colomboThe suburban birdwatchers trail in Colombo – Thalangama Wetlands

Amidst the paddy fields, ponds and marshes, over 100 species of birds wait to be identified by your personal naturalist on a nature walk through the Thalangama Wetlands.



Why should you book this trip?

  • This is a great nature excursion for those who love to observe and learn about birds and It is in close proximity to Colombo, which makes this an activity that can be done by everyone who passes or stays in Colombo.

  • This tour will take place in one of the best locations close to Colombo where you can see a wide variety of birds.

  • It’s a walking trail, which gives you the added bonus of providing some exercise.

  • Opportunity to interact with the local community

  • Guidance by an experienced birding guide/naturalist makes this even more special and inspiring.


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Included in the price

  • Birding guide/naturalist
  • Refreshment and bottled water
  • Government tax




  • Transportation
  • Any extra beverages or food consumed
  • Any tips to staff and guides
  • Any personal effects not mentioned above


Tour in Brief

  • Your first encounter with us will be at the meeting point at 5.45 a.m where you will be greeted by our staff prior to the commencement of the nature excursion. You will then be given a short briefing on the safety, terrain and other important aspects with regard to the journey by your naturalist/guide

  • You will then be taken to the on the trail where you will be able to spot an array of exotic birds. Sri Lanka’s bird life is nothing short of inspiring and because our tours include a personal naturalist you are guaranteed to be inspired. Here, you might encounter Water Cocks, Eagles, Bee-Eaters, Waders, and Water Monitors as we explore the picturesque of the area.

  • Your nature excursion in Colombo can be organized at any time of the year although the best season for birding in this area is known to be between November and March, due to the migratory season

  • The Sri Lanka Day Tours owning company Eco Team’s Specialized Birding Arm offers professional and quality birding tours in Sri Lanka since the year 2000, for the birding community around the world with varied levels of interest. We have carefully planned every birding tour to maximize our birding success by visiting as many habitats, altitudinal zones, and lesser-known local hideouts as possible while still maintaining a reasonable tour pace


  • Suitable casual clothing for windy, rainy, warm weather conditions should be considered
  • Cameras/video recorders


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We  booked two holidays with this company, one in 2014 and another in August 2017. We had great experiences on both holidays. In 2014 they booked us at a lovely cottage, beautifully located in the hill country with friendly staff and a great naturalist guide. For the recent holiday they put in touch with an excellent diving instructor who runs his own place and both my wife and I enjoyed three days of diving as well as got our PADI diving certificates. All in all, I think that they have a strong focus on finding high quality locations, good guides and other personnel. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Sandeep Mody – India - AUG 15-17