Eye-browed Thrush at Mumbai’s Magical Green Valley Park

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Even as our country’s urban sprawl engulfs surrounding wilderness like giant hundred-tentacled octopuses, there are still little pockets of paradise that hold out against the concrete invasion. These beautiful city forests have much to offer; not only to the local residents and wildlife but also to wildlife enthusiasts from afar.

One such little pocket of paradise is Green Valley Park in Navi Mumbai. This 50 hectare (1/2 sq. km.) patch of woodland is tucked away amidst a leafy street, barely … Read More

Flamingo Spectacle in Navi Mumbai, April 2020

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Mumbai residents were offered a breathtaking visual treat last week when hundreds of thousands of migratory Lesser Flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) flocked to the creeks of Navi Mumbai.

Every year, thousands of flamingos migrate to Mumbai. Their numbers peak in hotspots like Navi Mumbai creek, Thane creek, Bhandup Pumping Station and Sewri.

The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) said there has been a 25% cent increase in flamingo migration since 2019, when 120,000 (1.2 lakh) visited. This year, an estimated 150,000 … Read More