Sri Lanka, the splendid tropical island in the Indian Ocean boasts of varied and conducive climatic conditions and natural habitats. Starting from the golden shores, to the lush greenery of the tea estates, to the cultural and religious marvels, Sri Lanka has got a bunch of delights to fascinate you. However, one of the main reasons that allure visitors to Sri Lanka, is the wide array of amazing wildlife it houses. And indeed, the thick and rich forests, the scrublands, grasslands, wetlands, seas and agricultural lands on this island play a major role with regard. However, it is no secret that the wonderful bird species in Sri Lanka are a great addition to this wonderful island as well. Let it be the endemic bird species or the migrant birds! Whoever it is, the beauty they add to the nature of Sri Lanka is simply impressive.
Besides, if you are a bird lover, or a person willing to explore the beauty of birdlife in Sri Lanka, you might surely need a better overview. Thus, we thought of sharing with you the beauty of birdlife in Sri Lanka. So, ready for the delight? Here we go!
Birds in Sri Lanka
To be specific, this island is home and sanctuary for over 475 bird species, making it a birder’s paradise. Of these sundry species, 235 are resident, including the most important 34 species that are endemic to the country. Further, 240 species are migrants to the country. The majority of these birds migrate to Sri Lanka during the northern winter. Thus, they are present from August or September to April or May. On the contrary, pelagic species of seabirds like Shearwaters, Petrels, Storm-Petrels etc migrate to the island’s waters from southern oceanic regions during the southern hemisphere’s winter. Of these migrants, about 100 species regularly visit Sri Lanka and the rest are occasional visitors and drifters. Consequently, Sri Lanka’s tropical island weather with its diverse ecosystems and abundance of food makes a favourable destination for these weary travellers throughout the year.
What Species of Migrant Birds Visit the Shores of Sri Lanka?
Birds donned with their vivid and flamboyant plumage have an unparalleled ability to fly. Of these delightful creatures are the ones who fly to different destinations as abodes to spend different seasons. Birds that show such behavioural patterns are migrant birds. Migrant birds travel long distances from winter grounds to breeding grounds at regular time intervals. This natural phenomenon occurs due to their inability to survive the winter periods, given the extreme and harsh weather conditions and lack of food. Furthermore, these birds migrate to avoid the onslaught of predators, to avoid the spreading of diseases and in order to breed. For that reason, migrant birds travel long distances in search of the best and most agreeable ecological conditions.
Sri Lanka being an island with specific climate zones, the dry plains of the north and the mountainous, wet, central zone which includes the coast around Colombo, are favourable destinations for these colourful creatures. While we expect a myriad of migrant birds on our shores, the following are a few colourful and visible species:
- Blue-tailed Bee-Eater (Merops philippinus)
- Indian Pitta (Pitta Brachyura)
- Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustica)
- Indian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone Paradise)
- Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Roseus)
- Western Reef Egret / Western Reef Heron (Egretta Gularis)
- Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis Fulva)
- Pin-tailed Snipe (Gallinago Stenura)
- Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa Limosa)
- Layard’s Flycatcher/ Brown-breasted Flycatcher (Muscicapa Muttu)
- Rosy Starling/ Rose-colored Starling (Pastor Roseus)
- Golden Oriole/ Eurasian Oriole (Oriolus Oriolus)
We are certain that you wish to know more details about these wonderful migrant birds. Keep calm, and continue reading! The following briefs would surely enlighten you further about these wonderful species.
Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops Philippinus)
Visiting us from their breeding grounds of Southeast Asia, the Blue-tailed Bee Eaters are incredible to look at as they are donned in rich hues of blue, green and yellow on their plumes. Its face has a narrow blue patch with a black eye stripe, and it looks attractive with a yellow and brown throat. Both sexes are alike. It predominantly eats insects, particularly bees, wasps, hornets and dragonflies. They nest in sandy river banks or on open flat areas. They contrive a relatively long tunnel in which about 5-7 white eggs can be laid.
Indian Pitta (Pitta Brachyura)
The Indian Pitta is a marvellously colourful bird that is usually shy and hidden in the undergrowth. It usually picks insects on the forest floor. Moreover, it is special since it has nine colours in its plumage. Owing to its strikingly colourful feathers, there is a legend among the villagers which reveals that the peacock stole the pitta’s feathers and kept them forever!
