Kumana National Park


Kumana National Park is famous for its avifauna, particularly its massive flocks of migratory raptors and paddling birds. This park is located 391 kilometres southeast of Colombo on the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Kumana is adjacent to Yala National Park. Kumana was previously known as Yala East National Park but turned to its present name on 5 September 2006.
Kumbukkan Oya forms the southern edge of the national park. Some 20 lagoons and tanks hold the incredible birdlife of the national park. The lagoons are shallow, with depths more limited than 2 metres. Kumana Bird Sanctuary, declared in 1938, is held within the Kumana National Park. Kumana is one of the several significant bird nesting and breeding grounds in Sri Lanka. Two hundred fifty-five species of birds have been regarded in the national park. Through April–July months, thousands of birds relocate to the Kumana swamp area annually. Unique varieties such as Black-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Eurasian Spoonbill, and GreatThick-knee are breeding inhabitants of the Kumana villu.


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