Anawilundawa Wetland Sanctuary

Anawilundawa Wetland Sanctuary

Anawilundawa Wetland Sanctuary
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anilpras
Colombo, Sri Lanka18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The walk we took along the tree lined road is a memorable experience. However this Ramsar wetland is a must see area if you are a bird enthusiast. Roads are lined by trees and water in the area make this place a bird paradise. I wanted to see the rare black naped oriole but was not lucky enough but we were able to see other birds. There were fishermen fishing in the tank and they advised us to come in March becuase when water levels go down more birds come to the area.
There was a small boutique where we were able to buy ginger tea and rolls. Just waiting there seated and waching the nature was very soothing.
We stayed little far from the santuary. Early mornings are the best time to enjoy the bird songs and watch them
Written 9 February 2023
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Mitchell-Family-01
Australia1,434 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I visited the Anawilundawa Wetland Sanctuary as part of my Australian tour group.
Our guide suggested the day before that we should walk around the sanctuary at day break to see most of the bird life on offer including eagles. We all opted for a mid morning tour and unfortunately for us we should have listened to our guide as birds seemed to be sparse in the heat of the day. We did however take pleasure in seeing the surrounding rice paddy fields and other wildlife such as large squirrels. Overall though it was an informative and enjoyable visit.
Written 12 October 2022
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Nutkin
Nottingham, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We visited whilst staying at a nearby hotel. Despite it being mid afternoon, we were treated to a wide range of resident and endemic birds, easily visible during a pleasant walk along the lake. The tree cover provided plenty of shelter along the walk.
Written 23 August 2022
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Alu-Poo
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka731 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
It's a nice landscape, basically three large tanks. There is a small road going through from which you can look onto the water. There are some waterbirds but nothing exceptional. I would say if you are in the area it's worth to drop by and spend 2 hours or so looking for birds. But it's not worth an extra trip.
Written 7 June 2022
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nir0sh
Colombo, Sri Lanka956 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Everyone knows Anawilundawa Ramsa Wetland as a bird sanctuary. But it is good for landscape photography as well. It is entrance free bird sanctuary and best time is from Octomber to April to view migratory birds.
Anawilundawa Ramsa Wetland consists of six lakes and surrounding paddy fields. Out of six lakes Maiyawa Lake, Surawila Lake and Anawilundawa Lake are good places for bird watching and landscape photography.
Shady lake bunts and greenish paddy fields are my favorites here. Better go on early morning or evening to capture birds.
Written 17 January 2021
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william g
Cranbourne, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We walked in the wetlands and the birdlife was fantastic and we got many good photos; Our tour leader was very knowledge of the different birds and their habits. We were there at sunrise which was great
Written 23 February 2020
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cliffordchambers
Europe704 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We stayed at Twin Waters Resort, a ten minute drive from a park "entrance". The park, as far as we saw it, consists of a red top road that winds through beautiful gnarled old trees providing perfect shade. There is just a small coloured sign at the "entrance" and nothing else. The wetlands, although fairly dry, still contained enough water to attract flocks of different birds, ibis, herons, ducks and we had good views of many individual birds, Golden Oreole, a hovering Black Shouldered Kite etc etc. Even without the birds the walk would have been charming: the views, the fresh breeze, the silence. There were no other visitors there! Go early morning to get the kindest light and the most bird activity.
Written 29 August 2019
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Miyuru Yasakalum
Colombo, Sri Lanka10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
It's nice with local moments I have visited in Dry season but nice and greenly area people can get more local moments (most paddy activities) with birds photography...
Written 6 November 2018
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SEs
London, UK25,921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
This is good place to watch birds.You can use your vehicle to drive around.You need couple of hours.You can stop on your way towards north from Colombo.
Written 5 November 2018
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Ath
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Nice place to visit close to colombo. With so many birds. Can travel by a car through the sanctuary.
Written 25 October 2018
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