However, this bird is native to the Indian subcontinent. To be specific, it breeds deep in the forests of the Himalayan Hills of central and western India and migrates to other parts of the peninsula during winter. They usually take the routes by rivers, mountain ranges, and forestry areas. During the migrant season, the distinctive two-note call of the Indian Pitta can be heard around the country, even in the bustling city of Colombo and in and around parks and home gardens.
Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustica)
The Barn Swallow is one of the earliest migrants to Sri Lanka (the first waves reach the island’s shores as early as mid-August). During its peak season, the swallows are abundant around the rice paddies, marshlands, lakes and open areas. Interestingly, the Barn Swallow is important for Sri Lankan farmers as a biological pest controller. To be specific, this bird is the most widespread species of swallow in the world. Besides, this bird species features blue upperparts and a stunning long deeply forked tail. Their breeding range spans across America, Europe, Siberia, and Japan. Similar to most species of swallows, they build cup-like nests from mud pellets in barns. Further, they similarly feed on insects caught in flight. They are interestingly quite habituated, and often can be seen resting on man-made structures such as electric wires and fences.
Indian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone Paradise)
This bird, nicknamed the “robe thief” by Sri Lankan village folk, is a medium-sized bird native to the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and Myanmar. The male birds have elongated central feathers with black and handsome rufous plumage, although it should be noted that some populations have white plumage. Their female counterparts are short-tailed with equally handsome rufous wings and blackheads.
They spend the winter season in tropical Asia. Apart from that, the Indian Flycatchers who visit this island, Sri Lanka too has a population that breeds within the country. Generally, their breeding season falls between May to July. Both males and females participate in nest building, and incubation brooding. Their nests resemble a neat cup made of twigs, smooth bark and spider webs. Further, these Flycatchers feed on insects found below densely canopied trees and amongst bushes.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Roseus)
The Greater Flamingo is the largest species in the Flamingo family. The adult male weighs approximately 3.6 kg and is around 1.5 m in height. These wonderfully and starkly pinkish coloured birds can be seen in flocks of hundreds and sometimes in thousands in Jaffna, Mannar and Bundala salterns areas of Sri Lanka from the period from August to April. Besides, Bundala National Park is famous among bird watchers for its large Flamingo population during the Winter season. They mainly feed on herbs, vegetables and small aquatic animals.
Western Reef Egret / Western Reef Heron (Egretta Gularis)
This bird is a regular winter migrant to the island. The species occur in several plumage forms, dark morphed with dark ashy grey plumage, pale stained with pure white plumage and white plumage stained with grey patches. They are most commonly sighted in the coastal lagoons, mangroves, estuaries and shores, mainly in the North of Sri Lanka. Also, this species is widely present during the months from April to August and at the end of May in Chilaw. They feed on fish, crustaceans and molluscs. In coastal areas, they often feed on mudskippers. Further, they usually live individually or as pairs.
Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis Fulva)
Similar to the Western Reef Egret, this bird too is a common winter visitor to the island. However, it is commonly sighted in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. To be specific, they mostly prefer lowland lagoons, marshes, grasslands, mudflats, dry paddy fields, etc.
The adult male bird of this species weighs about 0.15 kg and is around 30 cm in length. Also, they are black in colour and a dark rump is visible on them. Females are much duller in colour. However, these birds mainly feed on insects (grasshoppers, beetles), crustaceans and worms. They are found in varied small to large flocks in size.
Pin-tailed Snipe (Gallinago Stenura)
The Pin-tailed Snipe is commonly sighted on the island during Winter. The adult male of this species weighs approximately 0.12 kg and is around 30 cm in length. It has a beautifully blotched black, brown and tawny plumage, providing the bird with camouflage. Moreover, their diet mainly consists of insects, larvae and earthworms. These species are sighted in the weedy swamps, wet grasslands and paddy fields throughout Sri Lanka. However, this bird species is much common in the lowlands. To be specific, Bundala National Park is famous as a site to observe Pin-tailed Snipes.
