Similar to Bundala National Park, another bird sanctuary in Sri Lanka, it has a mix of marine and birdlife, because of its coastal lagoons, mangrove swamps, scrub jungles and open grassy areas. The reserve originally covered 2500 hectares, Kalametiya was first recognized as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.The presence of lagoons and mangrove swamps, attracts a huge variety of winter migrant birds. It is home to 4 nationally threatened birds, and 38 species of reptiles that are nationally and globally threatened. Kalamatiya area records about 15 species of birds of which 54 are migratory. There are four nationally threatened birds found within the Sanctuary - Indian Reef Heron, Glossy Ibis, Sri Lankan Jungle Fowl and Black-capped Purple Kingfisher with Jungle Fowl being the only endemic species. This makes the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary a wonderful place to visit, whether to see the threatened wildlife and birdlife before they become completely extinct, or to show support for their preservation.
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1. 49 hours prior to the scheduled starting time:
2. Within 48 hours prior to the scheduled starting
100% Cancellation Fee.
3. No Shows - 100% Cancellation Fee.