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Andaman Bird Watching Tour

Day 0: Departure from U.K


Day 01 : Arrive Kolkata

Upon arrival at Kolkata international airport meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 : Kolkata – Port Blair

After breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight for Port Blair. Upon arrival at Port Blair airport meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we will explore FararGanj area for bird watching. Later return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03 : Port Blair (Mount Harriet National Park)

After breakfast we will go on full day birding to Mount Harriet National Park, a tropical moist evergreen forest. Should sight Andaman Woodpecker, Andaman Wood Pigeon, Andaman Cuckoo Dove , Andaman Crake, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Dollarbird, Collared Kingfisher, Brown Coucal, Alexandrine Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Pintail Snipe, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Andaman Treepie , Black-naped Oriole Andaman Drongo, Orange-headed Thrush, Olive backed Sunbird, White-headed Starling. Night stay at hotel.

Day 03 : Port Blair (ShidiyaTapu)

Early in the morning leave for birding in ChidiyaTapu, a patch of moist evergreen forest located to the South of Port Blair and excellent for birding. The track for birding starts 4 km before ChidiyaTapu and 2 km along the seashore forest. Should sight the Andaman Woodpecker, Andaman Crake, Andaman Treepie, Andaman Serpent Eagle, Black-naped Oriole, Andaman Drongo, Olive backed Sunbird, White-headed Starling, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Stork-billed Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Brown Coucal, Alexandrine Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet. Night stay at hotel.

Day 04 : Port Blair (Sippighat)

Early in the morning leave for birding in Sippighat, located to the South of Port Blair. The area is a marshy wetland and good for sightings of water birds & waders. Should sight the Andaman Scops Owl , Andaman Hawk Owl, Sunda Teal, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Brown Coucal, Red-breasted Parakeet, Oriental Scops Owl, Brown Hawk Owl, Edible nest Swiftlet, Common Snipe, Black-naped Tern, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Black-naped Oriole, Andaman Drongo , Orange-headed Thrush, Olive backed Sunbird. Thereafter proceed back to Mount Harriet to pick up those missed earlier. Night stay at hotel.

Day 05: Portblair – Havelock Island

Today we will tale the ferry to Havelock Island. It takes around two hours to reach Havelcok by ferry. Upon arrival check into the hotel.After fresh-n-up birding in the area giving the opportunity to look for Black-naped and Lesser Crested Terns and White-bellied Sea-eagle, with dolphins and flying fish.Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: to Day 07: Havelock

We will continue birding here for 02 full days. This is a picturesque pastoral idyll island where white, sandy beaches fringed with coastal rainforests gradually merge into coconut plantations and paddy fields making it an excellent place to track down many endemics, including Andaman Flowerpecker, Andaman Cuckoo-dove, Andaman Cuckooshrike, Andaman Shama, Andaman White-headed Starling, and the near-endemics Andaman Drongo and Andaman Coucal. Other species here include Common and Pintail Snipes, Watercock, Ruddy Kingfisher, Vernal Hanging-parrot, Red-breasted, Long-tailed, and Alexandrine Parakeets, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Black-naped Blue Monarch, White-breasted Woodswallow, Edible-nest Swiftlet, House Swallow, Brown-throated Needletail, Olive-backed Sunbird, Dollarbird, Red Collared Dove, Asian Fairy Bluebird, and White-rumpedMunia, commoner Lesser Whistling-duck and Cotton Teal, Cattle Egrets, Pond Heron species (both Indian and Chinese Pond, waders, Broad-billed and Curlew Sandpipers, Long-toed Stint, and Pacific Golden Plover, Oriental Scops and the endemic Andaman Scops Owls, the endemic Brown and Hume's Hawk-owls.

Day 08: Havelcok – Portblair

Morning after breakfast transfer to the boat jetty to board the cruise for Port Blair.Upon arrival meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. After lunch we will have city sightseeing tour of Port Blair visiting Corbyn’s Cove Beach. In the evening witness the light & sound show at Cellular Jail - the saga of countless martyrs of Indian independence struggle who laid down their lives.
Later return to hotel for night stay.

Day 09: Portblair– Kolkata

Morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for Kolkata.upon arrival meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free to take rest.Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Kolkata – departure

Transfer to the International airport (optional:-If time permit, we will enjoy city sightseeing tour of Kolkata before proceeding to airport) to board the flight for onward destination.

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