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List of species seen

Little Grebe

The only location that these were seen was at Carambolin Lake, where there were only about 6 birds

Little Cormorant

Only seen in small numbers, with most birds (~12) at the Carambolin Lake area

Darter

This Asian subspecies was seen in flight twice over the Beira Mar, and one on the floating vegetation of Carambolin Lake

Grey Heron

A surprisingly uncommon bird, with probably only half a dozen or so all week. 2 of the birds at Carambolin Lake were interesting, since they had a buffy edge to the forewings when sat

Purple Heron

As with the Grey Heron, only small numbers seen (7). One of the birds at Carambolin Lake was sunning itself, with wings turned almost in on themselves. A most unusual sight

[White Egrets]

[These are abundant throughout Goa. Once each of the species had been identified, it was too much hassle to continue to separate the species, so numbers are very approximate. All birds apart from a single Great White Egret were seen on the coastal lowlands]

Great White Egret

Particularly common on the flooded fields near Carambolin, where there were perhaps over 100

Intermediate Egret

The first one to be specifically identified was on the open fields opposite Baga Forest / Cabana Club entrance. Probably the least common of the 3 white Egrets

Little Egret

Again, most birds seem to have been in the Carambolin area

Western Reef Heron

6 separate birds were seen, all but one being dark phase, although it is likely that a lot of white phase birds were missed

Indian Pond Heron

Abundant in almost all coastal areas, with 3 in the Backwoods area

Cattle Egret

Abundant everywhere

Striated Heron

Only seen next to rivers - singles on the Baga River next to the Lagoa Azul hotel, Backwoods river stop, and Marina Douradha paddies

Night Heron

1 on the Baga River next to the Lagoa Azul hotel, and 3 over the Beira Mar at dusk

Cinnamon Bittern

2 males were directly below the pool balcony of the Beira Mar on the first visit, with one on the third visit. Both appeared as the light was starting to fade

Asian Openbill

6 birds flew from the Ciba-Geigy factory, with an additional 4 over Carambolin Lake

Woolly-necked Stork

The first 3 birds were circling over the Club Cabana entrance, with a further 20 over the Carambolin Owl wood, 14 of which landed in a nearby field, and 3 were at the Tikana lagoon (they flew off in the late afternoon)

Lesser Adjutant

The first 3 birds were picked up circling over the Carambolin Owl wood, and another 3 were feeding in the rice paddies at Tikana (they flew off in the late afternoon)

Glossy Ibis

A group of 44 was at Tikana Lagoon

Lesser Whistling Duck

Over 1000 on Carambolin Lake

Comb Duck

2 groups of 4 on Carambolin Lake, none of which were knobbed males

Cotton Pygmy-goose

About 40 birds were dotted around Carambolin Lake either in singles or small groups. Unfortunately, none of the males were in breeding plumage, although some of the birds in flight displayed the white and emerald green wing pattern

Pintail

Carambo1in Lake - 2 males

Garganey

About 20 at Carambolin Lake

Shoveler

1 female at Carambolin Lake

Osprey

Only one bird was seen perched from the bus on the return to the airport

Oriental Honey Buzzard

Both types were seen   dark coverts and rufous coverts. First was over the airport on arrival, with 1 displaying at Backwoods, 2 the next day over Backwoods, and 3 over Baga Forest

Black-shouldered Kite

What were presumably 2 birds were at Carambolin Owl site with one perched in the clearing where the taxi was parked, and then 2 on the wires next to the marsh

Black Kite

Very common on the coastal lowlands, with a great variation in depth of colour

Brahminy Kite

Very common in the coastal lowlands, with a good proportion being young birds

White-bellied Sea Eagle

The first bird was seen almost from the aeroplane, with another from the bus on the way to the hotel. Only 2 other birds were seen - at Baga Forest, where the massive nest could also be seen

Short-toed Eagle

1 over Baga Forest

Crested Serpent-Eagle

3 at Backwoods, 1 at Baga Forest, and 1 at Carambolin Lake. All birds were in flight

Marsh Harrier

4 in the Carambolin area, 2 at Maem Lake, and 1 at Tikana. Only 1 male amongst them

Crested Goshawk

1 over the large clearing at Tamdi Surla

Shikra

Seen fairly regularly, with a total of 7

White-eyed Buzzard

3 perched birds seen - 2 at Backwoods and 1 at Soligao Zor

Greater Spotted Eagle

A single adult bird repeatedly over the marsh next to the Carambolin Owl wood. This was an all dark bird with no primary flashes - much broader wings than Lesser Spotted

