Birds of the Andaman
The islands are home to more than 240 species of birds. About 18 are endemic to the islands. These are some of the birds found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Narcondam Hornbill, Andaman Serpent-eagle, Andaman Crake, Andaman Treepie, Nicobar Serpent-eagle, Brown Coucal, Andaman Scops-owl, Andaman Woodpecker, Andaman Drongo, Andaman Woodpigeon, White-headed Starling, Nicobar Sparrowhawk, Nicobar Bulbul and the Nicobar Scrubfowl.
On Havelock Island you can find Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Black-naped Tern, Japanese Sparrowhawk, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Brown Coucal, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Mangrove Whistler, Sanderling, Common or Swinhoe’s Snipe, Dollarbird, Collared Kingfisher, Yellow Wagtail, White-rumped Munia, Black-naped Monarch and White-breasted Woodswallow.
The Wandoor and Jolly Buoy Islands in South Andaman are home to Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Brown Coucal, Alexandrine Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Long-tailed Parakeet, Brown-backed Needletail, Vernal Hanging Parrot, Watercock, Beach Thick-knee, Andaman Woodpecker, White-breasted Woodswallow and Large Cuckoo shrike.
On Mt Harriet National Park in South Andaman you can find Bar-bellied Cuckoo shrike, Andaman Drong, Andaman Cuckoo Dove, Black-naped Monarch, Orange-headed Thrush, White-headed Starlin, Black-headed Bulbul, Dusky Warble, Olive-backed Sunbird, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Forest Wagtail,Andaman Crake, Japanese Sparrowhawk, Andaman Treepie and Large Cuckoo shrike.
At Chatham island, you can spot birds such as Pacific Reef Egret, Collared Kingfisher, Greater Sand Plover, Great Knot, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Terek Sandpiper and Little Tern. At Corbyn’s Cove there are many birds. Some of them are Mangrove Whistler, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Wood Sandpiper, Pond Heron, Yellow Bittern, Collared Kingfisher, Rusty-rumped Warbler and Clamorous Reed Warbler.
The white sandy beaches, blue waters, and coral reefs with lot of marine life including dolphins, turtles and fish are a great way to spend your evenings. It’s an ideal location for scuba diving.
The best way to enjoy underwater life is to go Scuba diving. Beginners as well as experienced divers can find a lot of places to dive. Different colours and varieties of corals can be seen here.