Sri Lanka`s birdlife is rich, in relation to the island's size. 433 bird species have been recorded until now, compared to 596 in Britain. 233 species are resident, 26 are endemic (occuring only in Sri Lanka). Non-endemic resident species are usually subspecies or races of Indian birds, their appearance can differ significantly from that of their Indian relatives. The reason for Sri Lanka’s biodiversity are the three completely different climate zones, wet zone with tropical rain forest in the south-west, dry zone with scrub land in the north and east, cool and wet highlands with montane cloud forest in the centre.
Famous places for bird watching are Sinharaja rain forest, south-eastern dry zone national parks Kumana and Bundala, and Hakgala nature reserve in the Nuware Eliya valley. Kitulgala Bird Sanctuary is interesting as it is located in a transition zone, here you can observe rain forest birdlife as well as many species from the highlands.
During northern hemisphere winter months migratory birds from three different Asian breeding grounds can be observed in Sri Lanka, namely from the Himalayas, from Central Asia and from Siberia. They mostly settle down in lowland areas offering lakes.
Team Sightseeinglanka will arrange birdwatching and camping facilities for all nature lovers who wish to stay at birds’ paradise Kumana Park.
Team Sightseeinglanka offers exclusive tour package to observe more species of Birds and other animals such as big cats, at Wilpattu or Yala or Kumana Parks...
At present weather and climatic condition are the best for wildlife observation, since animals assemble at the dryzone lakes during the dry period.
Team Sightseeinglanka or Naturalist Kapila will arrange individual tailor made tour packages for low cost, which is matching to travelers expectations.
note for bird lovers:
In order to plan your birdwatching trip, the best way is to contact the experienced specialist Kapila directly:
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