Friday 21 August 2015

Birds of Sri Lanka - Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park is one of Sri Lanka's premier birding sites. August is not one of the best times to visit yet it was still fantastic. As dangerous animals such a crocodiles and elephant roam the reserve all birds can only be viewed from the safety of a safari jeep. We had one early morning birding safari for 3 hours. The pictures below are of just some of the birds seen. Definitely worth a visit.  

Painted Stork 

Yellow Bittern  

Purple Swamphen

Stork-billed Kingfisher - very impressive at around 38 cms!

Black Winged Stilt

Purple Heron

Pheasant-tailed Jacana - never came very close 


Eurasian Spoonbill

Black Tailed Godwit

Great Thick Knee

Jacobin Cuckoo


Indian Pond Heron

Gull Billled Tern 

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