding Tour are:
Anybody who loves birds must plan to trip to Chidiya Tapu of Andaman. It is also stated to as the Bird Island. Chidiya Tapu is situated 25Km away from Port Blair. Chidiya Tapu is recognised for wide group of birds such as Drongos, Hanging Parrot, Long Tailed and Red Breasted Parakeets, Emerald Dove, Green Pigeons etc.
It is a small uninhabited Island located near Baratang jetty. What makes it attractive for tourist is the mystery that this island holds, which calls thousands of parrots every evening. On this lovely island each evening thousands of parrots flock together and roost here. They leave this island next morning. This island is now a roosting ground for many parakeets, the birds that come to Parrot Island are called parakeets as they are varied groups.
Its natural charm and beauty attracts lot of visitors. The avifauna of the park is very rich and diverse due to dense forests. The greenery everywhere provides you immense feel that you are in a deep forest. One can have a glimpse of different kinds of birds from this point. Watch the beautiful birds in their natural habitat and be mesmerised by their divine beauty. The park is also a butterfly hotspot.
Few other spots for bird watching are:
Wandoor and Jolly Buoy Islands, Havelock Island and Diglipur.
Blessed with forests, mangroves and plentiful species of birds, hear the constant chirruping and sights of birds found in every shape, size and colour in Andaman. Their early morning calls are especially worth watching. Don’t miss it.
Please let me know the following:
1. Is there any accommodation near to Mount Harriet National Park?
2. Is there any accommodation near to Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve?
3. How to reach / visit Narcondam Island?