Sri Lanka is a birder’s paradise being home to 439 recorded bird species of which 236 are breeding residents, 203 migrants coming from as far as Siberia and Western Europe and the rest vagrants. Sri Lanka boasts of having 33 endemic species and 68 endemic subspecies of birds with a species endemism of 11% making it one of the finest birding destinations in the world. BirdLife International recognizes the country as one of the world’s Endemic Bird Areas. Now doesn’t that sound too exciting to miss? Grab your binoculars and camera and let’s go! Our own team of birding naturalists with vast experience and knowledge are waiting to accompany you through this birding treasure trove.
Bird watching is possible in most parts of the country with certain species found in distinctive areas. All the National Parks and Nature reserves with its lakes, marshlands and lagoons are bursting with birdlife and in particular the two bird sanctuaries; namely the Kumana National Park, an important nesting and breeding ground and Bundala National Park, a favourite migratory route of birds.