Kumana National Park is the most famous place for bird watching. Located in southeastern coast of Sri Lanka. Earlier Kumana was a part of Yala National Park and now it is separate National Park.
Kumbukkan Oya is the main water resource in the park. All tanks and lagoons are filled with Kumbukkan Oya water. Migrant birds and local birds are in the form of big flocks in lagoons in the early morning or evening.
Therefore the best time for bird watching is early morning or evening.Open bill, ibis, purple heron, Painted Storks, Grey heron are some varities among other birds.
Sinhala and Tamil devotees’ annual foot pilgrimage to Katharagama is through the Kumana National Park. Accomodation is available in close proximity to the park and recommend for you to contact a reputed travel agent/organiser for your requirements.