Friday, October 16, 2009

‘Sri Lanka Birds’ in the month of September 2009

Sri Lanka Birds’, Sri Lankan section of the global effort of bird conservation named ‘Worldbirds’ completed another fruitful month by the end of September 2009. Summary results of the analysis for September are given in this report. This analysis is based on the data downloaded on 14th October 2009.

New members -14
Total members -361
FOGSL warmly welcomes new members to the ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ community.

Total Number of Observations -1557
Number of Species -198
Number of Endemic Species -21
Number of Proposed endemic Species - 7
Number of migrant species -32
Sand Martins and Great knots observed at Bundala National Park and Bar-tailed Godwits observed at Yala National Park are noteworthy records entered during the month.

Nesting records
Number of observations -4
Number of species - 3
Black-hooded Oriole, Red-vented Bulbul and Black Eagle were the species observed with nesting activities.

Mostly recorded species (No: of observations)
Red-vented Bulbul (55)
Yellow-billed Babbler (51)
White-throated Kingfisher (51)
Common Myna (50)
House Crow (38)

Top five users (No: of observations)
Newton Jayawardane (428)
Kasun Dayananda (372)
Nadika Hapuarachchi (303)
Chinthaka Kaluthota (149)
Amila Sumanapala (92)

A total of 42 locations were visited during September by ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ members. Highest number of observations was made at Ragama (360) as in many previous months. Many new locations were added to the system with interesting visits during the month.

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’.

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

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