SRI LANKA - FEB 2014

SRI LANKA HAS SOME EXCITING WILDLIFE AND A GOOD RANGE OF ENDEMIC BIODIVERSITY, INCLUDING 25 - 30 BIRD SPECIES. THE LOVELY COUNTRY IS NOT EASY TO GET AROUND HOWEVER - AN INDEPENDENT TRIP INVOLVING CAR HIRE IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS!

HOWEVER MANY GOOD QUALITY BIRD / WILDLIFE TOUR COMPANIES OPERATE HERE, INCLUDING OUR CHOICE - THE EXCELLENT 'WALKWITHJITH'. OUR GUIDE, UPALI, WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ON MOST GROUPS OF WILDLIFE SPECIES SEEN, FOUND US ALL BUT ONE OF THE ENDEMICS, WAS A VERY NICE MAN AND A VERY PATIENT ONE TOO. HE HAD TO BE. AS WELL AS FINDING US MANY DIFFICULT BIRDS HE HAD TO DEAL WITH MY PHOTOGRAPHIC REQUESTS! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

MOST OF THE 'USUAL' WILDLIFE SITES IN THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY WERE VISITED IN FOURTEEN DAYS, RANGING FROM COASTAL WETLANDS, TO A RANGE OF FORESTS AND THE 'CENTRAL HIGHLANDS'. ALL WERE VERY GOOD, BUT FOR CAROLINE AND MYSELF THE HIGHLIGHT WAS PROBABLY OUR THREE DAYS SPENT IN YALA NATIONAL PARK DURING WHICH TIME FIVE LEOPARDS WERE SEEN.

FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT ANY EXTRA INFORMATION ON THE TRIP AS A WHOLE. THE TOUR COMPANY DETAILS:

WALKWITHJITH            contact  - Mr. Prasanjith Caldera

www.walkwithjith.com        email: walkwithjith@hotmail.com                                                   

                

HERE IS A SMALL SAMPLE OF THE PHOTOS TAKEN ON THE TRIP...

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE FOR A LARGER PHOTOGRAPH

 

BLUE WATER LILY - VICTORIA PARK, NUWARA ELIYA, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


NUWARA ELIYA - HORTON PLAINS NP AREA, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


   

CHESTNUT BACKED OWLET - KITULGALA, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


ASIAN ELEPHANT - UDAWALAWA np, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


   

TISSAMARAHAMA WETLANDS, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


COMMON JEZEBEL - TISSAMARAHAMA WETLANDS, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


   

 SRI LANKA BLUE MAGPIE - SINHARAJA FOREST, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


 MARTIN'S LODGE TRACK - SINHARAJA FOREST, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


   

BLUE TAILED BEE EATERS - BUNDALA NP, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


SMALL PRATINCOLE - BUNDALA NP, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


   

PAINTED STORK - BUNDALA NP, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


WHITE BELLIED SEA EAGLE - BUNDALA NP, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


   

 TUFTED GREY LANGURS - BUNDALA NP, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


RUDDY MONGOOSE - BUNDALA NP, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


   

UPALI & CHANDAN - BUNDALA NP, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


 GREEN BEE EATER - YALA NP, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


   

(SRI LANKA) GOLDEN JACKAL - YALA NP, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


 ASIAN ELEPHANT CALF (& CATTLE EGRET) - YALA NP, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


   

 BROWN FISH OWL - YALA NP, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


 LEOPARD - YALA NP, SRI LANKA: FEB 2014


AUSTRALIA - JUN / JUL / AUG 2016: CLICK HERE FOR IMAGES & INFO

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