Sri Lanka Comprehensive Birding and Mammals

Sri Lanka is an exhilarating place for birders, and this tour provides an excellent overview of the islands natural history. There are extremely realistic chances to catch up with all 33 birds endemic to the island, as well as a host of restricted range species shared only with peninsular India, and a selection of migrant visitors from India and further afield in Asia which overwinter here. As well as this, two of Asia's most iconic large mammals, a good selection of endemic mammals, reptiles and an abundance of butterflies, and spectacular locations.​

This tour provides comprehensive coverage of the island's principal habitats in all climatic zones. We begin in the lowland rainforests of the wet zone, home to almost all island endemics and the largest itinerant bird waves in the world. From here we move into the dry zone, to the jungles and coastal lagoons of the southeast of the island, where among a selection of birds we have a good chance of the Sri Lankan subspecies of Leopard. Finally, ascending into the highlands to the grasslands and cloud forests of Horton Plains National Park will allow us to catch up with endemics restricted to this habitat and elevation.

A 4-day tour extension provides the chance to experience some spectacular whale-mammal watching during morning pelagic excursions from the island’s southern coast. These waters are fast becoming recognized as one of, if not the best site for Blue Whales in the world, regularly seen here alongside a host of other marine mammals.

More Details About this Trip:

Pricing: £2,880 GBP or $3,490 US dollars or for 13 Days and 12 Nights. 
Extensions available.

 

Group Size: 6 to 8 participants 

 

Upcoming Dates: 

January 17 to 29, 2022 + ext.

 

 

 

Zoom Video Conference on Sri Lanka Birding with PIB Guide:

Sri Lanka Blue Magpie
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie

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Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher
Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher

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Dull-blue Flycatcher
Dull-blue Flycatcher

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Sri Lanka Blue Magpie
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie

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