Bird Watching is the practice of observing birds in their natural environment. It is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity. It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement device like binoculars. Bird Watching is like getting a ticket to natures live theatre and explore its rich fauna.
Andaman Islands has got a thick forest cover with an extensive collection of endemic birds making it is one of the best places for Bird Watching and hence Andamans is also known as the Birding paradise. The Andaman Islands has a vast collection of exotic birds with over 270 species flocking around the island. The island houses diverse species of migratory birds and if you get lucky while birding, you may come across rare birds like Purple Moorhen, Lesser Whistling Teal, Cotton Teal, Common Moorhen, Andaman Drango, Medium Egrets, Blacked Napped Oriole, Glossy Staling, Scarlet Minivets, Andaman Bulbuls, etc.
Bird Watching is one recreational activity you should not miss during your visit to Andamans. This is a popular activity amongst the wildlife lovers to witness and explore the silent drama of some beautiful birds in their natural environment.
One can go for Bird Watching at the following places in Andamans :
- Chidiya Tapu - Munda Pahad
- Mount Harriet - Madhuban
- Diglipur - Saddle Peak