Bombay Natural History Society Flamingo Festival
The Bombay Natural History Society is conducting the annual Flamingo Festival on March 5 at the Sewri Jetty from 12.30 pm until sunset. The event which takes the form of a nature fair will include an illustrative exhibition, interactive nature education activities, felicitation of winners of competitions and much more!
Photo: Vidya Kulkarni.
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time: 12.30 pm until sunset
Venue: Sewri Jetty, Mumbai, Free bus service has been arranged from Sewri east railway station to reach the venue) Directions here: http://bit.ly/TardeoToSewri
For enquiries, contact: 022 22821811/22025481/22025482 (Monday to Friday)/8879101310 or e-mail
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.
Do not miss this opportunity of fun and learn! Observe flamingos and other water birds under the guidance of BNHS experts. This festival is free and open for all.
About the Organiser:
Bombay Natural History Society: BNHS has a vibrant presence at dozens of places across India covering diverse habitats such as forests, grasslands, wetlands, mountains, deserts and marine areas. This includes work in the Global Biodiversity Hotspots such as Western Ghats and eastern Himalaya. Over 150 scientists and professionals work on and off the field to further the tasks of research, conservation and nature education. BNHS has been designated as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and is the partner of BirdLife International in India.