The Other Corner Resort

Hotel category:

Rating:

Country: Sri Lanka

Region: Laksirigama, Anuradhapura Road, Habarana

We speak: English

Web site: www.tocsrilanka.com

Location: Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. It hangs like a pearl from the southern tip of India. The Other Corner resort is located within the cultural triangle in the Anuradhapura district. Built on a sprawling spread of approximately 5 acres, about 5 minutes drive from the town of Habarana, the resort is a place of rare beauty and tranquility. The fact that there are no barriers or fences (to preserve natural trails and to reduce as much as possible the effect of encroaching on nature) erected around The Other Corner in no way diminishes the sense of solitude and peace one feels. The natural surroundings of the resort, bordering the Habarana Lake, are filled with a large variety of diverse species. Commonly seen are the elephants who stride majestically through the area. Also in abundance are various amphibians and mammals. The birds frequent the gardens and needless to say it is a butterfly haven.

Services: Along with the basic comforts of life that we take for granted like pipe borne water & electricity, the Lodge & all chalets are air-conditioned as well as fitted with modern toilets & bathrooms, tea-coffee service and a mini fridge. Meals provided range from local rice & curries to a wide array of international cuisine. Private dining is also provided on request. Out-door barbecues and dining under the stars are a highlight. You can opt to dine on your private back-patio or in our open concept restaurant which has a 28 person seating capacity. Guests also have the privilege of visiting our vegetable garden & hand picking produce to be cooked to order by our chefs or opt to have a cooking class where guests will also receive the recipes to take away. We also boast of a wide choice of international beer and wines. Free wireless internet facilities are available throughout the resort. Birding and Photo Tours are organised on request and the small pool is idyllic for relaxing after a long day of excursions.

Guestrooms: The Other Corner offers many types of accommodation to suit your needs. The Ground Floor Chalets come with the option of additional beds for triple bookings and have both a front & back patio. The Twin Chalets, can be booked separately for 3-4 persons and also have inter-connecting doors to function as one unit if you are a large group. The spacious toilets have both sunken baths as well as walk-in open showers. The Tree Cottages provide another unique room choice. They are perched above the ground to resemble tree-house style living have a wood-finish exterior and interior and are equipped with the same amenities as the other chalets. The cottages are strategically built to blend in with the background of the unspoilt jungle, making it a birder’s delight. A duplex Tree Cottage unit has a small stair case connecting from within the rooms which is ideal when traveling with large families. The Lodge houses two family rooms with attached bathrooms and have inter-connecting doors to accommodate up to 7 guests...

* Please note that the English bird names on this site follow the American terminology. If you can't find a species name, try searching by Family or latin name.
Status key: B = breeding species; RB - rare breeding; W = winter only; V - vagrant; RV = rare vagrant; TM - trans-migrant; In - introduced

