2012

Trip reports from 2012

André Weiss Pryde's Trip Report

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2012 Dec 30
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2013 Jan 17

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André Weiss Pryde

 

 

After having explored the birds of India on several occasions, the endemic species of Sri Lanka finally called for me. I ended up seeing all of them and many other bird species and some great mammals. I can absolutely recommend this beautiful island: good birds, good food, nice people and very easy to organise.

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André Weiss Pryde

Tony Murray's Trip Report

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2012 Jan 10
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2012 Jan 20

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Sarah, Nandana and Tony Murray

This trip was a combined self organized trip with a tour after a weeks stay in Kalamatiya organized by Prasinjith Caldera (www.walkwithjith.com) and led by Nandana Hewagamage. My email is murraytony@hotmail.com

5th to 11th January 2012
Kalamatyia, situated just a short distance off the coastal road on the south coast of the island between Tangalle and Hambantota....

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Tony Murray

Dr John Poyser & Mrs Jane Lloyd's Trip Report

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2012 Nov 11
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2012 Nov 29

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Dr John Poyser and Mrs Jane Lloyd
Dr John Poyser and Mrs Jane Lloyd

My partner and I were guided by Nandana for a period of 3 weeks in November 2012.

Our tour cover eight important areas of Sri Lanka with an emphasis on Birdwatching, but also including general elements of the natural world as well as important cultural sites.

Nandana has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the birds of Sri Lanka and an ability to spot different species accurately at some distance.  He is patient with his quests and always takes considerable trouble to ensure that they are able to see and identify whichever bird or animal is in view.  He clearly has a passion for ornithology and a deep desire to see the environment of Sri Lankan cared for and protected.

Throughout our trip he was courteous and discreet.  He was never critical when we showed tiredness or lack of interest, but would always do his utmost to ensure our safety and comfort at all times.  He drove us for many miles, but always with care and consideration for our comfort, we both considered his driving to be safe despite many different road and traffic conditions.  He always knew where he was and which road to take to get us to our destination.

Our experience in Sri Lanka was of the highest quality, largely due to the expert care and attention of our guide, Nandana.

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Dr. John Poyser

Hans Westerlaken's Trip Report

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2012 Dec 21
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2013 Jan 4

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Nandana, Hans Westerlaken and Caroline

We used the services of Walk With Jith. This is one of the lesser known companies than for example Bauer or Jetwing. Walk With Jith charged us $500 less than Bauers, namely $1550/1180Euros. We managed to see all 33 endemics and more. This was mainly thanks to our excellent guide Nandana. He is a free-lance guide who also works for Bauers and other companies and his skills and determination in the field are excellent. He worked hard to show us all the required species and we actually only missed seeing one much sought-after species, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher.

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Hans Westerlaken
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