Phenomenal ability to spot a difficult bird, endless patience, and a ton of energy

Tony Wilson with Thilina at Lunugamvehera National Park

Tony Wilson with Thilina at Lunugamvehera National Park

I have nothing but praise for Walk With Jith. From the moment I emailed Jith to enquire about a tour, I felt that I was in safe hands, dealing with people who understood just what I wanted and were happy to provide it. I soon learned that Jith runs a very professional operation, with kindness, expertise, and thoughtful attention to detail.

My main driver Thilina was fair dinkum amazing: I reckon I’ve met some pretty good birders over the years, and I’m no beginner myself come to that, but Thilina takes the cake. Nice bloke, cheerful, easy going, phenomenal ability to spot a difficult bird, endless patience, and a ton of energy. We did an eclectic mixture of bird photography, hard-core birding, landscape photography, and various other things as the fancy took us. Perfect.

Earlier, I spent a happy day with Dammika, another member of the Walk with Jith team. Dhammika, on short notice, took me on a one-day introductory tour of the common birds around Colombo’s parks and gardens. He too was unfailingly helpful with a relaxed and friendly expertise. It’s a pretty good one-day introduction to a country’s common, easy birds when it includes close-up views of crakes and bitterns! Like Thilina, Dhammika is very safe and careful driver:  at no time did I feel nervous about being on Sri Lanka’s busy roads. I can recommend either one without hesitation. It would be a very safe bet that Jith’s other guides are equally excellent, each in their own way.

 

I am already looking forward to returning next year and will, of course, choose Walk With Jith again.

Tony Wilson with Dammika

Tony Wilson with Dammika

Tony Wilson with Thilina

Tony Wilson with Dammika

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Tony Wilson

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Tour review date: 
28 Nov 2018

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