Kumana is most famous Bird Sanctuary in Sri Lanka. The Kumana National park covers an area of about 18,149 hectares of land. It is located in the south east part of Sri Lanka. This bird sanctuary is an attraction for hordes of bird watchers.
There is a swamp lake of about 200 hectare known as Kumana Villu in the Park. During the months of May and June numerous species of birds nest around the swampy area.
Very rare bird species such as Black Necked Storks, Great Thick Knee, Eurasian Spoonbill etc. and different varieties of animals like Wild Boar, Elephant, European Otter, Golden Jackal andFishing Cat are found in Kumana. The Indian Black Turtle, Flap Shelled Turtle, Mugger Crocodile can also be seen here. Kumbuk Trees and Karan Fern Trees grow in abundance in this region.
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