GreenKarbon Flamingo And Wader Watch On April 10, 2011
April 10, 2011: For around seven months of the year, the tidal mudflats of Sewree are home to large flocks of Lesser Flamingos Phoenicopterus minor and Greater Flamingos Phoenicopterus roseus that migrate here from The Rann of Kutch.
On Sunday, April 10, 2011, 54 employees from Deutsche Bank India gathered at Sewree for a morning of flamingo watching. A team of Sanctuary employees and naturalists were on hand to talk to them about the birds and the various threats they faced.
A short discussion on the impact climate change would have on fragile ecosystems like Sewree ensued and a question and answer session was held. Telescopes were set up to allow participants to observe the birds better and adapter rings were fitted on the same to allow photography enthusiasts to take close-up images of the flamingos. The group was disheartened to hear that a proposed flyover could potentially destroy Sewree and expressed their determination to work for the area’s protection.