A girl watching beautiful birds near the water tank in Sigiriya Sri Lanka


Sigiriya Bird watching tour is a wonderful birding tour in Sri Lanka and Sigiriya bird watching tour in the dry zone of Sri Lanka and specially from December–February period of the year you can spot many migrating birds. Those migrating birds especially able to spot Yala and Sigiriya only. Bird watching tour brings you unique experience other than visit to historical places. 

There are over 165 bird species available around the Sigiriya paddy fields, water tanks and out of all there are 9 endemic bird species in Sigiriya forest. You will walk with experience birding guide and it is 2 hrs to walk around the Lion Rock area. 

Bird watching tour will start at 6 a.m. near the Sigiriya Rest House Hotel. It is 4–8 Km walk in the forest. It is bird watching tour and nature walk in Sigiriya. 

Bird species.

  • possible noteworthy species
  • SHAHEEN (Local race of the Peregrine)
  • Grey-bellied Cuckoo
  • ‘Square-tailed’ Drongo-cuckoo
  • Indian Cuckoo
  • Crested Tree swift,
  • Stork-billed Kingfisher
  • Coppersmith Barbet
  • Indian Pitta
  • Ceylon Wood shrike
  • Large Cuckoo shrike
  • Black-headed Cuckoo shrike
  • 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.

Operational Details

  • Starting Time

    • Morning Tour starts at 6 a.m.
    • Evening Tour starts at 4.00 p.m.
  • Starting Point

    Report at “Sigiriya Rest House”

  • Duration

    Between 2 - 3 hrs.


  • Guide
    Well experienced Birding guide and his fee
    Light snack after the nature walk

    Not Included

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

    Additional Details

  • 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 Sigiriya Countryside
    Explore Fauna and Flora
    Private guided birding tour and spot the birds
    Nature walks 4–8 Km

    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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