Bird watching in Hunas Falls is a completely satisfying and exiting experience. What better place than Hunas Falls to enjoy bird watching while having a great Holiday at Kandy?

Blessed with different kinds of eco-systems, various kinds of habitats and the cool pleasant climate of the Hunas Falls makes it a true haven for bird lovers who arrive from all over the world. The rich diversity of birds and variety of species found here is the result of the varied geography of the surrounding areas and will make you fall in love with the place..

The hotel is located at an elevation of approx. 870m above sea level, with a refreshing cold breeze at all times, the atmospheric temperature varies between 17 to 24 degree Celsius. This area is belongs to the Intermediate zone “near to the Wet zone border”. It may be the reason for that high diversity and wonderful records bird sightings such as,

Phasianidae, Turnicidae, Picidae, Ramphastidae, Bucerotidae, Upopidae, Meropidae, Cuculidae, Psittacidae, Apodidae, Tytonidae, Columbidae, Rallidae, Accipitridae,Falconidae, Podicipedidae, Phalacrocoracidae, Ardeidae, Ciconiidae, Chloropseidae, Laniidae, Corvidae, Artamidae, Oriolidae, Campephagidae, Rhipiduridae, Dicruridae, Monarchiidae, Aegithinidae, Turdidae, Muscicapidae, Sturnidae, Sittidae, Hirundinidae, Pycnonotidae, Cisticolidae, Zosteropidae, Sylviidae, Timaliidae, Dicaeidae, Nectarinidae, Passeridae, Motacillidae, Pittidae, Paridae and Estrildidae.

 

 Widely encountered birds around Hunas Falls

  • Bar winged Flycatcher shrike
  • Common Myna
  • Greater Flame back
  • Hill Swallow
  • Indian Shag
  • Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
  • Oriental Magpie Robin
  • Red vented Bulbul
  • Scaly-breasted Munia
  • Shaheen Falcon
  • Spotted Dove
  • Sri Lanka Dusky Blue flycatcher
  • Sri Lanka Junglefowl
  • Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher
  • White bellied sea eagle
  • Yellow fronted Barbet
  • Yellow-billed Babbler

The surrounding area is home to a large variety of wildlife, apart from birds, Hunas Falls also offers opportunities for butterflies and dragonfly spotting as well as sightings of deer, porcupines, monkeys, mongoose, wild cats, rabbits, lizards, serpents and wild boar.

 

Wonderful records….. The faunal diversity of the hotel area is as follows
  • Amphibians – 27 species | 23 endemics
  • Birds – 134 species | 18 endemics
  • Butterflies – 67 species | 05 endemics
  • Dragonflies – 27 species | 12 endemics
  • Fresh Water Fishes – 07 species | 02 endemics
  • Mammals – 30 species | 08 endemics
  • Reptiles – 35 species | 23 endemics