The suburban birdwatchers trail in Colombo – Thalangama Wetlands

3 Hours

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.


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.

Our Services Include;

  • Services of a well experienced Birding guide/naturalist
  • Water & Refreshment During the trail
  • Binoculars and bird book
  • Government tax

Our Services do not include;

  • Transportation upto the meeting point and beyond
  • Any extra beverages or food consumed
  • Any tips to Staff
  • Any personal effects not mentioned in this description
Overall Trip Rating:
- Based on 1 travel review
Very Good
  1. The best birding experience in Colombo
    By James
    from Sri Lanka
    October 19, 2023
    It was our first couple of days in Colombo and we have chosen the best way to start our birding trip in Sri Lanka. The wetland is surrounded by lush greenery, and the gentle sound of water flowing creates a soothing ambiance and the bird hides provide excellent vantage points for observing the birds in their natural habitat.
    Date of Experience: October 04, 2023

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The suburban birdwatchers trail in Colombo – Thalangama Wetlands
From $45
/ Adult - Single Person(SOLO)
From $25
/ Adult - 2 Persons
From $19
/ Adult - 3 Persons
From $15
/ Adult - 4 Persons
From $13
/ Adult - 5 or More people
  • SLDT/1702/BW05
  • 5.45 am or 2.45pm
  • Thalangama Wetland
  • 48 Hours
  • 3 hours
  • Throughout the Year


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