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
, the fourth biosphere reserve in Sri Lanka.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundala_National_Park
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.