Horton Plains is the highest plateau in Sri Lanka, and was named a nature reserve in December 1965, and later identified as a National Park in March 1988. This beautiful site consists of 3,159.8 hectares of grasslands and cloud forests, and sits at an altitude of 1,800 to 2,300 metres above sea level.
Popular for bird-watching in Sri Lanka, spy the Pied Bush Chats, Mountain Hawk-Eagles, the Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon, Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, Bar-winged Flycatcher, Zitting Cisticola, Sri Lanka Bush Warbler, Brown (Philippine) Shrike and the Hill Swallow. Avid birders come in search of the rare and elusive Arrenga or Whistling Thrush. Over 100 birds have been recorded at the Horton Plains National Park, including 12 endemic birds, other resident Birds and migratory bird.