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Bhandup Pumping Station is truly one of the best kept secrets for observing birds. It encompasses diverse landscapes with salt pans, grassland, a lake, mangrove forest and a creek .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 purple heron, Northern pintail, Black tailed godwit, Rudy Shelduck, Plover, Whimbrel, lesser whistling duck etc. to name a few.

 

MAMMALS -

Leopard, rusty-spotted cat, common palm civet, jackal, fox, common langur, common mongoose, black-naped hare & Indian Porcupine

 

BIRDS - 150 species

(Including common kestrel, peregrine falcon, crested serpent eagle, hornbill, grey jungle fowl)

Type:                     Birdwatching

No of days:         04 Hrs

Grade:                  Easy

Region:                 Mulund Creek
Range:                 Bhandup Creek

Trail time:            3 – 4Hrs

Meeting point:                 Bhandup Pumping Station Bus stand

Itineraries

Day 1

Time : 7:00 am

Bird Walk in BPS

Meet your host at the meeting point who will guide you further to the trail. The Trail starts with a cement road with Salt pans on the left & Pumping Station to the right. This trail has a mixed habitat of Freshwater, Grassland, Scrubland, Forest and Mangroves. This makes it an ideal location for spotting different species of the habitats. A long 800mtrs walk on the trail we may come across birds like Myna, Cuckoo, Shrike, Prinias, Kingfishers, Spoonbills, Ibis, Kite, chats, pipits etc. We turn right & absolutely different habitat is around the corner. The trail is now filled with big green trees ideal for Coucal, Koel, Orioles, Flycatchers, Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Barbett, Parakeet, Woodpecker, Lesser Fish Eagle, Pallas’s Fish eagle, Harriers, hawks, Buzzards, Egrets, Herons etc. This trail will take us for about 90mins. Further on we turn left midway towards the mangrove and shoreline. We can spot White eared Bulbul, Lesser & greater Flamingos, Ibis, Storks, Egrets, Herons, Sandpipers, Shanks, Stints, Ducks, Cormorants, Grebes, Plovers, Coots, Crakes, Swamphen, Moorhen, Jacanas, Lapwings, Godwits, Curlews, Snipe, Stilts, Avocets, etc. The list is pretty long and so is the experience on this trail. One has never returned disappointed from this trail, there is always one flag-mark specie that makes it worth & memorable. The trail should end by 11am (please carry breakfast or light snacks and 2ltrs water).
Trip officially ends.

  • Return AC transportation from Dadar to BPS (Ex Dadar option)**
  • Forest Entry fee for sanctuary  
    Naturalist Fee
  • Professional Wildlife Naturalist host of the experience
  • GST 5%
  • Convenience fee
  • Transportation from origin of participant to meeting point.
  • Meals or services
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Camera fee
  • Parking charges 
  • Any other item specifically NOT mentioned in includes.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

 

Advance (Non Refundable)

Balance on or before 3 days

Per Person

50%

50%

 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation period

Cancellation Charges on Cost

14 – 07 days

50%

07 –03 days

75%

Less than 03 days or No show

100%

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