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Bird watching itinerary 15 Days – Golden Island Tours – Sri Lanka
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14 Nights & 15 Days

Day-01

  • Arrival in Colombo International Airport and meet with our representative
  • Transfer to Negambo – 20 minutes drive approximately
  • Tour briefing by Golden Island Tours representative
  • Overnight stay in Negombo

Day-02

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Anawilundawa Wetlands Bird Sanctuary – 02 hours drive approximately
    Afternoon bird watching in Anawilundawa Wetlands which is one of the two most important birding sites in Sri Lanka named by RAMSAR. In Anawilundawa Wetlands you would be able to see birds types such as Cormorants, Ducks, Egrets, Herons, Storks, Eagles, Terns, Swallows, Swifts, Kingfishers and other Resident birds
  • Overnight stay in Mannar

Day-03

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning bird watching in Mannar beach and lagoon area where you would be able to see birds such as Waders, Migratory birds, Resident birds, Terns, Ducks, Gulls, Flamingos during the migratory season, Frigate birds, Boobies, Eagles, Cormorants, Snipers, Plovers, Sandpipers, Noddies and Skuas
  • Transfer to Wilpattuwa National Park – 03 hours drive approximately
  • On the way visit Thanthirimale ruins and surrounding lakes for bird watching to see Waterbirds and Resident birds
  • Overnight stay in Wilpattuwa

Day-04

  • Full day safari in Wilpattuwa National Park with picnic meals from 06:00 to 18:00 to see Endemic birds, Eagles, Waterbirds, and Other Resident birds
  • Overnight stay in Wilpattuwa

Day -05

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Sigiriya – 021/2 hours drive approximately
    On the way visit near lakes of Kekirawa to see some Waterbirds and Resident birds
    Afternoon bird watching in Sigiriya Sanctuary to see Endemic birds, Migratory birds, Resident birds, Eagles, Waterbirds, Swifts, Swallows, and Falcons
  • A late evening walk in Habarana jungle to see Nocturnal birds such as Owls and Night Jars. Optionally visit Popham’s Arboretum in Dambulla to see Slender Loris
  • Overnight stay in Habarana

Day-06

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning bird watching in Sigiriya Sanctuary to see Endemic birds, Migratory birds, Resident birds, Eagles, Waterbirds, Swifts, Swallows, and Falcons
  • Transfer to Kandy – 02 hours drive approximately
  • A walk-in Peradeniya Botanical Garden to see Parrots, Pigeons, Woodpeckers, Barbets, Bulbuls, Warblers, Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Loras and Flycatchers
  • Overnight stay in Kandy

Day-07

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning walk in Udawattakale Sanctuary in Kandy to see Parrots, Pigeons, Woodpeckers, Barbets, Bulbuls, Warblers, Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers and Flycatchers
  • Transfer to Nuwara Eliya – 03 hours drive approximately
  • Bird watching walk in Victoria Park in Nuwara Eliya to see birds such as Parrots, Pigeon, Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Flycatchers, Chats, Thrushes, Warblers and Wagtails
  • Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Day-08

  • Transfer to Horton Plains National Park at 05:00 – 011/2 hours drive approximately
  • Early morning bird watching walk with picnic breakfast in Horton Plains National Park to see birds such as Pigeons, Parrots, Barbets, Minivets, Cisticolas, Prinias, Green Warblers, Thrushes, Chats, Flycatchers, Sunbirds, Flower Peckers, Bulbuls, and White Eyes
  • Transfer back to Nuwara Eliya – 011/2 hours drive approximately
  • Afternoon bird watching walk in Hakgala Botanical Garden to see birds such as Mynas, Bulbuls, Pigeons, Parrots, Woodpeckers, Shrikes, Blue Magpie, Drongos, Prinias, Warblers, Thrushes and Flycatchers
  • Overnight stay in Nuwara Eliya

