What sites do you recommend for a short birding trip, may be a week?

For a short birding trip in Sri Lanka, I recommend three main birding sites.

  1. Kitulgala forest area - 2 nights ( Also see http://vvip.lk/content/kitulgala-forest-reserve)
  2. Nuwara Eliya and Horton Plains - 2 nights
  3. Sinharaja Rain Forest - 2 or 3 nights

This will give you a good chance to see more endemic birds as well as other residents and migrants.