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa Limosa)
This bird is often present in the coastal areas of the dry zone and in inland water systems including marshes, coastal mudflats, lagoons, paddy fields and tanks during the winter. They linger in solitude or in small to large flocks. They are a common Winter migrant to the Mullaitivu lagoon since the 1900s. The adult male weighs approximately 0.3 kg and is around 40 cm in length. It is adorned with a magnificent orange head, a grey-brown body and black and white wings. These wonderful creatures are listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red list and face threats due to loss of habitat from wetland drainage and agricultural abandonment.
Layard’s flycatcher/ Brown-breasted flycatcher (Muscicapa Muttu)
This small bird that breeds in Northeastern India is fluffy-breasted and has olive-brown colour plumes. This bird was formally described by British administrator, E.L. Layard, who was serving the British crown from Point Pedro, in the Jaffna peninsula. As the story goes, the bird was first introduced to Layard’s by his native cook, Muttu, who presented a dead specimen for a closer look. Quite interestingly, the cook’s name was retained in the bird’s scientific name.
Layard’s flycatcher was initially considered to be a local species and was much later discovered as a migrant. It is commonly found in forest habitats or well-shaded home gardens, perched on a lower branch of a tree. Its preys by swiftly descending to the ground, and they prefer insects and the occasional lizard and earthworm.
Rosy starling/ Rose-colored Starling (Pastor Roseus)
This bird shows a stark contrast in its plumage colour during winter and the breeding season. This marvel is more visible in the male sex. Further, its bill turns total pink with a black base during the breeding season. It shows a peculiar attraction towards garbage piles for feeding.
Golden Oriole/ Eurasian Oriole (Oriolus Oriolus)
The Golden oriole is a shy bird, nesting on the high tops of trees and is often found hiding behind leaves. The male has striking black and golden plumage, while in contrast, the female has a drab green hue. The Eurasian oriole is slightly bigger than its resident cousin (the black-hooded oriole, Oriolus xanthornus) and its golden yellow sheen is iridescently brighter. It is also the most famous of orioles, out of the two migrants and the one resident species.
Why Bird Watch in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka is truly a place of rapture for a bird-watching enthusiast. For a country as small as Sri Lanka we boast of the 33 endemic bird species and 68 endemic subspecies of birds.
Further, since Sri Lanka rests at the farthest southern point away from the south most point of India with no other landmass until the South Pole, the migrating birds end their long journey in the island, making it a regular wintering ground. Some of the migrants include the Openbill, Ibis, Heron, Egrets, Pelicans, Cormorant, Water-cock, Swamphen, and Waterhen etc. The main bird watching sanctuary in Sri Lanka is the Kumana National Park, which is considered one of the most important nesting and breeding grounds in the country. Moreover, since Bundala National Park rests in the southernmost tip of the bird migratory route, it also happens to be one of the significant birding ground for flocks of flamingos, herons and storks. Other places ideal for bird watching include Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Kitulgala Forest Reserve, Yala etc.
Bird Watching Tours in Sri Lanka
Many industry specialists offer several bird watching tours for the visitors in order to help them truly enjoy their stay on this island. To be specific, there are several signature bird watching tours designed by local bird watching naturalists. Thus, they include the must-visit bird watching sites in Sri Lanka and also some of the local secret bird watching spots known by a few. They collectively bring out wonderful bird experiences that guarantee visitors the maximum bird watching amusement during their tour of Sri Lanka.
Further, these signature bird watching tours in Sri Lanka could be tailored to fit your budget and other requirements such as the duration and the type of accommodation you prefer. In fact, most of these tours are focused around petite and minimalist guesthouses to stylish and indulgent boutique hotels located at the heart of bird watching sites in Sri Lanka.
Besides, you can find below the general bird watching tours available in Sri Lanka, along with what they offer.
Hourly or Daily Bird Watching Tours
Hourly or Daily Bird Watching Tours are available at almost every Bird watching hotspot in Sri Lanka. Their costs may highly vary, depending on the place, duration, and the other additional facilities offered. However, some bird watching places might allow you to book a tour upon arrival. Still, we suggest to you that the best would be to contact the service providers and to make a booking earlier if necessary. And yes, the tour guides will assist you with these bookings and selections.
