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Birdwatching in Jaffna

Birdwatching in Jaffna

Sum up

Birdwatching in Jaffna is highly rewarding between September to March when thousands of migrant birds flock to the Jaffna Lagoon. This is a breathtaking sight not be missed. Towards the end of the year in the Jaffna region, the lagoons are filled with water, the paddy fields and vegetation are lush green and the air is cooler.

Duration: 2 hours

Best Time: September to March

Additional Information

Sri Lanka is a vital staging point in the migration of birds and its wetlands are internationally recognised as important for the conservation of birds. Many arrive on the Jaffna coast and north-west coats before journeying down to the south of Sri Lanka using a number of staging posts.

The muddy waters of the estuaries can be a haven for flamingos, and a host of small waders. Spoonbills and terns frequent freshwater lakes. The sky might even sound to the song of skylarks.

Eco tourism can play a central role in protecting this haven for birdlife.

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