Trip report: Sri Lanka (Jan 2020) by Tropical Birding

Guided by Lisle GwynnThis was a set departure tour. Click here for the trip report for the Southern India extension.

Known to the Romans as Serendivis, the Arabs as Serendib, the British as Ceylon, and the modern world as Sri Lanka, this large island off of the Indian subcontinent beholds a true world of its own. A little south Asian, a little Indonesian, with a flavour hearkening back to its history as a Chinese trading post, this teardrop shaped piece of land off of south-east India has rightly earned its reputation among birders and general naturalists as a heaven on Earth. Pumped with endemic species, second only to New Guinea for endemic-species-per-metre abundance, a suite of spectacular birds and butterflies, some of the best safari outside of Africa, friendly people, and consistently ranking as one of the safest tourist destinations available, Sri Lanka has A LOT to offer. That’s not to mention the world’s finest tea and some of the best food in Asia. Click the link below to read the full report.

Full Tropical Birding Sri Lanka trip report (8 MB PDF)