Sri Lanka is considered to be one of the finest wildlife watching countries in the region. The island may be small in size, but offers a variety of habitats and a wide range of wildlife which would do justice to a country many times its size. A visitor with only the most casual of interest will be awed by the sight of great herds of elephants, enormous whales, elusive leopards, schools of dolphins, hundreds of colourful birds and reefs teeming with rainbow-coloured fish.
February to June: Best time for Butterfly watching in Sri Lanka
April to May: Bird flocks of Sinharaja
May to July: Sloth Bears in Yala
June to September : Leopard watching in Yala National Park
June to September: Sea bird migration off the West coast of Sri Lanka
June to December: Climb Adam’s Peak during the off season and get a chance to see the wildlife.
July to September: The ‘Gathering’ of Elephants in Minneriya. The biggest gathering of Elephants in the world.
August to September: Bird flocks of Sinharaja
October to April: Migrating Waders & Shore birds.
October to April: Migrating Himalayan Migrants
November to April: Dolphin watching in the west coast of Sri Lanka.
December to March: Whale Watching in the South coast.
December to March: Sea turtle nesting in the south and east coast.
All year round: Endemic Birds in Sinharaja & Horton Plains.
All year round: See the Wild Flowers of Sri Lanka.