Birding Sri Lanka is a Tour Operating Company specialized in Birding and Wildlife Tours in Sri Lanka and India – which also conducts Wildlife and Birding Photography Tours in both the countries.
Having conducted numerous tours, the company prides itself for being the Naturalist Guide of Ambassador Scott DeLisi (American Ambassador in Nepal), Dr. Chan Ah Lak (Photographer) and Sharon Ng (Travel Writer of News Straits Times, both based in Malaysia), David Hosking and Martin Withers, famous Wildlife photographers of United Kingdom and of Juan Miguel Rodriguez Zafra – the widely recognized Wildlife photographer in Spain to mention a few tours.
Birding Sri Lanka is owned and managed by Chandima Jayaweera, more popularly known as Jaya, who has been in the business for 21 years and he keeps on garnering merits for his reliable and commendable expertise towards Birding and Wildlife Tour/Photography services in Sri Lanka. Having worked with three major tour operators in the country, Jaya is the most proficient in the field of mammals, butterflies and dragonflies not to mention his exceptional birding skills.
The company stands out for its tailored itinerary cut to the client’s time, budget and immense interest!
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority conducted the 5th Annual Sri Lanka Tourism Awards -2011 in Colombo on 30th August 2012. Chandima Jayaweera was recognized as the the Most Outstanding Chauffeur Tourist Guide ( Nature & Wildlife ). He is one of the best bird and wildlife tour guides in Sri Lanka. In the last 27 years he was in this field and during this period he has given his service to most popular birdwatchers in the world. In July 2011, he had a tour with Mr. Michael Grunwell , his plan was to get all 33 endemics in just a week. They successfully recorded all 33 endemic species in a week. After the tour Grunwell said, “I was lucky with my choice of guide as he is a professional guide/driver with years of experience. He has excellent vision and good road-eyes, he is good with calls and has a comprehensive range of sound recordings, if you want a low-stress, hassle-free trip then Chandima is your man”.
Ashoka has worked as a Naturalist plus tour executive for more than 14 years. He was working in University Scientific projects under Prof. S. W. Kotagama and Dr. Eben Goodale as a field Scientist as well. He is a candidate for BSc in Natural Sciences conducted by the Open University of Sri Lanka. During Ashoka's career, he has given his knowledge for some of the publications as well.