Wilpattu National Park harbours 149 bird species including four endemics. There are many types of vegetation to be found in Wilpattu such as Dry mixed evergreen forest, Villus with aquatic vegetation, grassland, scrub-land, two rivers and riverine forest.  It’s an ideal location to spot wetland species, aquatic and array of forest bird species.

Best time to visit

  • Anytime of the year

Some of the birds you can spot

Barred Buttonquail
Sri Lanka Junglefowl
Indian Peafowl
Indian Peafowl
Woolly-necked Stork
Lesser Adjutant
Spot-billed Pelican
Little Grebe
Gray Hornbill
Malabar Pied Hornbill

Crested Serpent Eagle
Black Drongo
Forest Eagle Owl
Chest-nut headed bee eater
Pintail snipe
Garganey
Pacific Golden Plover
White-rumped Shama
Indian Silverbill
Indian Pitta

Indian Cuckoo
Drongo Cuckoo
Orange Headed Thrush
Black Kite
Crested Hawk Eagle
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Brown Fish Owl
Indian Nightjar