With a rich avifauna that includes 29 endemics, the island of Sri Lanka is one of Asia's most popular birding destinations. A lead title on the Helm Wildlife Guides imprint, Birds of Sri Lanka provides photographic coverage of more than 300 species regularly seen on the island. Concise text for each species includes identification, songs and calls, behaviour, distribution and habitat, and the book is packed with photos, each carefully selected to guide identification. This guide is perfect for nature-loving travellers and birdwatchers visiting this amazing island.
Deepal Warakadoda is Sri Lanka's leading ornithologist. A tour leader, photographer and conservationist, Deepal made his name with his stunning 2002 discovery of the Serendib Scops Owl in Sri Lanka's Sinharaja Forest, a species completely new to science – the holy grail for any birdwatcher. Uditha Hettige is a tour leader and photographer, also based in Colombo, and Himesha Warakagoda is a biologist and author. All three have a deep understanding of the birds of Sri Lanka, and a passion for their conservation.