Birdwatching Trek in Anawilundawa Sanctuary
Anavilundawa is a man-made wetland constructed in the 12th Century AD and is located on the western migratory bird route, A Haven for birdlife. This is a sanctuary with prolific bird life in beautiful surroundings.
- 160 different bird species.
- Scenic forest in the low-country dry-zone.
- Mammals such as deer, wild cats, hare, wild boars etc.
- Reptiles such as tortoises, skinks etc.
- Transport throughout the tour in an air-conditioned vehicle.
- Services of an expert, English-Speaking naturalist.
- Picnic breakfast and lunch.
- All Taxes & Service Charges.
- Food or Drinks (where not specified).
- Gratuities (Optional).
- Expenses of Personal Nature.
- Hotel Pickup and Drop-off.
What to Expect
The Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary is situated in the Puttalam district in the North Western province of the country; between Chilaw and Puttlam – to be more specific - it is situated between the coast and the Chilaw-Puttlam railway line.
The uniqueness of Anawilundawa is its immediate proximity to three vastly different ecosystems; the coast, the mangroves and the fresh water tanks making it one of the six RAMSAR Wetlands in Sri Lanka. This unique ecological setting has made it a favorable nesting and breeding ground for hundreds of species of birds.
You will be able to start the tour at 6:30 am Your English-speaking birding guide will meet you in Anawilundawa. You will proceed to Anawilundawa Sanctuary and morning birding at wetland and forest for looking for water birds, waders and forest birds and other wildlife (i.e. reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies, etc).
Afternoon visit Nawadamkulam bird Sanctuary for looking for water birds, waders and forest birds and other wildlife (i.e. reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies, etc).
- Comfortable walking shoes recommended for this tour.