Name
Status
Name (lat)
Family
Oriental Honey-buzzard
VRS
Pernis ptilorhynchus Accipitridae
Brahminy Kite
R
Haliastur indus Accipitridae
Bersa
VRS
Accipiter virgatus Accipitridae
Black-winged Kite
VRS
Ellanus caeruleus Accipitridae
Shikra
R
Accipiter badius Accipitridae
Crested Hawk Eagle
R
Spizaetus cirrhatus Accipitridae
Crested Gowshawk
VRS
Accipiter trivigatus Accipitridae
White-bellied Sea-eagle
R
Haliaeetus leucogaster Accipitridae
Crested Serpent Eagle
R
Spilornis cheela Accipitridae
Gray-headed Eagle
R
Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus Accipitridae
Common Iora
R
Aegithinia tiphia Aegithinidae
Ashy Crowened Lark
R
Eremopterix griseus Alaudidae
Jerdon's Lark
R
Mirafra affinis Alaudidae
White-throated Kingfisher
R
Halcyon smyrnensis Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher
R
Alcedo atthis Alcedinidae
Pied Kingfisher
R
Ceryle rudis Alcedinidae
Stork-billed Kingfisher
R
Pelargopsis capensis Alcedinidae
Three-toed Kingfisher
R
Ceyx erithaca Alcedinidae
Cotton Pygmy-Goose
R
Nettapus coromandelianus Anatidae
Lesser Whistling-Duck
R
Dendrocygna javanica Anatidae
Darter
R
Anhinga melanogaster Anhingidae
Cattle Egret
R
Bubulcus coromondus Ardeidae
Purple Heron
R
Ardea purpurea Ardeidae
Black Bittern
R
Ixobrychus flavicollis Ardeidae
Little Egret
R
Egretta garzetta Ardeidae
Cinomon Bittern
R
Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Ardeidae
Striated Heron
R
Butorides striata Ardeidae
Yellow Bittern
R
Ixobrychus sinensis Ardeidae
Black-crowned Night-Heron
R
Nycticorax nycticorax Ardeidae
Gray Heron
R
Ardea cinerea Ardeidae
Great White Egret
R
Egretta alba Ardeidae
Indian Pond-Heron
R
Ardeola grayii Ardeidae
Intermediate Egret
R
Egretta intermedia Ardeidae
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill
E
Ocyceros gingalensis Bucerotidae
Malaba Pied Hornbill
R
Anthracoceros coronatus Bucerotidae
Indian Thick Knee
R
Burhinus indicus Burhinidae
Great Thick-knee
R
Esacus recurvirostris Burhinidae
Black-headed Cuckoo Shrike
R
Coracina melanopetra Campephagidae
Small Minivet
R
Pericrocotus cinnamomeus Campephagidae
Indian Nightjar
R
Caprimulgus asiaticus Caprimulgidae
Yellow Wattled Lapwing
R
Vanellus malabaricus Charadriidae
Red-wattled Lapwing
R
Vanellus indicus Charadriidae
Jerdon's Leafbird
R
Chloropsis jerdoni Chloropseidae
Woolly-necked Stork
R
Ciconia episcopus Ciconiidae
Painted Stork
R
Myccteria leucocephala Ciconiidae
Asian Openbill Stork
R
Anastomus oscitans Ciconiidae
Lesser Adjutant
R
Leptoptilos javanicus Ciconiidae
Black-necked Stork
VRS
Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus Ciconiidae
White-browed Prinia
R
Prinia inornata Cisticolidae
Grey-brested Prinia
R
Prinia hodgsonii Cisticolidae
Ashy Prinia
R
Prinia socialis Cisticolidae
Common Tailor Bird
R
Orthotomus sutorius Cisticolidae
Sri Lanka Green-pigeon
E
Treron pompadora Columbidae
Spotted Dove
R
Streptopelia chinensis Columbidae
Green Imperial Pigeon
R
Ducula aenea Columbidae
Emerald Ground-Dove
R
Chalcophaps indica Columbidae
Indian Roller
R
Coracias benghalensis Coraciidae
Indian Cuckoo
R
Cuculus micropterus Cuculidae
Grey-bellied Cuckoo
M
Cacomantis passerinus Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo
R
Clamator jacobinus Cuculidae
Great Coucal
R
Centropus Sinensis Cuculidae
Bluefaced Malkoha
R
Phaenicophaeus viridirostris Cuculidae
Asian Koel
R
Eudynamys scolopaceus Cuculidae
Drongo Cuckoo
R
Surniculus dicruroides Cuculidae
Thick-billed Flowerpecker
R
Dicaeum agile Dicaeidae
Pale-billed Flowerpecker
R
Dicaeum erythrorhynchos Dicaeidae
Black Drongo
R
Dicrurus macrocercus Dicruridae
White-bellied Drongo
R
Dicrurus caerulescens Dicruridae
White-rupmed Munia
R
Lonchura striata Estrildidae
Scally-breasted Munia
R
Lonchura punctulata Estrildidae
Creasted Tree Swift
R
Hemiprocne coronata Hemiprocnidae
Sri Lanka Swallow
E
Cecropis hyperrythra Hirundinidae
Pheasent-tailed Jacana
R
Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus Jacanidae
Brown Shrike
M
Lanius cristatus Laniidae
Large Cuckoo Shrike
R
Coracina macei Laniidae
Whiskered Tern
M
Childonias hybrid Laridae
White-winged Black Tern
