The Bolgoda Lake while it is a true beauty, it also is a place of many environmental systems making it a haven for any nature lover. Due to it being r
Lake Bolgoda is famed as a nature lover’s paradise and a photographer’s dream. Ever wondered if there were VIP tickets for a spectacular show by mother nature? That’s what we promise to give you, if you choose to go birdwatching or fishing in Bolgoda with us. *Kindly note that sessions need to be pre-booked.
Records mention that the lake provides a habitat for over 53 species of birds, belonging to over 13 families inclusive of globally endangered and migratory species. Among them are the spot bellied pelicans, common sandpipers, gull billed terns, white bellied sea eagles, Brahminy kites, serpent eagles, egrets, cormorants, pheasant tailed jacanas and Asian paradise flycatchers etc. However, you may not be able to spot all of them during your visit, for it largely depends on the season. Yet, it’s believed that approximately 24 species live here, throughout the year. Tip: Make sure to catch them before lunch, accompanied by our local guides at WAVE Bolgoda!
With untouched nature everywhere, lake Bolgoda is also home to 55 species of fish, belonging to 33 families. Therefore, the fact it has been a prime fishing destination for hundreds of years, is no surprise. Species such as Barramundi, Mangrove jack, Barracuda, Bull-eyed mackerel and Trevally are quite popular and if you’re interested, you can cook your catch too! In certain places of the lake, you’ll see traps made using bamboo dividers with kerosin lamps fitted. These structures known as “Ja Kotuwa” are what some fishermen in Bolgoda use to catch certain fish and is considered a rather primitive form of fishing. Nevertheless, they add a dash of rustic beauty to the already charming lake.
Come, experience the best of lake Bolgoda with WAVE!
ich in aquatic life, Flora and fauna, it attracts many birds including a many migratory species. The local guides at WAVE will take you to the best places to birdwatch around Bolgoda.
The waters in Bolgoda is home to different species of fish as well making it a popular place for fishing How about fishing with a view at WAVE?