More than 465 birds types can be seen in Sri Lanka. There are 26 endemic bird types. Most of them are found in the wet zone when the winter migrants come from distant Siberia and western Europe. The reservoirs attract vast number of water birds. The forests attract many other species. There are many birds sanctuaries across the island including Kumana, Bundala, Kalamatiya, Sinharaja , Udawatta Kale, Bellanwila, Muthurajawela, Minneriya, Kitulgala and Minipe.