Saturday, August 23, 2014

Bird Watching with Jetwing Vil Uyana

Sri Lanka has always been listed as a birder’s paradise, because of its many different habitats, all easily accessible from the island’s capital: lowland rain forests, montane forests and plains, wetlands and monsoon forests, each with different communities of birds. 150 bird species are common in the dry zone. Many of these dry zone species can be seen in the Sigiriya area.

Green bee-eater

Grey heron

Malabar pied hornbill

Spot-billed pelican

Jetwing Vil Uyana is located in Rangirigama, which has become known as a haven for birders with over 120 recorded species. The resident naturalist will lead you on a bird watching tour — a treat for your eyes and ears.

The Rangirigama birding trail takes the visitor outside the Hotel premises, through lush vegetation and past villagers working in their paddy fields. After about 15 minutes, the Rangirigama Lake will be reached. Here, it is possible to see about 40 different species.
During the months of November to April, the number rises to 50+ species, as there are many migrant birds in the area.

Via Jetwing Naturalists