Bird Watching Tours of 9 days (08 nights)
Generally, this type of bird watching tour covers all salient bird watching sites in Sri Lanka including the following attractions.
- Sinharaja Rain Forest
- Horton Plains National Park
- Nuwara Eliya Hakgala Botanical Garden
- Nuwara Eliya Victoria Botanical Garden
- Sigiriya Sanctuary
- Anawilundawa Wetlands
This happens to be Sri Lanka’s most essential bird watching tour for the keen birder in you. The average cost of this type of tour usually ranges between USD 1500 – USD 2000 per person.
Bird Watching of Sri Lanka in 10 days (09 nights)
This 10-day bird watching tour in Sri Lanka focuses on the Dry zone, Wetlands and rainforest birds of the island, and generally covers the below locations.
- Anawilundawa wetlands
- Wilpattu National Park
- Makandawa Rain Forest of Kitulgala
- Bundala National Park
- Yala National Park
- Lakes of Tissamaharama
This type of bird watching tour will approximately cost between USD 1500 – USD 2000 per person.
Bird Watching Tour of Sri Lanka in 15 days (14 nights)
This tour is a pre-eminent of all bird watching tours in Sri Lanka. Thus, this tour itinerary covers the most important bird watching sites across the country. Further, the rates of this type of tour approximately range between USD 2500 – USD 3500 per person.
Bird Watching Tour of Sri Lanka in 18 days (17 nights)
This is the finest of all bird watching tours in Sri Lanka where the bird watching tour itinerary covers almost all bird watching sites of Sri Lanka from the dry zone, wetlands, rain forests, lakes, hill country to shorebirds. Generally, the rates of such a bird watching tour will range between USD 3000 – USD 4000 per person.
What are the Best Places to Observe Migrant Birds in their Natural Habitat in Sri Lanka?
Simply, there are many! Here are some of the best bird watching destinations to spot migrant birds in Sri Lanka.
- Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary
- Sigiriya Sanctuary
- Victoria Park Nuwara Eliya
- Horton Plains National Park
- Kumana National Park
- Bunadala National Park
- Sinharaja Rainforest
- Kalametiya Sanctuary
Doubtful where to choose? Keep calm, because the following sections will help you make the best choice!
1. Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary
Anawilundawa situated in Puttalam district is located between the coast and the Chilaw-Puttalam railway line. This sanctuary is protected by the Wildlife Department of Sri Lanka and is one of the six RAMSAR sites in the country. Anawilundawa has three widely different ecosystems: the coast, the mangroves and the freshwater tanks. And yes, this unique ecological system has helped the sanctuary become a favourable nesting ground for a few hundred species of birds. Thus, Anawilundawa is a popular place for birdwatchers and nature lovers who like to spot rare birds and witness their behaviour in their natural habitat. Some of the inland bird species here are Herons, the Open Bill great cormorant, and these species are visible all year round.
However, in order to observe migrant birds, the period between October to April is the best. Species such as Egret, ibis, pheasant tailed-jacana, stalk, purple swamphen and cormorant are some of the species that you can spot during your visit.
2. Sigiriya Sanctuary
The Sigiriya rock has a forest reserve by it. And yes, it is one of the ideal destinations to watch birds. As per history, King Kashyapa built his rock fortress, to protect himself, and the kingdom, as the summit offers a bird’s eye view of approaching enemies. Today, what the visitors observe from its summit is the magnificent birds and wildlife. The Sigiriya sanctuary is also a well-protected UNESCO World heritage site. However, this forestry areas is a place of merriment for birds with its thick canopies and shrubs. Also, as this fortress is surrounded by vast manmade tanks, it has become one of the most wonderful environment for migrant and endemic birds.
3. Victoria Park Nuwara Eliya
This is the main park in the beautiful hill town of Nuwara Eliya. This city park, interestingly, got its name remembering Queen Victoria, and it commemorates her 60th jubilee coronation. Besides, it is the perfect place for a long mindless stroll lost in the beauty of nature. This is actually one of bird lover’s paradise in the Nuwara Eliya. Within the park, you will find species such as the pied thrush, Indian pitta, Indian blue robin, Black Bird, Ceylon Warbler, Yellow-eare, Kashmir Flycatcher.
