BIRDS WATCHING ON NILWALA RIVER
Sri Lanka is a birds paradise with more than 420 resident species. And also there are 26 endemic birds. Most of them are found in the wet zone. Most of the endemic birds, such as the striking Red-faced Malkoha & Green billed Coucal can be seen around Nilwala river. You can enjoy the beauty of birds while visiting Mirissa. Around mid-August the first migratory species arrive in Sri Lanka. Large flocks of birds fly over from Northern India and also from Western Europe.
Apart from sunny beaches Sri Lanka is known for its beautiful nature and wildlife reserves. Most of the nature reserves are found in the dry zone Wildlife of Sri Lanka includes its fauna and flora and their natural habitats. Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of biological endemism 16% of the fauna and 23% of flowering plants are endemic in the world even though it is relatively small.
Spot Blue Whales, Sperm Whales and Spinner Dolphins in Dondra, on the southern coast. During the season from December to April, whale and dolphin watching excursions are possible from Mirissa
Sri Lanka is never out of season for a beach holiday. Over one thousand kilometres of palm fringed sandy beaches encircle the Island. The beach resorts in the West Coast, South Coast and the East Coast are the most popular. You can enjoy sun, surf and the solitude and relaxing on one of a multitude of sandy beaches in Sri Lanka.