Muthurajawela Bird Safari



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A one-day bird safari in Muthurajawela, a coastal wetland sanctuary in Sri Lanka, offers a fantastic opportunity to observe a variety of bird species and explore its unique ecosystem.

Here’s a suggested itinerary for a one-day Muthurajawela Bird Safari:


  1. Early Departure: Start your day early from Negombo, Colombo, or another nearby city to make the most of your birdwatching experience. Arrange for a private vehicle or join a guided tour to Muthurajawela, which is about a 30-minute to 1-hour drive from Negombo.

  2. Breakfast on the Way: Grab a quick breakfast on the way or have a packed breakfast with you, as you’ll want to begin birdwatching as soon as you arrive.

Late Morning:

  1. Muthurajawela Visitor Center: Arrive at the Muthurajawela Visitor Center, which serves as the starting point for your bird safari. Here, you can get information about the sanctuary, its birdlife, and any specific sightings to look out for.

  2. Bird Safari: Embark on a guided boat tour or a nature walk through Muthurajawela wetland. Your experienced guide will help you spot and identify various bird species, such as herons, kingfishers, egrets, and more. Keep an eye out for other wildlife like crocodiles, water monitors, and snakes.


  1. Picnic Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch within the wetland sanctuary, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. Many tour operators can arrange lunch for you.


  1. Continue Birdwatching: After lunch, continue your birdwatching adventure. Explore different parts of the sanctuary to maximize your chances of spotting a variety of bird species.

Late Afternoon:

  1. Return to the Visitor Center: Return to the Muthurajawela Visitor Center in the late afternoon, where your birdwatching tour concludes.


  1. Return to Your Starting Point: Depart from Muthurajawela and return to your starting point, whether it’s Negombo, Colombo, or another nearby city.

  2. Dinner: Have dinner at a restaurant in your starting city, where you can savor a variety of dishes. Consider seafood options to enjoy the flavors of the coastal region.

This itinerary allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Muthurajawela and observe a wide range of bird species in their natural habitat.

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