The Labugama-Kalatuwawa Forest Reserve covers the Udagama Kanda (mountain), home to the Udagama Village nestled on its slopes and is also home to many mammal and bird species. Labugama is in the Padukka division of the Western Province of the Colombo District, at an elevation of 1,492 feet above sea level. Its rich bio diversity includes Deer, Wild Boar, Hare, Wild Cat, Fox, Sambhur, Wild Boar, Porcupine and many bird species.
For a satisfying bird-watching excursion, this is an ideal location as many migrant and endemic species make this reserve their home. Some of the species seen here are; the Ceylon Jungle Fowl, Ceylon Spur Fowl, Ceylon Lorikeet, Ceylon Green Pigeon, Ceylon Crested Drongo, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, and the Ceylon Small Barbet. Some of the others are the Emerald Dove, Brown–capped Babbler, Alexandrine Parakeet, Red-backed Woodpecker, Lesser Yellow-napped Woodpecker, Green Imperial Pigeon, Crimson-backed Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Bulbul, Black Bulbul, Layard’s Parakeet, Indian three-toed Kingfisher, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Green-Billed Coucal, Brown-Capped Pygmy Woodpecker and many more.
To get here from Colombo, take the Colombo-Hanwella Low Level AB10 to Kaluaggala and on to Labugama to the Forest Reserve which should take roughly 1.5 hours.