Showing posts from January, 2013

Ahoy Flamingo!

The Flamingos are here!!!
Don't miss the opportunity to see these birds who are presently visiting the wetlands in our city.

Every year, to avoid the harsh winters of north India, greater and lesser flamingos migrate for a couple of months (between November to February) towards the coasts of central and southern India. These unique and iconic birds are also known for their strange feeding habits. They eat with their heads upside down! There is an interesting reason why they do so. Flamingos are filter feeders, i.e., they have spiny filter plates in their beaks which they move side by side sieving out the water and take in various small crustaceans, mollusks, fish and insects.

Facts about the Flamingos found in India:
Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) are the largest and the most widespread species of flamingos in the world. While, Lesser Flamingos (Phoenicopterus minor) are the smallest and the most numerous species of flamingos in the world.

There are talks about Mumbai gettin…

Bird Race at Jamnagar - A Nature Lover's Delight!

Firstly, here's wishing all of you a Happy 'Green' Year from the GreenLine team.
We recently participated in the inaugural Saevus Bird Race 2012 at Jamnagar, Gujarat and also went on to win it by identifying 155 different species of birds within twelve hours! We also got the opportunity to visit Khijadia Bird Sanctuary, Narara Marine National Park, Lakhota Lake, Ranjit Sagar Dam and many other bird watching hotspots during the bird race..
During winter, migratory birds flock to Jamnagar every year, and this time wasn't an exception either. The variety of birds that can be seen in and around Jamnagar exceeds 300 different species.
Are you also interested in bird-watching, but hesitant to travel too far? Here's a surprise for you - there are ample amount of bird watching hotspots near Mumbai itself where you can get a chance to see many of these birds. The Sewri Mudflats is one such place, and now would be the best time to visit it. At any given day during winter, y…