A photo of a Sri Lankan Endemic Bird named Cuckoo in Sri Lanka


Bird Watching in Negombo

Bird watching in Negombo is a wonderful nature experience and Negombo Bird watching takes place in the Muthurajawella wetland. Negombo Bird watching tour will operate by motor boat and Negombo bird watching is the best birding tour around the Colombo and sub-urban. 

Negombo Bird watching, taking place in Negombo Lagoon by boat and Muthurajawela Birds Sanctuary located 12 km away from Negombo city, closer to the Airport. Literally Muthurajawella means produce rice as beautiful as pearls for the King of Kotte. The Muthurajawela Paddy fields made uncultivable, allegedly by the seepage of sea water through Dutch Canals, left to death and decay.

Spread over 6230 hectares, The Muthurajawela wetland runs parallel to the western coastline of the country and, together with the contiguous Negombo lagoon, forms an integrated coastal wetland system of high biodiversity and ecological significance.

Nearly 200 species of flora belonging to seven major types, namely marsh, lactic flora, shrub land, reed, swamp, grasslands, stream bank and mangrove forest in Muthurajawela Wetland zone including one endemic species, Aceraceae 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 in danger. Among the invertebrates documented, 48 species are butterflies and 22 species are dragonflies.

Operational Details

  • Starting Time

    • Morning Tour starts at 7.30 a.m. and needs to report at 7 a.m.
    • Evening Tour starts at 4.00 p.m. and needs to report at 3.30 p.m.)
  • Starting Point

    Ja-Ela - Pamunuwa. (12 Km away from the Negombo)

  • Duration

    It is 2 hrs. Bird watching tour in Negombo lagoon


  • Guide
    Well experienced Boatman/ Birding guide
  • Boat
    Private charter boat with Refreshments
  • Entrance
    Negombo Bird watching 2 hrs

    Not Included

  • Transport
    Pick up and drop transport (transport can be organized up on the request)
  • Foods
    Any main meal

    Additional Details

  • Boat Specification

    • Local standard motor boat 12 - 15 feel length and 4 feet width boat.
    • Boat engine capacity 8 H.p.
    • Foldable Roof available.
    • Per boat maximum 6 – 8 pax
  • Recommendations

    • casual dress
    • Good sunscreen
    • Binocular
    • Hat and sunglass
    • Interesting readings related to exotic birding

    Rates Per-Person

    Package 1
    • 1 Pax

    Rate per-person


    • 2 - 3 Pax

    Rate per-person


    • 4 - 6 Pax

    Rate per-person


    Tour Highlights

    Explore the nature and beauty of the Lagoon
    Explore Mangrove and island monkeys
    Private guided birding tour
    Birds and wetland flora and fauna

    Tour Locations

    Payments and Cancellations

    Payment policy
    • Tour will confirm up on the payment.
    • You may need to check the availability before making the payment.

    Cancellation policy
    • If you are going to cancel the activity before the 24 hours of the operation, take place, then we will not apply for any cancelation charge.
    • If the activity cancels from My Ceylon Adventures (our) end because of unexpected weather condition effect then Fully refunded (100%) or you can book alternative activity instead of the refund.

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