Lesser Spotted Eagle

The adult bird which was originally perched on a bush at Tikana flew to reveal the light coverts and body, contrasting with dark remiges and white primary base f1ashes

Bonelli's Eagle

An immature seen on a few occasions at Carambolin Marsh

Booted Eagle

4 over Baga Forest, 2 over Soligao Zor

Rufous-bellied Eagle

A rather shabby and poorly marked bird circled over the Backwoods camp

Kestrel

Single females at Baga and Baga Forest

White-breasted Waterhen

Beira Mar marsh (3), Fort Aguada (3), Soligao Zor (1), Baga River (I), Baga (1)

Ruddy-breasted Crake

1 kept under cover on one occasion in the wet marsh directly under the Beira Mar pool balcony, about 3/4 hour before dark

Purple Swamphen

Hundreds of the Asian spp at Carambolin Lake, and 1 on Beira Mar marsh

Moorhen ~100 at Carambolin Lake

Coot

~100 at Carambolin Lake

Pheasant-tailed Jacana

~50 at Carambolin Lake. None were in breeding plumage, although a few were slightly better marked, suggesting the onset of plumage change

Bronze-winged Jacana

~50 at Carambolin Lake. A stunning bird, which seems to glisten all over in the sun

Greater Painted Snipe

A mix of males and females in a group of about 6 were regulars under the pool balcony at the Beira Mar. They usually kept under cover of the bushes, usually venturing out as darkness fell

Small Pratincole

~50 birds flew very close in past Morji Beach; 3 were on a small causeway at Tikana Lagoon

Red-wattled Lapwing

Very common in most wet areas, and some dry, mainly on the coastal lowlands (although there were 2 near to Backwoods camp)

Pacific Golden Plover

Carambolin Owl site (at least 3 on flooded field); Tikana (~10 next to the lagoon)

Little Ringed Plover

2 on paddies in front of Marina Douradha

Kentish Plover

~20 at Morji Beach

Lesser Sandplover

~100 at Morji Beach

Greater Sandplover

~15 in amongst Lesser Sandplovers at Morji Beach

Pintail Snipe

~10 were with Common Snipe at Tikana, mainly well hidden on the ground. Flight views particularly showed distinctive lack of white trailing edge to wings and underwing pattern. Some eventually seen well on the ground

Common Snipe

~10 with Pintail Snipe at Tikana

Redshank

Small numbers (up to 12 in a day) seen in wet areas

Marsh Sandpiper

2 on paddies in front of Marina Douradha; 1 at Tikana

Greenshank

Up to 24 in a day

Green Sandpiper

Up to 3 in a day

Wood Sandpiper

Up to 3 in a day

Terek Sandpiper

The only one seen was on the Baga River next to the Lagoa Azul hotel on the first evening

Common Sandpiper

Up to 4 in a day

Yellow-legged Gull

~10 at Morji Beach

Heuglin's Gull

~20 of what is presumably a dark backed spp of Herring Gull at Morji Beach

Great Black-headed Gull

~10 at Morji Beach; c70 at Mandrum Beach, A good proportion were with black hoods

Brown-headed Gull

~20 at Morji Beach. These are not only distinctive in flight, but also on the ground. They are noticeably larger than Black-headed Gull when standing, with obvious white mirror on primaries, and more upright, "proud" stance. None with hoods

Black-headed Gull

Morji Beach (~100); Carambolin fields (~50)

Slender-billed Gull

Morji Beach (3); Mandrum Beach (3)

Gull-billed Tern

Regularly seen near both fresh and sea water, with highest numbers at the beaches (c60 in total)

Lesser Crested Tern

Apart from good numbers at the beaches (c40 in total), the only other birds were singles at Ciba-Geigy and Carambolin flooded fields

Sandwich Tern

Beaches (~20)

Common Tern

Morji Beach (1)

Little Tern

Morji Beach (~10)

Spotted Dove

The most common and widespread of the Doves, but stili in low numbers (highest 20 in a day)

Pompadour Green Pigeon

2 separate males at Backwoods

Mountain Imperial Pigeon

14 birds on or over the wooded hillside at Templa Surdi

Ring-necked Parakeet

Only seen for sure in the Baga area (4, including a mating pair near the hotel)

Plum-headed Parakeet

Both males and females seen fairly regularly in both uplands and lowlands (at least 15 identified, with many more flypasts)

