The park is also a good birdwatching area. Painted Storks migrate to the park whilst Black capped Kingfishers and White Wagtails are rare migrants.
The Udawalawe Reservoir, a beautiful scene it itself, enjoys visits from a variety of water birds such as the Spot-billed Pelican, Erasian Spoonbill, Black headed Ibis and Asian Openbill.
The resident breeders to be seen here are the Brown-capped Babler, Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Sri Lanka Spurfowl and Red-faced Malkoha.
Birds of prey are attracted to the Park and you will five types of Eagle:
The White-bellied Sea Eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle and the Booted Eagle.
Whislt driving through the Park you will see an abundance of Indian Rollers, Indian Peafowls, Pied Cuckoo and The Malabar Pied Hornbill.
The riverine forest along the Walawe River adds extreme beauty to this already naturally stunning home of the elephants and their many friends.