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South Andaman Birding Expedition

Introduction

The sense of equanimity that the Andaman Islands shower on the travellers is breathtaking and recharges one’s body and mind. Every year many people plan a vacation to the sandy beaches of Andaman in search of solitude, natural beauty and adventure but very few are aware that the Andaman Islands are known as the paradise of Birds. It is said that the Andaman Island is home to 270 species of birds including migratory and endemic birds. Every year many species of birds migrate to these enchanted islands and travellers can enjoy bird photography which in itself is a soulful experience. In this blog, we will discuss ideal locations to go for bird watching in Andaman, best season to go for bird watching and different species of the birds.

Number of endemics: 29

16 Species endemic to the Andaman islands:

Andaman Serpent-eagle Spilornis elgini,
Andaman Crake Rallina canningi,
Brown Coucal Centropus andamanensis,
Andaman Scops Owl Otus balli,
Hume’s Boobook Ninox balli,
Andaman Barn Owl Tyto dereopstorffi,
Andaman Nightjat Caprimulgas andamanicus
Narcondam Hornbill Aceros narcondami,
Andaman Woodpecker Dryocopus hodgei,
Andaman Drongo Dicrurus andamanensis,
Andaman Treepie Dendrocitta bayleyi,
Andaman Sharma Copsychus albiventris,
Andaman Cuckooshrike Coracina dobsoni,
Andaman Flowerpecker Dicaeum viriscens

8 Species endemic to the Nicobar islands:

Nicobar Scrubfowl Megapodius nicobariensis,
Nicobar Imperial-pigeon Ducular nicobarica,
South Nicobar Serpent-eagle Spilornis minimus,
Nicobar Sparrowhawk Accipiter butleri,
Nicobar Scops Owl Otus alius,
Nicobar Parakeet Psittacula caniceps,
Nicobar Bulbul Hypsipetes nicobariensis,
Nicobar Jungle Flycatcher Cyornis nicobaricus


5 Species endemic to the two island groups:

Andaman Woodpigeon Columba palumboides,
Andaman Green PigeonMegapodius nicobariensis,
Andaman Cuckoo-dove Macropygia rufipennis,
Andaman Boobook Ninox affinis
White-headed Starling Sturnia erythropygia
Complete Checklist
 
Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolor 
Lesser Whistling DuckDendrocygna javanica 
Bar-headed GooseAnser indicus 
Greylag GooseAnser anser 
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons 
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula 
SmewMergellus albellus 
GoosanderMergus merganser 
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna 
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostris 
White-winged DuckAsarcornis scutulata 
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferina 
Baer's PochardAythya baeri 
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula 
Greater ScaupAythya marila 
GarganeySpatula querquedula 
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata 
Baikal TealSibirionetta formosa 
Falcated DuckMareca falcata 
GadwallMareca strepera 
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
Chinese Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhynchaRare/Accidental
Indian Spot-billed DuckAnas poecilorhynchaIntroduced species
MallardAnas platyrhynchosIntroduced species
Grey TealAnas gibberifrons 
Northern PintailAnas acuta 
Common TealAnas creccaRare/Accidental
Comb DuckSarkidiornis melanotosIntroduced species
Mandarin DuckAix galericulataRare/Accidental
Asian Pygmy GooseNettapus coromandelianus 

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common Hill PartridgeArborophila torqueola 
Rufous-throated Hill PartridgeArborophila rufogularis 
White-cheeked Hill PartridgeArborophila atrogularis 
Chestnut-breasted Hill PartridgeArborophila mandellii 
Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species
Grey Peacock PheasantPolyplectron bicalcaratum 
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix 
Rain QuailCoturnix coromandelica 
Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensis 
Himalayan SnowcockTetraogallus himalayensis 
Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukar 
Snow PartridgeLerwa lerwa 
Jungle Bush QuailPerdicula asiatica 
Rock Bush QuailPerdicula argoondahEndemic (country/region)
Painted Bush QuailPerdicula erythrorhynchaEndemic (country/region)
Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinus 
Painted FrancolinFrancolinus pictus 
Grey FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianusIntroduced species
Swamp FrancolinFrancolinus gularis 
Mountain Bamboo PartridgeBambusicola fytchii 
Red JunglefowlGallus gallus 
Grey JunglefowlGallus sonneratiiEndemic (country/region)
Himalayan MonalLophophorus impejanus 
Western TragopanTragopan melanocephalus 
Satyr TragopanTragopan satyra 
Blyth's TragopanTragopan blythii 
Cheer PheasantCatreus wallichii 
Kalij PheasantLophura leucomelanos 
Red SpurfowlGalloperdix spadiceaEndemic (country/region)
Painted SpurfowlGalloperdix lunulataEndemic (country/region)
Koklass PheasantPucrasia macrolopha 
Blood PheasantIthaginis cruentus 

