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Sri Lanka ~ Island of Endemics

February 21, 2025 to March 07, 2025 — 14 days

Tour Leader: 
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie (c) Rajiv Welikala
Green-billed Coucal (c) Rajiv Welikala
Leopard (c) Rajiv Welikala
Serendib Scops Owl (c) Rajiv Welikala
Red-faced Malkoha (c) Rajiv Welikala
Sloth Bear (c) Rajiv Welikala
Yellow-eared Bulbul (c) Rajiv Welikala
  • 33 endemic bird species live in Sri Lanka, and we will try and see as many as possible, including Sri Lanka Frogmouth, Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush and more!
  • Explore lush rainforests of Sinharaja, where we will encounter mixed flocks and lowland endemic species.
  • Highland birding on the Horton Plains, where we will look for Yellow-eared Bulbul, Sri Lanka Wood-pigeon and more, as well as a rare highland form of Leopard. 
  • Game drives at Wilpattu National Park, excellent for Leopard, Sloth Bear and Asian Elephant, as well as birds like Sri Lanka Woodshrike, Sri Lanka Gray Hornbill and Indian Pitta.
  • Nocturnal birding for a variety of owls including Brown Wood Owl, Indian, and Collared scops owls, Spot-bellied Owl, Sri Lanka Bay Owl and more. Mammals at night could include Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Slender Loris, and Spotted Chevrotain.
  • Whale watching off Mirissa at the end of tour, with good chances for Blue Whales, and Spinner Dolphins, amongst others.

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