Sri Lanka


GuideLocal Guide
DatesAny Time
Birding Days9
Ground Price£1250
Flight ex UK£500
Local Guide chosen from our selection of excellent guides. We take care to choose locally-based guides who know the birds of their locality. They ensure you get a bird-filled tour, with the additional benefit of first-hand knowledge of the culture of the country.
After arrival we head to Kitulgala. Here we can begin looking for Serendib Scops Owl, Black and Rufous-bellied Eagles, Ceylon Spurfowl, Ceylon Junglefowl, Ceylon Green-pigeon, Ceylon Hanging-parrot, Layard's Parakeet, Green-billed Coucal, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Brown Hawk-owl, Ceylon Frogmouth, Black-backed Dwarf Kingfisher, Ceylon Swallow, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Black-capped Bulbul, Gold-fronted Leafbird, Spot-winged Ground-thrush, Legge's Flowerpecker, Brown-capped Babbler, Ceylon Rufous Babbler, Ceylon Hill-myna and Ceylon Crested Drongo.
We next visit Nuwara Eliya where we can seek out Ceylon Woodpigeon, Forest Wagtail, Pied Flycatcher-shrike, Yellow-eared Bulbul, Pied Bush Chat, Ceylon Scaly Thrush, Sri Lanka Bush-warbler, Rusty-rumped Warbler, Large-billed Leaf-warbler, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Dusky Blue Flycatcher, Kashmir Flycatcher, Ceylon White-eye and Pied Bushchat. From here, we will make a morning visit to Horton Plains, to look for Pied Bush Chat, Ceylon Whistling Thrush, Grey-Headed Canary and Kashmir Flycatcher.
The wetlands at Tissa and Bundala are good for Greater Flamingo, Watercock,Yellow-wattled and Red-wattled Lapwings, Eurasian Stone Curlew, Great Thick-Knee, Small Pratincole, Pacific Golden Plover, Kentish, Mongolian & Greater Sand Plovers and other waders, Brown-Headed Gull, Caspian, Great-Crested, Lesser-Crested, Gull-Billed, Whiskered, White-Winged, Saunders’s & Little Terns, Bengal Bushlark and Oriental Skylark.
We finally visit Udawalawa and Sinharaja, where we hope to finish the endemics. Species here include Crested Goshawk, Besra Sparrowhawk, Rufous-Bellied, Crested Serpent and Black Eagles, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Ceylon Spurfowl, Ceylon Junglefowl, Red-Faced Malkoha, Green-Billed Coucal, Chestnut-Winged Cuckoo, Serendib Scops-Owl, Chestnut-Backed Owlet, Ceylon Frogmouth, Malabar Trogon, Himalayan Black Bulbul, Spot-Winged Ground Thrush, Ceylon Scaly Thrush, Ceylon Rufous Babbler, Ashy-Headed Laughing Thrush, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Ceylon Blue Magpie, White-Faced Starling and Ceylon Hill-Myna.