Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary



Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary

An area of coastal wetland with saltwater lagoons, mangrove swamps and scrub jungle, the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary is an excellent place for bird-watching. Among the birds that can be commonly sighted here are spot-billed pelicans, painted storks and crested fish eagles as well as egrets, lapwings and plovers. A greater variety of bird life can, however, be spotted during the winter months, from November to March, when the area is visited by a large number of migratory birds. The sanctuary also boast a beautiful strip of beach.

It is possible to arrange bird-watching tours at the village of Hungama that lies 6 km southwest of the sanctuary. more