Anuradhapura > Wilpattu > Anuradhapura
After Breakfast, Proceed to Anuradhapura via Anavilundawa.
Visit “Anavilundawa” Sanctuary.
Anawilundawa Bird Sanctuary was declared a sanctuary in 1997, this area is surrounded by lush paddy fields and is home to seven ancient reservoirs, which were built by King Parakramabahu the Great, back in 1140AD! Anawilundawa is the second RAMSAR wetland site in Sri Lanka and has proudly recorded the sighting of more than 20,000 birds of 150 species! Three peripheral tanks are interconnected to create a complex irrigation system that has supplied water to paddy fields around the area for over 800 years.
You can see Endemic birds such as:
Openbill, Purple Cot, Common Moorhen, Lesser Whistling Teal, Purple Heron, Grey Heron, Srork-billed, Common, Pied & White-breasted Kingfisher, Gargany, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Black-winged Stilt, Cotton Teal.
Overnight stay at Mud House