‘Carrying your camera into the jungle’ – monthly lecture on bird photography

Rahula Perera – an expert on the subject of wildlife photography delivered the FOGSL October monthly lecture on wildlife photography. Showing examples, Rahula briefed how to take a good photo in the wilderness. He particularly highlighted the need of looking for better angles, without trying to capture the ‘Birds’ profiles’. Everybody needs to be careful… [More......]

Ford selects FOGSL as the 2014 Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants winner

Ford selects the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka as the 2014 Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants winner, marking three consecutive years of the program in Sri Lanka. The organisation will use a $ 20,000 grant to promote peace and reconciliation through nature conservation and environmental awareness The Grants program demonstrates Ford’s deep commitment to contributing to… [More......]

Lecture on Birds and Culture: Ethno-birding

Dr. Dr. Wasantha Weliange – an expert on a different subject of Ethno-Birding has delivered a special lecture for FOGSL members on October. Dr.Weliange explained that different tribes and communities use different names for different bird species, yet there is a resemblance of the names. He presented a list of names being used by Sri… [More......]

Lecture on Prehistoric biodiversity (with special focus on Birds)

Kelum Manamendra-arachchie; one of the Sri Lanka’s foremost expert on Paleobiodiversity delivered a lecture during September monthly meeting on “Prehistoric Biodiversity with special emphasis on Birds”. Providing evidences using fossilized bird bones, Kelum explained the prehistoric man could have hunted a number of different bird species. The expert also mentioned that according to… [More......]

MigrantWATCH 2014/15 launched

The MigrantWATCH for the season 2014/15 was launched on the last weekend of September with duel events organized by FOGSL. On 27th of September a lecture on ‘Migrant Birds of Sri lanka’ was held in University of Colombo. The event was participated by nearly 100 bird enthusiasts, both new and experienced. A birding… [More......]

Birding with the 3rd Eye Bird photography competition

Giving an opportunity for all the Bird Photographers to showcase their talent, the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL) launched a Bird Photography competition titled “Birding with the 3rd Eye”.

The photographs can be submitted on 6 categories – Bird Portraits, Bird Behaviour, Bird Habitats, Endemic and rare birds, People and Birds, Birds… [More......]

Birding with the 3rd Eye Bird photography competition – Application Form

Visit this post to Download Birding with the 3rd Eye Bird photography competition Application Form. [More......]

A study on non-breeding ecology and habitat selection of Kashmir flycatcher in Sri Lanka

BirdLife International (2001) stated that the Kashmir flycatcher (Ficedula subrubra) is a globally vulnerable species. It has a very restricted distribution and is generally confined to north western Himalayas, namely to the side valleys of Kashmir and the Pir Panjal range between the elevations of 1800 to 2400m. It is considered that the… [More......]

Prof. Kotagama has been elected to the global council of Bird Life International

It’s a great pleasure to announce that Professor Sarath Kotagama, Co-founder of Field Ornithological Group of Sri Lanka has been appointed as the Chairperson for the Birdlife Asia Council and also being elected to be a Member of the Global Council of Birdlife International.

Birdlife international is the world’s largest nature… [More......]

Camping at Nilgala by FOGSL

The Gal Oya National Park is rich in both fauna and flora and about 45 percent of the Park is covered by evergreen forest while a further 33 percent is taken up by savanna areas. The Park spans over 25,000 hectares in total and has three mountains within its boundaries Events