Bird Watching

Tour includes bird watching.

Ian Hillery's Trip Report - Day 3

Tour Strat: 
2009 Mar 27
Tour End: 
2009 Apr 3

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This report consists of 9 parts: Introduction | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | 

Author/s of the report: 
Ian Hillary

Ian Hillery's Trip Report - Day 2

Tour Strat: 
2009 Mar 27
Tour End: 
2009 Apr 3

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This report consists of 9 parts: Introduction | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | 

Author/s of the report: 
Ian Hillary

Ian Hillery's Trip Report - Day 1

Tour Strat: 
2009 Mar 27
Tour End: 
2009 Apr 3

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This report consists of 9 parts: Introduction | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | 

Author/s of the report: 
Ian Hillary

Ian Hillery's Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2009 Mar 26
Tour End: 
2009 Apr 2

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Ian Hillary with Prasanjith Caldera

This tour contains Ian Hillery from UK did a 7 day tour with us in March 2009. He visited 3 main birding sites in Sri Lanka; 1. Sinharaja Rain Forest, 2.Nuwara-eliya highlands and 3.Kithulgala.

www.walkwithjith.com is the website of Jith, who I used as the guide and organiser of the trip. Partly because I was on my own, but mainly due to the country being difficult to negotiate, and the speciality birds even more taxing to track down without local knowledge, I broke with a birding long habit and enlisted help with my trip. My friends and I had come across Jith at the Rutland Water Bird Fair in 2006, and they had subsequently used him the January following. It is difficult to imagine that he has only been organising tours as a business since 2005, even more so when you observe his excellent local knowledge and identification skills.

One of the beauties of Jith's trips is that he will tailor them to your own needs, with a more than reasonable cost. This includes itinerary, driver, accommodation (half board), and entrance fees. He will even alter the itinerary as the trip is under way to react to local and/or bird conditions...

This tour report is taken from www.birdseen.co.uk >>

Author/s of the report: 
Ian Hillary

Barrie and Shirley Bird's Short Video Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2009 Jan 2
Tour End: 
2009 Feb 19

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group-photo-from-barrie-and-shirley-bird-tour

Barrie and Shirley Bird with Peter and Jackie Bourne from Kent, UK met Prasanjith Caldera at the British Bird Watching Fair in 2007. Subsecuently they did a wild life and culture tour in Sri Lanka in February 2009. The tour included whale watching in Mirissa. During the 3 hour boat ride, they spotted about 08 Sperm Whales.

Author/s of the report: 
Shirley Bird
Barrie Bird

Dave Nelson & Bob Crawford's Short Video Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2009 Feb 19
Tour End: 
2009 Mar 6

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David Nelson and Bob Crawford

Prasanjith Caldera of Walk With Jith first met David Nelson and his friend Bob Crawford from Middlesbrough, UK at the British Bird Watching Fair in 2007. Subsecuently they went on a bird watching tour in Sri Lanka in February 2009. In this very successful two weeks bird watching tour they spotted more that 230 birds including Serendib Scops Owl in Sinharaja rain forest. In Yala national park they were lucky to spot two big Leopards at very close range.

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Author/s of the report: 
Dave Nelson
Bob Crawford

Julie and Terry Doman's Short Video Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2009 Jan 27
Tour End: 
2009 Jan 27

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Video Duration: 4 mins 54 sec.

Julie and Terry Doman with their friends Ian and Lynn Cowgill, Melanie and Roy Rovill from Bath, UK. met Prasanjith for the first time at the British Bird Watching Fair in 2007.

Afterwards they did a bird watching tour in January 2009 lead by Walk With Jith. In the tour they visited the Kandy Botanical Gardens in Sri Lanka. In this video at that place, Mr. Palipana an expert at the garden does an excellent commentary on trees, orchids, etc.

Kandy Botanical Garden is also called as Peradeniya Botanical Garden or Royal Botanical Garden.

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Author/s of the report: 
Julie Doman
Terry Doman

Nicholas King's Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2011 Jan 27
Tour End: 
2011 Feb 21

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Nandana, Nicholas and Carol King, Judy and Michael Bates

Nick & Carol King and Michael & Judy Bates toured with Walk With Jith in 2011. This is Nick's e-mail comment and comprehensive tour feedback.

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Author/s of the report: 
Nicholas King

Jane Dixon and Dudley Adam's Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2011 May 2
Tour End: 
2011 May 9

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Jane, Nandana and Adam
Jane Dixon and Dudley Adam toured with Walk With Jith in May 2011.

This is a photo tour report with a comment on the tour.

We spent 1 week in southern Sri Lanka at Yala NP and Sinharaja Forest Reserve in May 2011. Our guide, Nandana, was wonderful - he explained the culture of Sri Lanka and was well versed in the wildlife and natural history of Sri Lanka. We spent 3 full days in Yala undertaking full days safari drives from 6.30am to 6pm in the evening. The birds, mammals, reptiles and butterflies were numerous. We saw some amazing ...

Author/s of the report: 
Jane Dixon
Dudley Adam

Colin Schaverien's Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2011 Mar 26
Tour End: 
2011 Apr 6

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Prasanjith n Colin Schaverien in front of Sigiriya

A great vacation thanks to Jith’s organisational skills. Before the beginning of the trip, having read the “Rough Guide to Sri Lanka” I was concerned about mosquito-borne diseases, the chaotic driving and possible stomach trouble from bacteria in water and food. None of these was an issue at all. There were very few mosquitoes; Mr Silva drove calmly and safely and the speeds anyway are low, and we were given plentiful bottled water to drink/brush our teeth with, so no stomach upsets either. In general, the more rural/isolated the lodge or accommodation is, the better the food. High point was at Mr Martin’s. In retrospect, it was also good not to have stayed in busy Colombo...

Author/s of the report: 
Colin Schaverien

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