Mar 2017 | Rs. 21,255*
There has never been dull session on this tour to Akshi beach in Alibaug. Akshi is just 5kms away from the Alibaug town and it’s less frequented by the tourists which gives us the advantage of undisturbed time as the waders are relaxed foraging on the coast. We’ve taken care of the tide timing so that our session on the beach is fully utilised to maximum.
WHAT YOU LEARN
So what are you likely to photograph. Well the star attractions of course are the Great Knot and the magnificent White Bellied Sea Eagle. In fact, if you’re lucky during low tides, you may find this star predator searching for food or even hunting sea snakes during low tides. That apart, keep your eyes peeled for the Greater Sand Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Kentish Plover, Terek Sandpiper, Dunlin and the Ruddy Turnstone – some of the other attractions of Akshi. Of course, you’ll be hard pressed to miss the huge congregations of gulls and terns, defining the perfect sea shore atmosphere.
Alibaug Beach and Bhigwan
Coastal Capers and the floaters
Kilometers of flat beach. A superb feeding ground for waders. Akshi, a beach very near to the Western Ghats provides enthusiastic bird photographers a unique opportunity to photograph a stunning variety of coastal birds. For all bird photographers, Akshi represents one of the west coast’s better kept secrets. Birdwing brings you a photography experience like you’ve never had before. Five highly promising, productive sessions of birding along one the nicer beaches of Maharashtra. Could you ask for more?
Of course there’s heaps more to explore. The neighbouring beaches are home to a superb diversity of birds as well including but not limited to sandpipers, curlews, whimbrels, and plovers. Apart from shore birds, there are small sweet water ponds where you’ll get to see Bronze-winged Jacanas, Pheasant-tailed Jacanas, Lesser Whistling Ducks. If you’re lucky, you may just have a special encounter with a Baillon’s crake. You get the idea, don’t you? This is coastal birding on steroids! And you can’t miss it. Check out our itinerary.
Day 1 – 2 – Mar 23rd(Thu) – Mar 24th
Mar 23rd (Thursday)
Participants arrive at Pune airport to be picked up by our birding expert. We embark on a three hour journey to Akshi to reach in time for dinner. Once you’ve tucked in your grub, we’ll call it a night early only to start at the crack of dawn next day. Dinner, Transport and Overnight stay are included.
Mar 24th (Friday)
After a quick ice breaker and an orientation session early in the morning hot coffee our first session will kick start. Our days will begin just at the sun rise. We’ll explore the beautiful beach of Akshi and place ourselves at comfortable locations to photograph the waders. Once we’ve shot to our heart’s delight and the sun starts to beat down heavily, we’ll go back for a sumptuous breakfast. This will be the time for image reviews and tips on post processing your photos. After lunch we will pack our gear to go for another crack at the waders. Our local expert will teach you on how to approach waders and get eye level images. Be ready to get your feet wet and keep your camera dry.
Day 3 – 4 – Mar 25th (Saturday) – Mar 26th (Sunday)Mar 25th (Saturday)
We’ll follow pretty much the same schedule on our third day as well. After our evening session is completed, we’ll leave for Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary for a late check-in at the home stay.
Mar 26th (Sunday)
This is our last day and we head out for a boat ride in Bhigwan. Our main attraction will be flamingoes, storks, breeding waders, terns, gulls. After completing a successful boat ride we will pack our things and head to Pune airport to be dropped before 2pm. We’ll head our separate ways until Birdwing brings us together again.
THINGS TO NOTE
25° to 35°
Telephoto and Wide-angle
Comfortable & dull coloured clothes
Shorts and Pyjamas
Hat and glasses
Bring your own toiletries
TERMS AND CONDITION
- INR 5,000/- advance required for provisional reservation
- Remainder (100% ) within 30 days from the first payment
- 60% refund if cancelled before 2 months from the date of travel
- 20% refund if cancelled after 2 months and before 1 month from the date of travel
- No refund if cancelled within 1 month of the date of travel
Note: The date of written communication ( email ) stating the intent to cancel will be considered as the date for applying the cancellation policy.
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