Yala

Peter Lafrenz Trip Report

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2019 Jan 11
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2019 Jan 26

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DOF Group - Peter Lafrenz - Saman
DOF Group - Peter Lafrenz - Saman

22 September 2019

Recommendation

DOF-Travel, Birdlife Denmark, has this year two trips to Sri Lanka. One in January and one in February. As tourleader for trip 1, 16 days in January 2019, I hereby give our agency in Sri Lanka – Walk-With-Jith – our greatest recommendations.

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Peter Lafrenz

John Speich Trip Report 2018 Jan - Feb

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2018 Jan 26
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2018 Feb 10

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DOF Group - John Speich 2018
DOF Group - John Speich 2018

 

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John Speich

Bill Rowe's Trip Report

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2019 Feb 22
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2019 Mar 11

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Bill Rowe with Upali
Bill Rowe with Upali

 

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Bill Rowe

The Raging Birder - Sri Lanka

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2019 Mar 17
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2019 Mar 29

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Sri Lanka Part 1: Kitulgala, Kandy, Udawatta Kelle forest, Horton Plains 
Greetings. 

After my solo Panama trip (which was rather rough - with me getting 2 diseases and missing the main target bird by a shave), it was a nice change to have hired a private guide to organize everything for us and do all the driving, and to sleep in actual hotels without risking exposure to parasitic diseases, etc. Ramata found us a great outfit called "walk with Jith" and superstar guide Thilina Karunanayaka for this laid back yet somewhat hardcore birding and cultural tour. 

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Timo Snieder

Steve Zarate's Trip Report

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2017 Mar 25
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2017 Apr 10

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Steve Zarate

Hi Jith and Hetti.  You may have thought I have forgotten about you but I haven’t.  Since we were with you last year in March and April we have been traveling extensively.  That has resulted in being very backlogged in processing photos from our trips.  You may recall that even before our visit to Sri Lanka we were in Ethiopia, Egypt, U.A.E., Maldives, and Kerala and Tamil Nadu in Southern India.  On the total trip I took about 80,000 photos of which about 15,000 were in Sri Lanka alone...

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Stephen (Steve) Zarate

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

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

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

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