Birdwatching in Jaffna Lagoon

Birdwatching in Jaffna Lagoon

(SKU: LK75200100)The lagoon has extensive mudflats, sea grass beds and some mangroves. The lagoon attracts a wide variety of water birds including American flamingos, ducks, gulls, terns and other shorebirds.


Jaffna Lagoon is a large lagoon off Jaffna District and Kilinochchi District, northern Sri Lanka. The lagoon is surrounded by the densely populated Jaffna Peninsula containing palmyra palms, coconut plantations, and rice paddies.
The lagoon has extensive mudflats, seagrass beds and some mangroves. The lagoon attracts a wide variety of water birds including American flamingoes, ducks, gulls, terns and other shorebirds.
Sri Lanka is a vital staging point in the migration of birds and its wetlands are internationally recognized as important for the conservation of birds. Many arrive on the Jaffna coast and north-west coast before journeying down to the south of Sri Lanka using a number of staging posts.
The muddy waters of the estuaries can be a haven for flamingos, and a host of small waders. Spoonbills and terns’ frequent freshwater lakes. The sky might even sound to the song of skylarks.
During the migrant season, Jaffna Lagoon and Kayts Causeway region becomes a hotspot for waders, ducks and rare migrant birds. Lesser Sand Plovers, Little Stints, Black-tailed Godwits, Mash Sandpipers, Little Ringed Plovers in large numbers can be seen feeding on the sides of the road.

Stop At:

• Kayts Causeway, Kayts island, Jaffna 40000 Sri Lanka

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"

Start Time: 6:30 AM
Duration: 3 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Commentary and advice from knowledgeable safari guide.
  • Highly recommended for Bird Watching.

Not Included

  • Gratuities.
  • Food and Drink.


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