The enchanting paradise island of Sri Lanka boasts of flourishing wildlife. There are plenty of things to see and do here so your travel experience on the island will rarely be dull. Those who are interested in witnessing the enthralling charm of birds in the country.
The town of Mannar in the Northern Province is a birding hotspot in the island.
The Vankalai Sanctuary, which is a Ramsar wetland and an Important Bird Area in Sri Lanka, is one of the best places to witness the charm of birds in the region.
Enjoy an idyllic experience of bird watching in the quiet territories of the Anavilundawa
Wet land Sanctuary. Located between Negombo and Puttalam, this lush region is a place where you
will get to see over 150 species of birds.
Kumana Bird Sanctuary is a popular attraction in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. The park attracts large flocks of migratory and wading birds. There are 255 species of birds recorded here. Best time to visit the park is between April and July.
Sinharaja Forest Reserve is recognized as a Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Located in the Sabaragamuwa Province, this mighty forest reserve gives one the chance to spot 20 of the 26 endemic species of birds in Sri Lanka.
Bird lovers should certainly visit the beautiful town of Kitulgala. Many endemic species of birds such as chestnut-backed owlet, Sri Lanka spurfowl, green-billed coucal, spot winged thrush and orange-billed babbler can be seen in the forests here.