Wild Sri Lanka

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As Bill Oddie noticed in his foreword to ‘Wild Sri Lanka’ (2nd edition) by Gehan De Silva Wijeyeratne, this island paradise is probably the only country in the world where almost all books on wildlife were authored by a single person. Reviews book review Sri Lanka wildlife

Bradt travel guide to Sri Lanka by Philip Briggs – review

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Sri Lanka is a ‘must visit country’ for any keen birder. Still, I was thinking and re-thinking: should I write about the Sri Lanka travel guide now, when that country is in an economic tailspin and even its Prime Minister says the economy has “completely collapsed”?

Mammals of South Asia (Lynx Edicions)

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Beside India, Lynx Illustrated Checklist of the Mammals of South Asia covers Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Mammals of South Asia (Paperback) Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Pages 173 Dimensions 14 × 22.8

15 expat-friendly countries for a birder to move to

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I am thinking of a relatively stable/prosperous bird-paradise where one may be able to find a job in ecotourism or wildlife research… or, to begin with, as a resident environmental scientist / nature blogger in some wildlife lodge? And here I reach the question: where should a budget-conscious middle-aged experienced environmentalist who wants to be involved in ecotourism development or wildlife research / spend evenings watching sunsets with a beer in his hand, move to?

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The American Birding Expo, Philly-Style

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The field trips ran the gamut of the Philly area’s great birding destinations, from the woodsy Wissahickon Creek Park to the multi-habitat Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and more. Aisles of exhibitors tempted visitors with birding trips to such far-flung locations as Colombia, Kenya, and Sri Lanka, and grown men and women got all kid-in-a-candy-store at the optics booths. Obsessive. Strange. Inscrutable. Yes, birders of every stripe came out in droves (flocks?)

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