Hambanthota Bird Park | Nagarawewa, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
The position of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean at the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent is of great importance for long distance migrant shorebirds. Birds Research Centre & Resort, Asia’s largest Birds Research Centre exhibits over 200 birds species (endemic and exotic) and is located in the Nagarawewa area in Hambantota.
The Centre which expands on a landscape of over 50 acres breeds endangered bird species with the assistance of foreign bird breeding centers and exchange of rare species with other zoological gardens in the world. It also facilitates university students and research fellows to conduct studies and research thus creating academic and professional ties with the reputed academic and research institutions in the subject of ornithology. The center is dedicated to create awareness and interest in wild life and the Importance of Conservation of fauna and flora.
With the implementation of the envisaged project a positive change is foreseen for both social and economic structures in the area. Both the construction and operation phases of the project should generate direct job opportunities in various sectors such as Supply of building material, Skilled and unskilled labor, transportation, retail trade, lodging and other support services, etc. thus increasing revenue to the area and eventually resulting in an improvement In the quality of life of the locality.
If you are coming from Colombo take Southern Highway to Matara and come to Hambanthota Town.Then come to Katuwewa Junction and turn left. 7km From Katuwewa junction you will find our Birds Research Center & Resort.
Please follow the sign boards.