It’s no surprise that Sri Lanka is a hub and a massive attraction to a large variety of birds and other flora and fauna. The Bellanwila Athidiya Wet Land is a great place for bird watching and just soaking in the atmosphere of the island’s wildlife. The wet land is famous for the Attidiya Bird Sanctuary which can be accessed along the trail that begins near the Attidiya information center and goes through the marshy lands along Bolgoda Lake. While on your walk along the trail, you will come across a tower that was built for bird watchers and animal enthusiasts where they can watch the wild life without interrupting their natural behaviours and movements.
In Sri Lanka, apartments to stay in are quite numerous and the upcoming Cinnamon Life Colombo located in the city is one of the options to consider when searching for accommodation. As there are plenty of things to do in the city, a visit to the bird sanctuary is an absolute must, as you isolate yourself in the midst of this wet land, completely away from the noise and pollution of the city. There are known to be around 166 species of birds that live in the area, most of which are known to be residential birds while about 40 are known to be migratory birds. Research conducted on the wetlands has concluded that there are about 71 recorded species of butterflies in the park and an approximate amount of 44 different species of fish living in the marshy waters.
While you’re out exploring, keep an eye out for the Indian Shag, the Ruddy Crake, the Blue Breasted Banded Tail, the Spotted Billed Pelican, Painted stork, White Ibis and the Glossy Ibis which are quite rarely spotted but are a sight to behold nonetheless. Consider yourself extremely lucky if you happen to spot any of these birds. The canals are said to be home to a few crocodiles and water monitors and occasional reports of jackals and fishing cat have also been made here.
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