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BIRD WATCHING


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Sri Lanka is a paradise in the Indian Ocean for bird watching. Bird enthusiasts are always left enticed by the vast variety of birds they get to see in Sri Lanka. There are over 56 species of birds indigenous to Sri Lanka which can be found in the bird sanctuaries, around rivers, hill country and even in rain forests.

The large lakes in the dry zone mostly attract a large number of ducks while the wetlands such as weerawila, kalamatiya and bundala national park are where larger aquatic birds such as stork, heron, egret, spoonbill, pelican, and ibis can be seen. Around mid august a large number of migrant birds arrive in the Island. They are of the species sandpipers, stints, plovers, terns and harriers flying over from North India Siberia, Scandinavia and Western Europe which settle along the lagoons and salterns of the coast areas.

Combining migrant birds there are more than 400 different species of birds to be found in the Island. Bird watching can be done as a group activity as well as an individual activity. Usually you might find it more appropriate to dress in khaki, green or brown colors so that you blend with the environment the birds dwell in. And most importantly you have to be silent and be patient when waiting to catch a glimpse of a exquisite bird species.


 

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if you are interested in this activity. and you are willing to engage in these, the following places are for you..