Birds of the Konkan -Series


Bird watching at Aarey on 25th December 2021

The Konkan begins south of the Daman Ganga River in Gujarat and extends all the way up to Kerala. It has developed a unique natural history being sandwiched between the towering mountains of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. The landscape in Konkan is a mix of riverine fronts, mangrove grassland & scrub and forest. The iconic image of coconut fronds waving in the breeze is symbolic of the Konkan.

As an introduction to the Konkan, we will be traveling to Aarey Milk Colony, the vast stretch of green coming into the news for all the wrong reasons. A blend of scrub and forest with some grassland thrown in for good measure; Aarey Milk Colony is a perfect place to start exploring Konkan’s natural history. Simply walking along well paved roads and trails would yield a high of 40 species of birds on a winter’s day. A blend of resident and migratory birds that we hope to spot, we also aim to explain to you why conservation matters and most importantly, help you develop a connect with the wilderness.

This walk is for all age people, we would love children between 9 to 14 years of age to join this . We will be walking at an easy pace through the colony for 3 hours, along with expert naturalists Jayraj Nayak and Pravin Subramanian, watching the birds and the bees go about their daily lives.

Date: 25th December 2021

Meeting: Picnic Spot, Aarey Milk Colony

Meeting Time: 07:00 AM

Walk starts at: 07.10 AM

Ends at : 10.00 am

Walk fee: 900.00 INR

Please keep in mind:

  1. We are walking through a patch of wilderness. Please dress in dull coloured clothing, no bright colours please, else the birds will see us and fly off before we see them
  2. Please cover yourselves fully and carry insect repellant
  3. Wear comfortable walking shoes
  4. Carry water bottles and snacks

After the walk you will learn:

1. What defines a natural ecosystem and the role that birds, animals and insects have to play in it
2. Threats to a natural ecosystem
3. What can you do to protect a natural ecosystem
4. What a rewarding experience it is to be in the wild

About the naturalists:

Jayraj and Pravin are members of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and have been studying wildlife for the past 20 years. Jayraj runs eco-awareness workshops under NGP Nature Academy and Pravin is the founder of Project Samuh, a community collective for people interested in learning diverse topics.

Payment details

Account name: MohmadAslamSaiyad -Bank name: HDFC Bank, Dahisar East Branch
Account number : 04431140002963 IFSC code: HDFC0000443
Or GPAY on AslamSaiyad- 9867403957

Terms and Condition :

The right of the admission is reserved with the organizer. The organizer does not take the responsibility for the loss or theft of any personal
belongings or any injury that the ticket holder may accrue at the event.Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited. Any inappropriate behavior by any of the participants shall lead to eviction from the

**The fee will be refunded only if cancellation is done  7 days before the walk date.

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