Bird Watching

Tour includes bird watching.

Guy Marchal's Trip Report

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2017 Mar 8
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2017 Mar 26

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Guy and Rita Marchal with Supurna

Guy and Rita Marchal with Supurna

e would like to thank you for the beautifull trip we made in March, and the excellent guidance by Hetti during our vacation.
I posted a series of 4 video’s on you tube in which your company is mentioned.
If you find it usefull to refer to these on your web site, feel free.

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Guy Martial (video)

Neoh Joon Kee's Trip Report

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2015 Dec 23
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2016 Jan 1

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Kelani River

Have you ever wished that you could escape the troubles of the world? Just forget all your worries and vanish into utopia… well, that was exactly what we did at the close of 2015 on our week-long Sri Lankan nature sojourn. 

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Neoh Joon Kee

Stephen Dean's Trip Report

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2017 Jan 3
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2017 Jan 17

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2017-02-11 Stephen Dean &  Upali

Having been to several parts of the Indian Subcontinent on previous trips, Louise and I decided it was time to visit Sri Lanka.  We contacted Manoj Vardhan at Vardhan's Individual and Group Tours (VIGT), who had put five trips together for us before, and he liaised with Prasanjith (“Jith”) Caldera of 'Walk With Jith' to act as our ground agent.

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Stephen Dean

Shankar Narayan's Trip Report

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2017 Apr 27
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2017 Apr 30

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Shankar, Asha and Soumya with Upali touring in Sri Lanka

This was our first trip to Sri Lanka,as we did not have many days to spend, we just decided to visit Yala National Park. We engaged the tour company, Walk With Jith for our pick up from Colombo, drop off at Cinnamon Wild Hotel and the next day full day safari at Yala National Park.

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Sankar Narayan

Soren Sorensen's Trip Report

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2016 Jan 15
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2016 Jan 30

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Tilbage i 1985 havde DOF sin første tur til Sri Lanka. Men det var først efter en succesrig tur i januar 2015, at den her næsten identiske tur blev afholdt allerede et år senere. Det blev igen særdeles vellykket, og hvordan kunne det også blive andet, når programmet bød på rundtur i dette smukke, grønne land med de store landskabelige kontraster. Lokalarrangøren var også denne gang det meget velfunderede, WalkWithJith, med dygtige guider og med kontakter til de rigtige hoteller på ruten. Logier og mad var derfor  så godt, som man kan tillade sig at forvente, når det skulle være med en fornuftig økonomi, og når vi også ville ud til nogle af afkrogene med de rigtige fuglesteder...

Foto Niels Henrik: Gruppen med guider - tidlig morgen parat til Sinharaja NP

 

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Soren Sorensen / DOF Travel, Dansk Ornitologisk, Forening Birdlife Denmark

Tony Crocker's Trip Report

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2016 Mar 1
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2016 Mar 11

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Tony Crocker with Upali during the trip in Sri Lanka
Tony Crocker with Upali during the trip in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka as a birding destination? – absolutely top drawer.

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Tony Crocker

Gary Yang & Loretta Kao's Trip Reprot

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2015 Dec 25
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2016 Jan 8

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Sri Lanka birding and Wildlife Trip from Dec 26’2015 to Jan 09’2016

Gary Yang and Loretta Kao

From Taipei, Taiwan

Day 1: 12/26:因為原本規劃行程被取消,在最短時間內改變去了從沒想過會去的地方-斯里蘭卡.第一天行程輕鬆行主要拜訪佛牙寺,無奈我們一早從可倫坡機場附近酒店開來康堤就花了六小時(按正常約3小時),其實實際上距離只有116公里是因爲遇上連續假期共四天(斯里蘭卡是沒有任何高速公路)大家都出來玩了。中間我們停車在路邊看到樹上吊滿了水果蝙蝠fruit bat,遠遠望去會誤認為大片樹葉。後來到達康堤更發現原來這些蝙蝠是非常普遍在一般平原,甚至市區都易見。祂真的很大隻,飛起來展翅可達3英尺,除了停棲在樹上,也有不少掛在電線上。好不容易到達飯店,鳥導給我們兩小時休息時間,我們當然不會錯過任何可以拼鳥的機會,短短兩小時就已經入袋:長嘴吸蜜鳥,紫腰吸蜜鳥,白胸翡翠,白腰紋鳥,紅胸紋鳥,黑頭黃鸝,小PT,小鸕鶿、印度池鷺,黃頭鷺,小白鷺,白腹秧雞,珠頸斑鳩,小金背三趾啄木,金額葉鵯,白腹卷尾,烏鴉,家八哥,印度白頭鶇鶥,下午四點下午四點離開民宿看5;30的民族舞蹈,那些舞者演出出的力與美真是賞心悅目。之後的fire walk 就與我們的乩童有異曲同工之趣。今天的壓軸就是去參觀佛牙寺真是人山人海,裝佛牙的佛龕ㄧ天只開放兩小時,早上與傍晚的各6:30-7:30,而佛龕真正打開是7點整,我們鳥導太厲害了,我們擠到佛龕前看到打開真是太感動了。而那短短幾分鐘就已經讓信眾瘋狂了,但也看見相當多的人默默坐在地上虔誠膜拜。雖然塞車花了大半時間,但還真是豐收的ㄧ天。計:19種

Gary Yang and Loretta Kao wit Jith

Gary Yang and Loretta Kao

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Gary Yang and Loretta Kao

Wang Chengdong's Trip Report

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2015 Feb 20
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2015 Mar 1

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Wang Chengdong

Sheau Torng Lim's Trip Report

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2014 Dec 5
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2014 Dec 18

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Sheau Torng Lim and Carine Nah
Sheau Torng Lim and Carine Nah visited Sri Lanka in 2014 with Walk With Jith. His photos were uploaded to Facebook with comments. This report is created from that information.

You can see all his photos with species name, location, EXIF info, etc here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wavethree/

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Sheau Torng Lim

John Diley's Trip Report 2

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2015 Mar 12
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2015 Mar 30

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John and Anne Diley with Nandana

The total number of species encountered was 240 including 3 that were heard but not seen.  The total number of “lifers” seen was 34 (including Streaked Weaver which I am now convinced I did not see in 2013).  However it would be 37 if I was to include the maybe dubious sightings – Sykes`s Warbler, Saunders`s Tern and Greater Painted Snipe.  Red-faced Malkoha I am convinced I saw in 2013 and is consequently a confirmation as is Ashy Prinia.  All of the 33 endemics (one more pending) were seen except Chestnut-backed Owlet which was heard but not seen.  Best birds – Eyebrowed Thrush, Black Noddy, Serendib Scops Owl, Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush, Black-necked Stork

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John Diley

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