Birds Sanctuary stretches over 49.2 sq km on the northeastern
coast of the island. The landscape offers a striking view of the
nature inhabited by various kinds of local and migrant birds.
Especially, from November to mid January one who travels across
this birdsí park can see different species of birds migrated from
other countries. According to environmentalists, some species
come here to lay and hatch eggs since the temperature here is
conducive for breeding.
The natural environment here is also rich with flora and fauna
endemic to the North making the park ideal site for researchers,
students, ecologists and nature lovers who could experience the
existence of biodiversity within a limited area, half-surrounded
by the Indian Ocean and spotted with green jungle patches, and
fresh water ponds amidst silver sand dunes.
park becomes second only to the Kumana birds park and its natural
beauty was once destroyed by LTTE terrorists with their activities.