Birding

Global Big Day in Sri Lanka

Bird and Wildlife Team and fellow birders at Sinharaja rainforest on the Global Big Day  Deepal Warakagoda, Chinthaka De Silva, Subasiri Liyanage, Lester Perera, Dulan Ranga, Sudheera Bandara and Uditha Hettige in Sinharaja.Global Big Day in Sri Lanka, on the 9th May, was sponsored by Bird and Wildlife Team through its Research & Conservation Fund scheme. Bird watchers participated in the event have been able to record a phenomenal total of 242 species of birds in Sri Lanka including all the 34 Island’s endemic species, in a […]

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New Swarovski optics for Bird and Wildlife Team

Purple Swamphen, digiscoped at the wetland..Bird and Wildlife Team is now getting ready for the tours in the coming season. There are many birding, wildlife and special mammal watching tours booked with the team and are commencing from this month onwards. They also ran a few tours in the ‘off season’ during the past months. Just before the tours for […]

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Low-cost birdwatching tours in 2013!

We have now introduced two types of short, low-cost birdwatching tours to facilitate those who have limited number of days in their holiday or a few days available for birdwatching during their visit to Sri Lanka on business/personal. These tours are offered under a new category ‘Budget tours’, please visit the pages under that link […]

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With Sean Sheehan in May 2013

119In early May 2013 Chinthaka and myself spent a few days in Sinaharaja rainforest and Udawalawa National Park with Sean Sheehan, a journalist from the UK, who is going to write about the new ‘Helm Field Guides: Birds of Sri Lanka’ coauthored by myself, and about Bird and Wildlife Team in the British magazine Birdwatching.

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Sri Lanka, a memorable accomplishment!

118In early December 2012 Deepal Warakagoda guided us, four Canadians, on a birdwatching tour of beautiful Sri Lanka. Personally and on behalf of Dan + Roberta, and Irving, I would like to THANK Deepal very, very, very much for making our trip to lovely Sri Lanka a memorable accomplishment! It was because of his depth […]

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