Bundala National Park | Sri Lanka | Travel | DestinationsWildlife in Sri Lanka
Bundala National Park is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds in Sri Lanka.
The Bundala National Park has been identified as an outstanding Important Bird Area in the South Indian and Sri Lankan wetlands. 324 species of vertebrates have been recorded in the national park, which include 32 species of fish, 15 species of amphibians, 48 species of reptiles, 197 species of birds and 32 species of mammals. 52 species of butterflies are among the invertebrates. The wetland habitats in Bundala harbours about 100 species of water birds, half of them being migrant birds. Of 197 avifaunal species 58 are migratory species. National Bird Ringing Programme (NBRP) was launched in Bundala in collaboration of Department of Wildlife Conservation and Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka in 2005.