Thursday, March 12, 2009

‘Sri Lanka Birds’ during the first month of 2009

‘Sri Lanka Birds’ web based data entry system for Sri Lanka completed another successful month by the end of January 2009. Summary results of the analysis for January are given in this report. This analysis is based on the data downloaded on 27th February 2009.

New members 22
Total members 239
We warmly welcome new members to the ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ community.

Total Number of Observations 1856
Number of Species 194
Number of Endemic Species 18
Number of Proposed endemic Species 7
Number of migrant species 50

Nesting records
Number of observations 6
Number of species 5
Species (Common Tailorbird, Oriental Magpie Robin, Purple-rumped Sunbird. Red-vented Bulbul, White-rumped Munia)

Mostly recorded species (No: of observations)
Red-vented Bulbul (76)
Common Myna (67)
House Crow (66)
Spotted Dove (65)
Blue-tailed Bee-eater (64)

Top five users (No: of observations)
Dilshan De Silva (597)
Newton Jayawardane (423)
Kusum Fernando (189)
Chaminda Jayaratne (104)
Salindra Kasun Dayananda (85)

A total of 35 locations were visited during January by ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ members. Highest number of observations was made at Daluwa - Nirmalapura (Puttlum) (345).

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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