Flamingo And Wader Watch For Sanctuary Subscribers
The flamingos are in Mumbai and you could be one among a select group of Sanctuary Asia subscribers to join our team as they revel in the magic of observing and photographing these marvellous birds at the Sewri mudflats. If you haven't subscribed to our magazine yet, there couldn't be better reason to do so.
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Time: 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Venue: Sewri Jetty, Mumbai, Directions here.
To register, please e-mail:
Please provide your name, contact number, subscription number and the number of people in your group at the time of registration.
About the event:
Nestled within the confines of Mumbai is the Sewri Bay – a little known biodiversity jewel frequented by almost half a million birds a year including thousands of flamingos. Birdlife International and the Bombay Natural History Society both list the Sewri Bay as an Important Birding Area. An unbelievable 12-15 per cent of the entire South Asian population of the near threatened Lesser Flamingos find sustenance in this area. Others might have to travel all the way to Africa's Lake Nakuru, but you can see these magnificent birds in your own backyard!
Participants will assemble at the Sewri Jetty by 7:00 a.m. where Sanctuary's team of naturalists and birdwatchers will show them the birds. This is a special complimentary event being organised for Sanctuary Asia subscribers. Friends and family are welcome. We also recommend that you bring a camera and binoculars (if you have a pair), water and light refreshments.
About the Organiser:
Sanctuary Asia: Sanctuary is an organisation that communicates the rationale for wilderness conservation and environmental protection, particularly in an era of climate change. We are at the fulcrum of several wildlife conservation campaigns and serve as a network for wildlife groups, concerned individuals and non-profit organisations.