Birds in India migrate from Northern latitudes to escape cold temperatures during winter. Some arrive during monsoons to breed and some are passage migrants that take a pit stop in the country around October-November and March-April, during their journeys elsewhere. Some are local migrants that move within the country according to their breeding cycle.
We should appreciate the long journeys which migratory birds take in order to complete their life cycle. In terms of migration routes of birds, Navi Mumbai lies near one of the paths of the Central Asian Flyway.
Starling, Buntings, Rosefinch, Stonechat and Pipits migrate to Mumbai during the winter from Central and Northern Asia and Europe. Bee-Eater and Shrikes migrate within the country and are found along dry grassy/shrubby/rocky areas of the city.
Tarang Sarin, is a Geologist research scholar at IIT Bombay and currently lives in Kharghar. He is doing everything he can to build awareness about the importance of preserving the nature that we have around us