Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary

Location: South, 214 kilometres from Colombo

Area: N/A
Avg. Temperature: 28 °C
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 1075 mm

Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary is a broad picturesque area of wetland composed of rich lagoons, mangrove swamps, grasslands and patches of scrub jungle with the Indian Ocean at the edge. It is an ideal location for undisturbed bird-watching as it is an important site for winter migrants like the Asian Openbill, Eurasian Spoonbill, Greater Flamingo, Black Capped Purple Kingfisher, Egrets, Purple Swamp Hen and Black-winged Stilt who can be seen wading in the shallow marshes.

Kalametiya also provides an important refuge (one of the few remaining on the southern coastal strip) for the smaller mammals of Sri Lanka such as the Grey Mongoose, Grizzled Indian Squirrel and Hanuman Langur.

Getting there:

There are turn-offs to the sanctuary near the 214 and 218 km posts on the A2 near Hungama.

Accommodation Options:

Tangalle Bay Hotel
Eva Lanka Hotel
Palm Paradise Cabanas

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