Kumana National Park is renowned as one of the top bird sanctuaries where large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds can be seen. Park vegetation comprises of lagoons, small tanks, a seasonal villu grassland, dry mixed evergreen forest, river and riverine forest. Kumana National Park is considered as one of the important feeding and breeding ground in the island. A total of 255 bird species including rare Black-necked Stork have been recorded form Kumana.

Best time to visit

  • Northern migrant season, but worth visiting anytime of the year. Park roads can be difficult during North-East monsoon, especially in December.

Some of the birds you can spot

Barred Buttonquail
Sri Lanka Junglefowl
Indian Peafowl
Indian Peafowl
Black-necked Stork
Eurasian Spoonbill
Spot-billed Pelican
Common Hoopoe
Yellow-wattled Lapwing
Great Thick-knee
Eurasian Thick-knee
Black-winged Kite

Crested Hawk Eagle
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Brahminy Starling
Rosy Starling
Little Ringed Plover
Kentish Plover
Marsh Sandpiper
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Brown Fish Owl
Jungle Owlet