Published in November 2014, A Field Guide to Birds of Uga is a 104-page aviary in print, full of information about wild bird species that share their habitat with our guests at Ulagalle, Passekudah and Trincomalee. The book, over a year in the making, was written and compiled by noted Sri Lankan ornithologist. More than 92 bird species are featured, each identified by clear, full-colour photographs, with notes on their appearance and behaviour.
This is probably the first book of its kind produced by a company like Uga, but the idea came naturally: there are just so many different bird species to be seen at our hotels, including some colourful and flamboyant species, and Birds of Uga will add a new dimension to nature excursions and other activities in which guests participate.
Creating the book was not easy. Some of these birds are quite shy, or simply rare, and photographing them takes time and patience. Still, we’re always ready to go the extra mile – or fly a little higher – to help our guests get more out of the Uga experience. Their pleasure is our reward.