Who Am I?

I am Pawan Gamage, Software Engineer by profession and a nature enthusiast round-the-clock. One of my most favourite hobbies is to explore spectacular bird and animal species living among us.

As a hobby and as an excuse to escape the stressful city life, every Saturday morning, I visit different parks, bird hides and water banks to explore nature and capture the behaviours of birds. I am fascinated by the beauty of the wildlife and the satisfaction I get by exploring them. I wanted to share my experiences with other fellow bird lovers. Hence, I combined my occupation and hobby together to build a virtual bird map.

This map contains all the birds I have spotted with brief descriptions about them. My aim is to provide a virtual map for my fellow nature lovers to explore and spot these beauties in the wild.

I have thus far enjoyerd this hobby immensely and will continue to fill in my virtual bird map. I aim to establish a birdlife enthusiasts group so that other such bird lovers can also contribute to the map. I hope that you gain some knowledge and satisfaction by checking out this map also look forward to spot more wonderful birds that are living right among us!

A quick reminder for my fellow nature lovers, lets explore and experience the beautiful wildlife but also respect them; bring home your rubbish with you!

Types of Birds

Marine and Coastal Birds

Pacific Gull Lorne, Victoria, Australia. Copyrights at birdmap.org

Fresh Water Birds

Cape Barren Goose Swan Lake, Victoria, Australia. Copyrights at birdmap.org

Land Birds

Red-Browed Finch Wilson Reserve, Victoria, Australia. Copyrights at birdmap.org

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation the BirdMap acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.