Mannar Bird Sanctuary in Mannar

The Mannar Bird Sanctuary is located in the town of Mannar, in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. It is situated at approximately 8.9787° N, 79.9132° E.

The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of bird species, including migratory birds that visit the area during the winter months. Some of the most commonly seen birds in the sanctuary include:

  • Flamingos
  • Pelicans
  • Heron
  • Egrets
  • Storks
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Cranes
  • Plovers
  • Sandpipers

The best time to visit the Mannar Bird Sanctuary is from November to March, when the migratory birds are in the area. Visitors can take a boat ride through the sanctuary to get a closer look at the birds and their natural habitat.

Aside from bird watching, visitors can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sanctuary, which includes lush greenery and serene waterways. The sanctuary is a peaceful and relaxing place to spend a day in nature.

Entry to the Mannar Bird Sanctuary is free, but visitors are encouraged to make a donation to help with the upkeep of the sanctuary and its facilities.

If you're a nature lover or a bird enthusiast, the Mannar Bird Sanctuary is definitely worth a visit. Don't forget to bring your camera!