Walk Lanka Holidays introduces a special bird-watching tour in Sri Lanka for all bird lovers, nature lovers, and anyone looking to explore the flora and fauna of this beautiful island. Sri Lanka has ideal weather to attract birds escaping from winters and monsoons across the world. Relative to the size of the country, its birdlife is extremely rich.

Approximately 433 species of birds have been recorded – including resident, migratory and endemic birds. We will guide and take you to the most popular locations for bird-watching trails to make sure you have discovered the best of birds in Sri Lanka. You will be highlighted the following,

 

Follow bird watching ethics: leave nests in peace; minimize the loud, walk softly, silence your mobile phones, be patient and avoid chasing or intentionally flushing birds.

Pack a field bag for birding with a pair of binoculars, a camera, a notebook, drinks, and snacks.

Brightly colored clothes and wear dark colors to camouflage yourself.

While using bird hides, think beyond the box to spot birds on rooftops, canals, trees, parks, and dense areas.

The best time for bird watching is from October to April when the migratory season comes in.

Sri Lanka is rapidly becoming a twitches’ paradise and with this birding tour, you will be able to spot around 175 birds including all 34 endemic birds to Sri Lanka.

Keep an insect repellent within hand reach.

Do not get closer to nests or sit near nests for too long as they will fly away without coming to their shelters.

 

TOUR LENGTH 10 Nights 11 Days
ARRIVAL LOCATION Bandaranayake International Airport, Sri lanka.
WHEN TO GO Any time of the year
TRANSFER MODE Private Car (Air Conditioned) / Private Van or Mini Couch (Air Conditioned)
HOW TO BOOK Get in touch with our team at Walk Lanka holidays via phone or email, mention your dates of travel, number of passengers traveling, and other preferences. Accordingly, we will prepare a suitable itinerary for a bird-watching tour in Sri Lanka.
PRICE On Request
CONTACT Mail – info@walklankaholidays.com   WhatsApp  +94 767 978 276

 

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Day 1 Negambo

When you arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport, pass immigration, collect your luggage and walk through the exit. Our Representative, who will be your chauffeur cum guide throughout the tour will be waiting for you at the exit. Nagambo will be your first stop on this bird-watching tour in Sri Lanka. After a brief city tour, you will check in to Hotel for the rest. After which an interesting boat ride on the Muthurajawela Marsh is scheduled for you in the evening. This is a wetland at the Southern end of Negombo Lagoon and the boat ride here is a good experience for bird lovers.

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Day 2 & 3 Sinharaja

The next morning, you will begin a four-hour drive to Sinharaja and check in to the Rainforest Eco Lodge for two nights. Later that afternoon, we have scheduled a bird-watching tour for you in the Sinharaja rainforest. There are about 280 different kinds of bird species found in Sinharaja, including about 34 endemic birds. So plenty of looking around to do, which is why the whole of day 03 is also scheduled for exploring the Sinharaja rainforest.

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Day 4 & 5 Udawalawa

On day 04, you will transfer to Udawalawa Hotel. In the afternoon, a jeep will pick you up for a tour of the udawalawe National Park. By about 6 pm, you will be taken back to your hotel to relax for the rest of the evening.

On day 05, we have scheduled a full-day bird watching tour at the udawalawe National Park.

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Day 6 & 7 Nuwara Eliya

The next morning, you will depart to Nuwara Eliya and check in to Golden Ridge Hotel to freshen up. In the afternoon, we have scheduled a bird-watching walk at the Hakgala Botanical Gardens. These gardens are one of the best places to see migratory birds during the North-East monsoon and some endemic montane bird species.

On day 07 of this bird watching tour in Sri Lanka, you will visit the Horton Plains National Park in the early morning. This is a nature trail of about 9.5km both ways, including a stop at the spectacular World’s End viewpoint and the ferocious Bakers Falls.

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Day 8 & 9 Kitulgala

Kitulgala is your next destination, just 2-3 hours south of Nuwara Eliya. In Kitulgala, you will explore the Belilena prehistoric cave area to find some unique bird species. Palm Stone Retreat will be your accommodation for the night.

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Day 10 Colombo

On the next day, Colombo will be your last stop on this bird-watching tour in Sri Lanka. After a brief city tour, you will check in to Hotel for the night.

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Day 11 Departure

The next day you will be transferred to the airport depending on the time of your flight. This itinerary covers in detail all the popular locations for bird watching across the island. If you have any further requirements or changes to be made to this itinerary, kindly get in touch with us and our team of friendly consultants will assist you.

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