The whale watching season peaks in December where Blue Whales and sperm whales can be observed off the Southern part of the island.
When the North East monsoon subsides in in February; butterflies come out to feed on the luxuriant foliage in the North Central part of the country.
It is a good time to visit World’s End and see montane endemic species.
The bio diversity rich rainforests in the south west are relatively free of rain. Large flocks of endemic and non-endemic birds can be frequently sighted.
As a result of extreme dryness leopard sightings are common in the Ruhuna National Park; Yala.
The flourishing of Palu trees during this season makes Sloth Bear sightings fairly common.
The gathering of the giants can be seen on the shores of the Minneriya tank in the North Central
Province. At least a hundred elephants can be sighted in one game drive.
In October Olive Ridley turtles come ashore at Induruwa and Kosgoda to lay eggs.
When the North Central Plains are cooler Grey Langur, Toque Monkeys and the endemic Purple faced
leaf monkey can be can in the histori sites such as Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya.
The southern part of the country is teeming with migrants such as the Brown Shrike and Indian Pitta.
Migrant waders seem to invade wetlands such as Bundala and Kalamatiya