This is an area surrounding a very famous and regularly visited cultural site in the country. The sanctuary covers an area of 5,099 hectares of forest and water bodies around the Sigiriya rock. There are motorable roads around the site and towards Pidurangala. Many hotels and guest houses are available for meals and accommodation.
How to get there:- Colombo -Warakapola -Turn Left -Kurunegala -Dambulla -Kimbissa -Turn Right -Sigiriya (4 hours).
BIRDS: Shahin Falcon, Little Scops Owl, Indian & Long-Tailed Night-Jar, Forest Eagle Owl, Openbill, Ceylon & Orange-Breasted Green Pigeon, Green Imperial Pigeon, Emerald Dove, Ceylon Jungle Fowl, Orange-Headed Ground Thrush, Indian Blue Chat,Brown-Capped Babbler, White-RumpedShama, Black-Capped Bulbul, Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Brown Flycatcher, Layard's Flycatcher, Orange Minivet, Small Minivet, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, White-Bellied Sea Eagle, Crested Serpent & Crested Hawk Eagle, Blue-Faced Malkoha etc.