Monday, March 30, 2009

‘Sri Lanka Birds’ in the month of February 2009

Sri Lanka Birds’, Sri Lankan section of the global effort of bird conservation named ‘Worldbirds’ completed another fruitful month by the end of February 2009. Summary results of the analysis for February are given in this report. This analysis is based on the data downloaded on 21st March 2009.

New members 15
Total members 254
We warmly welcome new members to the ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ community.

Total Number of Observations 1446
Number of Species 178
Number of Endemic Species 8
Number of Proposed endemic Species 7
Number of migrant species 34

Nesting records
Number of observations 5
Number of species 5
Species (Brown-headed Barbet, Black-rumped Flameback, Shikra, Indian Roller, Brahminy Kite)

Mostly recorded species (No: of observations)
Yellow-billed Babbler (57)
Red-vented Bulbul (49)
House Crow (48)
Common Myna (48)
Oriental Magpie Robin (46)

Top five users (No: of observations)
Newton Jayawardane (558)
Chandanie Wanigatunge (164)
Chaminda Jayaratne (161)
Rienzie Fernando(141)
Rahula Perera (141)

A total of 36 locations were visited during February by ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ members. Highest number of observations was made at Ragama (346) as in many previous months.

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.

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