Sri Lanka Birding Tours

 

Sri Lanka is a picturesque island situated at the southern tip of India and home to 33 currently recognized endemic species. Sri Lanka is a continental island and has been connected to India for much of its geological past through episodes of lower sea level. Despite these land-bridge connections, faunal exchange between the rainforests found in Southern India and Sri Lanka has been minimal. This lack of exchange of species is probably due to the inability of rainforest organisms to disperse though the interceding areas of dry lowlands. These dry lowlands are still dry today and receive only one major rainy season, whereas Sri Lanka’s “wet zone” experiences two annual monsoons. This long insularity of Sri Lankan biota in a moist tropical environment has led to the emergence of a bewildering variety of endemic biodiversity. This is why southwestern Sri Lanka and the Western Ghats of southern India are jointly regarded as one of the globe’s 34 biodiversity hotspots. Furthermore, Sri Lanka is the westernmost representative of Indo-Malayan flora, and its abundant birdlife also shows many such affinities.

Birding Tour Sri Lanka: Island Endemics and More November 2018

Birding Tour Sri Lanka: Island Endemics and More November 2018

July 31, 2017

Birding Tour Sri Lanka: Island Endemics and Wintering Specialties January 2019

Birding Tour Sri Lanka: Island Endemics and Wintering Specialties January 2019

November 30, 2016

Birding Tour Sri Lanka: Island Endemics and Wintering Specialties January 2020

Birding Tour Sri Lanka: Island Endemics and Wintering Specialties January 2020

June 12, 2018

Sri Lanka Gallery

Testimonials from our tours

Just wanted to tell you what a fantastic time I had on my custom Sri Lanka birding tour. Everything went flawlessly thanks to Andy’s preparation, and his knowledge and passion for the birds was infectious and made it great fun. Our local guide, Lester, was as passionate, and was expert in locating the birds and sharing his knowledge of the country. The food and lodging were great, and we became good friends as well as birding buddies, and I would recommend Sri Lanka as a, safe, friendly place to bird. Andy’s trip report is on the website. Birding Ecotours ran a wonderful tour, and I will use their services again for our next trip.

Bill FieroNew York, USA