Lakpura Travels (Pvt) Ltd
Bird Sanctuary in Anawilundawa
• Daily @ 06:00 hrs
• Accompanied by an expert naturalist.
• 45 minutes from our Resort.
• Air-conditioned car or minivan.
• Picnic breakfast, lunch and water are included.
Bird watching or birding is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity. It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement by binoculars and telescopes, or by listening for bird sounds. Sri Lanka is a paradise for Bird life. Anaivilundawa 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. The vegetation of the site consists of a scenic forest in the low country dry zone and in addition to birds, mammals such as mouse deer, hare, mongoose, squirrels, wild cats (such as civets), wild boar and fruit bats and reptiles and amphibians like land monitors, water monitors, lizards, geckoes, skinks, and tortoises can be sighted. There are over 160 species of birds at this site. However, of special interest are species such as Spoonbills, Ibises, Darters, Harriers, species of Bee-eaters an Owls etc.