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.

    There are 2 options to do this trip

    1) From Bhandup pumping station Side where you get a chance to do bird walk to see many more grassland birds as well as other migratory birds apart from flamingos.
    There are 14 seater boats.

    Boat ride Duration: 1. 5 hours.

    Total duration will be around 2.5 hours from meeting time to the end of the boat ride.

    Dates:

    From Bhandup: 4th Jan  3 00 pm (Few seats left) | 5th Jan 08:30 am (Full), 10:00 am (Few seats left) & 03:00 pm (Few seats left) | 11th Jan 09:00 am | 12th Jan 11:00 (Few seats left) | 18th Jan 02:30 pm | 19th Jan 07:00 am  & 08:45 am | 25th Jan 10:00 | 26th Jan 10:30 am

    Meeting Point:

    Near Bhandup Pumping Station on Eastern Express Highway

    Itinerary:

    • Meet Wildnest team members at the meeting point and head toward the jetty area, 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.
    • Bird walk for other grassland species in the area depending on the time of the day

    Charges: INR 800/- per person on weekdays & INR 900 per person on weekends,  Kids below 2 yrs are free of cost.

     

    2) Boating from Airoli side

    Boat ride duration: 1 hour

    There are 24 seater boats as well as 7 seater speed boats ( charges are different for speed boat)

    From Airoli: 17th Jan  04:30 pm (Sunset Special) | 18th Jan 05:00 pm (Speed Boat)

    Meeting Point:

    For Airoli Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Centre, Airoli

    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

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

    Trip duration:  Around 2 hours

    Charges: INR 800/- per person on weekdays & INR 900 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

    Note: More tours will be coming up in the upcoming months

    For contact call us at +91 – 9967 0566 74 | email: nitya@wildnest.in

    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.