4. Horton Plains National Park
Horton plains National Park is at Ohiya, at an elevation of 7500 ft above sea level. The weather at the plains fluctuates with temperatures as high as 27 degrees centigrade during the day and dipping to as low as 5 degrees centigrade in the evenings and night with thick mist formation. These misty surroundings, beautiful mountains, and tall green foliage create the perfect atmosphere for birds. Thus, you can spot a good variety of birds, including migrant birds out there, and thus, it remains one of the perfect bird watching destinations on the island.
5. Kumana National Park
Kumana National Park is truly an ornithologist’s paradise and it is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in Sri Lanka. It is home to approximately 255 species of birds. The vegetation of the Park is mainly of tropical dry zone forest and the Kumbukkan Oya guards it against the West, and to the south is the coastal stretch that runs to Panama.
The park’s birdlife mainly thrives on the huge mangrove swamps. Further, the “Kumana Villu” is famous for numerous kinds of bird nests and many species breed near the Villu. Besides, every year varied species of birds migrate to Kumana between April to July. Some of the migrant birds that can be seen around this destination are as follows.
- Pintail snipes
- Asian open-bill
- Glossy ibis
- Purple heron
- Great egret
- Indian pond heron
- Black-crowned Night-heron
- Intermediate Egret
- Little egret
- Spot-billed pelican
- Indian cormorant
- Little cormorant
- Common moorhen
- Purple swamp hen
- White-breasted water hen
- Pheasant-tailed jacana
- Black-winged stilt
- Lesser whistling duck
- Little Grebe
You can even witness sightings of rare visitors such as the Yellow-footed green pigeon, Greater racket-tailed drongo, Malabar trogon, Red-faced malkoha, and Sirkeer malkoha within this premise.
6. Bundala National Park
Bundala National Park rests in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The authorities declared it as a wildlife sanctuary in 1969. The climate around the Bundala National Park is hot and dry most times. However, there are plenty of migrant birds coming in between the months of September and March. Some of the migrant birds fly from EuroAsian destinations. Consequently, this has made the park an internationally important wintering ground for thousands of exotic migrant birds. The Bundala National Park shelters around 200 bird species. Further, around 150 of them are endemic and others are migratory. The species of migrant birds there include the following.
- Petite Blue Tailed bee-eaters
- Brown Flycatcher
- Barn Swallow
- Water Fowl
- Common Redshank
- Lesser Sand Plover
- Forest Wagtail
Furthermore, there are a number of migrant aquatic birds such as Greater Flamingo, Ibis, Painted storks, Terns, Gulls and Ducks and the resident water birds such as Pelicans, Herons, Egrets, Cormorants, Stilts and Storks. The landscape of the park consists of thorny scrublands marshes, lagoons, waterways and thus is a sanctuary for many other migrant birds as well.
7. Sinharaja Rain Forest
The Sinharaja Forest is popular as a detrimental biodiversity hot spot in Sri Lanka. Its international importance comes as UNESCO declared it as a world heritage site in 1988. However, the Sinharaja is a tropical evergreen forest with behemoth and thick trees, shrubs and other lower plants such as Ferns and epiphytes. Besides, there are several waterways flowing through this massive forest, and among them “Gin” and “Kalu”are significant.
When considering the birdlife out there, it has recorded over 154 species of birds. Moreover, there are mixed species of feeding flocks, where two or more species feed and move together. A birder can witness the Orange-billed babbler and the Crested drongo within this premise as well.
8. Kalametiya Sanctuary
Kalametiya sanctuary is located close to the beach and comprises many lagoons. Compared to its other counterparts, the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary is a hidden gem and is less visited by bird watchers. It is rather a peaceful abode to observe bird species. It is located between the two towns of Tangalle and Hambantota. Further, Kalametiya was first documented as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.
Similar to the Bundala National Park, and any other bird sanctuary in Sri Lanka, it has a blend of aquatic and birdlife. The area landscape consists of lagoons, scrub jungles, mangrove swamps and open grassy areas. Further, it has become a sanctuary for weaver birds and there are over 150 species of birds including 54 migrant birds.
Best Time to See the Migrant Birds in Sri Lanka
The island offers varying microclimates and habitats that provide temporary refuge and abode for roughly over 200 migrant birds.
