Archive | October, 2013

The Mysteries of Migration – lecture by Prof.Devaka Weerakoon

23 Oct

There are plenty of secrets on bird migration Ornithologists trying to unravel. How does some birds fly tens of thousands of kilometers, how do they find the exact locations year by year..? These are only some mysteries. The National Bird Ringing Program initiated in 2005 has given some insights to the migratory birds of Sri Lanka. The recent Bird Ringing Camp was held at Bundala last week.

But it is not only the birds – there are other migratory animals ranging from giant whales to tiny butterflies. Sri Lanka could also be in path of a Dragonfly migration.

ProfDevaka Keerthi Weerakoon will deliver a lecture on Mysteries of Migration of birds and other species as part of lecture series organized inline with MigrantWATCH 2013/14. An update on National Bird Ringing Program’s latest ringing camp and a progress of MigrantWATCH 2013/14 will also be shared. The Thalangama Tank birding session will be held on Sunday 27th.october from 6.30am onwards.

FOGSL welcome you all for these events…!!

The Mysteries of Migration - by Prof.Devaka Weerakoon - 26th.Oct

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FOG KIDS join MigrantWATCH 2013/14

23 Oct

‘FOG KIDS’ the junior members of FOGSL also joined the birding session at Thalangama Tank. A special program for them also has been conducted by FOG KIDS instructor Narmadha Dangampola. The kids enjoyed these sessions very much.

A FOG KIDS learning about birding at Thalangama

A FOG KIDS learning about birding at Thalangama

A kid learning about the Migratory Flyways

A kid learning about the Migratory Flyways

FOG KIDS learning about Bird Migration

FOG KIDS learning about Bird Migration

Junior birdwatchers join birding session at Thalangama Tank

Junior birdwatchers join birding session at Thalangama Tank

MigrantWATCH 2013/14: Birding at Thalangama Tank

2 Oct

The birding sessions at Thalangama Tanks has been a highly successful event with over 120 birders flocked together. The session started at 6.30 in the morning and went on until 9.00am. Early migrants, the Blue-tailed Bee-eaters were among those who greeted the team while the introductory talk is been given. Total of 48 species has been recorded during the birding session. FOGSL plans to visit Thalangama Tank every last Sunday of the month for birding, so those who are interested are welcome to join. (photo credits: Udara Samaraweera, Narmadha Dangampola, Kusum Fernando, Chanuka Wattegama, Chatura Lasantha Galagedara)

MigrantWATCH 2013 - Group Photo of Birding at Thalangama (c) Narmadha Dangampola

MigrantWATCH - Thalangama 29.09.2013 2(c) Narmadha Dangampola

MigrantWATCH - Thalangama 29.09.2013 (c) Narmadha Dangampola

MW day 2 - Birding at Thalangama 3

MW day 2 - Birding at Thalangama

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Contributing to the final tally list

MigrantWATCH 2013/14: Lecture on Waders and other Migrant Birds

2 Oct

The MigrantWATCH 2013/14 has been launched on with events on 28th and 29th on september.2013. A lecture by Sri Lanka’s foremost Ornithologist; Prof.Sarath Kotagama on ‘Waders and Other Migrants’ has been held at New Biology Lecture Theatre (NBLT) at University of Colombo. About 150 has participated the event. (Photo credits: Udara Samaraweera, Kusum Fernando)

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