Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the world watch Birds. Sri Lanka is truly a paradise for Bird Watching in Sri Lanka, especially around the bird sanctuaries and wetland reserves in the south east of the island.
The tropical climate and exotic landscape of the paradise isle of Sri Lanka
make it a true haven for bird watching enthusiasts. Home to more than 400 bird species with around 23 endemics and 200 migratory from India, Siberia, Scandinavia and Western Europe, the best time for bird watching enthusiasts to visit the island is towards the latter part of the year. In fact the month of December has been declared as the National Bird Month by the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka
, the national affiliate of Bird Life International. There are many bird sanctuaries spread throughout the island including the Kumana National Park
, the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary, the Biodhinagala Sanctuary and Udawatte Kele among many others and many activities are organized during the National Bird Month for the public, exposing them to the treasures of bird life.
Bird Watching in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the world watch Birds. Sri Lanka is truly a paradise for Birds, especially around the bird sanctuaries and wetland reserves in the south east of the island.
The amazing abundance of over 400 varieties of Birds in Sri Lanka is attributable to the tropical Climate and wide range of natural habitats, from mountains to lowlands to dry plains and lush forests. On a point of academic argument, there are either 26 or 23 endemic species in Sri Lanka, largely confined to the rainforests of the hill zone.
Bird watching in Sri Lanka will entice many bird enthusiasts. With over 56 species of Birds endogenous to Sri Lanka, found on the rivers, hill country, rainforest and by the coast, it is a twitches’ paradise.
Sri Lanka specialist’s Lakpura travels have reviewed over 100 traditional hotels and can provide expert advice on where to stay for stylish holidays or authentic bungalows located in the best bird watching locations across Sri Lanka. You can book online for bird watching holidays. Colorful and tropical Birds visit the island at different times of the year following the air currents. Ceylon flycatcher, Green beater, eagles, herons and woodpeckers are a few of the delights. So grab your birding supplies (i.e binoculars, cameras, clothes, contact lens supplies, etc.) and come to Sri Lanka for the ultimate birding experience!