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Throated Kingfisher in Sri Lanka

Bird Watching & Nature Walk

Kalametiya

Kalametiya

Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary is a secluded wetland located in Tangalle, that serves as the ideal place for bird-watching enthusiasts and nature lovers.

 
Located approximately 30 minutes away from the town of Tangalle, the bird sanctuary comprises of saltwater lagoons, mangrove groves and plains; the perfect grounds for open-billed storks, pelicans, shorebirds, migratory ducks, to name a few. Over 150 bird species, including endemic and migratory birds, can be seen here, and binoculars are always recommended to ensure you don’t miss a single thing when you’re visiting! In addition to the birdlife, over 20 species of mammals reside within the sanctuary, and 41 types of fish and 38 species of reptiles that also reside within the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is known to be one of the oldest and most significant sanctuaries for avifauna.

 
An Amazing Boat Ride Tour

 
Travellers can enjoy a boat ride through the sanctuary, which would roughly take up to 2.5 – 3 hours in whole. Tours are recommended in the early hours of the morning for the best view and experience; as during the day, the sunrays are too harsh to enjoy a comfortable boat ride. Always ensure to carry sunblock, water to stay hydrated and wear comfortable clothing too

kumana SL

Kumana

Kumana is a city in Ampara District of Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. The gateway to kumana is Arugambay 408.5 Km from Colombo. Main entrance to kumana is situated in panama 12km from arugambay.

Kumana National Park is a well-known eco-tourism attraction and bird sanctuary where a multitude of birds breed and roost. Kumana National Park is the eastern sector of Yala National Park. One of the most significant features of the Kumana National Park is the ‘Kumana Villu’ – a 200 hectare natural swamp lake, fed by the ‘Kumbukkan Oya’ through a half mile long narrow channel. It is at this mangrove swamp that many water birds’ nest in May and June. Regular sightings include such species of bird as pelicans, painted storks, spoonbills, white ibis, herons, egrets and little cormorants.

The very rare black-necked stork has also been spotted at the swamp in Kumana National Park. Besides the prolific birdlife, Kumana National Park is also home to some of the mammals found in the larger Yala National Park, such as Elephants and Leopards. The vegetation in Kumana National Park consists mainly of mangrove trees, kumbuk trees and the karan fern, as well as the open marsh area. If you are on a bird watching tour in Sri Lanka, Kumana National Park is an ‘absolute must’.

Day tour – morning 06:00 to evening 05:00
Half day tour – Morning 06:00 to 11:00 / Afternoon 02:30 to evening 06:00

Sinharajaya

Sinharajaya

The Sinharaja rain forest is a tropical rain forest found in Sri Lanka. It is also known as a primary rain forest, wet evergreen forest as well as a virgin rain forest. It was named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. Sinharaja is the last remaining relatively undisturbed remnant of tropical humid evergreen forest in Sri Lanka.

The Sinharaja Forest reserve is alsoome to over 50% of Sri Lanka’s endemic species of mammals and butterflies, as well as many kinds of insects, reptiles and rare amphibians.

talaimannar

Talaimannar

jaffna birds

Jaffna

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