Our Sri Lanka birdwatching pleasures tour visits terraced tea plantations, forests, and surprisingly large national parks brimming with birds and wildlife.
Jan. 25 – Feb. 4, 2017 (11 days)
Tour company – Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures.
Top birds – Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Sri Lanka Junglefowl, Serendib Scops Owl, Chestnut-backed Owlet, Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Indian Pitta, Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Kashmir Flycatcher and Red-faced Malkoha.
Birding – about 230 species, mostly unchallenging with very few skulky species.
Top mammals – Leopard, Sloth Bear, Purple-faced Langur, Water Buffalo, Asian Elephant and Stripe-necked Mongoose.
Habitats – lowland Dipterocarp forest, teak woodlands, montaine forest, lakes, wetlands, mudflats and saltpans.
Weather – warm in lowlands, cool in highlands, chance of rain in forests.
Group size – 10 maximum, 1 Rockjumper leader, 1 local birding leader.
Pace – undemanding.
Accommodations – basic to very comfortable lodges and hotels.
Other attractions – Yala National Park, Sinharaja Rainforest, tea plantations.
Photographic opportunities – incredible.
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie (Markus Lilje)
Pheasant-tailed Jacanas (Adam Riley)
Black-hooded Oriole (Adam Riley)
Changeable Hawk-eagle (Markus Lilje)
Chestnut-backed Owlet (Markus Lilje)
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Niels Poul Dreyer)
Common Iora (Adam Riley)
Crested Hawk-eagle (David Shackelford)
Green Forest Lizard (Markus Lilje)
Grey-headed Fish-eagle (Niels Poul Dreyer)
Indian Peafowl (David Shackelford)
Indian Pitta (Adam Riley)
Layard’s Parakeet (Markus Lilje)
Legge’s Flowerpecker (Markus Lilje)
Malabar Pied Hornbill (Glen Valentine)
Malabar Trogon (Adam Riley)
Orange-breasted Green Pigeon (Markus Lilje)
Oriental Bay Owl (Glen Valentine)
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Markus Lilje)
Sri Lanka Junglefowl female (Markus Lilje)
List price – To be announced (This tour was $2,950 (U.S.) per-person (2 sharing) in 2016.)
Discounted price – A 5% discount coupon will be applicable to the list price.
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Single supplement – To be announced. (It was $375 (U.S.) in 2016.)
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