Birds & Wildlife of Sri Lanka – Jonathan Forgham has visited Sri Lanka over 10 times in the last 8 years, recording all aspects of the island's wildlife. In 2017 he established a Learning Centre for disadvantaged teenagers in Galle in the south west of the island. He returns here frequently to help the youngsters to improve their quality of spoken and written English. He also is involved in a project called BEES (Biodiversity, Education and Exploration Society) which is presently replanting a rain forest with canopy trees following the removal of the Scots Pine put in during the 1940's. In total, he has recorded over 260 species of bird on the island as well as plenty of the insects, mammals and reptiles. This presentation will look at several of the National Reserves as well as the birds that can be seen by just wandering around the country lanes.