Endemic Birds in Sri Lanka
 Sinharaja Natural World Heritage, Sabaragamuwa and Southern province

With the sinhala meaning of LION KING, Sinharaja Rain Forest is declared a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1988 this is the most important site in Sri Lanka, internationally important for its biodiversity. The nnnnn Hectare forest reserve encompasses some of the few remaining sizeable tracts of undisturbed primary lowland rain forest. Much of the birding, however, is done in areas that were once subject to selective logging. You can observe over 15 species of endemic birds of the country.

Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Green billed Caucal, Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, Red faced Malkoha, Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, White faced Starling, Sri Lanka Myna, Orange billed Babbler, Malabar trogon and Greater Racket tailed Drongo are among the many birds you can observe.

Other species recorded include 40 species of mammals, 65 species of Butterflies, 10 species of fish, 14 species of Amphibians and 29 species of reptiles. 50 % of the endemic mammals and butterflies are present at Sinharaja.

How to get there
There are several routes you can take depending on where you are. Coming from Airport you can take the route via Paliayagoda, Awissawella, Ratnapura. Coming from down south Galle, Matara, Hikkaduwa you can take the route through deniyaya. If you are in Udawalawe you could also make it through deniyaya.

Location - Photo Gallery - Tours




Sinharaja Has several rain forest hills that you can climb, water falls and an ancient cave of the lion

Usually your visit can be one day to five days watching birds and observing it's ecology.

There are many fauna and flora only found in Sinharaja



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