Friday, April 9, 2010

Birding at Mune point and Annaiwilundawa

FOGSL organized its monthly field visit for the month of March from 27th to 29th, to North-Western coastal area. A team of 25 FOGSL members joined to explore birds in the areas around Puttalum lagoon and Annaiwilundawa. Camping among the mangrove forests at Mune point and boat trip to Gange Wadiya enhanced the excitement of this memorable experience. A total of 125 bird species including some of the site specialists such as Grey Francolin were recorded during the visit.
Mrs. Cheryl Silva, Miss. Ayanthi Samarajeewa, Mrs. Tharindra de Silva, Miss. Madubashini Jayawardhane, Mr. Nanda Siriwardhane, Mrs. Roshini Rodriguez, Dr. Newton Jayawardhane, Mr. Pubudu, Miss. Uraji Karunaratne, Mr. Asoka Jayasekara, Mr. Kasun Dayananda, Mr. Thilanka Perera, Mr. Chameera Seneviratna, Mr. Rohan Kaththiriarachchi, Mr. Wernon Fernando, Mr. Ranjith Silva, Mr. Mohamad Faris, Miss. Jayanthi Karunaratne, Mrs. Sujatha Mayadunnage, Mr. Janaka Disanayaka, Mrs. Shamila Perera, Mr. Kusum Fernando, Mr. Sadun Jayawardhane, Mr. Indrika Pradeepa

Bird species recorded
Grey Francolin
Indian Peafowl
Lesser Whistling-duck
Asian Openbill
Black-headed Ibis
Yellow Bittern
Cinnamon Bittern
Striated Heron
Indian Pond-heron
Cattle Egret
Grey Heron
Purple Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Little Egret
Spot-billed Pelican
Little Cormorant
Indian Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Oriental Darter
Brahminy Kite
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Grey-headed Fish-eagle
Crested Serpent-eagle
White-breasted Waterhen
Purple Swamphen
Common Moorhen
Black-winged Stilt
Red-wattled Lapwing
Pacific Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Kentish Plover
Lesser Sand Plover
Caspian Plover
Pheasant-tailed Jacana
Eurasian Curlew
Common Redshank
Marsh Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Wood Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Little Stint
Brown-headed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Lesser Crested Tern
Great Crested Tern
Little Tern
Whiskered Tern
Rock Pigeon
Spotted Dove
Emerald Dove
Orange-breasted Green-pigeon
Pompadour Green-pigeon
Alexandrine Parakeet
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Grey-bellied Cuckoo
Drongo Cuckoo
Asian Koel
Blue-faced Malkoha
Greater Coucal
Brown Hawk-owl
Jerdon's Nightjar
Asian Palm-swift
Little Swift
Crested Treeswift
Indian Roller
Stork-billed Kingfisher
White-throated Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Little Green Bee-eater
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill
Brown-headed Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet
Brown-capped Woodpecker
Rufous Woodpecker
Black-rumped Flameback
Common Iora
Common Woodshrike
Large Cuckooshrike
Black-headed Cuckooshrike
Small Minivet
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike
Black-hooded Oriole
White-bellied Drongo
Asian Paradise-flycatcher
House Crow
Jungle Crow
Barn Swallow
Jerdon's Bushlark
Zitting Cisticola
Grey-breasted Prinia
Jungle Prinia
Plain Prinia
Red-vented Bulbul
White-browed Bulbul
Common Tailorbird
Blyth's Reed-warbler
Clamorous Reed-warbler
Yellow-billed Babbler
Common Myna
Oriental Magpie-robin
White-rumped Shama
Indian Robin
Jerdon's Leafbird
Pale-billed Flowerpecker
Purple-rumped Sunbird
Purple Sunbird
Long-billed Sunbird
House Sparrow
Streaked Weaver
Baya Weaver
Scaly-breasted Munia
Tricoloured Munia
Paddyfield Pipit
Blyth's Pipit

Bird list and Photos: Indrika Pradeepa

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