Wednesday, July 9, 2008

‘Sri Lanka Birds’ in the month of June

Sri Lanka Birds completed another successful month by the end of June. A short summary of the results obtained during the month of June is given in this report.

A total of eighteen new members registered in the ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ system during the month of June. The total membership of the system was grown up to 154 at the end of the month.

The number of observations for the month of June was 802. A total of 140 species were recorded in the system during this period. Only 17 of the 26 definitive endemic species and five of the seven proposed endemic species were recorded in the system during the month of June.

As in previous months, Red-vented Bulbul (31) was the mostly recorded species. Next four mostly recorded species (and number of observations) were Brown-headed Barbet (27), Yellow-billed Babbler (26), Common Tailorbird (25) and Common Myna (25).

A total of 38 locations were visited during June by our members. Highest number of observations was made at the Sinharaja Martin’s Lodge (83). Sinharaja forest reserve was the most visited area while a total of 172 observations came from three different locations in the reserve.

Member Rahula Perera made the highest number of Observations (258) during the month of June. Members Sashi Siriwardena (148) and Rienzie Fernando (65) recorded next highest number of observations in the system for the month.

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 the contributions of members towards conservation of birds through this initiative.

We wish you happy birding.

Administrator of “Sri Lanka Birds”
Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka

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