Horton Plains

Neoh Joon Kee's Trip Report

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2015 Dec 23
Tour End: 
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

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

Wu Haiyan & Tao Zhang's Trip Report

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2015 Feb 20
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2015 Mar 1

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Wu Haiyan and Tao Zhang - During the tour

This trip report is originally written in Chinese.

Tao Zhang (张弢)
时间:10天 (2015年2月21日到 3月2日)
鸟种: 203种 (我第一次在一个行程中看到超过200种鸟, 破了自己的纪录)
特有种:32 out of 33 (大大超出预期)
个人新增鸟种:74种(827-->901)

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Wu Haiyan
Tao Zhang

John Speich's Trip Report

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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

André Weiss Pryde's Trip Report

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2012 Dec 30
Tour End: 
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
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