Chundikulam Sanctuary

This used to be one of the most popular bird sanctuaries in the north of the country. It is 11,149 hectares in extent and comes under the purview of the Department of WildlifeConservation. It is primarily the lagoon and the surrounding area. This area was not accessible during the past three decades due to the armedconflict and currently the armed forces are engaged in clearing the landmines.

How to get there:- Colombo- Kurunegala- Dambulla- Mihintale- Medawachchiya- Vavuniya- Kilinochchi– Elephant Pass- Jaffna- Chundikulam (8-9 hours).

BIRDS: Greater Flamingo, Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Pintail,Common Teal, Pintail, Gargeny, Shoveller, Bar-Tailed Godwit,Black-Tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Common, Wood & Marsh Sandpipers, Terek Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper,Black-Winged Stilts, Brown-Headed Gull,Gull-Billed Tern, Ruff and many more.

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