Leela Goa A Palatial Bird Sanctuary

LEELA Goa has been a beacon of luxury and comfort for discerning clients in south Goa’s idyllic Mobor. Known for its gorgeous meandering lagoons, the resort is a surprising haven for feathered creatures. How this ultra luxurious resort came to be a sanctuary for migratory birds is a little known but interesting story. At the very initial stage of the construction of the resort, it was observed that a few young birds were struggling for their survival in and around the water bodies that were being shaped. On probing the causes, it was realized that these were the young migratory birds left behind by the fit-for-survival flock that flew back home. Being nature lovers the management then took it upon them to care for and extend their hospitality to the lovely flying creatures. As work progressed they added features to the resort such as islands, various types of fish in the waters, and different varieties of fruit and seed producing trees for the prosperity of the birds – indigenous and migratory.

This provided a natural refuge where their winged friends found a home – their own tropical aviary.

The songs of these birds now abound the lush property and inspire many a poet to sing praises of them in verse… Snapshot

Take a snapshot of one of these islands at its best; And it’s easy to imagine the rest. It’s one of the favorite, Of the white ‘Little Egret’.

The Cormorants can be seen perched on the trees drying in the sunlight, The Kingfishers waiting to dive and pick the fish at the first sight.

The Spotted owlet – the visitor at night, In the day – flying high a Brahminy Kite.

The Wild Ducks visit every monsoon, Lay eggs on the edges on the lagoon, Soon we see the duckling swimming A Pond Heron – seen frog hunting.

For Bulbuls to make cute little nest For the Robin Magpie, The Mynas and the rest, For them it’s a paradise. Is it not a Paradise for all to fall in love?

Author: Planet Goa Team
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