M
Chlidonias leucoptera Laridae
Yellow-billed Babbler
R
Turdoides affinis Leiothrichidae
Brown-headed Barbet
R
Megalaima zeylanica Megalaimidae
Coppersmith Barbet
R
Maglaima haemacephala Megalaimidae
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
R
Merops leschenaultia Meropidae
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
M
Merops philippinus Meropidae
Green Bee-eater
R
Merops orientalis Meropidae
Asian Paradise Flycatcher
M
Terpsiphone paradisi Monarchidae
Paddyfield Pipit
R
Anthus rufulus Motacillidae
Forest Wagtail
M
Dendronanthus indicus Motacillidae
White-rumped Sharma
R
Copsychus malabaricus Muscicapidae
Asian Brown Flycatcher
M
Muscicapa dauurica Muscicapidae
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
R
Cyornis tickelliae Muscicapidae
Brown-breasted Flycatcher
M
Muscicapa muttui Muscicapidae
Oriental Magpie Robin
R
Copsychus saularis Muscicapidae
Indian Robin
R
Saxicoloides fulicatus Muscicapidae
Purple-rumped Sunbird
R
Leptocoma zeylonica Nectariniidae
Purple Sunbird
R
Cinnyris asiaticus Nectariniidae
Long Billed Sunbird
R
Cinnyris lotenuis Nectariniidae
Black Hooded Oriole
R
Oriolus xanthornus Oriolidae
Spot-billed Pelican
R
Pelecanus philippensis Pelecanidae
Brown-capped Babbler
E
Pellorneum fuscocapilus Pellorneidae
Indian Cormorant
R
Phalacrocorax fuscicollis Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant
R
Phalacrocorax carbo Phalacrocoracidae
Intermediate Cormorant
R
Phalacrocoracidae Phalacrocoracidae
Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl
E
Gallus lafayetii Phasianidae
Indian Peafowl
R
Pavo cristatus Phasianidae
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
R
Dendrocopos nanus Picidae
White-naped Woodpecker
R
Chrysocolaptes festivus Picidae
Crimson-backed Flameback
E
Chrysocolaptes stricklandi Picidae
Lesser Sri Lanka Flameback
E
Dinopium psarodes Picidae
Indian Pitta
M
Pitta brachyuran Pittidae
Streaked Weaver
R
Ploceus manyar Ploceidae
Baya Weaver
R
Ploceus philippinus Ploceidae
Sri Lanka Formouth
VRS
Podargus strigoides Podargidae
Little Grebe
R
Tachybaptus ruficollis Podicipedidae
Rose-ringed Parakeet
R
Psittacula krameri Psittacidae
Alexandrine Parakeet
R
Psittacula eupatria Psittacidae
White-browed Bulbul
R
Pycnonotus luteolus Pycnonotidae
Red-vented Bulbul
R
Pycnonotus cafer Pycnonotidae
Black-capped Bulbul
E
Pycnonotus melanicterus Pycnonotidae
Purple Swamphen
R
Porphyrio porphyrio Rallidae
White-breasted Waterhen
R
Amaurornis phoenicurus Rallidae
Black-winged Stilt
R
Himantopus himantopus Recurvirostridae
White-browed Fantail
R
Rhipidura aureola Rhipiduridae
Common Sandpiper
R
Actitis hypoleucos Scolopacidae
Marsh Sandpiper
R
Tringa staganatilis Scolopacidae
Little Tern
R
Sterna albifrons Sternidae
Brown Hawk Owl
R
Ninox scutulata Strigidae
Indian Scops-Owl
R
Otus bakkamoena Strigidae
Brown Fish-Owl
R
Ketupa zeylonensis Strigidae
Brown Wood Owl
R
Strix leptogrammica Strigidae
Common Mynah
R
Acridotheres trstis Sturnidae
Yellow-eyed Babbler
R
Chrysomma sinense Sylviidae
Black-headed Ibis
R
Threskiornis melanocephalus Threskiornithidae
Eurasian Spoonbill
R
Platalea leucorodia Threskiornithidae
Dark-fronted Babbler
R
Rhopocichla atriceps Timaliidae
Twany-bellied Babbler
R
Dumetia hyperythra Timaliidae
Orange-headed Thrush
M
Zoothera Citrina Turdidae
Barwinged Flycatcher Shrike
R
Hemipus picatus Vangidae
Sri Lanka Wood Shrike
E
Tephrodornis affinis Vangidae
Oriental White-eye
R
Zosterops palpebrosus Zosteropidae
Racket-tailed Drongo
R
Dicrurus paradiseeus ‎Dicruridae

Please provide your details in this enquiry form and submit it for follow-up.

*Personal information will be used exclusively within Bed and Birding for the sole purpose of managing your reservation.
*The booking form is designed mainly for hotels/lodges where you can rent one or more rooms. For apartments, cottages оr houses that are rented as a whole, please write your request in the window below (other questions / additional information). Thank you.
(e.g. "Are dogs allowed ?")

Please review our Bed & Birding lodge.

At the moment no trip reports for The Other Corner Resort