The WINGSPAN inaugural tour of Sri Lanka was a complete success in terms of finding excellent local guides, good accommodation, the best routes and of course the best places to see the huge variety of wildlife. It was a fantastic recce trip in search of the the endemic species of this beautiful isolated island country, we saw all 33 endemics together with 215 other species of birds, 27 mammals, lots of butterflies and some really interesting reptiles.
The scenery is breath-taking in places, the local people are genuinely lovely and are the friendliest I've ever met, anywhere! We visited several national parks including the famous Yala National Park and covered many different habitats in beautiful landscapes over several different elevations.
It was a wonderful trip and Sri Lanka easily slotted into my top 3 best countries for birding! I can't wait to return next year.......you may be convinced to join me after you read this report.Download Trip Report (2.52 MB)
It was another classic ‘Isles of Scilly in October’ Tour with plenty of exciting rare birds to look for, a variety of weather conditions to cope with and the ever-present outstanding beauty and tranquillity of this special pl...View Report
We had 15 glorious days of fun, laughter and, of course, some excellent birding. The weather was very kind to us as we had no rain, only very light showers and one late afternoon downpour. There are a whole string of highlights that I co...View Report
It was another successful tour of this magical and bird-rich island, we saw all of the 34 endemic species of birds in our total of 248 species. We also saw over 50 species of butterflies, 21 mammals and a dozen or so reptiles. This beaut...View Report