BNHS One day Programs in November – December 2011

20th Nov KARNALA FOREST TRAIL

Sun An enjoyable walk through the moist deciduous base forest of the Sanctuary. Perfect time to see both resident and
winter migrant birds. Birds like Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Nilgiri Flowerpecker, Rufous and Heart-spotted Woodpecker,
White-bellied, Ashy, Greater Racket-tailed and Bronzed Drongo, Crested Hawk Eagle and lot more could be seen.
Grade: Easy. Meeting point: Bus will leave at 6.30 a.m. from Dadar, (near Chandu Halwai) 6.50 a.m. from Chembur,
(near Diamond Garden) and Vashi Junction at 7.10 a.m. Booking: Call at Hornbill House 22871202, 22821811 or email
at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com. Group Leaders: Mr. Vinod Patil & Mr. Vithoba Hegde Charges: Rs. 470/- for
members and Rs. 570/- for non-members. Please carry adequate water and breakfast. The group should reach
Mumbai by 1.30 pm.

27th Nov BUTTERFLY BOUNTY AT OVELEKAR WADI
Sun Watch these flying gems bask in the winter morning sun and flitting around as you enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. Do
not miss this unique open-air butterfly garden in the world teeming with several species of butterflies. Here hundreds
of butterflies fly freely and are NOT kept captive under net or glass. On a good day one can spot Tawny and Black
Rajah, Blue Mormon, Blue Oakleaf, Gaudy and Common Baron, Great Orange Tip, plus several Blue and Striped
Tigers. Group Leaders: Mr. Isaac Kehimkar & Mr. Asif Khan Charges: Rs. 520/- members Rs. 620/- non members (Cost
includes travel, entry fee, breakfast and expertise). Reporting: Bus will leave from Goregaon (Oberoi Mall) at 6.15
a.m., Dadar T.T. (near Chandu Halwai) at 7.00 a.m., Chembur (near Diamond Garden) at 7:20 a.m., Thane (Cadbury
Jn.) 7.40 a.m. The programme should conclude by 11.30 a.m. Registration*: Call at Hornbill House 22871202, 22821811
or e-mail at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com. The group should conclude by 11.30 a.m.

4th Dec BIRDING AT ELEPHANTA ISLAND
Sun Good time to see migratory birds on the mudflats around the island. Birds like the Brown and Black-headed Gull,
Gullbilled Tern, Lesser and Greater Sand Plover, Indian Grey Hornbill, Black-hooded Oriole, Osprey and White-bellied
Sea Eagle could be seen during the trail. Grade: Moderate Group leaders: Mr. Asif Khan and Mr. Vandan Jhaveri
Charges: Rs. 290/- for Members and Rs. 390/- for others (Charges include boat ticket, entry ticket and BNHS
expertise). Reporting: Hornbill House at 7.30 a.m. Departure from Gateway of India at 8.00 a.m. Please carry
adequate water, packed breakfast. Registration*: Call at Hornbill House 22871202/ 22821811 or e-mail at
bnhs.programmes@gmail.com. The group should be back at Hornbill House by 1.00 p.m.

11th Dec TUNGARESHWAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Sun Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated north of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), and forms a corridor for
the animals between SGNP and Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary. This trail is lined with lianas and a dense mixed deciduous
forest, during this season one can see good butterfly diversity like Chocolate Pansy, Sailor, also birds like Rufous
Treepie, Ashy Drongo, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Crested Serpent Eagle, Brown-headed Barbet, Shikra, Verditer Flycatcher
and much more can be seen here. Grade: Easy Group leaders: Mr. Vandan Jhaveri & Mr. Rahul Khot Charges: Rs.
550/- for member and Rs. 600/- for non-member (Charges include transportation, entry and BNHS expertise). Reporting:
Bus will leave from Goregaon (Oberoi Mall) at 5.45 a.m. Dadar T.T. (near Chandu Halwai) at 6.30 a.m.,
Chembur (near Diamond Garden) at 6:50 a.m., Thane (Cadbury Jn.) 7.10 a.m. Patlipad bus stand (Hiranadani Junction
on Ghodbunder rd.) 7.20 a.m. Please carry adequate water and packed breakfast. Registration*: Call at Hornbill
House 22871202/ 22821811 or e-mail at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com Note: Kindly carry adequate water and breakfast.
The group should be back in Dadar by 2.00 p.m.

17th Dec WADER WATCH AT SEWRI
Sat With the winter migrants here for the season, get a chance to observe these unique group of birds at Sewri, also get
a chance to catch the first glimpses of the elegant Lesser and Greater Flamingos if the first batch of Flamingos have
migrated to the Mumbai coast. One of the best place in & around Mumbai to see these winged visitors. Participants
can see birds like Lesser Sand Plover, Little Ring Plover, Bar-tailed and the threatened Black-tailed Godwit, Eurasian
Curlew, Common and Curlew Sandpiper, Common, White-throated and Black-capped Kingfisher, threatened Blackheaded
Ibis and possibly Lesser and Greater Flamingo could be seen on the trail. Group leaders: Mr. Asif Khan & Mr.
Vinod Patil Charges: Rs. 100/- for member and Rs. 150/ for non-member Reporting: Outside Sewri railway station
(east) at the railway crossing junction at 7.30 a.m. How to Reach: Sewri railway station is on the harbour line
accessible from CST, Andheri, and Navi Mumbai. By road, reach Sewri (east) from Parel or Dadar up to Sewri and cross
over at the railway level crossing or from the bridge at Wadala or Reay road to the Mumbai Port Trust road to reach
Sewri Jetty. Registration: On the spot. The programme will conclude by 11.00 a.m. Call at Hornbill House 22871202/
22821811 or e-mail at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com

24th Dec WINTER TRAIL AT SHILONDA
Sun Winter mornings at this trail is always rewarding. The trail offers flora and fauna, butterflies like Baronet, Common
Leopard, and Stripped Tiger also birds like Loten’s Sunbird, Common Iora, Greater Coucal, Grey Junglefowl and
occasionally mammals like Spotted and Sambar Deer can be seen on this trail. This trail leads through fine forest
dominated by bamboo and ends at the stream. Reporting: Members to meet at the SGNP main gate at 7.30 a.m.
Group Leaders: Mr. Vandan Jhaveri & Mr. Asif Khan Charges: Rs. 150 and Rs. 200/- for others (Includes Forest
Department permission fees and BNHS expertise only). Registration*: Call Hornbill House at 22871202/ 22821811 or
e-mail at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com. Note: Participants have to buy the entry ticket at the main gate. Kindly
carry adequate water and packed breakfast. Be prepared for rains. The programme should conclude by 11.30 a.m.

31th Dec WINTER TREK AT MATHERAN
Sat Spend the last day of the year trekking through the densely forested hills on a winter morning is a rejuvenating
experience. The clear skies and the morning mist make this trek very enjoyable. During the trek one could spot birds
like the Peregrine Falcon, Common Kestrel, Crested Serpent-eagle, Dusky crag-martin, Rufous Treepie and many
more can be seen. Trek Grade: Difficult Age Limit: 14-60 years Group Leaders: Mr. Vandan Jhaveri and Mr. Saurabh
Rane Meeting point: Bus will leave at 6.30 a.m. from Dadar, (near Chandu Halwai), 6.50 a.m. from Chembur, near
Diamond Garden and Vashi Junction at 7.10 a.m. Participants will return by late evening. Charges: For members Rs.
500/- per head and for non-members Rs. 600/- per head. Registration*: Call at Hornbill House 22871202, 22821811
or e-mail at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com Please carry adequate water, breakfast and pack lunch. Be prepared for
rains.

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