The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka, established in 1976 is a non-profit, non-governmental organization attached to the Department of Zoology, University of Colombo.
An organization dedicated towards birding, ornithology, and conservation of nature, FOGSL provides a platform on which people from all wakes of life interact. FOGSL also aims to establish and strengthen links with similar organizations in foreign countries.


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The ‘Aluth Avurudda’ or the Traditional New Year in Sri Lanka is extra special for bird-lovers as Koha (Asian Koel) is considered the harbinger of the new year. Avurudu Bird Count conduct in the complete month of April is a citizen science project aimed at popularizing bird watching while encouraging record keeping. Participating ABC2021 is simple – what you have to do is watch birds, enter this record to www.ebird.org, and then share it with ‘ABC2021’. If you find it difficult to identify a bird, you can now seek help from Merlin, which was launched for Sri Lanka on the 27th of March.

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