We really enjoyed both tours. The leader, Stephan Lorenz, was very helpful and worked hard to make the birding trips a success. We appreciated the local guides on both trips as well. They were all very good at getting the job done and making it all enjoyable and seamless. We always feel we are in good hands when we go on a Rockjumper tour.
Sri Lanka Birding Tours
Our Sri Lanka – Endemic Birds & Big Game tour targets all 34 endemics and other wildlife highlights of the island. We commence this Sri Lanka birding tour at lowland rainforest sites, looking for specials that include Sri Lanka Spurfowl and the vibrant Sri Lanka Blue Magpie. Next we ascend the terraced highlands of central Sri Lanka in search of more Sri Lanka birding wonders. Overwintering specials here include Indian Pitta, Pied Thrush and the lovely Kashmir Flycatcher, while the rare Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush is one of many hill endemics. Situated in the dry zone, Yala National Park and the saltpans of Bundala provide excellent Sri Lanka birding, however this is also where we concentrate on Sri Lanka’s big game, including Leopard, Asian Elephant, Water Buffalo and Sloth Bear. The verdant Sinharaja Forest provides our final opportunity to mop-up the remaining Sri Lanka endemics, highlights being Red-faced Malkoha, Layard’s Parakeet, Green-billed Coucal, Sri Lanka Frogmouth and the recently described Serendib Scops Owl. Our tours offer the perfect combination of a Sri Lanka birding tour and Sri Lanka wildlife tour.