The Bundala Bird Sanctuary is the only Ramsar wetland in Sri Lanka. Ramsar, a city in Iran was where a convention was held to identify wetlands of international significance.
The Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides guidance for national action and international cooperation for the conservation of wetlands. The Convention's member countries cover all geographic regions of the planet and it is exciting to be in Sri Lanka’s one and only!
We hire a jeep with a tracker and driver and set off to explore. Our first sightings are a group of cheeky monkeys who amuse us with their antics and a little day old baby. Unfortunately, this is not the best time to see bird life in Sri Lanka as the season for migratory birds is the Northern Hemisphere winter. Still, we see our fair share of aquatic birds and other animals and I’m happy to be doing some 4 wheel driving again! One of my favourite shots in the park was this one of the croc with its mouth wide open. It honestly looked like a plastic replica and I couldn’t get enough of him!More interesting aquatic birds which include the Indian darter and the cormorant follow.
Some people get lost in thought because it's such unfamiliar territory. ~G. Behn