Monday, June 6, 2016

For an Island of its size, Sri Lanka has a high density of species of birds. A total of 444 birds have been recorded including migrants. No less than 33 species of birds are endemic, found nowhere else in the world. The mixed species fedi..

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mirissa in the South and Trincomalee in the East of Sri Lanka are the world’s top two locations for watching the largest ever creature to have inhabited our planet, the Blue Whale. The number of Blues peak in December and again in Apr..

Sri Lanka is amongst the top ten places in the world for seeing Sperm Whales. Sightings of Sperm Whales along with Blue Whales peak in December and again in April during their migration from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. The deep se..

Nearly 450 species of birds have been recorded in Sri Lanka including migrants. Endemics and resident avian species can be observed throughout the year. No less than 33 species of birds are endemic, found nowhere else in the world. March &#..

‘The Gathering’ (Ranked among the world’s top wildlife spectacles) peaks heading towards September and elephants, sometimes numbering over an awe inspiring three hundred, converge onto the receding shores of Minneriya Tank..

The North central plains are cooler and it is a good time to observe hanuman langurs, the endemic Toque Monkeys and the endemic Purple Faced Leaf Monkeys around the archeological sites of polunaruwa and sigiriya...

The grass is down and leopard sightings are up. Leopards are seen regularly throughout the year. But the die-back of the ground cover with the onset of the dry season provides better viewing opportunities for finding them and photographing ..

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Sloth bear is generally a nocturnal mammal with occaisional day time sightings possible in well visited national parks such as yala. In late May, the Palu tree begins to bear fruit. The Palu (iron wood) is a beautiful tall tree with a b..

Around February the North East monsoon begins to subside. By mid February the mud puddles on the jeep tracks in the north central province are already swarming with newly emerged butterflies which can feed on the luxuriant folliage which ha..