Bird Watching Tours in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, one of the best bird watching destinations of the world and that is proved with numbers. The country is home to 439 species of birds of which 236 are breeding residents, 203 migrants and the rest vagrants. For a country as small as Sri Lanka having 33 endemic species of birds and 68 endemic subspecies of birds with a species endemism of 11% goes to demonstrate why Sri Lanka is one of the finest birding destinations in the world.
Sri Lanka includes endemics such as Fowls, Pigeons, Parrots, Parakeets, Malkoha, Coucal, Owl, Owlet, Hornbill, Barbet, Magpie, Bulbul, Warbler, Babbler, Thrush, White-eye, Mynah, Starling, Flycatcher, Flowerpecker, Pigeon, Barbet, Flameback, Woodshrike, Drongo and Swallow. That is not all, in addition there are close to 200 seasonal migratory birds both terrestrial and aquatic, moving away from the Northern winter travelling from as far as Siberia, Scandinavia and Western Europe to arrive around August to September and flyback by the mid April. Being situated at the farthest southern point away from the south of India with no other landmass until the South Pole, the migrating birds end their long journey in Sri Lanka, making Sri Lanka a regular winter ground. All these factors will surely convince you to select Sri Lanka and your next bird watching holiday destination. Some of the migrants include the Openbill, Ibis, Heron, Egrets, Pelicans, Comorant, Water-cock, Swamphen, Waterhen, Stilts, Duck and Grebe.
Sri Lankan Expeditions, we offer expertly guided bird watching tours in Sri Lanka designed by passionate local bird watching guides. Following are some of our signature bird watching tours in Sri Lanka. If you do not find the bird watching tour in Sri Lanka that you are looking for, please write to us so that we could tailor your bird watching tour in Sri Lanka.