Makandawa Forest Reserve is extremely significant because it’s connecting with the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary. This makes the only remaining altitudinal graded rainforests in the country. The forest reserve with its rain forest habitat, similar to the Sinharaja forest reserve home to many endemic birds and resident breeders. Makandawa Forest Reserve is home to 54 bird species…

Best time to visit

  • Anytime of the year

Some of the birds you can spot:

Sri Lanka Junglefowl
Crested Goshawk
Besra
Rufous-bellied Eagle
Mountain Hawk Eagle
Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot
Layard’s Parakeet
Red-faced Malkoha
Green-billed Coucal
Sri Lanka Green Pigeon

Yellow Fronted Barbet
Sri Lanka Swallow
Crimson-fronted Barbet
Brown-breasted Flycatcher
Legge’s Flowerpeck
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
Asian Dollarbird
Chestnut-backed Owlet
Sri Lanka Swallow