Pacific Golden Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Grey Plover, Ruddy Turn stone, Little Ringed Plover, Wood Sandpiper, Marsh Sandpiper, Common red Shank, Common Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Common Snipe and Pintail Snipe are the common wading birds of the park.
Waders belonging to families Scolopacidae and Charadriidae are among the visitors to the area, along with Waterfowls. Pin tail Snipes migrate to Kumana National Park flying 9,000 kilometres to 11,000 kilometers from Siberia. Tens of thousands of birds migrate to the Kumana swamp area annually.
Bee eater, Painted Stork, Open bill, Ibis, Purple Heron, Great Egret, Indian Pond Heron, Black Crowned Night Heron, Little Egret, Spot billed Pelican, Indian Cormorant, Little Comorant, Common Moorhen, Water cock, Purple Swamphen, White breasted Waterhen, Pheasant Tailed Jacana, Black winged Stilt, Lesser Whistling Duck, and Little Grebe are the bird species which migrate here in large flocks.
Among the rare birds that migrate to the swamp are Green Pigeon, Greater Racket tailed Drongo, Malabar Trogon, Red Faced Malkoha and Sirkeer Malkoha.
Team Sightseeinglanka will arrange bird watching and camping facilities for travellers who wish to stay at birds paradise Kumana Park.
Tissamaharama near Yala and Bundala National Parks and Wirawila Bird Sanctuary is the best place to combine bird observations with village life studies.
Tabbowa Tank close to Sri Lanka’s largest national park, Wilpattu, is also a perfect place to observe birds.
Parakrama Samudra Lake and Kaudulla Lake in the Polonnaruwa area are good for observing water birds and other colourful birds during a cutural sightseeing tour in the Cultural Triangle-
Sinharaja Rain Forest excursions are the best opportunity to see the birds of the tropical wetzone and to combine trekking with village life observations.
Kanneliya Rain Forest in Galle District offers opportunities to study traditional rural life in the village Hiniduma.
Kalametiya Lagoon near Hambantota is an alternative halfway between Bundala National Park and Tangalle. At Kalametiy you can enjoy fresh sea food and study fishermen activity and every day life patterns.
Randenigala offers, besides many other safari activitiesm a birds trail, here you will enjoy authentic traditional simple village meals and can join preparations or cooking and observe different rural life activities, too.
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