Birding Experience in Sinharaja Rainforest with overnight stay – Weddagala Side

2 Days

Wander through the unique trails inside a birding wonderland, at the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site, Sinharaja Rainforest. Witness the world-famous bird wave with a whopping 147 different species, while enjoying a forest picnic.

Why should you book this trip?

  • With more than 95% of Sri Lanka’s endemic birds found here, bird watching in Sinharaja is a phenomenal experience to have. More than 147 species have been recorded to date.To name a few commonly sighted birds: the Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Red Faced Malkoha, Grey Hornbill and White Headed Starling. About 13% of the birds are migratory, coming in for their winter break.
  • Over 50% of Sri Lanka’s endemic species of mammals and butterflies are found in Sinharaja.
  • Besides birding in Sinharaja, watch out for the Sambhur, the most common deer species and the Mouse-deer. Leopards are very seldom sighted, but their frequent presence has been confirmed by tracks and other signs. The most commonly seen primate is the purple-faced leaf monkey. In contrast, the Brown Mongoose and the Golden-palm Civet have been occasionally sighted.
  • The rainforest is habitat to more than 60% of Sri Lanka’s endemic trees, some of which are considered rare.
  • The Accommodation is set at a bird friendly lodge just 10 minutes walks from the entrance gate enabling you to optimize your experience

Tour in Brief

Day 1 :

Arrive at Blue Magpie Lodge in Sinharaja (Weddagala Side) and check in at your room. You will meet your birding guide at the hotel lobby around 2.30pm and start 1.3km walk from the hotel to the Entrance Gate.

Sinharaja rainforest has been designated as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and also a Biodiversity Hotspot by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). All these titles are highlighting the importance of the forest reserve in terms of its exceptional biodiversity as well as its fragility. Birding in Sinharaja is particularly interesting since it is home to 95% of the endemic birds of Sri Lanka!

From the calls of birds and the rumbling noise of the water streams to the fresh air filtered by its ancient trees, the colourful species of frogs and the bright flowers, Sinharaja leaves you in awe of nature and how species have evolved to suit the environment. It is said that in Sinharaja one square mile may have higher biodiversity than the entire North American continent. Most importantly, this area has a high concentration of endemic species. 20 out of Sri Lanka's 26 endemic bird species, including the Sri Lanka blue magpie and the green-billed coucal, are found in Sinharaja. In addition, it is home to several species of reptiles, such as green-pit and hump-nosed vipers, and some rare species of horned lizards. Also, a few elephants and leopards and many smaller mammals including the rusty spotted cat, purple-faced leaf monkey, fishing cat, mongooses and civets inhabit the forests of Sinharaja.

While bird watching in Sinharaja, you will have opportunities to relax and indulge in once-in-a-lifetime photography.

After 3 hours trekking, you will be back at the entrance finishing the trail and further 1.3km walk will take you back at your hotel for enjoying the dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 :

A morning trail which could be done either with a packed breakfast or followed by the sit in breakfast at your hotel.

Back at your hotel after the morning trail and continue to your next destination.

Our Services Include

  • Accommodation at Blue Magpie Lodge in Weddagala on double/triple sharing basis.
  • Service of a well experienced local birding/trekking guide for 2 trails
  • Entrance fees to Sinharaja Rainforest for 2 trails
  • Water & Refreshmet during the trail
  • All applicable Govt taxes

Our Services do not Include

  • Transportation upto Blue Magpie Lodge and beyond.
  • Any extra beverages or food consumed
  • Any tips to the staff
  • Any personal effects not mentioned in this description

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Birding Experience in Sinharaja Rainforest with overnight stay – Weddagala Side
From $213
/ Adult - Single Person(SOLO)
From $158
/ Adult - 2 Persons
From $152
/ Adult - 3 Persons
From $146
/ Adult - 4 Persons
From $141
/ Adult - 5 or More people
  • SLDT/2404/BW08
  • 2 Days
  • Blue Magpie Lodge
  • 2.00 pm
  • 48 Hours
  • Throughout the Year


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