Thursday, December 25, 2008

‘Sri Lanka Birds’ in the month of November

‘Sri Lanka Birds’ web based data entry system for Sri Lanka completed another successful month by the end of November. Detailed analysis for the past year will be published shortly. Summary results of the analysis for November are given in this report. This analysis is based on the data downloaded on 24th December 2008.

New members 15
Total members 205
We warmly welcome new members to the ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ community.

Total Number of Observations 2238
Number of Species 208
Number of Endemic Species 19
Number of Proposed endemic Species 5
Number of migrant species 39

Nesting records
Number of observations 14
Number of species 8
Species (Cattle Egret, Intermediate Egret, Brown-headed Barbet, Oriental Magpie Robin, House Crow, Common Myna, Black-throated Munia, Scaly-breasted Munia)

Mostly recorded species (No: of observations)
House Crow (97)
Common Myna (91)
Red-vented Bulbul (77)
Yellow-billed Babbler (64)
Spotted Dove (64)

Top five users (No: of observations)
Newton Jayawardane (646)
Kusum Fernando (393)
Dilshan De Silva (351)
Salindra Kasun Dayananda (324)
Rienzie Fernando (176)

A total of 39 locations were visited during November 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’ - .

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 new year with full of birding.

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

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