Kumana – A Bird Lover’s Paradise

Kumana National Park Sri Lanka
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One of the most famous things about Kumana National Park, a preferred outing spot for the country’s visitors, is the fact that it is a fascinating bird sanctuary located at the South Eastern corner of Sri Lanka. In addition to having a magnificent array of birds, it is also home to some famous mammals with the likes of elephants, leopards and deer etc. to be found roaming around inside the national park. It’s said that some rare birds were spotted in the lake and tourists love to witness their existence.

Spotted Munia at Kumana National Park
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This place spreads a rhyme of wilderness with its natural environment. Animals are left untouched to wander in their natural habitats, and with evergreen flora and fauna, this place is magical for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike.

Kumana National Park is fed by “Kumbukkan Oya” and most of the birds that nest at Kumana use this mangrove swamp during May & June to raise their young. The pelican is the most common while the rarest bird spotted here is the black necked stork.

Flamingoes at Kumana National Park
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The main safari camp for birdwatchers is located near the banks of Kumbukkan Oya and this area is regarded as the best spot to see birds. This are can only be accessed by 4WD vehicles.

Kumana National Park is located approximately 7 hours away from Amaya Beach, one of our hotels in Passikudah – our helpful team will assist you in arranging an excursion. Check dates for availability and book your stay today.