Wednesday, April 2, 2008

‘Sri Lanka Birds’ in the month of March

Another successful month for the ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ has passed. Brief summary of the results obtained during the month of March is given here.

The total membership was increased to 121, including thirteen new members registered in March.

The number of observations for the month of March was 1316. Total of 169 species were recorded in the system during this period. It is nearly 60% of the total number of species recorded so far in the system. Our members were able to record 22 definitive endemic species and five proposed endemic species within the month of March. Four endemic species were among the mostly recorded twenty species. Those were Sri Lanka Yellow fronted Barbet, Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, Sri Lanka Layard’s Parakeet and Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl.

Five mostly recorded birds (and number of observations) were White-bellied Drongo (38), Red vented Bulbul (38), Spotted Dove (33), Pale billed Flower-pecker (26), and Sri Lanka Yellow fronted Barbet (25).

A total of 12 observations of nesting were recorded in the system during March. Species recorded nesting were, Black Bulbul, Black crested Bulbul, Crimson fronted Barbet, Dark fronted Babbler, Greater Coucal, Rose ringed Parakeet, Scaly breasted Munia, Scarlet Minivet, and White bellied Drongo.

A total of 34 locations were visited during March by our members. A total of eight locations had more than 50 observations while Sinharaja Kudawa entrance claimed the highest (349). Sinharaja forest reserve was the most visited area while a total of 587 observations accounted for the same area during March.

Current statistics describing the number of field visits, number of observations and bird species, as well as the number of users registered in the system, are displayed on the login page of ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ - .

We would like to thank all the members for entering their valuable observations into Sri Lanka Birds. We highly appreciate contributions of members towards conservation of birds through this initiative.

We wish you happy birding and a lot of fun using the system.

Administrator of Sri Lanka Birds
Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka

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