Technically an extension of the Yala National Park, the Kumana National Park may be overshadowed by its large neighbour, but still boasts of many attractions that enthral the nature enthusiast. The Park’s best-known feature is its 200-hectare Kumana bird reserve, which boasts of more than 255 bird species that nest in its luscious treetops. The national park is just one of the designated Important Bird Areas (IBA) of the country.
The variety of flora that thrives in the park has also made the environment habitable to a number of species of mammals, reptiles and fish, which has made the park an idyllic location for bird watchers and nature seekers looking to catch a glimpse of the tropical habitation of the endemic species. Grab a camera, some khakis and boots, and head over to the bird watcher’s paradise at Kumana.