Over a hundred species of birds have been recorded. Highlights are the Water Cock, migrant Black and Yellow Bitterns, as well as Purple-faced Leaf Monkeys (the latter, an endangered endemic species). Talangama is also good for the commoner butterflies and dragonflies.
Villa Talangama overlooks one of the best stretches of wetland. City hotels in Colombo are only 30 – 45 minutes away.
Source: Sri Lanka National Parks & Reserves by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne, published by Jetwing Eco Holidays.