Bird Watching for Birders

Sri Lanka, a tropical island in the Indian Ocean, has varying climatic conditions that make it favorable for diverse plants and animal species. With flourishing ecosystems, Sri Lanka becomes a biodiversity hotspot of the world. We can proudly say we have a large number of endemic species in terms of flora and fauna. Exotic birds are no exception in Sri Lanka. With many birds species in Sri Lanka, 15% of those cannot be seen anywhere else on earth. Hence Sri Lanka is one of the best birding destinations for any birder. Of many birds that can be seen our endemic birds include Sri Lanka wood pigeon, Sri Lanka jungle fowl, Sri Lanka hanging parrot, Red-Faced Malkoha, Green-billed Coucal, Sri Lanka Serendib scops-owl, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Sri Lanka magpie, Sri Lanka yellow-eared bulbul, Sri Lanka bush-warbler, Black-capped bulbul, Sri Lanka orange-billed babbler etc.

With these countless resources, we offer bird watching activities for birders for several centuries. Here you have the opportunity to see Sri Lankan birds and spot the migratory birds from Europe traveling to avoid winter. Heron, Egrets, Pelicans, Cormorant, Water-cock are some of the many visitors you can see from August to May.

There is a number of bird-watching destinations in Sri Lanka. You can either observe them in their natural habitats or visit the bird sanctuary. The most recommended birding destinations are Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary, Kumana National Park, Sigiriya Sanctuary, Sinharaja forest, Bundala national park, Yala, Wilpattu, Udawalawe, Wagamuwa, Minneriya, and Horton Plains.


Located in the Southeast of Sri Lanka, Arugambay is well known to be one of the world’s top surfing destinations. The tides here make it desirable for anyone to at least dipping their legs in the water. Having other destinations like Kumana and Lahugala for people who love bird watching and elephant seeing nearby makes Arugambay a perfect beach holiday destination.

As Sri Lanka’s Watersport Capital, Bentota beach has numerous watersport activities you can do
as a solar traveler or a family. Speed boat ride, jet ski, windsurfing, kite surfing, and family boat
ride all guarantee endless joy. With over 15 star-class hotels, you can enjoy your stay and
explore the sandy beach.

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