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Bird Watching in Jaffna.

Bird watching in Jaffna will give you a memorable experience. Here you don't have large forests or rain forests. But have small forests like bush land and beaches where lot of immigrating birds likeflamingos used to visit here. While you are touring the Jaffna district there are great opportunity for you to view local and migratory birds in the Jaffna region. The migratory birds used to stay here from the months of August to April around the isolated areas which are very suitable for photography, sound recording and video photography. You don't have camera accessories shops like in Colombo although you can find memory cards, batteries and other similar objects in the local market. There are good studios available if you want to make printouts and most of them offer one hour print service too.

Local people are very helpful to guide you to find birds like owl and falcons where they used to nest and rest. Morning is the best time to go for bird watching rather than the evenings as they may be little noisy. Popular areas for to watch migratory birds are Naranthanai, Karainagar, Thondamanaru, VallaiVeli, Sarasalai, Mandaitivu and Delft Island.

Mean while if you are serious bird watcher then don't miss Chundikulam sanctuary which is 65 KM from Jaffna and there is a good place for you to rest called as Nature Park Holiday Resort. The place is run and maintained by the Sri Lanka army. This place is good for to watch both salt water and fresh water birds. Earlier this place was a salt water area and now it is becoming as a fresh water area as the sea is blocked recently. Madu and Mannar too are good places in the Jaffna district to watch local and migratory specially Indian ones during the season. Keep your cameras and recorders fully loaded as there is lot of birds waiting for you attention to capture as images and to record their sweet voices.

Now traveling to Jaffna is not a difficult task as you can travel in A/C train from Colombo to Jaffna in 6 hours and 30 minutes of time with the morning Express Train. We wish you a good bird watching trip in Jaffna district.

Bird watching in Jaffna

Jaffna Birds Video.
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