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Bird watching tour Sri Lanka

Price includes

  • 09 Nights’ accommodation on Full board
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle with the services of an English speaking chauffeur guide.
  •  All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Jeep hire for 01safari of Udawalawe National Park and to access the Horton Plains
  • Hotel service charges and VAT

Price excludes

  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Tips and expenses of a personal nature

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Day 1 ,Arrival/Kitulagala

Arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake and proceed to Kitulgala. Afternoon - Birding in Kelani Valley Forest Reserve, Kitulgala Possible noteworthy species: SERENDIB SCOPS-OWL, CHESTNUT-BACKED OWLET, BROWN HAWK-OWL, CEYLON FROGMOUTH, YELLOW-FRONTED BARBET, BLACK-CAPPED BULBUL, DARK-FRONTED BABBLER, CEYLON RUFOUS BABBLER, BLACK-THROATED MUNIA, CEYLON HILL-MYNA Lunch, dinner and overnight at Kitulgala Rest House
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Day 2 ,Kitulgala

After breakfast full day birding in Kelani Valley Forest Reserve Possible noteworthy species: BLACK EAGLE, RUFOUS-BELLIED EAGLE, CEYLON SPURFOWL, CEYLON JUNGLEFOWL, CEYLON GREEN-PIGEON, CEYLON HANGING-PARROT, LAYARD'S PARAKEET, GREEN-BILLED COUCAL, SERENDIB SCOPS-OWL, 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, SPOTTED-WINGED GROUND-THRUSH, LEGGE'S FLOWERPECKER, BROWN-CAPPED BABBLER, CEYLON RUFOUS BABBLER, CEYLON HILL-MYNA, CEYLON CRESTED DRONGO. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at Kitulgala Rest House
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Day 3 ,Kitulgala/Ratnapura/Sinharaja

After breakfast spend a couple of hours birding around the Kitulgala Village and proceed to Sinharaja via Ratnapura, birding in the garden of Ratnaloka Tour Inns before having lunch. Possible noteworthy species:CEYLON HANGING-PARROT, PLUM-HEADED PARAKEET, CEYLON SMALL BARBET, YELLOW-FRONTED BARBET, BLACK-RUMPED FLAMEBACK, INDIAN PITTA , CEYLON SWALLOW, FOREST WAGTAIL, ASIAN PARADISE FLYCATCHER, WHITE-BROWED FANTAIL GOLD-FRONTED LEAFBIRD, LOTEN'S & PURPLE-RUMPED SUNBIRD. Dinner and overnight stay at the Blue Magpie Lodge, Sinharaja
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Day 4 ,Sinharaja

After breakfast full day excursion to Sinharaja World Heritage Wilderness Area Possible species include RUFOUS-BELLIED EAGLE, MOUNTAIN HAWK-EAGLE, CEYLON SPURFOWL, CEYLON JUNGLEFOWL, CEYLON WOODPIGEON, RED-FACED MALKOHA, GREEN-BILLED COUCAL, CHESTNUT-WINGED CUCKOO, SERENDIB SCOPS-OWL, CHESTNUT-BACKED OWLET, CEYLON FROGMOUTH, MALABAR TROGON, SPOTTED-WINGED GROUND-THRUSH, CEYLON SCALY THRUSH, CEYLON RUFOUS BABBLER, ASHY-HEADED LAUGHING THRUSH, ASIAN PARADISE FLYCATCHER, CEYLON BLUE MAGPE, WHITE-FACED STARLING, CEYLON HILL-MYNA and BLACK-THROATED MUNIA. Mammals: PURPLE-FACED LEAF MONKEY, S L GIANT SQUIRREL, LAYARD’S STRIPED SQUIRREL, INDIAN PALM SQUIRREL. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the Blue Magpie Lodge, Sinharaja
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Day 5 ,Sinharaja

After breakfast full day birding in Sinharaja or Athwelthota/Morapitiya Forest with packed lunch Here it is possible to see almost all the species we see in Sinharaja. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the Blue Magpie Lodge, Sinharaja
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Day 6 ,Sinharaja/Embilipitiya

