POMPAKAE NATURE RESERVE FOREST & EDUCATION CENTRE
(Western and Southern Provinces) ()
Lat: (), 200 ha, m ()
Best Time for visit; anytime (January 2017)
Birding Site Guide
This small watershed protection forest is well worth a visit, and a small entrance fee is charged. It is located in hilly terrain with steep forested sides and there are maintained paths from the entrance around the stream head and along the other side back. This is a distance of a couple of kilometres. The main reason for our short stop here was because it is a known location for Ceylon Frogmouth. Though difficult to find perched in the under-storey where it sits still through the day, we did eventually get a pair, which looked at us with their giant yellow eyes, before going back to sleep.
Also here we saw Black-backed Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca at the first branch of the stream near the entrance; a nice bonus. Some Brown-capped Babblers Pellorneum fuscocapillus moved through too.