Motorboats maneuvered by the Viva Chorão team can be cajoled through the mangroves to look for birds, particularly the Siberian crane. The boat ride offers a ravishing sight of the sprawling Ribandar landscape across the Mandovi waters.
The territory of this National Park is inhabited by migratory and local birds of over 400 species. The crocodiles can also be seen among the aquatic inhabitants of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.
For Bird lovers Chorão is a place which is not to be missed. The island of Chorão lies along the river Mandovi and it is very near to Panjim. To reach the island of Chorão one would have to go to Ribandar which is around 2-3 kms from Panaji and then take a ferry from the Ribandar jetty to reach Chorão.