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Bundala National Park

Bundala is the first site in the country to get Ramsar status and is the most important site for resident as well as migrant water birds outside the northern part of the country. It is manage by the Department of Wildlife conservation. It was declared as a sanctuary in 1969 and received Ramsar status in 1990. The park consists of 6216 hectares of dense thorny scrub, sand dunes and five shallow brackish lagoons. The road network inside the park allows the birder to visit much bird sites located within the park in a vehicle. The Bundala Saltern which is adjoining the park has a few motorable roads and is a locality where thousands of migrant wasers can be observed during the season. There are no bungalows inside the park but few campsites are available in the park.

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