Bird Watching

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2002). Corporate Survival Instincts. LMD. March 2002. Page 136.Volume, Issue. ISSN. A walk through the forest in search of the nocturnal frogmouth reveals the magical sights and sounds of the forest by night. A hal..

Thursday, January 14, 2016

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (1999). Book Review. The Birds of the Indian Subcontinent. Loris, Journal of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Sri Lanka. June 1999. Volume 22, Number 01. ISSN 0024-6514. Page 59. A review of Grimmett, R..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2000). Kandy Hosts Bird Watching Conference. Island Newspaper. ?? October 2000. Page 11. An account of the Pan Asian Ornithological Conference held in Sri Lanka. The clinking of coffee cups broke the stillness of t..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2000). Sri Lanka Frogmouth – An Unusual Tourist Attraction. Birders’ Corner. Island Newspaper. 04 October 2000. The strange troll-like bird in the photograph is a Sri Lanka Frogmouth, a surprising touri..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2002). On the Frogmouth Trail. LMD. March 2002. Page 136. Volume 08, Issue 08. ISSN 1391-135X. A walk through the forest in search of the nocturnal frogmouth reveals the magical sights and sounds of the forest by n..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2002). Yala the Understated Birder’s Paradise. Serendipity. April 2002. Page 2. Ornithological writer Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne argues that there is more to Yala than Elephants and Leopards. “Yala for Bird..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2002). Buzzards and Arrengas. Serendipity. January 2003. Page 8. Gehan joins a team from the Singapore Nature Society on a nature watch in Horton Plains. Sam Caseer and Hetti, two Naturalist Chauffeur Guides, quiet..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Birding Around Jaffna – 1. Daily News. Date Mihisara Text, 2003. Page. Gehan discovers that the northern peninsular is teaming with birds and beautiful landscapes. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne discovers ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Wader Watching – Wings of Opportunity. Serendipity. May 2003. Page 8. Gehan argues that the annual migration of waders is an under-stated tourism opportunity. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne argues that the..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). For Pallas’s Gull. LMD. June 2003. Page 150. Volume 09, Issue 11.ISSN 1391-135X. Gehan visits Mannar Island to photograph the elusive pallas’s gull and encounters a treaure trove of other species. Gehan ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Waders of the Salt Pans. LMD. May 2003. Page 138. Volume 9, Issue 10. ISSN 1391-135X. Wading birds give Sri Lanka wings in international conservation and research waters. Wading birds give Sri Lanka a promin..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). In the Field With a Wildlife Artist. Serendipity. June 2003. Page 12. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne on a Bird Artist who is transcending illustration into art. “Whoopee” yelled the Tour Leader leapi..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Feeding Flocks in Sinharaja. LMD. July 2003. Page 142. Volume 09, Issue 12. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne goes in search of a mixed species feeding flock A stream, heavily laden with recent rains, roared down a..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Return of the Migrants. LMD. December 2003. Page 220. Volume 10, Issue 05. ISSN 1391-135X. Gehan goes in search of migrants and discovers some rare birds closer to Colombo. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne goes in..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). Spirits of the Forest. LMD. January 2004. Page 170. Volume 10, Issue 06, ISSN 1391-135X. In a quest for the Brown Wood Owl in Horton Plains, an encounter of nocturnal creatures galore. Gehan de Silva Wijeyer..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). The Moulting of Many Gulls. LMD. February 2004. Page 164. Volume 10, Issue 07, ISSN 1391-135X. The treasure trove of avian fauna which Mannar offers the avid Birdwatcher. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne is enthra..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). Bird Watching in Sri Lanka. Travel Sri Lanka. April 2004. In February 2004, I joined a group of British Birdwatchers for dinner in Negombo. They had just completed a two week birdwatching tour led by Amila S..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). The Birds of Mannar. Travelsrilanka.com. September 2004. Pages 46-50. A photo essay. INTRO TEXT With peace, a new place name entered the vocabulary of southern birders, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2004). Rendering Birds onto Paper. Serendipity. December 2004. Page 8. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne visits Talangama with a promising young artist A musical burble, reminiscent of glass marbles being rubbed together,..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). Living Life on The Edge. LMD. January 2005. Page 183. Volume 11, Issue 06, ISSN 1391-135X. In search of the frisky sanderling, and watching it flirt with the waves by the shoreline. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratn..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). In Search of a Skulker. LMD. May 2005. Page 174. Volume 11, Issue 10, ISSN 1391-135X. Searching for an elusive migrant-the slaty-legged crake- in the cool climes of Nuwara Eliya. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne g..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). Wetland Wilderness. LMD. July. Page 192. Volume 11, Issue 12, ISSN 1391-135X. Exploring Sri Lanka’s largely unvisited wetlands encountering a rich diversity of fauna. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne travels fro..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2005). Playing the Waiting Game. LMD. April 2005. Page 194. Volume 11, Issue 09, ISSN 1391-135X. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne goes to Nuwara Eliya in search of an elusive migrant A faint wisp of bad odour drifted in,..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2003). Return of the Migrants. LMD. December 2003. Page 220. Volume 10, Issue 05. ISSN 1391-135X. Gehan goes in search of migrants and discovers some rare birds closer to Colombo. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne goes in..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Birds in Action – Sri Lanka Through a Lens. Synergy. January-February 2006. Pages 44. Volume 02, Issue 06. Successful bird photography captures many of the ingredients necessary for business success. R..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Where Birds Flock and People Rarely Dare to Go. Sunday Times Plus. February 2006. Apparently there had been no rain for 4 days. Sinharaja felt noticeably dry and leeches were largely absent. A team of four o..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Sri Lanka A Birding Jewel in Asia. March-April 2006. Birding. Volume 30 No 02. American Birding Association, Colorado, USA. ISSN 0161-1836. Pages 46-53. Birder and Wildlife Photographer Gehan de Silva Wijeye..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). The Pitfalls of Birding. Living. March-April 2006. Page 96-97. In search of a shy and simple bird, Gehan is side tracked by a subtle yet confident reptile. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne avoids a Pit Viper in th..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Time to Nest – Gehan’s Journal. Sunday Times Plus. April 23rd 2006. On Monday 14th March, I found an e-mail from Bandara, one of two naturalists of the Hunas Falls Hotel. It was a small poster design..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Mannar – Sri Lanka Through a Lens. March/April 2006. Page 62.Volume 03, Issue 01. ISSN 1391-9385 Pictures from Mannar. We visited Mannar at the end of March 2006. Despite the first round of peace talks..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). The Shaheen Falcon – Sri Lanka through a Lens. Synergy. June-July 2006. Page 53. Volume 03, Issue 02 . ISSN 1391-9385. “The Shaheen Falcon is a very scarce breeding resident in Sri Lanka. It is w..

