29th March 2014 (Open for all)
BNHS is all set to once again host the popular annual Flamingo Festival at Sewri Jetty on Saturday, 29th March from 12.00 noon till sunset. This is the best opportunity to see and appreciate the beauty of nearly 20,000 flamingos spread out on the mudflats, with the backdrop of lush mangroves. This is also a good place to see several other species of resident and migratory avian friends such as herons, egrets, ibises, gulls, terns, plovers, sandpipers, kingfishers and many more, absolutely Free under the guidance of BNHS experts. This year’s Festival has been supported by Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT).
Along with the opportunity to view the birds to one’s heart’s content, the Festival will also have a colourful illustrated exhibition on flamingos and a children’s book on flamingos titled “Phia – The Little Flamingo” by Shamim Padamsee, will be released on the venue. This year BNHS has also organized the "Think Pink Save Pink" slogan competition for school students, along with exciting prizes for winners. Schools can enter their contact details in the link below so that an official invitation can be sent to them. The prizes are sponsored by Smt Vijaya Deshmukh Competition Fund. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dDhzeUJuSHVaLThyUGk1TzJuckowX2c6MA
All are invited with family and friends to celebrate the presence of flamingos. This is also an occasion to show one’s solidarity for the conservation of our city’s wildlife. Time: 12 noon till sunset Venue: Sewri Jetty, Harbour Line, Mumbai.
For any querries please call us on phone: 8879101310