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus 
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minor 

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis 
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus 
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis 

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Andaman PigeonColumba palumboidesEndemic
Oriental Turtle DoveStreptopelia orientalis 
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto 
Red Collared DoveStreptopelia tranquebarica 
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisIntroduced species
Andaman Cuckoo DoveMacropygia rufipennisEndemic
Pompadour Green PigeonTreron pompadora 
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobarica 
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica 
Green Imperial PigeonDucula aenea 
Pied Imperial PigeonDucula bicolor 

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus 
White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Grey NightjarCaprimulgus indicusRare/Accidental
Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus 
Andaman NightjarCaprimulgus andamanicusEndemic

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutus 
Brown-backed NeedletailHirundapus giganteus 
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta 
Himalayan SwiftletAerodramus brevirostris 
Edible-nest SwiftletAerodramus fuciphagus 
Dark-rumped SwiftApus acuticaudaRare/Accidental
Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus 
House SwiftApus nipalensis 
Common SwiftApus apusRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis 
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensisRare/Accidental
Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinusRare/Accidental
Chestnut-winged CuckooClamator coromandus 
Common KoelEudynamys scolopaceus 
Asian Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx maculatus 
Violet CuckooChrysococcyx xanthorhynchus 
Banded Bay CuckooCacomantis sonneratiiRare/Accidental
Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinus 
Grey-bellied CuckooCacomantis passerinus 
Drongo CuckooSurniculus lugubris 
Large Hawk CuckooHierococcyx sparverioidesRare/Accidental
Common Hawk CuckooHierococcyx varius 
Whistling Hawk CuckooHierococcyx nisicolor 
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus 
Common CuckooCuculus canorus 
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus 
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalus 

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Andaman CrakeRallina canningiEndemic
Slaty-legged CrakeRallina eurizonoides 
Slaty-breasted RailLewinia striata 
CorncrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca 
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla 
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus 
White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinereaRare/Accidental
WatercockGallicrex cinerea 
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio 
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus 
Common CootFulica atra 

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

White-bellied Storm-petrelFregetta grallariaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Swinhoe's Storm-petrelHydrobates monorhis 

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacificaRare/Accidental
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Asian OpenbillAnastomus oscitans 
Black StorkCiconia nigra 

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis 
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus 
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis 
Malaysian Night HeronGorsachius melanolophus 
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax 
Striated HeronButorides striata 
Indian Pond HeronArdeola grayii 
Chinese Pond HeronArdeola bacchus 
Javan Pond HeronArdeola speciosaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis 
Grey HeronArdea cinerea 
Purple HeronArdea purpurea 
Great EgretArdea alba 
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia 
Little EgretEgretta garzetta 
Pacific Reef EgretEgretta sacra 
Chinese EgretEgretta eulophotesRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel 
Great FrigatebirdFregata minorRare/Accidental
Christmas Island FrigatebirdFregata andrewsiRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little CormorantMicrocarbo niger 

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostris 

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus 

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola 
Eurasian Golden PloverPluvialis apricariaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva 
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius 
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus 
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus 
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii 
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus 
Grey-headed LapwingVanellus cinereus 

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis 

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgus 

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata 
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres 
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostris 
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnax 
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus 
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea 
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii 
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta 
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis 
SanderlingCalidris alba 
Little StintCalidris minuta 
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRare/Accidental
Wood SnipeGallinago nemoricola 
Pintail SnipeGallinago stenura 
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala 
Great SnipeGallinago media 
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago 
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus 
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos 
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus 
Grey-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus 
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia 
Common RedshankTringa totanus 
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola 
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis 

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Yellow-legged ButtonquailTurnix tanki 

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-ploverDromas ardeola 

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaRare/Accidental
Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum 
Little PratincoleGlareola lactea 

