Bird Watching in Hunas Falls

One of the best ways of relieving stress is indulging in bird watching. The peace and tranquility of the surroundings, combined with the beauty of the birds, is enough to take away all types of tensions from your mind.

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?

The cool pleasant climate and sticking landscape of the Hunas falls make it a true haven for bird lovers who arrive from all over the world. The variety of species found here will make you fall in love with the place. The rich diversity of birds is the result of the varied geography of the surrounding areas..

A group of five streams flow from the surrounding mountain range . Above the Hunas falls lays a patch of jungle, which belongs to Amaya Hunansfalls.. The woodland consists of Cyprus, Pines, Teak, Phihimbia, and Ratadel. Many types of orchids also grow here. The surrounding area is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including Birds, deer, porcupine, monkey, mongoose, wild boar, , while the water is alive with fish. Shaheen, Simpson’s and Hunasgiriya are the main trails around the hotel. Hotel owns 112 acres land of Vehigala mountain (Shaheen Mountain) which was developed for a forestry project.

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

See more birds…Have more fun….some useful tips… Be quiet. Birds are easily startled by loud noises and will escape to cover. By minimizing noise, you can get much closer to a bird. Avoid sudden movements. Just as loud noises startle birds, so do sudden movements. The closer you are to a bird, the more slowly and quietly you should move. Study habitat. Each bird is specially adapted to a particular habitat. What you see will depend on where you look. Be patient. Bird watching is often about being patient and waiting for the birds to show themselves.

Get the sun at your back. It is not always possible, but moving around so that the sun is behind you, will make it much easier to see and identify birds. Avoid brightly colored clothes. Many birds have poor color vision, but colors like whites, will contrast with the surrounding environment. Wear darker colors to blend into the background. Look around. Many bird watchers, focused on the flock in the thicket, forget to look at the other habitats around them.