Kumana National Park

Kumana National Park


The gateway to Kumana National Park is at Panama. The park office is located at Okanda, 22km south of Panama. Kumuna receives 1,300 millimeters (51.18 in) of annual rainfall. The mean annual temperature is 27 degrees Celsius.

Then, is well-Known bird sanctuary where a multitude of birds breed and roost. One of the most significant features of the park is the ‘Kumana Villu’. Actually, a 200 hectare natural swamp lake. it is at this mangrove swamp that many water birds nest in May and June.

Regular sighting include pelicans, painted storks and spoonbills. In Addition, white ibis, herons,egrets and little cormorants. The bird species migrate here in large flocks.

Hence, Asian Open bill, White-breasted Water hen, Lesser Whistling Glossy Ibis, Purple Heron. In Addition, Great Egret, Indian Pond Heron and Duck Black-crowned Night Heron.

In Addition, intermediate Egret, Little Egret, Spot-billed Pelican, Indian Cormorant, Little Cormorant, Weathercock, Purple Swamp hen, Common Moorhen, and Little Grebe are the bird species migrate here in large flocks.

kumana  National Park Sri Lanka Wild Life


The Very rare black-necked stork has also been spotted at the swamp. besides the prolific birdlife, kumana is also home to some of the mammals found in the larger YALA Park.

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