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Birdwatching in Sinharaja Forest

Sinharaja is a birding wonderland, with 21 endemic bird species found here

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What is Sinharaja Forest?
Sinharaja Forest is a tropical forest located in southwestern Sri Lanka and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its biodiversity and endemism
What bird species can be seen in Sinharaja Forest?
Sinharaja Forest is home to over 147 species of birds, including endemics like the Sri Lanka blue magpie, Sri Lanka hanging parrot, Sri Lanka white-eye, and red-faced malkoha, as well as migrant species like the Indian pitta and yellow-browed bulbul.
When is the best time to go birdwatching in Sinharaja Forest?
The best time to go birdwatching in Sinharaja Forest is during the dry season, from December to April when the birds are most active and the forest is less dense, making it easier to spot them.
What are some tips for birdwatching in Sinharaja Forest?
Some tips for birdwatching in Sinharaja Forest include hiring a local guide, wearing light-colored clothes, carrying binoculars and a field guide, being quiet and observant, and avoiding loud noises and sudden movements.
What other activities can be done in Sinharaja Forest?
Apart from birdwatching, visitors to Sinharaja Forest can go hiking, bathe in the natural streams, visit the waterfalls, and observe other wildlife like snakes, lizards, and insects.
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