Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bird Watching in October 2009 - ‘Sri Lanka Birds’

Sri Lanka Birds’, online data base for bird observations around the country, completed another successful month by the end of October 2009. A short summary of the results obtained during the month of October is given in this brief report. This analysis is based on the data downloaded on 16th November 2009.

New members -9
Total members -370
FOGSL warmly welcomes new members to the ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ community.

Total Number of Observations -1753
Number of Species -178
Number of Endemic Species -22
Number of Proposed endemic Species -7
Number of migrant species -20

Nesting records
Number of observations -14
Number of species -10
Baya Weaver, Black-crowned Night Heron, Common Tailorbird, Great Cormorant, Great Egret, House Sparrow, Intermediate Egret, Purple-rumped Sunbird, Rose-ringed Parakeet and Scaly-breasted Munia were the species observed with nesting activities.

Mostly recorded species (No: of observations)
House Crow (60)
Yellow-billed Babbler (55)
Red-vented Bulbul (54)
White-throated Kingfisher (51)
White-bellied Drongo (51)

Top five users (No: of observations)
Newton Jayawardane (661)
Nadika Hapuarachchi (373)
Rahula Perera (215)
Amila Sumanapala (205)
Susantha Weerappulige(63)

A total of 34 locations were visited during October by ‘Sri Lanka Birds’ members. Highest number of observations was made at Ragama (389) as in many previous months. Most of the locations visited during the month were in Colombo city.

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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