Kumana National Park

This is a bounty of nature indeed! A wonderful place where you can collect lots of experience with respect to extremely rare types of colourful birds, animal, reptiles etc. Compared to other national parks in Sri Lanka, Kumana is not spoilt with too many visitors and vehicles. A calm and quiet place, where you can enjoy the unique fascinating beauty of the nature.

Kumana birdlife supported by 20 lagoons and tanks is an ornithologist’s paradise. During April to July, tens of thousands of birds migrate to the Kumana swamp area annually, nearly 255 species of birds have been recorded in the National Park. Regular sightings of birds include pelicans, painted storks, spoonbills, white ibis, herons, egrets and hundreds of little cormorants. The very rare black-necked stork has also been spotted at the swamp.

Apart from being abound with the birdlife, Kumana is also home to the mammals found in the adjacent Yala National Park such as elephants, leopards, golden jackal, wild boar, European otter as well as the endangered fishing cat.

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