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“bird watchers paradise”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Talangama Wetland

Talangama Wetland
Ranked #53 of 145 things to do in Colombo
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england
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“bird watchers paradise”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

number of birds to be seen and it's location so close to the hotel. Had we arrived at the hotel in the afternoon we would have had more time than we had the next morning before we left for our next stop on our trip. The wetland is an ideal habitat for wading birds and a good place for bird watchers, novices and professionals alike.

Visited March 2014
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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109 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“amazing place for birdwatching”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

This morning at 6 am a colleague who works at our Sri lanka office took me and another colleague for birdwatching here. We saw more than 25 different bird species, it was spectacular and I can highly recommend it.

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank lizade
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“good for bird watching ,cycling and to relax”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

like- quiet,shady, lots of birds, has garden seats to just sit and relax
dislike- access roads are horrid.once one gets there it is ok for cycling.being too quiet can invite shady characters. so being aware will help.

Visited November 2013
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Angkor
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“wetlands”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

My girlfriend I visited the wetlands today.Our concierge told us there was'nt much to see, as this is where he was from, and in a sense he was right. When we eventually arrived our tuk tuk driver was not sure we were there untill we said "yes this is it" as there were a few signs about the Thalangama Tank and the nature to be found in it. I think we were expecting a bit more from the place, maybe some dedicated paths, hides and more information about the area. There was only the road we came in on and this was fairly busy. We did stop for a short while and managed to see people bathing in the water outlet, a family of pigs and many different types of birds. i would recommend this area for ornithologists.

Visited October 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Relaxing place to watch birds”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Only half an hour from Colombo, Talangama offers an ideal chance to familiarise yourself with Sri Lankan birdlife while you get over your jetlag. As well as all the water birds detailed in other reviews, we saw the elusive Indian Koel, red Paradise Flycatcher, sunbirds, the Black-Headed Oriole, Lesser Yellownape Woodpecker and numerous others.

There are wetlands, lakes and some large villas shaded by trees, so there are people around but the place has a very tranquil feel. Take a picnic and get there at dawn with bird book and binoculars. Otherwise stay at the Villa Talangama - highly recommended!

Visited February 2013
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