“Birdwatching at Nagla Forest with Anand Pendharkar”
10TH DECEMBER 2017, SUNDAY
Bird watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world today and studies suggest that bird watching contributed USD 36 billion to the American economy in 2006! Human being has been forever fascinated and interested in watching and identifying birds since times immemorial – the question is have you gone bird watching yet?
Winter is one of the best seasons to go birding – several birds migrate to SGNP, to escape from the harsh cold of their native lands. Come; learn how to mesmerize yourself in this passionate hobby, which will last you for your lifetime. This birding trail will introduce you to the science, art and sheer joy of bird watching!
It is one of the most exhilarating trail lies along the Mumbai-Agra highway at Sasupada. Around 17 percent of SGNP’s land lies in the relatively pristine forestland beyond the Bassein/Bhayander creek and is a favourite among butterfly and bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. This trail reveals the confluence of mangrove and forest ecosystems in all their grandeur and this patch of forest harbours some of the most undisturbed and healthy growth of ecologically significant mangrove vegetation along the island of Mumbai.
VENUE: Sanjay Gandhi National Park
DATE: 10th December 2017, SUNDAY
TIME: 6.15 AM – 12.30 PM
CHARGES: INR 850 per participant.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS- 20
06.15 AM – Report at SGNP main gate + Tea & Biscuits, refreshments
06.30 AM – Depart to Nagla through SGNP vehicles
07.45 AM – Reach Nagla
08.00 AM – Start exploring Nagla Forest trail
11.30 AM – Boards the bus back to meeting point
12:30 PM – Reach SGNP main gate
CHARGES INCLUSIVE OF :- Nature Trail fees, Internal Transport, Expert Charges, Entry Fees, Refreshments.
1. Wear proper walking shoes. Sandals or slippers not advised.
2. Carry ample amount of water for yourself.
3. Cap or a hat is advisable in this season
4. Carrying snacks won't be a bad idea (but don't litter in the forest).
5. Refrain carrying costly items (except cameras) and jewelry for the trail.
6. Wear full and camouflage clothes. Mosquitoes are a given, so carry insect repellent.
Nature Information Center (NIC)
Phone: 022-2886 8686 (Office)
PROFILE OF PROGRAMME EXPERT:
Anand Pendharkar (Wildlife Biologist and Educator) Founder of SPROUTS Environment Trust and an ecologist, who cares about the environment in its entity. He is the President of SPROUTS which is an outdoors, adventure sports and wildlife organization and has founded SPROUTS Environment Trust with the aim of bringing awareness about the environment to children and youth from low-income communities.