Bundala National Park in Sri Lanka is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory water birds. Bundala is home to 197 bird species, the most notable of which is the greater flamingo, which migrates in large flocks. Bundala was established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1969 and was renamed a national park on January 4, 1993. Bundala was the first wetland in Sri Lanka to be designated as a Ramsar site in 1991. UNESCO designated the national park as a biosphere reserve in 2005, making it Sri Lanka’s fourth biosphere reserve.