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Jetwing Eco Holidays Newsletter – March / April 2016

Jon Hornbuckle- # 01 Bird Lister in the World




Jetwing Eco Holidays congratulates Jon Hornbuckle, who is ranked the number one bird lister in the world with 9,554 bird species. He was in Sri Lanka with Jetwing Eco Holidays & FOGSL for a National Bird Ringing Program which resulted in the first conclusive record of Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) in Sri Lanka. A bird was mist netted outside Yala National Park. ‪

World Earth Day 2016 – 22nd April 2016

Earth Day theme is symbolic for an historic signing, crucial for our future. Photo: Chris Connelly,

Climate Change Agreement rooted in historic signing on Earth Day
By Shaun HurrellThink of trees and you may think of fresh air to breathe. You may think of trapping carbon and combating climate change, or of food, a livelihood, or of forest habitat for the wildlife you love. You may think of the inspiration you found whilst climbing in nature as a child, or you might think of a robust trunk and long-lived roots that extend beyond our own lives. However you think of trees, they are a great symbol for Earth Day this year, which marks a special ceremony.
Trees are as vital for the health of our planet as the signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.Read More

Daily Sightings for Whales & Dolphin Watching




Date Type of Whale # Dolphin #
2016.03.01 Blue Whale 1 Spotted Dolphins 50
2016.03.02 Blue Whale 2
2016.03.03 Blue Whale 2 Spinner Dolphins 30
2016.03.04 Blue Whale 3
2016.03.05 Blue Whale 1
2016.03.05 Bryde Whale 2 Spinner Dolphins 30
2016.03.06 Blue Whale 6 Spinner Dolphins 20
2016.03.07 Blue Whale 1 Spinner Dolphins 200
2016.03.08 Blue Whale 2 Spinner Dolphins 100
2016.03.09 Blue Whale 2
2016.03.10 Blue Whale 1
2016.03.10 Sperm Whale 10 Spinner Dolphins 50
2016.03.11 Bryde Whale 1 Spinner Dolphins 100
2016.03.12 Blue Whale 1 Spinner Dolphins 300
2016.03.13 Spotted Dolphins 200
2016.03.14 Bryde Whale 1 Spinner Dolphins 100
2016.03.15 Blue Whale 1
2016.03.16 Blue Whale 2 Spinner Dolphins 50
2016.03.17 Spinner Dolphins 100
2016.03.18 Bryde’s Whale 1 Spinner Dolphins 100
2016.03.18 Sperm Whale 3 Spinner Dolphins 25
2016.03.19 Bryde’s Whale 1 Spinner Dolphins 25
Date by Mirissa Water Sports (Pvt) Ltd.

What our clients say




A Whale of a time on the Indian Ocean!

I reached Matara on 23rd afternoon and checked into the hotel located within Matara fort. The evening was spent strolling on the beach and photographing the sunset.

The Whale and Dolphin watching cruises started early in the morning from Mirissa. Mirissa was a 20 minutes drive away from Matara. Therefore, I had an early dinner and retired for the night.

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18th – 31st March 2016

The Udawalawe Safari would not have been as good if it was not for Chaminda’s knowledge of wildlife especially his expertise with bird life. Every extra activity he suggested as well as his local knowledge of the areas we were in excelled beyond our expectations. Chaminda made clear he was available for us 24hrs a day which made for a very safe, happy holiday. Chamina’s enthusiasm makes him an asset to Jetwing.

 Sarah Hassal (UK)

30th March – 4th April 2016
Niranjan is a terrific guide, professional, on-time and well connected in Sri Lanka. When we originally did the booking request, we did it with Jetwing Eco Holidays to stay at Jetwing Yala. When that didn’t happen Andrew came through with the Tented Camp – great solution. Niranjan made me feel comfortable and secure driving around Sri Lanka. Friendly and chatty he kept his car clean and was flexible with our requests. Very nice man.

Alex & Melisa Sheldon (USA)

14th – 24th March 2016
I realize now how truly beautiful your country is. It was an unforgettable time, in particular thanks to the good care of the tour by Jetwing ECO.

Marketa Eijsvogelova & Han Onderwater (Netherlands)

8th – 17th March 2016

First off, thank you so much for organizing our trip to Sri Lanka, It was a very nice vacation for us. Our guide Gayan was great company. Always there when we needed, Cheerful and helpful a great symbol for your company

Steve Johnson (UK)

8th – 26th March 2016

We had a strange overnight flight getting into Sri Lanka but it was worth it .Very hot there. But really enjoyed it now. We had a really good time. The blue whales were really cool.

Kevin Johnson (Ireland)

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