Day-09

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Kithulgala – 021/2 hours drive approximately
  • Afternoon bird watching in Belilena prehistoric cave area to see bird such as Munias, Babblers, Monarch, Prinias, Mynas, Wagtails, Drongos, Oriols, Leafbirds, Nuthatchs, Hornbills, Coucals, Pigeons, Woodpeckers, Barbets, Bulbuls, Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers and Flycatchers
  • Overnight stay in Kithulgala

Day-10

  • Early morning bird watching in Makandawa Rain Forest in Kithulgala to see birds such as Warblers, Munias, Babblers, Monarch, Prinias, Mynas, Wagtails, Drongos, Oriols, Leafbirds, Nuthatchs, Hornbills, Coucals, Pigeons, Woodpeckers, Barbets, Bulbuls, Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Blue Magpie, Owls and Flycatchers
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Sinharaja Rain Forest near Kudawa entrance – 03 hours drive approximately
  • Walk for bird watching in a bordering village of Sinharaja Rain Forest to see birds such as Warblers, Munias, Babblers, Monarch, Prinias, Mynas, Wagtails, Drongos, Oriols, Leafbirds, Nuthatchs, Hornbills, Coucals, Pigeons, Woodpeckers, Barbets, Bulbuls, Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Blue Magpie, Owls and Flycatchers
  • Overnight stay in Sinharaja

Day-11

  • Full day bird watching walk in Sinharaja Rain Forest with picnic meals to see birds such as Warblers, Munias, Babblers, Monarch, Prinias, Mynas, Wagtails, Drongos, Oriols, Leafbirds, Monarchs, Trogons, Frogmouths, Nuthatchs, Hornbills, Coucals, Pigeons, Woodpeckers, Barbets, Bulbuls, Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Blue Magpie and Flycatchers
  • Overnight stay in Sinharaja

Day-12

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning village walk by the border of Sinharaja Rain Forest to see birds such as Warblers, Munias, Babblers, Monarch, Prinias, Mynas, Wagtails, Drongos, Oriols, Leafbirds, Monarchs, Nuthatchs, Hornbills, Coucals, Pigeons, Woodpeckers, Barbets, Bulbuls, Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Blue Magpie, Owls and Flycatchers
  • Transfer to Tissamaharama – 04 hours drive approximately
  • Overnight stay in Tissamaharama

Day-13

  • Morning safari in Bundala National Park with picnic breakfast from 06:00 to 10:00 to see birds such as Terns, Gulls, Ducks, Snipers, Cormorants, Egrets, Quails, Flamingos in the season, Storks, Ibises, Bitterns, Herrons, Pelicans, Eagles, Kites, Ospreys, Crakes, Rails, Watercocks, Plovers, Lapwings, Godwits, Curlews, Sandpipers, Stints, Pigeons, Cockoos, Malkohas, Swifts, Swallows, Bee Eaters, Kinfishers, Shrikes, Pipits, Larks, Prinias, Tailorbirds, Fantais, Starlings, Weavers, and Munias
    Afternoon bird watching walk near Tissa Lake and Debarawewa Lake to see birds such as Terns, Ducks, Snipers, Cormorants, Storks, Ibises, Bitterns, Herrons, Pelicans, Eagles, Kites, Sandpipers, Pigeons, Cockoos Lapwings, Malkohas, Swifts, Swallows, Bee Eaters, Kingfishers, Shrikes, Pipits, Larks, Prinias, Tailorbirds, Fantais, Starlings, Jacanas, Owls and Munias
  • Overnight stay in Tissamaharama

Day-14

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Colombo – 07 hours approximately
  • On the way visit Kirala Kele Sanctuary to see birds such as Ducks, Snipers, Cormorants, Storks, Ibises, Bitterns, Herrons, Pelicans, Eagles, Kites, Sand pipers, Pigeons, Cockoos, Malkohas, Swifts, Swallows, Bee Eaters, Lapwings, Kingfishers, Shrikes, Pipits, Larks, Prinias, Tailorbirds, Fantais, Starlings, Jacanas, and Munias
  • Overnight stay in Colombo

Day-15

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to Airport – 01 hours drive approximately

**We are ready to make adjustments on our schedule according to your convenience**