By Dr. Sampath S. Seneviratne
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
The rich coastal mudflats and sand dunes at the base of Ram Sethu (Adam’s Bridge) – at the very tip of the north-western coastline of the Island of Mannar gifted us with an array of noteworthy sightings from uncommon to rare to very rare to vagrant birds. We recorded over 150 species of birds around Ram Sethu and in Mannar Island since the beginning of our project in June 2018. There were more than 65 migrant species; majority being the shorebirds who undertake some astonishing journeys across the Northern hemisphere.