Author: Malaka Rodrigo

World Migratory Bird Day 2018

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 Read More …

Atlassing: Birding with a Purpose

Many birders like to take part in projects that give purpose to their passion, and, for that reason, atlassing is a favourite of birders around the world. Atlas projects prompt birders to cover their neighbourhoods in more detail than they have before, draw them into other nearby areas they have seldom visited, and give them Read More …

Global Big Day – 5th of May

How many birds can be seen in one day? That’s the question that drives a ‘big day,’ a 24-hour birding binge. On 5 May, go birding for 10 minutes around your home, or for 10 hours across your entire county, state, province, or country—and submit your sightings to eBird. Last year Global Big Day records almost Read More …

World Wetland Day Photography Competition & Exhibition

Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLRDC) in Collaboration with FOGSL presents Photography Competition and Exhibition on Wetlands for Sustainable Colombo. Participants can submit photos under themes (1) Wetland Landscapes and (2) Wetland Biodiversity under two age groups. The grand winner and the best photograph of each category will be awarded while all the Read More …

FOGSL held Kurulu-Kaiya Birdfair

FOGSL organized Kurulu-Kaiya Birdfair on 16-17 of December. The event consist of number of activities including guided nature walks in Thalawathugoda wetlands, outdoor lectures and exhibition. Number of outdoor lectures were held on subjects such as wetland birds, wetland biodiversity, bird photography, urban fishing cats, freshwater fish in colombo wetlands, the monkeys in urban habitats, adaptations Read More …

කුරුලු කයිය – Bringing BirdFair experience to Sri Lanka

‘කයිය’ (Kaiya) in Sinhala meaning gathering of people for co-operative work to achieve a common goal and ‘කුරුලු’ (Kurulu) means birds. So ‘කුරුලු කයිය’ (Kurulu Kaiya) is a gathering aimed at promoting birdwatching, conservation of birds and their habitats. The ‘BirdLife Asian Partner Bird Fair 2016’ held last year was a successful event. There were Read More …