Vernal Hanging Parrot

These Parrots are surprisingly small, ands usually zip through. 5 were seen at Backwoods, with 2 feeding only metres away on a flowering tree

Common Hawk Cuckoo

A juvenile was seen quite close to at Backwoods

Banded Bay Cuckoo  

A single bird landed quite close to in the Carambolin Owl wood

Asian Koel

Regular and in small numbers -  maximum no more than 6 in day. Usually heard rather than seen

Blue-faced Malkoha

2 at the Backwoods river stop were seen briefly flying over the track; a single bird at Soligao Zor was much more obliging

Greater Coucal

No more than 2 in a day on most days. They are usually shy and rather elusive

Barn Owl

1 at dusk at the Beira Mar

Spot-bellied Eagle Owl

Only the chick was seen at the Backwoods nest hole

Brown Fish-Owl

A single bird was in the nest in Baga Forest

Brown Wood-Owl

A pair of birds at Soligao Zor. One of the two was most impressive with a clean, light face and finely barred body and wings

Spotted Owlet

A pair at the nest hole in Carambolin Owl wood

Jungle Owlet

A single bird was roosting in Carambolin Owl wood, showing the more rufous plumage of the southern Indian form

Sri Lanka Frogmouth

Much smaller, but equally as odd, as expected, a pair of birds were huddled side by side at a stakeout in Backwoods

Grey Nightjar

A single bird was seen on subsequent nights at Tamdi Surla clearing, with further single birds found roosting through the day at Baga Forest and Maem Lake. The bird usually seems silent at dusk

Jerdon's Nightjar

More easily heard than seen, one was eventually located with a lamp at Tamdi Surla clearing

Indian Swiflet

Seen in small numbers at Backwoods (3), Morji (3), Beira Mar (5), and Soligao Zor (5)

Asian Palm Swift

Baga Fields (6); Maem Lake (6)

Little Swift

Backwoods (3); Baga (2); Tikana (6)

Malabar Trogon

A single bird was tracked down in Backwoods forest

Kingfisher

Up to 10 seen on most days (none at Backwoods)

Blue-eared Kingfisher

Apparently a difficult to see species, 1 was on the over water on the mainly dry river bed upstream from Tamdi Surla temple. Although the blue ear seems a subtle difference from Kingfisher, it seems a much more dapper bird

Stork-billed Kingfisher

3 sightings of possibly the same bird opposite Marina Douradha, 1 over Tamdi Surla river bed, 2 on the Baga River next to the Lagoa Azul on the last morning

White-breasted Kingfisher

Quite easily the most regularly seen Kingfisher, with up to 30 seen in various habitats each day (fewer in Backwoods area)

Black-capped Kingfisher

A single bird on Marina Douradha paddies, and what is apparently a regular on Beira Mar marsh on the third visit

Pied Kingfisher

Baga (3); Carambolin marsh (2); Tikana (2)

Blue-bearded Bee-eater

A difficult and irregular bird for the area   1 was seen at a clearing at Backwoods

Little Green Bee-eater

Very common, with up to 30 seen on almost every day

Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Beira Mar marsh (4); 1 from ferry from Morji Beach; 2 at Carambolin; Soligao Zor (5); Tikana (5)

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Flock of 9 over clearing at backwoods, and 2 close perched birds at Backwoods river stop

Indian Roller

At least 7 seen through the week on wires in open country

Hoopoe

Small numbers seen each day, mainly in the coastal lowlands (only 2 seen at Backwoods). Highest number about 12 birds, most in a feeding group, at Carambolin marsh

Malabar Grey Hornbill

3 pairs of 2 seen on separate occasions at Backwoods, including 2 in the camp

Malabar Pied Hornbill

A pair over Backwoods Forest while sitting at a river bed, and another pair over the camp

White-cheeked Barbet

These were only seen in the coastal lowlands area. 1 was on Baga Hill, 2 at Soligao Zor, and 2 in the Lagoa Azul vicinity on the last morning. What were initially thought to be 2 Brown-headed Barbets on the first day in the same area may have been White-cheeked - they were unfortunately not checked thoroughly enough, and the brown appearance of the head even of the latter could have caused confusion

Coppersmith Barbet

It is probable that this is the small Barbet of the lowlands, with Crimson-fronted in the Western Ghats. Singles were seen in Baga and Carambolin Owl wood area, with a concentration of at least 6 birds in one tree in Maem woods

Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker

A single bird was picked out in the canopy of Backwoods forest on the first walk

Rufous Woodpecker

As with the above, only one was seen, on the first outing into the Backwoods forest

Common Flameback

Conversely, far from the commonest Flameback seen, with only a single bird identified with any conviction

Black-rumped Flameback

Easily the most common woodpecker seen. 6 separate sightings in Backwoods, 1 seen better in Carambolin Owl wood, and 2 at Soligao Zor

Greater Flameback

Of the 4 or 5 possible birds seen fleetingly which were possibly this species, only 1 definite bird was identified. All possible birds were at Backwoods

Heart-spotted Woodpecker

This was probably the most enigmatic bird. It looks like a dwarf Pileated type bird, with an impossibly thin neck, and dapper plumage. 5 birds were seen at a distance near the canopy at Backwoods on the first full day, but the closest and best views were of a bird in lower and more open woodland on the second day at Backwoods

Indian Pitta

This is one of the most sought after species in Goa, and is certainly well worth the effort. We had heard many bad reports about the vile area that is as much an outdoor toilet as a bird site, but, apart from the odd pile worth avoiding, it wasn't nearly bad at the track side undergrowth that needs to be watched to see the Pitta. We saw the bird twice just after first light at around 7am, but a bird an hour later on the other side of the track may substantiate the claims for a second bird being present. We were surprised at how big the Pitta is in life, and its distinctive plumage makes the discomfort more bearable

Short-toed Lark

6 birds were seen on the first day on the open field at Baga

Malabar Lark

Once the Crested Lark type of call was taken notice of, this Lark was found to be reasonably easy to see, with a maximum of about 20 birds at Carambolin paddy fields. The birds seen were a lot less buff in colour than the books suggest for the region

Swallow

This was surprisingly not very common. Up to 20 birds were noticed at Baga on the first day, with very few subsequent to that

Wire-tailed Swallow

Quite a common hirundine, usually mixed in with the more numerous Red-rumped Swallows, and it was good to see that quite a few had the tail streamers. All birds seen were in the coastal lowlands, with a maximum of 20 in a day

Red-rumped Swallow

Quite easily the most common hirundine seen. maxima of 40 birds in a day were probably a lot lower than the actual amount of birds present

Streak-throated Swallow

These birds can be easily missed. About 12 birds were seen at two places - Carambolin marsh and Tikana lagoon. However, even though they were undoubtedly with the other hirundines all along, it was some time before they were noticed. Plumage seems to vary a great deal, and a good number of birds need to be watched before the characteristic rusty cap, pale rump, and throat streaking can be spotted

House Martin

Another species which unfortunately didn't receive much attention. 20 or so individuals were seen from the bus from the airport, and more were seen as the week progressed

Forest Wagtail

This is quite a unique Wagtail in some ways, since it generally difficult to see, has a strange slow motion gait, and wags its tail horizontally. We were lucky that one individual spent 2 days in Backwoods camp

White-browed Wagtail

All birds seen were in the coastal lowlands - Baga fields (3); Beira Mar marsh (2); Morji ferry (2); Baga (1); Tikana ferry (1); Carambolin (2)

Yellow Wagtail

Tikana (3); Carambolin Lake (2)

Grey Wagtail 3 birds seen in the Backwoods area

[Pipits]

[These were seen regularly throughout the week, and were in such numbers in some places, that once one or two were specifically identified, interest died and many were left unnoticed. Number against species are thus much lower than reality would have shown]

Oriental (Paddyfield) Pipit

One or two birds were identified on most days in the coastal lowlands

Richard's Pipit

1 or 2 identified on all days spent in the coastal lowlands

Tawny Pipit

2 birds were in fields between Morji and Mandrum beaches, and a second 2 on the open area above Soligao Zor woods

Black-headed Cuckoo-Shrike

All 3 birds seen were females - 2 in sparse woodland at Backwoods, and 1 at Maem Lake

Small Minivet

A mix of males and females - 5 at Backwoods in 3 days, and 4 at Baga Forest (including at least one juvenile)

Scarlet Minivet

2 males on the first day in Backwoods, and a pair on the second day there

Grey-headed Bulbul

This is another of those apparently difficult to catch up with species - singles were at the stream bed (Tamdi Surla) and Soligao Zor

Black-crested Bulbul

3 birds were on each of 2 days at Backwoods, and 6 in Baga Forest. All were of the local race which does not actually have a crest, but do have an obvious red throat

