Nature Camp, December 20-24, 2009, Great Rann of Kutchh
The Bombay Natural History Society is organising a trip to the Great Rann of Kutchh in December 2009. Campers will visit Banni, Chari-Dhand and a few other birding hotspots. December is an excellent time to see the Common Crane, Short-eared Owl, Greater Spotted Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Laggar Falcon, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Sykes Lark, Indian Courser, Indian Bustard, Crab Plover, Greater Flamingo, Lesser Flamingo, Oystercatcher, Great Thick-knee, White-naped Tit, White-bellied Minivets, Rufous-fronted Prinia, Grey Hypocolius, Graceful Prinia, Red-tail Wheatear and warblers among other birds. Mammals that may be seen include the jackal, Indian fox, hyena, nilgai, chinkara, jungle cat and hedgehog.
The camps will be in two batches and participants can choose either of the two (December 15 – 19 or December 20 – 24).
Cost and travel details: The camp will cost Rs. 8000/- inclusive of transport from Bhuj railway station and back, local travel, entry fee, all meals and accommodation on a twin-sharing basis.
Group leaders are Isaac Kehimkar, Nikhil Bhopale and J. K. Tewari.
To register, please call 22821811.