Flamingo Watching at Flamingo Sanctuary, Thane Creek

About Thane Creek

Thane Creek is truly one of the best kept secrets for observing birds. One can explore the creek in a boat ride where one can observe a large number of Lesser and Greater Flamingos along with various other birds such as Avocets, Northern Shoveler, Grey Heron, Egrets, Plover, Sandpiper, Black headed Ibis, Whimbrel etc to name a few.

    Dates:

    Dec: 2nd Dec, 07:00 am, 8th Dec, 10;45 am, 9th Dec, 11:15 am, 22nd Dec, 09:30 am, 24th Dec, 11 am,  25th Dec, 11:45 am, 28th Dec, 02:30 pm

    Note: Customised tours can also be planned according to the time suitability at special charges.

    Meeting Point: Coatsal and Marine Biodiversity Centre, Airoli

    Trip duration:  Around 2 hours

    Itinerary:

    • Meet Wildnest team members at the Centre, followed by a brief introduction about flamingos as well as other birds.
    • Proceed for the boat ride.
    • Our naturalist will help in spotting flamingos as well as other shore birds found there with binoculars.
    • Visit to Nature Information Centre

    Charges: INR 700/- per person on weekdays & INR 800 per person on weekends,  Kids below 2 yrs are free of cost.

    Includes: Boat ride, Binoculars for viewing, Services of Wildnest team members, Bird Checklist & Fun activity sheet for kids

    Suggested items to carry: Camera and/or Binocular, Cap, Water, Snacks

    By road:

    If you are coming from Mumbai, take right towards Airoli Bridge. After crossing the bridge, take a U turn  from the roundabout. Proceed for around  300 mts and take a left and the next right. Continue till the T point and take a right. Main gate for the centre will be on the left.

    By Train:

    Get off at Nahur Station on Central line and take a rikshaw towards the Airoli Centre. Follow directions as mentioned above.

    About Bharat Goel

    Bharat Goel, an avid traveler and wildlife photographer has more than a decade’s experience of travelling in wild throughout India. Out of 49 tiger reserves in India, he has been 20 tiger reserves. His love for the wild urged him to leave his engineering career to dedicate his life for the preservation of nature and wildlife. He constantly strives to make people aware and encourage them to appreciate and being responsible towards nature through his endeavor.