Red-whiskered Bulbul

This was one of the more common Bulbuls, and quite a character with its forward pointing crest and obvious red cheek patch and vent. Seen in small numbers (up to 6) at Backwoods, 2 were on Baga Hill and probably about 25 very active birds in a group at Maem Lake

Red-vented Bulbul

Backwoods forest (12,4,4), Carambolin woods, Maem Lake (3)

White-browed Bulbul

These are more of a lowland coastal species, and were only seen at Soligao Zor, where they are quite common (about 20 seen)

Yellow-browed Bulbul

These were only seen in the Backwoods area, and are reasonably common and usually vocal (20 in total)

Black Bulbul

Quite a few flying birds were identified by Pramod at Backwoods, but only one, at the top of a tree near the Spot-bellied Eagle Owl site, could be seen as Black Bulbul by the rest of the group

Blue-winged Leafbird

6 were in Baga Forest, and 1 at Soligao Zor. All but I were females, which have the diagnostic blue throat. Blue on the wings and tail was absent - a characteristic of this race

Golden-fronted Leafbird

4 separate birds were at Backwoods Forest

Common Iora

Small numbers (up to 5 in one day) were seen on most days  

Blue Rock Thrush

A single male was at the open fields between Morji and Mandrum Beaches

Malabar Whistling Thrush

An elusive bird was seen on the dry river bed at Tamdi Surla, with other calling (whistling) at Soligao Zor and the track at the Backwoods river stop

Orange-headed Thrush

This is a beautiful and daintily built thrush, with black and white facial stripes on the local subspecies. They are also very approachable, with all but one (at the Pitta site at Aguada) of the 16 or so seen being at Backwoods. 2 of these were regulars within the actual camp

Blackbird

This can be a surprisingly confusing species, since there is some variation in the possible subspecies present, and always the possibility of Tickell's Thrush. The brief version of Inskipp does not help wholly in separating these birds, and close inspection of the head pattern is needed, as well as overall structure. A mid grey bird in Backwoods camp was almost identical to the illustration of Tickell's Thrush, but had the larger jizz of Blackbird, and isolated yellow eye ring without darker cap. Another bird at Maem Lake was a darker slate grey, with black cap, and flash of yellow behind the eye. This was likely to be the Nilgiri Blackbird subspecies, which apparently has the potential for full species in the future

Grey-breasted Prinia

2 breeding plumaged birds were at the beginning of the track at the Backwoods river stop

Ashy Prinia

The most obvious of the Prinias when seen, 1 was at the Pitta site (Aguada), and a second at Tikana

Plain Prinia

The white supercilium and lack of white outer tail feathers help distinguish these from Jungle Prinia - Carambolin Marsh (1); Tikana reedbed (2)

Blyth's Reed Warbler

The first 2 birds were seen in Backwoods camp while eating breakfast, with ones and twos seen regularly in various habitats thereafter

Common Tailorbird

Baga fields (1); Backwoods (1 on each day); Carambolin wood (2)

Chiffchaff

2 separate birds were at Backwoods Greenish Warbler 2 separate birds at Backwoods, 1 on Baga Hill, and 2 in Baga Forest

Greenish Warbler

Only 2-3 birds seen in Backwoods area

Western Crowned Leaf-Warbler

These were regularly seen in Backwoods, with 10 on the first day, and singles on the second and third days

Asian Brown Flycatcher

1 in Backwoods Forest

Brown-breasted Flycatcher

2 separate birds were at Tamdi Surla dry river bed - characteristically near water

Red-breasted Flycatcher

Backwoods (4); Baga Forest (1); Carambolin Wood (1). Some of these were males, but all of the nominate (western) race seen in Europe

Verditer Flycatcher

1 was on the river bed at Tamdi Surla

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

3 singles each day at Backwoods

Bluethroat

1 female in a roadside ditch near the Marina Douradha hotel

Oriental Magpie Robin

Regularly seen every day, with some birds singing in prominent positions, with a maximum of 6 in a day. Most seen were males

White-rumped Shama

3 in Backwoods Forest on the first day

Indian Robin

Open fields between Morji and Mandrum Beaches (2 males and a female together); Carambolin area (1); Tikana (1)

Stonechat

2 pairs at Carambolin paddyfields; 1 pair at Tikana

Pied Bushchat

The white on the wings of the male can vary widely   some have none through to those with a large patch similar to Collared Flycatcher. Baga (1); open fields between Morji and Mandrum Beaches (3); Carambolin paddyfields (2); Lagoa Azul area (3)

