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Bird Watching in Andaman



Bird watching has immense scope in Andaman. As 96% of the land in Andaman is under forest cover and Andaman has the second largest mangrove forest after Sunderbans, almost 240 species of birds are found here.There are 18 endemic species of birds found only in the Andaman forests.

With plenty of rainfall and lush green forests Andaman forests are the perfect home for these birds.

Hornbills, Sea Eagles and Parriots are the most commonly found birds in Andamans. 


Endemic Species of birds found in Andaman

Following are the endemic species of birds in Andaman& Nicobar islands:

  • Andaman Serpent-eagle, Spilornis elgini
  • Andaman Crake, Rallina canningi
  • Brown Coucal, Centropus andamanensis
  • Andaman Scops-owl, Otus balli
  • Narcondam Hornbill, Aceros narcondami
  • Andaman Woodpecker, Dryocopus hodgei
  • Andaman Drongo, Dicrurus andamanensis 
  • Nicobar Serpent-eagle, Spilornis minimus
  • Nicobar Sparrowhawk, Accipiter butleri
  • Nicobar Parakeet, Psittacula caniceps
  • Nicobar Bulbul, Hypsipetes nicobariensis
  • Nicobar Scrubfowl, Megapodius nicobariensis
  • Andaman Woodpigeon, Columba palumboides
  • Andaman Cuckoo-dove, Macropygia rufipennis
  • Andaman Hawk-owl, Ninox affinis
  • White-headed Starling, Sturnia erythropygia



Birding with Discover Andaman Holidays !


Discover Andaman Holidays has been a service provider with a difference since its beginning. It has been our aim to showcase the hidden treasures of Andamans to the world.


We have trained guides and escorts who would take you to the habitats of the birds. We have our own boats and 4x4 vehicles to take you to the remotest parts of these islands.


Trek through the national parks and dense forests and delight yourself. We shall take care of the logistics, permits, transfers etc.


So now no need to ignore your inner voice, just pick up your binoculars and head for Andamans, we will do the rest.