BNHS has organised a camp to explore the wildlife in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a must for birders and wildlife enthusiasts alike where one can enjoy nature to its fullest.
Emerald Island – Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a must for birders and wildlife enthusiasts alike, with more than 450 species of birds, of which over 30 species are endemic birds. Yala National Park is one of the best places to spot the elusive Leopard, as the Park can boast of having the highest density of leopards in the world, making Sri Lanka an ideal wildlife destination. The island has some of the most fascinating locations, including coastal wetlands, rainforests, and the soaring peaks of the hill country where one can find an array of wildlife.
Sinharaja Forest Reserve can be described as a Tropical Lowland Rainforest. Singharaja is a rich treasure trove of nature with a great diversity of habitats and a vast repository of Sri Lanka’s endemic species found nowhere else in the world. Birdwatching in this reserve is particularly interesting because it is home to 95% of the endemic birds of Sri Lanka, including the elusive Red-faced Malkoha, Green-billed Coucal, and Sri Lanka Blue Magpie.
Yala National Park comprises several major habitat types, including dunes, scrub forest, riverine forests, rocky outcrops, secondary forests, and coastal lagoons with mangrove forests. This diverse collection of vegetation harbours to many species of animals including Sloth Bear, herds of Asian Elephant, Buffalo, Sambar and the endangered Leopard sub-species, which is found only in Sri Lanka. Other carnivores found in the Park include Ring-tailed Civet, and the endemic Golden Palm Civet.
Numerous birds such as Brown-capped Babbler, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Ceylon Wood-shrike, Ceylon Green-pigeon, and Ceylon Junglefowl can be spotted in Yala’s riverine forests.
Bundala National Park is a mix of scrub jungle and sand dunes bordering the sea. Bundala and Tissa wetlands are home to winter migrant birds and large flocks of flamingos. This one of the best places to see migratory birds.
Horton Plains National Park is one of the famous hill stations in Sri Lanka. Covered by montane grasslands and forest, it is famous for uncommon and rare highland birds. It is home to 21 endemic species including Ceylon White-eye, Ceylon Whistling Thrush, Ceylon Woodpigeon, and Dusky Blue Flycatcher, to name a few.
Group Leader: Mr. Asif Khan
Dates: 21st – 28th February, 2016 (ex Colombo)
Camp Fee: Rs. 1,34,000/- for members and Rs. 1,35,500/- for others
1st Installment (non-refundable) Immediate Rs. 25,000/-
2nd Installment 15th August 2015
3rd Installment 15th October 2015 Rs. 35,000/-
4th Installment 15th December 2015 Rs. 35,000/-
Final Installment 15th January 2016 Rs. 14,000/- (Rs. 15,500/- for non members)
Reporting: 20th February, 2016 at 11:00 p.m. at Mumbai International Airport. Return to Mumbai International Airport on 29th February, 2016 at 02:05 a.m (ETA)
Camp fee includes:
Economy Class Air tickets
Visa and processing charges
Full board accommodation as per itinerary
One litre Bottled water per day
All park entrance fees.
Travel insurance for participants aged upto 70 years
Safari /trails as per itinerary
Camp fee excludes:
Food and drinks not on the group menu
Any sightseeing not mentioned in itinerary
Expenses of a personal nature, laundry, telephone calls
Camera charges if applicable
Tips and gratuities
Services other than those specified in “Camp fee includes”
Note: The cost has been calculated @ 1 USD = 63 INR, with minimum 16 participants travelling together. Your passport should be valid for upto 6 months from the last day of the camp.
Registration*:Call Hornbill House at 22871202/22821811, Mon–Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. or e-mail[email protected] for more details.
Thanks and Regards,
Ms. Bilwada Kale
Assistant PRO, BNHS
Ms. Bilwada Kale
Assistant PRO, BNHS