Friday, November 21, 2008

‘Sri Lanka Birds’ in the month of October

‘Sri Lanka Birds’ web based data entry system for Sri Lanka completed another successful month by the end of October. Summary results of the month of October is given in this report. This analysis is based on the data downloaded on 21st November 2008.

Membership
New members 11
Total members 190
We warmly welcome new members to the ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ community.

Observations
Total Number of Observations 2065
Number of Species 180
Number of Endemic Species 19
Number of Proposed endemic Species 7
Number of migrant species 22

Nesting records
Number of observations 12
Number of species 10
Species (Baya Weaver, Brown Paradise- flycathcher, Common Myna, Great Egret, Greater Coucal, Purple-rumped Sunbird, Red-vented Bulbul, White-rumped Munia, White-throated Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Babbler)

Mostly recorded species (No: of observations)
Common Myna (78)
House Crow (76)
Yellow-billed Babbler (65)
Red-vented Bulbul (62)
Blue-tailed Bee-eater (61)

Top five users (No: of observations)
Rahula Perera (657)
Newton Jayawardena (603)
Dilshan De Silva (253)
Chandanie Wanigatunge (147)
Kusum Fernando (140)


A total of 48 locations were visited during October by ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ members. As in the previous month, highest number of observations was made at Ragama (330).

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’ - www.worldbirds.org/srilanka .

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.

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

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