Field Trip to Ujjani Dam, Bhigwan

Field Trip to Ujjani Dam, Bhigwan on

Sunday 18th January 2015

An excursion to Ujjani Dam, Bhigwan is being conducted by the Magarpatta City Environment Club on Sunday, 18th January 2015. Flamingos and other Winter Visitors like Bar headed Geese, Ruddy Shell duck, Pintails, Storks etc have reportedly arrived in large numbers this year. In addition there is an opportunity to spot Resident species like Cormorants, Grebes, Egrets and other birds of the Wetland Habitat.
Bhigwan is approx 100 Km from Pune and the travelling time by bus, with one short break is 3 hrs. In order to get adequate time for ‘Birding’ we shall be departing from Magarpatta City at 7 AM sharp. To spot the Flamingos and some other Winter Visitors we have to hire Boats with a capacity of 10-15 persons costing approx Rs 200/- per head, if bulk booking is done in advance.

Since we will have to hire buses, Registration is being done on a First come First Served basis. Registration will be confirmed only on receipt of a Non Refundable Advance of Rs 500/- by the undersigned. This amount will be adjusted against the cost of Bus Ticket and other sundry expenses. Confirmation of receipt of Advance will be given either by mail or SMS.

Booking will open at 10 AM on 6th January 2015 and will close at 6 PM on 15th January 2015. Based on response buses will be hired and cost of hiring shared between participants.

Since we shall be having a short Breakfast Break at a suitable roadside Dhaba en route and a similar break for a delayed Lunch, participants are advised to carry biscuits, heavy snacks, adequate drinking water (at least 1.5 ltrs per head) and soft drinks.
The following items are also required for the trip: –

  1. Trekking shoes/ Floaters
  2. Sweater / warm clothing
  3. Cap
  4. Binocular (optional)
  5. Camera (optional)
  6. Field Guide Books (optional)

Please note the following: –

  1. Start Time – 7 AM sharp (participants to report by 6.45 AM for briefing & headcount)
  2. Start Point – Main Gate
  3. Booking Open from 10 AM on 06 January 2015 to 6 PM on 15th January 2015
  4. Confirmed Reservation on Fist cum First Served basis after receipt of Non Refundable Advance of Rs 500/-
  5. Birding Session from 10 AM to 3 PM (including Boat trip)
  6. Short Breakfast and freshening up break at a suitable Dhaba en route
  7. Delayed Lunch Break at a Dhaba en route.
  8. End Time – 8 PM


Maj Gen N M Rasquinha VSM (Retd) at 8412011583 /

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