Nocturnal Bird Watching in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Nocturnal Birds
Nocturnal birds are sleep during the day, often in a burrow or den may camouflage in the day time and bright lighting the night time. When shine a flashlight during the night could see eye shines to locate them. A sudden bright light shocks birds like Nightjars making them freeze on the spot enabling one to get very close or catch.
The sounds at night time received from birds, which gives information about the type of bird, direction, distance, and texture.
Some birds active at night is owls, owlets, nightjars, the Night Heron. Owl watching or owling is great way to add night birds to your bird check list. Best time to see them at dawn or dusk when owls are easily spotted and more active. A moon light can also be a great time for owling, when the moon provides more light for effective owl spotting.

Night Herons breeding habitat is fresh and salt-water wetlands.They stand still at the water’s edge and wait to ambush prey at night. They eat small fish, crustaceans, frogs, aquatic insects, and small mammals. During the day they rest in trees or bushes.

One night owling and other nocturnal bird watching around Kandy

One night nocturnal bird watching in and around Victoria Reservoir near Kandy

Two days and night bird watching in Knuckles Range

Three days and night bird watching in Knuckles Range and Sorabora lake

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