Galway's Land Bird Sanctuary
Galway's Land National Park is a small national park situated within the city limits of Nuwara Eliya, approximately 15 minutes drive from Spring Acre. Visiting here is highly recommended for bird watchers and nature lovers.
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A beautiful land area covering an extent of 57.6 hectares of land was declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 27 May 1938. Subsequently, the Galway's Land was elevated to a national park status on 18 May 2006. The park was declared to conserve the montane ecosystem. Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka considers the Galway's Land as one of the significant birding site in Sri Lanka.
Galway's Land harbours about 20 very rare migrant bird species and 30 native species. Apart from the avifauna, the park has valuable floral species of both native and foreign origin.
Endemic highland birds include the Dull-blue Flycatcher, Sri Lanka White-eye, and Yellow-eared Bulbul. Migratory birds include Indian Blue Robin, Pied Thrush or Scaly Thrush lurking in the denser undergrowth. The Kashmir Flycatcher is another attractive bird species that you may spot.
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