Flamingo And Wader Watch
The flamingos are in Mumbai and you could be one of a select group of Sanctuary and Cub subscribers to join our team for a view of the Sewri mudflats.
Photo: Yuwaraj Gurjar.
Dates: February 27, 2014
Venue: Sewri Jetty, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Contact Details: Register with Valmi Shah Shirodkar or Mallika Narvekar at Tel: (022) 23016848/49/50
Timings: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
About the event:
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.
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!
Sewri's birds will be one of the first victims of climate change in our city, as rising seas claim the mudflats they inhabit. Pollution and unmanaged toxic waste already pose a grave threat to their survival. The Sewri Nhava Sheva sea link is planned straight through this precious natural bay and will devastate the mangroves, the mudflats, the birdlife and other species in this area. Come see firsthand what Mumbai will be losing out on if this project is implemented.
This is a special complimentary event being organised by Sanctuary Asia. Friends and family are welcome. We also recommend that you bring a camera and binoculars (if you have a pair), water and light refreshments.
Please provide your subscription number or the name and address of the subscriber at the time of registration.