Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Tansa - World Environment Day

Oikoessence and its supporters observed the World Environment Day (5th of June every year) in  
Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary. The seeds of some trees and shrubs that are indigenous to the area were dispersed during the trail.

The catchment area of Tansa lake is comprised of 'Southern tropical moist deciduous forest'. Tansa and Vaitarna are one of the major water sources for Metropolitan cities of Mumbai and Thane. The existence of this forest is very crucial to the lakes and ultimately to the biodiversity of the area which includes humans as well.
Kumbhi ckicked by Bhaskar P.
Gunj clicked by Sudheer A.

Wrightia tinctoria clicked by Sudheer A.
Saded kuda clicked by Thiruvengadam E.
Mytragyna parviflora clicked by Thiruvengadam E

We are thankful to the Tansa Forest Department for allowing and helping us in conducting this programme.

Sharing the list of birds that were sighted during the trail - 

Tit clicked by Bhaskar P.
1. Crested Tree swift (Hemiprocne coronata)
2. Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus)
3. Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense)
4. Andaman Woodpecker (Dryocopus hodgei)
5. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
6. Common Bushchat (Saxicola torquatus)
7. Rufous Woodpecker (Micropternus brachyurus)
8. Little Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)
9. Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
10. Great Tit (Parus major)
11. Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
12. White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
13. Red-vented Bulbul (Pynconotus cafer)
14. Cattle Egret (Bubulcus Ibis coromandus)
15. House Crow (Corvus splendens)
16. Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
17. Brahminy Starling (Sturnia pagodarum)
18. Gold-fronted Leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons)
19. Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)
20. Eastern Jungle Crow (Corvus (macrorynchos) levaillantii)
21. Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)
22. Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)
23. Brown-headed Barbet (Megalaima zeylanica)
24. Oriental Magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis)
25. Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)


Credits Thiruvengadam E.
Clicked by Thiruvengadam E.

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