Birds of Sri Lanka – Birding Section Program

Birds of Sri Lanka – Birding Section Program

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Date(s) - 06/Sep/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Parish Hall of St. Mary's (Kerrisdale) Anglican Church


Birds of Sri Lanka, is the topic of the first Birder Program on Thursday, September 6th, and is presented by David Reesor.

We were lucky enough to see 27 of their 34 endemic species, some we were able ‘to capture’ along with their calls .  Some of the other endemics we saw were:  S-L White Eye; Black Eagle ; Layard’s Parkeet; Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher ; Crested Hawk Eagle ; plus the very colourful Blue Magpie & Indian Paradise Flycatcher  .
We spent 3 weeks in Sri Lanka visiting nature preserves, staying at lodges surrounded by rain forest and undisturbed natural habitat. It was a most remarkable trip. Our driver guide spoke the three languages of Sri Lanka; Tamil, Sinhalese and English,  leading us many of the endemic species of birds which we were able to photograph and record their calls we spent time with the sloth bear …not slothful at all.  The people were the most friendly have ever met.  It was a grand time and we love to show the images of birds of Sri Lanka

David sparked an interest in photography ever since he received his Brownie Hawkeye camera on his tenth birthday. His parents encouraged his interest and obligingly allowed his darkroom setup in the basement of their home. In 1992, David won the “Best Canadian Amateur” photo of the year in the Canadian international underwater photo contest. In 2007 David co-authored a book “Predator – Life and Death in the African Bush” with African safari guide Mark Ross. David has immense patience to remain “in place” for long periods of time to photograph birds and animals, and capture the most breath-taking shots.

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