Bird Watching in Sigiriya

Bird Watching in Sigiriya

PROGRAMME       : Bird Watching in Sigiriya DURATION          : 2 – 3 hrs Sigiriya Bird Watching Programme Early mooring bird watching programme will be start at 6 a.m. in front of Sigiriya Rock fortress and trekking through the around the lakeside forest area. Total duration around 3 hours with demonstrations of “Nature Guide” Evening programme will be start at 3 p.m. Available bird species in Sigiriya. Possible noteworthy species: SHAHEEN (Local race of the Peregrine), Grey-bellied Cuckoo, ‘Square-tailed’ Drongo-cuckoo, Indian Cuckoo, Crested Treeswift, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Coppersmith Barbet, Indian Pitta, Ceylon Woodshrike, Large Cuckooshrike, Black-headed Cuckooshrike, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Ceylon Small Barbet, White-browed Fantail, Tawny-bellied Babbler, Orange-headed Thrush, Jungle Prinia, White-rumped Shama, Purple Sunbird, Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo. Cost per person USD $ 40 Optional: Jungle breakfast with tea & coffee (Sri Lankan style) USD $ 8 per person Evening Jungle BBQ (3 pieces) with Chill beer/ 100 ml red wine USD $ 18 per person.   Our Service Include Professional Bird guide and his service Bottle of water Trekking insurance...
Bird Watching Koggala Lake

Bird Watching Koggala Lake

Koggala Lake is a un- spoiled lake located about few kilo meters away from Galle. It will feel like a paradise for nature lovers who are eagerly seeking for sites to explore and study the natural bio diversity and eco system. The isle is comprised with lush mangrove swamps at all. The lake is embellished with rocky islands, animals and shrubs. You can explore whole the area and all the islands. It is quite tremendous for bird watching and sunset sceneries in the evenings. Even many species of birds have immigrated to Koggala islands. In fact Koggala Lake is consisted with 8 small islands. There are 7 islands around ‘Pol oya’ that can be reached by a catamaran boat. The first island is ‘Kathduwa’. The famous island ‘Madol Duwa’ is also in the same cluster of the sites. Madol Duwa Island became more famous due to the ‘Madol Duwa’ novel written by the great novelist Martin Wickramasingha. About the Programme Morning Programme starts at 6 a.m. Evening Programme Starts at 3 p.m. You will canoe in Koggala Lake and through Mangrove tress and you can explore endemic and migrating birds around islands of the lake. If it is full day excursion you will visit to all islands with packed lunch and snacks. Half a day excursion 3 – 4 hrs and based on client interesting of Bird species, may visits on the islands of the lake Per catamaran may sail maximum of 2 people with Ferryman. Half a Day ( 3 – 4 hrs)         USD $ per person 1 pax USD $ 85 per person 2 Pax USD $...
Negombo Bird Watching (Muthurajawella)

Negombo Bird Watching (Muthurajawella)

PROGRAMME       : Negombo Bird Watching (Muthurajawella) DURATION          : 2 – 3 hrs Muthurajawela Birds Sanctuary located in Ja-Ella, closer to the Airport. Once known to produce rice as beautiful as pearls for the King of Kotte, the Muthurajawela Paddy fields were made uncultivable allegedly by the seepage of sea water through Dutch made Canals and were left to death and decay. But the nature had spread its healing touch over the last 200 years had turned once a discarded paddy fields  into a biodiversity hot spot  today attracting ecologists, birdwatchers, students, eco-photographers , tourists, poachers and fishermen. Spread over 6230 hectares The Muthurajawela wetland runs parallel to the western coastline of the country and together with the contiguous Negambo lagoon forms an integrated coastal wetland system of high biodiversity and ecological significance. It is listed as one of the 12 priority wetlands in Sri Lanka, and in 1996 in recognition of its high ecological significance the northern section of Muthurajawela was declared a Wetland Sanctuary. The Sanctuary contains a high diversity of both flora and fauna, including several endemic and nationally threatened species, and also provides an important area for migratory birds. Nearly 200 species of flora belonging to seven major types namely marsh, lactic flora, shrub land, reed, swamp, grasslands, stream bank and mangrove forest is found in Muthurajawela Wetland zone including one endemic species, Arecacea or Phoenix zelanica. The vertebrate fauna at Muthurajawela includes 40 species of fish, 14 species of reptiles, 102 species of birds and 22 species of mammals. Among the total number of vertebrate species documented 17 are endemic while 26 are nationally endangered. Among the...