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Soren Sorensen's Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2016 Jan 15
Tour End: 
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

John Speich's Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2015 Jan 9
Tour End: 
2015 Apr 24

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...  Fra den 10. - 25. januar 2015 afholdt DOF Travel sin første tur til Sri Lanka siden 1985.

Turen, der blev gennemført i samarbejde med fugle- og naturguider fra det lokale firma WalkWithJith, blev en ubetinget succes. Ejeren af firmaet Jith blev sekunderet af den ligeledes rutinerede guide Upali, så vi var godt dækket ind. De to guider, ofte hjulpet af andre lokale guider, gjorde et stort arbejde, og det lykkedes da også for dem at vise os samtlige 33 endemiske fuglearter, som findes på øen.

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Rundturen i bus foregik i strålende sol med dagtemperaturer på op over de +30gr.C. Kun oppe i regnskoven fik vi nogle kraftige aftenbyger, og morgentemperaturen i højlandet kunne snige sig ned på små +10grC. ...

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John Speich

Gitte & Allan Kruse's Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2014 Mar 1
Tour End: 
2014 Mar 30

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Crested Hawk-eagle having raided a Fantail nest

All together it had been a very exiting birdtour. We saw 213 species of birds and 30 of the 33 endemics. This wouldn't have been possible without the help of Upali's long experience as a birdguide. I think I will recommend birders to go birding earlier than we did. According to a local birder, many birds were nesting and therefore more secretive and also feeding parties are not common in the dry season

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Allan Kruse
Gitte Kruse

Erik Mølgaard's Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2013 Nov 22
Tour End: 
2013 Dec 7

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This consists of a brief report with species list and photos.

Marianne and Erik M%F8lgaard

Author/s of the report: 
Erik Mølgaard

Ella Maria and Leif Bisschop-Larsen's Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2013 Jan 29
Tour End: 
2013 Feb 12

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Leif, Ella Maria and Senerath

This report summarize our 15 days trip to Sri Lanka with notes on sites visited and a list of the species of birds and mammals seen.

As our first visit to South East Asia we chose Sri Lanka because of the country’s rich nature with a great biodiversity within a rather small geographic area.

The tour was planned after contact to some of Sri Lanka’s tour operators specializing in birding and wildlife tours. We chose WalkWithJith and agreed on a program staying only in 4 different lodges/hotels in order to make the tour easy without too much driving. The driver Senarath Bulathsinhala not only took us safely from place to place (from day 5), but he was also a very knowledgeable and helpful birding and wildlife guide. In some of the national parks local guides accompanied us, and they were helpful too. During the first days in Sinharaja Forest Reserve Sandun was our guide and he introduced us to many new species as well as cultural matters.

The tour introduced us to some of the main habitats of Sri Lanka: The rain forest in the south-west lowland wet zone (Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Hiyare Forest), the central highlands with montane grassland and cloud forest (Horton Plains National Park), highland tea country (e.g. Ella), freshwater wetlands (Tissamaharama tanks and paddy-fields, Yala National Park), coastal lagoons/saltpans (Bundala National Park, Yala National Park) and finally the ocean to the south with marine mammals.

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Ella Maria
Leif Bisschop-Larsen

Carsten Fog's Trip Report

Tour Strat: 
2013 Feb 10
Tour End: 
2013 Feb 24

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Janne Thomsen, Upali and Carsten Fog

Report of sighting of Oriental Scrub Robin in Nuawara Eliya in Gregory Park - 11 - 25 February 2013 by Carsten Fog

1. Species, including age, sex and plumage type, or whichever of these is known. The species observed was an Oriental Scrub Robin or Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes). It was..........

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Carsten Fog
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