Archive | May, 2018

Poll: Observations of migratory birds in home gardens

16 May

On World Migratory Bird Day (12th of May); we initiated a poll on FOGSL Facebook Group to get a general idea on the migratory birds that have been commonly spotted on home gardens. Following is the results of the survey as at 16.05.2018. Be free to click on the link below and record your observations as well.

ගෙවත්තේ දුටු පොදු නිහරියෝ: මැයි 12- ලෝක නිහැරී කුරුල්ලන් ගේ දිනයයි. වසරක් පාසා රටකින් රටකට පියාඹන මේ මෙවන් කුරුල්ලෙකු ඔබගේ ගෙවත්තේ ද දැකගත හැකි අවස්ථා බහුලය. පසුගිය නිහැරී සමයේදී ඔබගේ ගෙවත්තේ හෝ අවට දුටු/ ඇසුණු එවන් කුරුල්ලන් පහතින් තෝරා දක්වන්න. 


Spreading the word on migratory birds

13 May

A major bird conservation conference has been held in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The Summit for Flyways took place from 23-26 April and brought together over 100 top bird scientists, conservationists, donors and policy influencers to discuss efforts to conserve migratory birds and their habitats.

The United Arab Emirates is a refuge for a variety of terrestrial and marine migratory birds, and the conference saw the launch by the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME) of a new Arabic language Birds of the Middle East field guide app.

The event also saw the launch of BirdLife International’s State of the World’s Birds 2018. Five years in the making, it provides a snapshot of the health of not only the world’s birds, but the ecosystems they represent.

BirdLife International organized the event, in association with UN Environment’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, and others.


Click on the link for the full article

World Migratory Bird Day 2018

10 May

This Saturday 12th of May is the World Migratory Bird Day.

“Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation” is the theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2018. This year, the campaign will have a new global dimension, bringing together the world’s main migration corridors, also called flyways – and for the first time, with two peak campaign days in the year.

The World Migratory Bird Day will be more meaningful for us from this year onward as the day will be celebrated twice a year, on the second Saturdays in both May and October. The day in October will be more meaningful for Sri Lanka where we can ‘Welcome to the Birds’. So stay focus on next MigrantWatch season..!!

Click on this link for more about WMBD 2018

We invite you to share your special sightings/ observations from 2017/18 migratory season with other members. #WMBD #Bird_Migration #BirdLife