After breakfast spend a couple of hours around the Lodge and drive to Embilipitiya. Afternoon birding in Embilipitiya/Udawalawe area. Possible noteworthy species for the afternoon include SPOT-BILLED PELICAN, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, YELLOW BITTERN, BLACK BITTERN, LESSER WHISTLING-DUCK, ORIENTAL DARTER, PURPLE HERON, BRAHMINY KITE, PHEASANT-TAILED JACANA, PIED CRESTED CUCKOO, STORK-BILLED KINGFISHER, STREAKED WEAVER. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at Centauria Hotel, Embilipitiya
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Day 7 ,Udawalawe/Nuwara Eliya

After an early breakfast do a jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park. Possible species include SPOT-BILLED PELICAN, ORIENTAL DARTER, LESSER ADJUTANT, WHITE-BELLIED SEA-EAGLE, GREY-HEADED FISH-EAGLE, BARRED BUTTONQUAIL, BLACK-WINGED STILT, EURASIAN STONE CURLEW, YELLOW-WATTLED & RED-WATTLED LAPWING, PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER, MARSH & WOOD SANDPIPER, BENGAL BUSHLARK, ASHY-CROWNED FINCH-LARK, ORANGE-BREASTED GREEN-PIGEON, PLUM-HEADED PARAKEET, SIRKEER MALKOHA, BLUE-FACED MALKOHA, GREY-BELLIED CUCKOO, MALABAR PIED HORNBILL, INDIAN PYGMY WOODPECKER, YELLOW-FRONTED PIED WOODPECKER and CEYLON WOODSHRIKE. Mammals possible in the park TOQUE MONKEY, GREY LANGUR, GOLDEN JACKAL, MONGOOSES, , ELEPHANT, SPOTTED DEER, WATER BUFFALO, SRI LANKA GIANT SQUIRREL. Lunch on the way in Ella Rest House. If time permits take a short birding walk in the Victoria Park or Galway Land Reserve. Dinner and overnight stay at the Galway Forest Lodge, Nuwara Eliya
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Day 8 ,Nuwara Eliya/Horton Plains/Nuwara Eliya

A predawn start to reach Horton Plains National Park at first light. Here we spend half a day looking for the highland endemics. Birding highlights will include CEYLON WOODPIGEON, ALPINE SWIFT, CRIMSON-BACKED FLAMEBACK, HILL SWALLOW, YELLOW-EARED BULBUL, COMMON BLACKBIRD, CEYLON WHISTLING-THRUSH, KASHMIR FLYCATCHER, DUSKY BLUE FLYCATCHER, GREY-HEADED CANARY-FLYCATCHER, SRI LANKA BUSH-WARBLER, CEYLON WHITE-EYE and BLACK-THROATED MUNIA. Afternoon - Birding in Victoria Park . Possible noteworthy species: FOREST WAGTAIL, GREY WAGTAIL, YELLOW-EARED BULBUL, INDIAN BLUE ROBIN, PIED GROUND-THRUSH, INDIAN PITTA, KASHMIR FLYCATCHER, CEYLON WHITE-EYE. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the Galway Forest Lodge, Nuwara Eliya
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Day 9 ,Nuwara Eliya/Kandy

After breakfast leave for Kandy visiting a Tea Factory en route After lunch in the hotel visit the Peradeniya Botanical Garden where possibly Sri Lanka’s largest Flying Fox roost can be seen. Bird species to look for are CEYLON HANGING-PARROT, ALEXANDRINE PARAKEET, LAYARD'S PARAKEET, COMMON HAWK-CUCKOO, INDIAN PITTA, FOREST WAGTAIL, LARGE CUCKOOSHRIKE, Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at Chaaya Citadel, Kandy
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Day 10 ,Kandy/Airport

After an early breakfast visit Udawattakele Forest Reserve. Species to look for are EMERALD DOVE, CEYLON HANGING-PARROT, PLUM-HEADED PARAKEET, LAYARD'S PARAKEET, YELLOW-FRONTED BARBET, CEYLON SMALL BARBET, CRIMSON-BACKED FLAMEBACK, INDIAN BLUE ROBIN, WHITE-RUMPED SHAMA, BROWN-CAPPED BABBLER and COMMON HILL-MYNA. After lunch transfer to a hotel near the airport for Dinner Late night departure or departure the next morning

  • Duration : 10 Days, 9 NIghts
  • Price : AUD

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