Kumana Birds Watching from Ella

Kumana National Park is the best bird watching and most popular bird sanctuary in Sri Lanka, also known as Yala East National Park is located in the Ampara district and entrance located approximately 30 Km south of Arugam Bay and 22 Km to Panama. Our tailor-made Kumana National Park half-day safaris are designed to make you experience the real spirit of National Park. Sri Lanka records more than 430 bird species comprising endemic, resident and migrant birds. Of these, the bird watchers are able to watch over 200 species easily. The wide variety of birds found in the numerous wildlife parks of Sri Lanka makes the tropical island a prime bird-watching destination in the world.


During April, July, tens of thousands of birds migrate to the Kumana swamp area annually nearly 255 species of birds have been recorded in the National Park. Regular sightings of birds include pelicans, painted storks, spoonbills, white ibis, herons, egrets and hundreds of little cormorants. The very rare black-necked stork has also been spotted at the swamp. And also you can see Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Malabar Trogon, Red-faced Malkoha, and Sirkeer Malkoha. Pacific Golden Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Grey Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Little Ringed Plover, Wood Sandpiper, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Common Snipe, and Pintail Snipe are the common wading birds at the Park.

On the other hand, Kumana National Park provides excellent feeding and resting habitats for a large number of threatened wetland species, including three turtle species such as the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta), and the Olive Riddle Turtle (Lepidochelys Olivaceae). Among other threatened species of reptiles are the globally vulnerable Mugger Crocodile (Crocodylus Palustris). The most sighted reptiles at Kumana National Park are Mugger Crocodile, the Indian Flap-shelled Turtle, and the Indian Black Turtle. During your tour, it is not unusual to see whole herds of adults and young elephants feeding or bathing and playing in the water. In addition to this main attraction, the park is home to many Water Buffalo, Water Monitor, Lizards, Sambar Deer, Monkeys, and the Leopard. Our knowledgeable and experienced drivers provide unforgettable safari experiences during your visit.

We organize and arrange your Kumana birds watching safari experience from Ella your convenience as Morning Safari and Afternoon safari.

Tour Highlight

  • Half-day and full-day safari
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • 4×4 Safari Jeep (Maximum of 6 Passengers per jeep)
  • Experienced and safety Drivers
  • English speaking private guide | Driver
  • Entrance fees including all taxes
  • Available refreshment & 1.5L bottle of water per guest

Additional Informations: Before making a reservation at 4restlanka Tours we encourage you to follow this information, Not recommended for pregnant women | Not recommended for participant with serious medical conditions | Vegetarian option is available and if food affects your health conditions please inform us before the tour | The tour and visit some destinations may change depending on weather conditions | The duration of the transfers will depend on the time of day and traffic condition | Recommend to wear shoes for your choice | Lower price rate in Sri Lanka | Prices depend on how many people in your party

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