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus 

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus 
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Atoll TernGygis albaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus 
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus 
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus 
Little TernSternula albifrons 
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida 
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus 
Roseate TernSterna dougallii 
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana 
Common TernSterna hirundo 
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis 
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii 

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus 

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus 
Oriental Honey BuzzardPernis ptilorhynchus 
Black BazaAviceda leuphotes 
Crested Serpent EagleSpilornis cheela 
Nicobar Serpent EagleSpilornis klossiEndemic (country/region)
Andaman Serpent EagleSpilornis elginiEndemic
Changeable Hawk EagleNisaetus cirrhatus 
Black EagleIctinaetus malaiensisRare/Accidental
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus 
Eastern Marsh HarrierCircus spilonotusRare/Accidental
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus 
Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucos 
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargusRare/Accidental
ShikraAccipiter badiusRare/Accidental
Nicobar SparrowhawkAccipiter butleriEndemic (country/region)
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis 
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis 
BesraAccipiter virgatus 
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisusRare/Accidental
White-bellied Sea EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster 
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus 
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Grey-faced BuzzardButastur indicusRare/Accidental
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo 
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Andaman Barn OwlTyto deroepstorffiEndemic

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Andaman BoobookNinox affinisEndemic
Andaman Scops OwlOtus balliEndemic
Oriental Scops OwlOtus sunia 
Collared Scops OwlOtus bakkamoena 

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Narcondam HornbillRhyticeros narcondamiEndemic
Wreathed HornbillRhyticeros undulatus 

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquilla 
Andaman WoodpeckerDryocopus hodgeiEndemic
Fulvous-breasted WoodpeckerDendrocopos macei 

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalis 
Chestnut-headed Bee-eaterMerops leschenaulti 
Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus 

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus 
DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis 

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Oriental Dwarf KingfisherCeyx erithaca 
Blue-eared KingfisherAlcedo meninting 
Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis 
Stork-billed KingfisherPelargopsis capensis 
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda 
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis 
Black-capped KingfisherHalcyon pileata 
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris 

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni 
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus 
Saker FalconFalco cherrug 
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus 

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Red-breasted ParakeetPsittacula alexandri 
Long-tailed ParakeetPsittacula longicauda 
Alexandrine ParakeetPsittacula eupatria 
Nicobar ParakeetPsittacula canicepsEndemic (country/region)
Vernal Hanging ParrotLoriculus vernalis 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Blue PittaPitta cyaneaRare/Accidental
Blue-winged PittaPitta moluccensisRare/Accidental
Hooded PittaPitta sordida 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Small MinivetPericrocotus cinnamomeus 
Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus flammeus 
Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatus 
Swinhoe's MinivetPericrocotus cantonensisRare/Accidental
Large CuckooshrikeCoracina javensis 
Andaman CuckooshrikeCoracina dobsoniEndemic
Pied TrillerLalage nigra 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Mangrove WhistlerPachycephala cinerea 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Black-hooded OrioleOriolus xanthornus 
Indian Golden OrioleOriolus kundoo 
Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucoryn 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus 
Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeusRare/Accidental
Andaman DrongoDicrurus andamanensisNear-endemic
Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseus 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Grey TreepieDendrocitta formosae 
Andaman TreepieDendrocitta baileiiEndemic
House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea 
Amur Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone inceiRare/Accidental
Blyth's Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone affinis 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Plain FlowerpeckerDicaeum concolor 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Irenidae

Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puella 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species
White-rumped MuniaLonchura striata 
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Forest WagtailDendronanthus indicus 
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus 
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi 
Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus 
Blyth's PipitAnthus godlewskii 
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava 
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea 
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola 
Green-headed WagtailMotacilla tschutschensisRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla alba 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common RosefinchErythrina erythrinaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-faced BuntingSchoeniclus spodocephala 
Chestnut BuntingSchoeniclus rutilusRare/Accidental
Little BuntingSchoeniclus pusillusRare/Accidental
Yellow-breasted BuntingSchoeniclus aureolusRare/Accidental
Yellow-browed BuntingSchoeniclus chrysophrysRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Grey-headed Canary-flycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Cinereous TitParus cinereus 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaRare/Accidental
Oriental Sky LarkAlauda gulgula 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Rusty-rumped WarblerLocustella certhiola 
Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolata 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Thick-billed WarblerArundinax aedon 
Black-browed Reed WarblerAcrocephalus bistrigiceps 
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorum 
Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis 
Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Asian House MartinDelichon dasypus 
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica 
Striated SwallowCecropis striolata 
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica 
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica 
Sand MartinRiparia riparia 
Pale MartinRiparia diluta 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosus 
Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus cafer 
Andaman BulbulBrachypodius fuscoflavescensEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatus 
Hume's Leaf WarblerAbrornis humei 
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatus 
Tickell's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus affinisRare/Accidental
Greenish Leaf WarblerSeicercus trochiloides 
Two-barred Leaf WarblerSeicercus plumbeitarsusRare/Accidental
Arctic WarblerSeicercus borealisRare/Accidental
Pale-legged Leaf WarblerSeicercus tenellipesRare/Accidental
Large-billed Leaf WarblerSeicercus magnirostris 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Pale-footed Bush WarblerHemitesia pallidipes 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental
Purple-backed StarlingAgropsar sturninus 
Chestnut-cheeked StarlingAgropsar philippensisRare/Accidental
White-headed StarlingSturnia erythropygiaEndemic (country/region)
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Jungle MynaAcridotheres fuscusIntroduced species
Hill MynaGracula religiosa 
Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensis 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Oriental Magpie RobinCopsychus saularis 
White-rumped ShamaKittacincla malabarica 
Dark-sided FlycatcherMuscicapa sibirica 
Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauurica 
Ferruginous FlycatcherMuscicapa ferruginea 
Tickell's Blue FlycatcherCyornis tickelliaeRare/Accidental
Blue-throated Blue FlycatcherCyornis rubeculoides 
Blue-and-white FlycatcherCyanoptila cyanomelanaRare/Accidental
Zappey's FlycatcherCyanoptila cumatilisRare/Accidental
Siberian Blue RobinLarvivora cyaneRare/Accidental
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaRare/Accidental
Blue-fronted RobinCinclidium frontaleRare/Accidental
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliope 
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva 
Taiga FlycatcherFicedula albicilla 
Mugimaki FlycatcherFicedula mugimakiRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped FlycatcherFicedula zanthopygiaRare/Accidental
Blue-fronted RedstartAdelura frontalisRare/Accidental
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius 
Eastern StonechatSaxicola maurus 

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Scaly ThrushZoothera dauma 
Siberian ThrushGeokichla sibirica 
Orange-headed ThrushGeokichla citrina 
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurusRare/Accidental
 
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Port Blair Airport, Drive to hotel.

Checkin and rest for the day.

Day 2

Wake Up Call At 4:30 AM, Full Day Birding at Chidyatapu, Night Birding at Chidyatapu

Day 3

Wake Up Call At 4:30 AM, Full Day Birding at Shol Bay, Night Birding at Show Bay

Day 4

4:30AM Travel to Jirgatang.

Wake Up Call 4 AM. Full Day Birding at Jirgathang + Night Birding

Day 5

WakeUp Call At 4:30 AM, Morning birding at ChidyaTapu. Afternoon Birding at Ograbrange Day + Night Birding. [May Be Little Andamans this day]

Day 6

Drop to Port Blair Airport

Morning Forest or Water birds & Waders.

Tour Package

Per Person Cost For Package on Twin sharing basis

INR 44,999/-

6 Days / 5 Nights

Expected Tour Dates
Availability Of Seats
01-Mar-2022 to 06-Mar-2022
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  • No Of Participants

    N/A

  • Tour Leader / birding leader / Logistics

    Incredible Birding Scout

  • Car Type

    N/A

Cost Includes

  • Full time guide for day birding
  • Full time guide for night birding
  • Full 3 meals, Mineral Water, Tea/Coffee Unlimited
  • Stay in good hotels on double sharing basis
  • All day and night transport as per the itinerary and birding schedule to and from Port Blair airport.

Cost Exclusions

  • Any Beverage/ Snacks/ Meals other than Scheduled once
  • Airfare
  • Tips
  • Any Medical Issues related Cost Of Any Kind
  • Anything Not Mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any Travel Cost Due to Medical Issues
  • Extra Charges by Govt for Foreign Visitors If any to be paid extra.

Please Note:

Pre-customisation of the tours are available, Contact team Incredible Birding.