Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary
Wilpattu national park
Lagoon boat tour
Anawilundawa is made up of 9 tanks linked collectively to structure a unique irrigation system. The six giant tanks – Pinkattiya, Maradansola, Anawilundawa, Mayyawa, Surawila and Vellawali – and three smaller peripheral tanks, exist as a single device and are placed shut to Nalladarankattuwa. Although there is no longer a precise hint of the water ways that fed the system, the device is now watered through the floodwaters of the Deduru Oya brought to the region by way of the Sengaloya scheme. The Anawilundawatanks abound with birdlife and are one of the three RAMSAR wetlands in the country.
Birdwatching, or birding, is a form of natural world commentary in which the remark of birds is a recreational activity. It can be carried out with the bare eye, via a visible enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes, by using listening for chicken sounds, or via watching public webcams.
Birdwatching often entails a substantial auditory component, as many bird species are greater effortlessly detected and identified through ear than with the aid of eye. Most birdwatchers pursue this endeavor for leisure or social reasons, unlike ornithologists, who engage in the study of birds using more formal scientific methods.
Sri Lanka is a remarkable country for birds. Although small, it has a wide range of climate and habitat and over 435 species of birds. Out of these,235 are resident and these include the most important 33 species that are recognizes as endemic to the country. A further 198 species have been recorded as migrants to country. The majority of these migrate to Sri Lanka during the northern winter and present from about August/September to April/May. In contrast, pelagic species of seabirds like Shearwaters, Petrels, Storm-Petrels etc migrate to Sri Lankan waters from southern oceanic islands during the southern hemisphere`s winter. Of the migrants, about 100 species regularly visit the country. The rest are occasional visitors and vagrants.