Thursday, June 18, 2009

Birds observed during the month of May

The month of May with long ‘Vesak’ holidays provided more birding opportunities to our members. Therefore Vesak month was a very successful month for the ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ web-based data entry system. This report provides an analysis of data entered by ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ members for the month of May. This analysis is based on the data downloaded on 17th June 2009.

New members 12
Total members 307
FOGSL warmly welcomes new members to the ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ community. FOGSL hopes they will enjoy the system while contributing towards the conservation of Sri Lankan birds.

Total Number of Observations 1474
Number of Species 172
Number of Endemic Species 18
Number of Proposed endemic Species 7
Number of migrant species 24

Observations of Lesser Adjutant at Udawalawa and Ruhuna national Parks, Sri Lanka Scaly Thrush at Sinharaja, Black Drongo at Mihinthale are noteworthy records. Considerably higher number of migrants was also reported during the month.

Nesting records
Number of observations 14
Number of species 7
Species (Red-wattled Lapwing, Black-winged Stilt, Brahminy Kite, White-browed Fantail, Crested Tree-swift, House Crow and Oriental Magpie Robin) .
Three other species (Great Thick-knee, Black-hooded Oriole, Scaly-breasted Sunbird) and Black-winged Stilt were reported in breeding stages other than nesting.

Mostly recorded species (No: of observations)
Common Myna (52)
Yellow-billed Babbler (48)
Red-vented Bulbul (47)
House Crow (46)
Cattle Egret (44)ள

Top five users (No: of observations)
Newton Jayawardane (550)
Chandanie Wanigatunge (321)
Rahula Perera (208)
Nishantha Ganeshapriya (139)
Sujatha Mayadunnage (88)

A total of 29 locations were visited during May by ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ members. Highest number of observations was made at Ragama (415) as in many previous months.

Visit the login page of ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ to see 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.

FOGSL highly appreciates the contributions of members towards the conservation of birds through this initiative.


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