Bodhinagala Rain Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka

Bodhinagala is a relatively small tract of secondary lowland rainforest, with a Buddhist hermitage located centrally. It is surprisingly rich floristically and holds a number of endemic fauna within relatively easy reach of the commercial capital of Colombo.

Getting There

Wild Life

Bodhinagala’s claim to fame with birders is as a reliable site for the endemic Green-billed Coucal. A number of other endemics such as Ceylon Spurfowl, Yellow-fronted Barbet, Ceylon Small Barbet, Black-capped Bulbul, Spot-winged Thrush and sub-continental endemics such as Ceylon Frogmouth and Malabar Trogon are present. Butterflies include the Tawny Rajah. The endemic Purple-faced Leaf and Toque Monkeys and Grizzled Indian Squirrel are the more visible of the mammals

Park Accomodations

The Citizens Rest at Ingiriya is used by serious birders. Colombo with a wide choice of accommodation is within an hour and a half to two hours drive.

Source: Sri Lanka National Parks & Reserves by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne  published by Jetwing Eco Holidays.