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Spend Your Early Morning Enjoying The Sights Of Migrating Flightless Flamingo

Sewri Flamingo Point Bombay, is a place near Sewri locality of South Mumbai. Sewri Flamingo Point is at a distance of around one kilometre or walking distance of 20 minutes from the Sewri railway station. It falls around the region of Elephanta caves on a stretch of 15-20 KM.

The point has large areas of mudflats which are not only a safe habitat for flamingos in winter but also has adequate food availability. A large number of flamingos reach along with their babies from their breeding area, Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, to Sewri every year. They arrive and stay between the month of October to March.

The best time to spot flamingos would be in accordance with the tides of the sea. These flightless birds move according to the tides, and can be most easily spotted a couple of hours before and after high tide. Early morning between 6am–10am would be a good time.

Two Nature oriented groups organize walks for citizens to enjoy the sight of these beautiful long legged flightless creatures from a considerate distance, thereby humans enjoying a proper view of them without causing any hindrances to the Flamingos.

The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS): 

The BNHS often holds flamingo-sighting tours, where they take you to the jetty from the Sewri railway crossing area. From the jetty, they help you spot flamingoes via a spotting scope {kind of a telescope}, helping you get a closer look than otherwise on your own.

When: Jan 15

Where: Sewri jetty

Timings: 8.30am onwards.

Price: INR 200 for non-members and INR 100 for members

Wildnest Travel & Photography

Another group that is taking you on a to watch the beautiful fowls would be the Wildnest group. Their tours are held more regularly, at least once or twice a week, every week.

When: Check the schedule here.

Where: Sewri jetty

Price: INR 300