Mega City Mumbai with its concrete jungle filled with towering skyscrapers has some good bird watching spots. From flamingos to cranes and egrets, you can spot them all in Mumbai if you know the right places to go to.
The best time to go for bird watching is early in the morning, right before the sunrise. December to March is the best time for bird watching in Mumbai.
Here is a list of places where you must go for bird watching in Mumbai:
Sewri Jetty Point
From December to February, bird-watching enthusiasts throng Sewri Jetty Point as migratory birds flock over to the wetlands between Thane Creek and Sewri. You see hundreds of them out in the open, early in the morning.
Address: MPT, Sewri, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400015.
Maharashtra Nature Park
Dharavi is known for its huge slum area, but amidst there is a massive nature park. Formerly called Mahim Nature Park, its name changed after efforts began to turn the area into a green spot.
It has more than 12,000 trees in the area and hundreds of different varieties of plants and herbs. In the park, you can spot birds like purple sunbird, great egret, black kite, laughing dove, and others. This park opens at 9:30 am.
Address: Sion Bandra Link Road, Opp. Bus Depot, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400017
Bhandup Pumping Station
Beyond the Eastern Express Highway lies the largest water filtration plant in Asia. The greenery around this plant in Bhandup attracts a number of local and migratory birds during winter every year. You can spot different species of birds and butterflies there. It’s a spot that is a favorite with those who love nature photography.
Address: Bhandup East
Sanjay Gandhi National Park
With a sprawling area of 103 square kilometers, Sanjay Gandhi National Park is one of the greenest areas of Mumbai. It stretches from Borivali in the western suburbs all the way to Thane in the east.
The national park is home to more than 270 species of birds, 170 species of mammals, and 1300 species of plants. So, nature-lovers and botany enthusiasts frequent this place.
Address: Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway, Borivali East
Is there any other bird watching places in Mumbai which should be mentioned in the above list? Do comment below.
Author: By – Melwyn Fernandes
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