Points of Interest - Tissamaharama

Wirawila Bird Sanctuary

Bird at Wirawila Bird Sanctuary
Wirawila Bird Sanctuary

Located in Suthern Sri Lanka about 260 kilometres east from Colombo, Wirawila Bird Sanctuary is heaven for birdwatchers.

Thanks to the Wirawila Tank and the Tissa Tank, thousands of migratory birds of both aquatic bird species and jungle birds come to the Wirawila Bird Sanctuary each year to roost and nest.

Among the common sighting of the park are the Piontail, Eurasian Curlew, and the Whimbrel, Red Wattled Lapwig, Great Stone Ployer, Orange Breasted Green Pigeon, Hornbills, and Flycatchers, Lesser Flamingo, Spoonbill, Painted Stork, Pelican, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Darter and the rare Black Necked Stork.

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