Overview/Itinerary

Start your day with a new hobby, bird watching, in Mumbai. Airoli is a destination that is famous for the Flamingo Bird conversation project. Coastal and Marine Biodiversity centres in Airoli and Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary maintain the creek for bird watching. Join our bird watching expert on a boat ride to appreciate the beautiful birds. A very significant wintering area for waterbirds. Airoli Flamingo Watch is for people who like to get out and enjoy nature. Bird Watching is for life. It promotes habitat conservation.

Bird watching is a well-known pastime for many, with many people finding it to be relaxing, fun, and even educational to an extent. Airoli Flamingo Watching is a pastime that all ages, abilities can enjoy, and walks of life. You don't even need binoculars, and you can get started this weekend! Do you want to get out and enjoy some fresh air while meeting new people and learning about the natural world? Then sign up for a bird watching experience today! Join us for a bird watching adventure today.

Flamingo Bird-Watching Safari Details 

  • Event Type - Birdwatching
  • The number of days required is one
  • Flamingo Bird walk grade is easy
  • A located region near Thane, Airoli
  • Flamingo Boat Safari and Bird watching walk around three hours total
  • Flamingo boat safari timing: 1 hrs
  • Minimum of 10 participants required
  • Meeting point - We will share the map location for the Airoli Creek Flamingo Sanctuary Entry gate (near Bhandup pumping station)
  • Cost - Rs. 1250/- per person

Please Note

  • Timings are subject to change based on tide timings. And the itinerary may alter as well. 
  • Daily batches are available. Please connect with us for weekday batches.
  • Camera charges at Sanctuary: Rs. 150/- per camera (not included in the cost)

 

Flamingo boat safari Airoli creek - Itinerary 

The host will be receiving you at the assemblage location, where you'll soon be led to the sanctuary. From there, travel towards the boating start location and jump on for an hour-long beautiful daybreak boat safari filled with spectacular wildlife sightings like flamingos all around. You will also witness some exotic shorebirds or wader birds! 

Flamingo Boat Safari Airoli will be an excellent chance for shutterbugs to get a great new perspective on the flamingo from a new low angle. The brightly coloured flamingo bird flock images with a perfect backdrop of the Mangrove forest behind them. Wildlife photographers aspire to capture the most breathtaking shots of their favourite creatures. 

By the time we finished boating through this area of the creek. We will walk on the trail for observing and photograph some more birds. Kindly carry some light snacks or breakfast and drinking water. The flamingo bird walk will end here.  

 

Flamingo Bird-Watching Safari Timings

 

 

Date

Day

Time

16-01-2023

Monday

6:30 am to 8:30 am

17-01-2023

Tuesday

7 am to 10 am

18-01-2023

Wednesday

7 am to 11 am

19-01-2023

Thursday

7 am to 11 am

20-01-2023

Friday

7 am to 12 am

21-01-2023

Saturday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

22-01-2023

Sunday

9 am to 2 m

23-01-2023

Monday

9 am to 2 pm

24-01-2023

Tuesday

9:30 am to 2:30 pm

25-01-2023

Wednesday

10 am to 3 pm

26-01-2023

Thursday

10:30 am to 3:30 pm

27-01-2023

Friday

11 am to 4 pm

28-01-2023

Saturday

1 pm to 5 pm

29-01-2023

Sunday

1:30 pm to 6 pm

30-01-2023

Monday

2 pm to 6 pm

31-01-2023

Tuesday

7 am to 10 am

 

*Safaris are 1hr each in this time slab.

For Safari we have to reach at 7:45am. Will update you final reporting timing before the event.

4 Hours 04 Feb, 05 Feb, 11 Feb, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Entry fees for Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary
  • Flamingo Boat Safari for one hour
  • Bird Photography expertise
  • Expert wildlife naturalist and host of the bird walk

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel till meeting point and back
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • Meals
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 2/3 Liters of water
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters
  • Sun Cap, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  • Mask
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
  • Winter jacket
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Identity Proof
  • Only dull coloured clothes (Green, brown, Beige, Camouflage)
  • Camera (At owners risk) with proper equipment for photography (As per need)
  • Binoculars

Cancellation Policy

  • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date 
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If Trek gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.
  • If the event is canceled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.

