My first visit to Sri Lanka was in 1999, and I and my friends did a pretty good job in finding nearly all our bird targets. Only a short while after, the news of a new Sri Lankan owl surfaced, the discovery of Serendib Scops Owl. Ever since I have felt that I need to get back to repair the miss of the owl that we were not aware of at the time. This time I joined a team of mammalwatchers to get a more versatile experience, and I added a few days more to reconnect with the Sri Lankan birdlife, including the desired owl. The first 6 photos represent some of the most interesting species on the trip.