Migration patterns range from early August through April where more than 200 migrant bird species, both terrestrial and aquatic, visit Sri Lanka to escape the harsh winters. During this period the aquatic species of migrants are there in various locations, ranging from rainforests, home gardens and reservoirs, to lagoons, marshes, plains and riversides.
Further, there are close to 200 seasonal migrant birds both terrestrial and aquatic, flying away from the Northern winter travelling from as far as Siberia, Scandinavia and Western Europe, arriving around August or September and leaving around April or May. During the period from November to February, birds visit Sri Lanka using three main flyways, Eastern, Western and through the Andaman Islands.
Thus, the best time for birdwatching is much dependant on the location you are visiting, and the weather and climate out there. If you are going to a location on the Western Coast, the time from December to February is the best because you can see a lot of migrant birds during these months.
Conserving Migrant Birds in Sri Lanka
Migrant Birds species in Sri Lanka’s avifauna is one of the richest in the whole of Asia. As you might already know, this small island contains descriptions of 435 bird species including astonishing 110 migratory species. However, due to factors such as urbanisation, development of hotel projects and global warming, there are threats for migrant birds. Thus, Sri Lanka as a nation has taken several detrimental steps in order to conserve these ecosystems and avifauna to continue to make this island a destination and sanctuary for migrant birds.
Projects by the Department of Wildlife Conservation
The Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC) has declared many protected areas with the aim of conserving the wildlife out there. Some of them are Bundala National Park (BNP), Anawilundawa Sanctuary, Bellanwila –Aththidiya Sanctuary and Muthurajawela Sanctuary. Both Bundala National Park and Anawilundawa Sanctuary are RAMSAR sites. The DWLC had also initiated the National birds ringing programme. Each year the DWLC organizes a National Birds Ringing Programme in BNP. During the migratory period, birds are ringed twice. One is in December and another is in February, and 150 birds from different species are ringed at once.
Last year, quite fascinatingly, four new migratory species were recorded by the DWLC. Approximately, there are around 54 migratory species of the total 110 migratory species in Sri Lanka from the BNP. Until that point, only one bird species was recorded after 1947. Further, the DWLC is updating the birds’ records by direct observations. In addition, the authorities maintain records of the density of each bird species in particular areas well.
The DWLC also conducts various public awareness programmes in bird conservation. Tourism being Sri Lanka’s largest growing industry, it has also intercepted to create better birding tours while encouraging eco-tourism with the ‘Bird Friendly Concept’. Launched in 1997, over 30 hotels and touring companies have now partly taken and is receiving a training package on sustainable tourism.
However, urbanisation still poses an ongoing threat to severely threatening wetlands around the country’s capital, Colombo. And yes, this simply proves that conservation projects need to expand furthermore.
Why Visit Sri Lanka as a Bird Enthusiast?
Sri Lanka’s natural biodiversity and fascinatingly varied ecosystems have always been a huge draw for visitors from all around the world. Yes, that is because the richness and the variety of Sri Lankan avifauna are famous across countries. Every birder who comes to Sri Lanka’s welcoming shores hopes to spot the endemic species, in addition to the 381 other residential and migrant species. Thanks to the extensive field experience done by local naturalists and bird enthusiasts, and also owing to the extensive knowledge of the guides, birding in Sri Lanka has become a unique and enthralling experience. To be specific, the guides know the vast terrain and the call of these magnificent aviators. Hence, this splendid little island can ensure a bird enthusiast his ultimate delight. Therefore, Bird Watching in Sri Lanka can be a potent elixir guaranteed for addiction if not careful!
The Bottom Line
Of course, all these facts prove to you again and again that Sri Lanka is a paradise for bird lovers. So, if you are a naturalist, a bird lover, or a simple traveller who enjoys watching birds, Sri Lanka is indeed the perfect choice for you. The fascination offered as the colourful birds shade the environment, the delight offered as the chirp of the birds spread across the surroundings, and the amusement offered as the birds’ playful flatters enthral the eyes, are impressive beyond words. Hence, bird watching in Sri Lanka is simply a must. So, what are you waiting for! Take a step ahead, and arrive in Sri Lanka to witness this magical experience yourself. Happy and Safe Travelling!