There is also a huge library of more than 600 books of categories in: flora, fauna, fruits, water, waste, energy, environment, acts and rules of environment, agriculture, science general and encyclopedia (environment, nature, birds, animals, flowers, gardening, agriculture, science and technology, childcraft series), Thane District Gazetteers, proceedings, annual reports. These serve as an easy access to teachers and students that work on various environmental projects and others who are studying environmental science.
The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 834.16 sq.km and is the second largest in Karnataka, continuous with the Bhagwan Mahaveer sanctuary in Goa. This Sanctuary abounds with a richness of Flora and Fauna. Its richness and diversity offers ample opportunities to nature lovers to enjoy the captivating landscape. The sanctuary is generally undulating with steep slopes, picturesque deep river valleys and rich hilly forest terrain. There are breathtaking valleys, regal looking meandering rivers and the splendid scenic beauty of the forests. The forest in Dandeli is typical moist deciduous and semi evergreen types.
Here are some of the highlights which can be seen through the visit.
Birds – Malabar Trogon, Ruby-throated Bulbul, Yellow-browed Bulbul, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, Dark-fronted babbler, Speckled Piculet, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Emerald Dove, Srilankan Frogmouth, Hill Myna, Indian lorikeet, Crested Gowshawk, Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Blue-faced Malkoha, Brown-breasted Flycatcher… also many species of Flycatchers, Owls and other forest birds…
Mammals – Black Panther, Leopard, Indian Jackal, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Mouse Deer, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Wild Boar, Indian Gaur and many other animals. Reptiles and other creatures – Malabar pit viper, Hump nosed pit viper, Flying lizard, Prasad’s Gecko, Termite hill gecko, many others Reptiles, Amphibians, Butterflies and other insects.
Please note – Sightings fully depend on luck. Our experts will try to show maximum no. of species with their experience and efforts.
Rough Itinerary for the Event: (Dharwad to Dharwad)
Day 1 – 1st March 2018 7AM- Meeting point at Dharwad. Then will move to Dandeli
Day 2 – 2nd March 2018
Birding at Old Magazine House.
Day 3 – 3rd March 2018 Bird watching at Timber Depot, some other birding sites.
Day 4 – 4th March 2018
Birding around Dandeli,Evening snacks and leave for Dharwad by 7PM .
Overnight Volvo buses are available regularly between Mumbai to Dharwad. Bookings are easily available. Participants have to do their own bookings upto Dharwad and back.
We will assist of you in case of any requirement. Stay arrangements – Stay will be basic but not in tents, it will be in dormitories with neat and clean toilets.
Some of the spots that will be covered for bird watching are Old House Magazine, Ganeshgudi, Shirali village, Supa dam, Dandeli Timber depot and many more bird hotspots. Will try to visit most of them but it will depend on sightings throughout the day. Total Cost- Rs. 15,500/- Cost includes :- 1. Dharwad to Dharwad By Private Vehicle. (Bolero or Cruizer Jeep) 2. Stay at Dandeli and Ganeshgudi – Dormitory basis 3. All Food and Breakfast. 4. All Entree charges of Park.
Cost excludes:- 1. Mineral water, Cold drinks. 2. Personal Orders. 3. Extra Tea/Coffee. 4. Things other than includes
Things to be carried:- 1. Water Bottle 3. TORCH with extra batteries, Shoes (compulsory). 4. Towel, a napkin, extra pair of clothes, warm clothes. 5. Cap, Camera, Binoculars, Bird field Guide 6. Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
7. Photo ID proof 8. A haversack to put all these things
Confirm your seat on phone call only.
You can register by paying non-refundable advance of Rs.7,500/-
Payment option –
TJSB Sahakari Bank LTD, Main Branch, Madhumalti, Veer Savarkar Path, Thane (w)400601
Account Number – 002110100044461
IFSC code – TJSB0000002
Account type – Saving account
Cheque name:- Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal
For Further Queries Avinash Bhagat- 9892061899 / 022-25411633