Thursday, December 2, 2010

Birding on Palm Beach Road

Palm Beach Road in Nerul, around 30kms from Mumbai, has been in the news for speedsters but now it can boast of being a birders’ haven too!
Off Palm Beach Road, there are plenty of water bodies that host a variety of birds. So if you are a
Lapwings Sandpiper
birder and are free on any morning just head out to Nerul in Navi Mumbai and enjoy!
Large Egret
We took the path off Palm Beach Road near Chanakya and my brother-in-law Nandan, who is a
Painted storks and the moon Munia
passionate birder, spotted and helped me capture quite a few! It is around 3kms from Nerul
Grey heron Stonechat
Railway Station, from where you can take an autorickshaw if you go by train.
An egret standing guard?
Bay backed Shrike
Go before the builders lay siege!
Pied crested cuckoo
Cattle Egret Red vented Bulbul
There are no shops around so carry your own water and snacks but please do not litter.
Kingfisher Kingfisher
Dragonflies mating
Best time to go would be either early in the morning or in the evening.