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Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka. Bundala harbors 197 species of birds, the highlight being the greater flamingo, which migrate in large flocks. Bundala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and redesignated to a national park on 4 January 1993. In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka.
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We stayed at the Lagoon Inn and booked direct via email ([email protected]) and requested an upstairs room with a balcony view over the lagoon. Room is basic but very clean. Lovely home cooked meals. The host (Kamal) can organise a Safari to Bundala NP. You can also birdwatch along the road to the NP and in the opposite direction amongst the paddy fields.
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)Eastern Cattle Egret (Bubulcus coromandus)Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis)Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster)Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus ichthyaetus)Shikra (Accipiter badius)Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus)

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:Sri Lanka