Endemic Birds in Sri Lanka
 Sigiriya Bird Watching

The 5th century Sigiriya rock fortress that is a world heritage site, built by King Kashyapa (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 metres from the scrub jungle. The rock was the innermost stronghold of the 70 hectare fortified town. A moat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the renowned water gardens ring the base of the rock.

If you are a keen bird watcher  this is an ideal place for bird watching. Sigiriya is one of the best places in the country to see Shaheen Falcon, Emerald Dove, Orange breasted Green Pigeon, Racket tailed Drongo, Black headed Bulbul, Brown capped Babbler and Wooly necked Stork.

How to get there
You can reach sigiriya from dambulla north east of katunayaka Airport

Sigiriya map


Location Map



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