Take this urban Birding trip through Colombo & meet some of the most colorful birds in Sri Lanka. See how they’ve adapted to the urban lifestyle- you don’t have to go off the beaten track or into remote wilderness to spot the avian beauties.
5.45 AM- Welcome to the Rustic Chic where your urban birding begins. Have a hot cup of tea or coffee and get yourself refreshed while our expert tourist guide brief you about the tour.
6.00 AM- Take a walk on the trail, where there is a high chance of seeing few species of birds on our way itself without any binocular or telescope. It is about a 3 kilometer stretch around our early morning birding site which is a perfect paradise for tanagers where we have a good chance to see most colorful birds in Colombo like Purple Swamphen, Blue tailed Bee eater, Black hooded Oriole and Peasant tailed Jacana.
8.00 AM- Walk at a small marshy land which is habitat to quite a few native and migrant birds. Here, be dazzled by an impressive show of Purple heron at the reed bed as it feeds on a variety of aquatic animals while black headed Ibis covered to Asian open bills. Listen to the bird songs while getting refreshed with our packed breakfast.
8.30 AM- Get to the prolific wetland area in Colombo in search of an assortment of tropical flora & fauna as well as aquatic birds who are busy catching worms, flies and insects. Birding can be very productive here and you may look for few endemics such as Sri Lankan green pigeon, Sri Lankan barbet, greater Sri Lankan flame back, Ceylon hanging parrot.
Meet the great photographing challenge on encountering the pied kingfisher, as you're never sure from where or when the bird is going to dive in.
10.15 AM- Head back, after the photographic birding & eco walk of nearly 4 hours.