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2006). Strictly for the Birds. LMD. November 2006. Page 144. Volume 13, Issue 4. ISSN 1391-135x. Explaining the role that personalities play in niche businesses. Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne explains the role of pers..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). The Mixed Species Feeding Flocks of Sri Lanka. January 2007. Alula: Finland. Volume 13. ISSN 1455-9439. Pages 20-31. Download pdf Tropical rainforests are well known for the evolution of mixed species feedin..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Images in Flight. Montage. February 2007. Pages 24-25. Issue 02. The Purple-swamphen and conflict resolution. It is February. The north-east monsoon has begun to tail off. The dry lowlands of the north-east ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Now You See It, Now You Don’t! Living. May-June 2007. Pages 30-31. Volume 2, Issue 5. ISSN 1800-0746. The Bay-Owl. A cloak of darkness greeted me as I walked into the forest on a village trail. A torch bea..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Bay Owl – Sri Lanka Through a Lens. Synergy. April-May 2007. Page 56. Volume 04, Issue 01. ISSN 1391-9385. Wildlife & Tourism celebrity Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne takes a photographer’s look ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Wildlife of Mannar. Montage. July- August 2007. pages 40-41. Volume 01, Issue 07. A new world opened up in 2002 for wildlife enthusiasts in Sri Lanka. Mannar. Fifteen years of war had left this strange world..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2007). Sinharaja. Montage. August- September 2007. Pages 26-27. Volume 01, Issue 08. The rain drummed on the roof at Martin’s as I awoke to a Spot-winged Thrush singing sweetly. I had arrived in Sinharaja the..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). How Big Birds Build Niche Markets. LMD. March 2008. Page 130.Volume 14, Issue 08. ISSN 1391-135X. The evolution of the birding tour business in Sri Lanka. How industries are shaped by a few key people Organi..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2008). The Devil Bird of Hiyare. Living. July-August 2008. Pages 40-41. Volume 3, Issue 6. ISSN 1800-0746. Gehan goes in search of the notorious Spot-bellied Eagle-owl. “Lets be very quiet from now on” ..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). The Sinharaja Bird Wave. Hi Magazine. May 2009. Series 7, Volume 2. Page 146-147. ISSN 1800-0711. The Sinharaja Bird Wave is the biggest, the best for viewing and longest studied bird wave in the world. Rain..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Birding Blues. LMD. September 2009. Page 143. Volume 16, Issue 2. ISSN 1391-135X. A clarification on how the nature market is vast, but the market for specialist tours is relatively small. Gehan de Silva Wij..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2009). Treasures of Kalpitiya. Living. September – October 2009. Pages 24-25. Volume 5, Issue 1. ISSN 1800-0746. Birdwatching in search of waders (shorebirds) in the Kalpitiya peninisuala. Most people come to..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Sinharaja beckons. Living. March – April 2010. Pages 28-29. Volume 5, Issue 4. ISSN 1800-0746. There is always so much to see in the Sinharaja Rainforest.   I froze as I made eye contact with its ..

Kalpitya Pelagic Birds on Flickr Kalpitya(Whales, Dolphins and Pelagics) on Flickr Sri Lanka National Parks and Reserves Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne explains the launch of commercial pelagic seabird tours thanks to the Kalpitiya Peninsul..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2010). Why Kalpitiya is Sri Lanka’s top spot for pelagic seabirds. Hi Magazine. Series 8, Volume 1. Pages 228-231. An explanation as to why Kalpitiya is so good for pelagic seabirds and a clarification that t..

de Silva Wijeyeratne, G. (2011). Looking for a Sinharaja Bird Wave. May – June 2011. Living. Pages 46-47. Volume 6, Issue 5. ISSN 1800-0746. I wag my finger at Tom, who is puzzled. I move my head up and gaze upwards. I was never good ..