Treks and Trails Event Rules

  • Kindly carry one Identity proof, at least for the trek with your address.
  • We all are going for an adventurous and exciting trekking expedition; please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
  • The leader's decision will be final, and all the members should abide by it.
  • We do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments, natural habitat on the trek.
  • Swimming is not allowed in the lake or water tank on the forts. Locals use that water for drinking.
  • Putting your feet in water tanks or on the canon is not allowed on our treks.
  • Any addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking, chewing tobacco anyone caught doing it will have to exit the trek without a refund and travel back on own expense.
  • People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit the event on an immediate basis.
  • Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same.
  • Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking, or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
  • We should strictly follow the code of conduct to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
  • Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speakers is not allowed while trekking.
  • Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside the homestay or camping tents.
  • Drinking/smoking,/eating is not allowed inside the tents.
  • If you damage the tent, break the tent poles, you will have to pay us for the whole new tent on MRP.
  • If you are late for the bus pickup and are not reachable on the phone during your bus pickup, the trek leader will leave without you, and we will provide no refund.
  • Please check things to carry and wear trekking shoes on our treks. 

 

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

About Flamingo Boat Safari 

Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary is located at Airoli Creek is a network of interconnected inlets in the shoreline adjacent to the Arabian Sea through which water from the Eastern Suburbs of Mumbai flow, primarily comprising Bhandup pumping Station and Airoli-Nahur Bridge.

The majority of the creek encompasses two sections. The westernmost part stretches from Ghodbunder to Thane. The more significant part is between Thane and Trombay (Uran). This large section is where the Ulhas River meets the Arabian Sea.

Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary

In the area of the Airoli Creek, the Great Indian Flamingo reserve is a vital area for migratory and wading birds, making it an ideal habitat for various avian species. The flamingos who remain here make this a perfect place to call home because of its perfect climate and ample food supply.

The area around the Airoli Creek has played host to some very notable bird species, including flamingos. Flamingos are tropical birds that move to warmer locations during winter, so, interestingly, they call this region home! The number of various migratory and wading birds inhabiting the coastal area is quite large, so there is always something new or unusual to see on any given day here.

The Maharashtra government has announced a range of land along the coastal region as a flamingo national park. The population of flamingos in the location known as the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary is estimated as approximately 5,000 plus birds. It consists of 794 hectares of the water body and 896 hectares of mangrove forest area. Thane creek was created by a seismic fault that runs from Thane to Uran. 

Important Notes

  • Wildlife safaris/Bird watching is a matter of luck and opportunity. No guarantee of any sighting is made. Neither of our associates will quote that, although we try our best to spot and show you as much as nature allows us to.
  • Birdwatching is a hobby and not a race, hence request all birders to maintain discipline at all times.
  • Bird watching is an art of silence and key observation.
  • Avoid Pointing out directly to a bird that might flush the bird away.
  • Do not get too close to a bird for a photograph that you flush it away.
  • Birdwatching should be enjoyed by binoculars and the fun is to spot them, identify them and if you still have some time with the bird photograph them.
  • Never enter the forest with an intention of spotting a single species, it will only disappoint you. The forest is a gift packet with a lot to surprise with. Listen to our naturalist for more wonderful experience.
  • Our walks are not target species specific (Unless specified)
  • We explore everything we find uncommon and need to be explained.
  • Any demand for spotting a single species in any jeep will not be entertained by the guide or the tour leader as there are other travellers who would want to see the birds etc.
  • Respect & honour everything that is in the forest and it has to offer you.
  • Enjoy being in the forest and you will feel much happier away from the concrete chaos.
  • Respect the local, tribes, guards, guides, drivers, officers and all animals.
  • Front seat of the Gypsy is always reserved for the Guide or Guard.
  • No extra room will be made for photographers, respecting other travellers. (For photographers it is recommended to opt for higher options)
  • No littering in the forest strictly. (what goes comes back the same way)
  • Camera fees & guide tips to be paid separately & directly.
  • Kindly follow the instructions given by the tour leader and the guide for your own safety.
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