White-throated Fantail

3 singles of the light-bellied, dark spotted race were on Baga Hill, Baga Forest, and Tikana

Black-naped Monarch

These are not quite as impressive as imagined from illustrations, being darker and at first resembling White-bellied Flycatcher. 3 separate birds were in Backwoods Forest

Asian Paradise-Flycatcher

Seen on every day apart from Baga Forest, 15 were seen in total. 5 light grey birds were seen, all with full tails, all others being rufous birds with short tails

Puff-throated Babbler

When first seen, these are reminiscent of Northern Waterthrush, in both looks and habits   Backwoods Camp (2); Baga Forest (l)

Tawny-bellied Babbler

Backwoods track river stop (3); Soligao Zor (1)

Dark-fronted Babbler

All birds seen at Backwoods Forest were of the dark capped spp (15,10,3)

Jungle Babbler

Backwoods (1,3,3); Soligao Zor (10)

Brown-cheeked Fulvetta

Backwoods (12,10,2); Baga Forest (2)

Black-lored Tit

Lagoa Azul (2); Baga Forest (2); Carambolin Wood (1); Soligao Zor (1); Maem Lake (1)

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

Backwoods - 3 on the first 2 days were near distant, but a pair on the third day were nest building and very approachable

Purple-rumped Sunbird

Very common and heard regularly - up to 30 seen on any one day

Crimson-backed Sunbird

Probably seen more commonly at Backwoods, many more than the 4 or so birds identified there were likely to be of this species, with 2 at Baga Forest the only ones identified elsewhere

Purple Sunbird

Seen every day except at Carambolin, with a maximum of 6 identified

Long-billed (Loten's) Sunbird

A male was in a clearing adjacent to Backwoods Forest

Little Spiderhunter

1 briefly on track at Backwoods river stop

Thick-billed Flowerpecker

Backwood river stop (1 on wires close in); Maem Lake (3)

Plain Flowerpecker

Tamdi Surla (4); Backwoods (1); Baga Forest (3); Soligao Zor (3)

Asian Fairy Bluebird

1 only at Backwoods Camp

Long-tailed Shrike

Small numbers seen on every day but one - maximum 3

Southern Grey Shrike

1 at Soligao Zor had less white in the wing than expected - confined to white fringes on median coverts and tertials

Golden Oriole

Seen every day in small numbers, apart from at Soligao Zor where there were around 20 sightings

Black-hooded Oriole

Backwoods (1,1), Carambolin Wood (1); Soligao Zor (2)

Large Woodshrike  

A flock of about 10 birds followed an earlier singleton

Common Woodshrike

Backwoods (1); Baga Forest (2)

Black Drongo

Very common in open areas, particularly in the coastal lowlands

Ashy Drongo

Another common Drongo, preferring more sheltered habitat in trees than Black, and probably the commonest Drongo in the Western Ghats

White-bellied Drongo

Backwoods (1); Soligao Zor (3)

Bronzed Drongo

Backwoods Forest (12,10)   usually within wooded areas

Hair-crested Drongo

Up to 3 in the open area near the minibus parking at Backwoods

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

At least 12 seen in Backwoods Forest - all with full racquets on tails

Ashy Woodswallow

Backwoods (4,3); Carambolin (1)

Rufous Treepie

Lagoa Azul area (1); Backwoods (2)

House Crow

Abundant

Large-billed Crow

Small numbers were at Backwoods, where it was the most common crow, with only 1 elsewhere (Lagoa Azul area)

Jungle Mynah

Common in the coastal lowlands, with up to 30 or 40 seen every day there

Common Mynah

Not common at all - Marina Douradha paddies (1 with Jungle Mynahs); 2 near Morji Beach; 2 near Baga

Chestnut-tailed Starling

4 birds at a clear area adjacent to Backwoods Forest

Brahminy Starling

Baga Fields (20); Beira Mar (10); open land between Morji and Mandrum Beaches (6); Morji Beach (2)

Rose-coloured Starling

Beira Mar (2); Fort Aguada (2); Soligao Zor (15)

House Sparrow

Baga Beach (6); Baga (6)

Chestnut-shouldered Petronia

Only seen at Backwoods - 2 each day

Baya Weaver

10 at the Soligao Zor clearing

 White-rumped Munia

Lagoa Azul area (2); Backwoods (6 each day); Soligao Zor (10)


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