The Kumana Bird Sanctuary is found in the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka at a distance of 208 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport. It is one of the more important and the finest bird sanctuary in the country. Its importance as a nesting and breeding grounds for both endemic and migratory birds is very significant. Of the 400 recorded bird species found in the country, 255 have been recorded in Kumana. One reason for this extensive bird population is the natural mangrove swamps and lagoons within the park. Some of the more popular birds seen here are the large flocks of migratory Waterfowl and Water birds. Also seen here are the mammals and common reptiles such as the Mugger Crocodile, Indian flap-shelled turtle and the Indian black turtle.