Bird Watching in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is one of the best places in Asia for bird watching too, because of the large number of endemic species and due to its strategic place in the Indian Ocean for migrating birds. The bird life of Sri Lanka is very rich, there are 452 species which are resident, of which 33 species are endemic to Sri Lanka. At many of the 26 National Parks you can watch the birds, next to all kinds of other animals. In these nature reserves, all kinds of animals can be found, from crocodiles to elephants and leopards and at many of the national parks you can do safaris all around the year.
The best National Parks to do the birdwatching are highlighted in this section; over 400 varieties of bird species can be seen in these various parks. Visitors are allowed to enter national parks but only for the purpose of observing flora and fauna and with an entrance ticket / permit.
Bundala National Park
Sinharaja Rain Forest
Kanneliya Rain Forest
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