Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Capturing birds during the non-migratory period 2009

FOGSL Bird Ringing team conducted a short bird ringing session at Bundala National Park from 25th to 28th June 2009 in collaboration of the Department of Wildlife Conservation. This session was conducted to capture birds at the non-migratory period.

Bird ringing at the non-migratory period is not exciting as at the migratory period where large number of birds and species captured. Although it is expected to have very low number of migrant birds in the area, there were fairly good number of birds which can be considered as stragglers and resident group of Kentish plovers. However, 12 bird species including four wader species were captured during the session. A common redshank which was first ringed during the ringing session in December 2008 was recaptured.
Prof. S.W. Kotagama, Mr. C.D. Kaluthota, Mr. R.A.R. Perera, Mr. Kasun Dayananda and Mr. Pradeep Suranga participated in this session. Five officers of the Department of Wildlife Conservation also participated in the ringing session as trainees. FOGSL acknowledges all the participants for their difficult task in the field, Mr. W.A.A.D.U. Indrajith (Park Warden, Bundala NP) and his staff for their role to facilitate this session in the Bundala National Park.

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