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Jaffna Peninsula

The Jaffna Peninsula with its numerous water bodies has always been a haven for migrant waterfowl. The many water bodies that teem with migrant waterfowl become dried-up grasslands during the non-migrant season. It is this grass that the "upending" ducks feed on so voraciously during their stay here. Kayts, Manalkadu at Point Pedro as well as the Avranghal Plains and the Kaithardy Bridge are some of the more important localities which should be visited by a bird-keen visitor to the peninsula. There are many places which provide meals and accommodation in Jaffna.

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

BIRDS: Eurasian Wigeon, Northern Shoveller, Common Teal, Pintail, Gargeny, Great Black-Headed Gull, Heuglin's Gull,Greater Flamingo, Whimbrel, Bar-Tailed Godwit, Black-Tailed Godwit, Grey Francolin, Golden-Backed Woodpecker, IndianGrey Partridge, Collared Dove, Black Drongo, Eurasian Curlew, Terek Sandpiper, Black Kite, Osprey etc

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