Thursday, December 10, 2009

Annual Wader Studies Workshop at Bundala

Bundala National Park is one of the best places to watch birds, especially the waders and some other waterbirds, in the South. Many of the amateur bird watchers face difficulties in identification of Waders (Shorebirds). Therefore, annual field workshop of the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka on the wader studies at Bundala is an important event for its members. A team of 22 FOGSL members headed by Prof. Sarath Kotagama participated in this event from 28th November to 01st December 2009. Due to heavy rains prevailed in the area few days ago, water level at the Bundala lagoon and other surrounding water bodies were high. Hence, numbers of birds on the mudflats of Bundala lagoon were comparatively very low. However, members were able to record a total of 121 species including 21 wader species during the four day period. During the Workshop, members actively participated in bird identification sessions, bird counting exercises and also the data analysis on simple studies. Several seminars were also conducted for the members during the period. Participants: Mr. Janaka Dissanayaka, Mr. Ashoka Jayasekara, Miss. Uraji Karunaratne, Ms. Mallika Peeris, Mr. Adrian Gabriel, Ms. Sujatha Mayadunnage, Mrs. Cheryl Silva, Miss. Ayanthi Samarajeewa, Ms. D.H.M. Wijeratne, Mr. S.D. Pemaratne, Kid. Kalidu Pemaratne, Mr. Rohan Kaththiriarachchi, Mr. Rohantha Samarajeewa, Ms. Sindy de Silva, Mr. Asantha Sirimanna, Mr. Riyad Rissai, Mr. Thilanka S. Abesinha, Mrs. Shamila Perera, Mr. Malaka Rodrigo, Mr. Janaka Perera, Mr. Indrika Pradeepa, Prof. S.W. Kotagama.

Photos and Bird List: Indrika Pradeepa List of Birds observed
Sri Lanka Junglefowl
Indian Peafowl
Lesser Whistling-duck
Little Grebe
Painted Stork
Asian Openbill
Black-headed Ibis
Eurasian Spoonbill
Yellow Bittern
Black Bittern
Black-crowned Night-heron
Striated Heron
Indian Pond-heron
Cattle Egret
Grey Heron
Purple Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Little Egret
Spot-billed Pelican
Little Cormorant
Indian Cormorant
Oriental Darter
Black-winged Kite
Brahminy Kite
Crested Serpent-eagle
White-breasted Waterhen
Purple Swamphen
Common Moorhen
Common Coot
Eurasian Thick-knee
Great Thick-knee
Black-winged Stilt
Red-wattled Lapwing
Pacific Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Kentish Plover
Lesser Sand Plover
Pheasant-tailed Jacana
Black-tailed Godwit
Common Redshank
Marsh Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Wood Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Brown-headed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Little Tern
Whiskered Tern
Rock Pigeon
Spotted Dove
Emerald Dove
Pompadour Green-pigeon
Green Imperial-pigeon
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Pied Cuckoo
Asian Koel
Blue-faced Malkoha
Sirkeer Malkoha
Greater Coucal
Asian Palm-swift
Crested Treeswift
Indian Roller
Stork-billed Kingfisher
White-throated Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Little Green Bee-eater
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Eurasian Hoopoe
Brown-headed Barbet
Brown-capped Woodpecker
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker
Indian Pitta
Ashy Woodswallow
Common Iora
Common Woodshrike
Small Minivet
Scarlet Minivet
Brown Shrike
Black-hooded Oriole
White-bellied Drongo
White-browed Fantail
Asian Paradise-flycatcher
House Crow
Jungle Crow
Barn Swallow
Jerdon's Bushlark
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark
Ashy Prinia
Plain Prinia
Red-vented Bulbul
White-browed Bulbul
Common Tailorbird
Blyth's Reed-warbler
Clamorous Reed-warbler
Brown-capped Babbler
Tawny-bellied Babbler
Yellow-billed Babbler
Common Myna
Oriental Magpie-robin
Indian Robin
Jerdon's Leafbird
Purple-rumped Sunbird
Purple Sunbird
Long-billed Sunbird
House Sparrow
Streaked Weaver
Black-throated Munia
Scaly-breasted Munia
Yellow Wagtail
Paddyfield Pipit

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I guess you missed the flemingo's? I saw some during the month of september.