Bundala National Park
Comprising of scrub jungle bordering the sea, the park stretches along the coast east of Hambantota. The beach is an important nesting site for turtles.Wildlife includes elephants, spotted deer, grey langur, jackal, water monitor, crocodiles, the olive ridley and leatherback turtles, the hawksbill and green turtles.
Among the 150 species of birds found here are the Flamingo, Brown-capped Babbler, Ceylon Jungle fowl, Cattle Egret, Median Egret, Large Egret, Openbill, Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Black-winged Stilt, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, etc. Migrants include Asiatic Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Large Sand Plover, Kentish Plover, Marsh Sandpiper, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, etc.