Wildlife Photography

Ian Hillery's Trip Report - Species List

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2009 Mar 27
Tour End: 
2009 Apr 3

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Author/s of the report: 
Ian Hillary

Ian Hillery's Trip Report - Day 7

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2009 Mar 27
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2009 Apr 3

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Ian Hillary

Ian Hillery's Trip Report - Day 6

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2009 Mar 27
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2009 Apr 3

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Ian Hillary

Ian Hillery's Trip Report - Day 5

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2009 Mar 27
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2009 Apr 3

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Ian Hillary

Ian Hillery's Trip Report - Day 4

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2009 Mar 27
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2009 Apr 3

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Ian Hillary

Ian Hillery's Trip Report - Day 3

Tour Strat: 
2009 Mar 27
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2009 Apr 3

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Ian Hillary

Ian Hillery's Trip Report - Day 2

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2009 Mar 27
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2009 Apr 3

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Ian Hillary

Ian Hillery's Trip Report - Day 1

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2009 Mar 27
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2009 Apr 3

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Ian Hillary

Ian Hillery's Trip Report

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2009 Mar 26
Tour End: 
2009 Apr 2

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Ian Hillary with Prasanjith Caldera

This tour contains Ian Hillery from UK did a 7 day tour with us in March 2009. He visited 3 main birding sites in Sri Lanka; 1. Sinharaja Rain Forest, 2.Nuwara-eliya highlands and 3.Kithulgala.

www.walkwithjith.com is the website of Jith, who I used as the guide and organiser of the trip. Partly because I was on my own, but mainly due to the country being difficult to negotiate, and the speciality birds even more taxing to track down without local knowledge, I broke with a birding long habit and enlisted help with my trip. My friends and I had come across Jith at the Rutland Water Bird Fair in 2006, and they had subsequently used him the January following. It is difficult to imagine that he has only been organising tours as a business since 2005, even more so when you observe his excellent local knowledge and identification skills.

One of the beauties of Jith's trips is that he will tailor them to your own needs, with a more than reasonable cost. This includes itinerary, driver, accommodation (half board), and entrance fees. He will even alter the itinerary as the trip is under way to react to local and/or bird conditions...

This tour report is taken from www.birdseen.co.uk >>

Author/s of the report: 
Ian Hillary

Ella Maria and Leif Bisschop-Larsen's Trip Report

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2013 Jan 29
Tour End: 
2013 Feb 12

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Leif, Ella Maria and Senerath

This report summarize our 15 days trip to Sri Lanka with notes on sites visited and a list of the species of birds and mammals seen.

As our first visit to South East Asia we chose Sri Lanka because of the country’s rich nature with a great biodiversity within a rather small geographic area.

The tour was planned after contact to some of Sri Lanka’s tour operators specializing in birding and wildlife tours. We chose WalkWithJith and agreed on a program staying only in 4 different lodges/hotels in order to make the tour easy without too much driving. The driver Senarath Bulathsinhala not only took us safely from place to place (from day 5), but he was also a very knowledgeable and helpful birding and wildlife guide. In some of the national parks local guides accompanied us, and they were helpful too. During the first days in Sinharaja Forest Reserve Sandun was our guide and he introduced us to many new species as well as cultural matters.

The tour introduced us to some of the main habitats of Sri Lanka: The rain forest in the south-west lowland wet zone (Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Hiyare Forest), the central highlands with montane grassland and cloud forest (Horton Plains National Park), highland tea country (e.g. Ella), freshwater wetlands (Tissamaharama tanks and paddy-fields, Yala National Park), coastal lagoons/saltpans (Bundala National Park, Yala National Park) and finally the ocean to the south with marine mammals.

Author/s of the report: 
Ella Maria
Leif Bisschop-Larsen

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