Bird Guide’s Profiles

SST Tours’ Expert Bird Guides

Expert Bird Guides Profiles for your birding tours.

Experienced local bird guides team leading by our Directors; 

Thet Zaw Naing

Vice-Chairman, Ornithologist

Myanmar Bird & Nature Society(MBNS),
Bird Conservation Manager, Wildlife Conservation Society(WCS) – Myanmar Program

Hlawgar Wildlife Park

Ko Ye

Expert Bird Guide

I am a birder and have experience in birding. After earning my living as a culture guide, I, in 2005, started to serve as a professional Bird Guide throughout Myanmar. I am an executive member of Myanmar Bird and Nature Society (MBNS), and participated in some kind of activities such as bird and nature conservation awareness programs at the schools throughout the whole country in Myanmar, worked in environmental impact assessment in the Northern part of Myanmar with the organization of Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) and member of Oriental Bird Club (OBC). At present, I am serving as a vice-chairman at the Myanmar Biodiversity and Conservation Society (MBCS) and doing participate in any kind of birding and nature activities.

Expert Bird Guide Lay Win

Lay Win

Expert Bird Guide

Bird watching is the way of outlet for those who absorb their mind in the job in the concrete jungle and who love to see the intact nature. Here, Myanmar is one of the special places for birding among South-east Asia countries.

I am one of the bird guides who can take you wherever you wish across the country. Bird research becomes my professional inclination though I got my BA. Eco degree from East of Yangon University, Yangon. I have been earned my living as a cultural tour guide from 2002 to 2008. Then, Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) requested me as an ornithologist for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

I am involving in many bird status–surveys in the country and also population status and distribution of Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidrispygmeus , population and distribution of Gurney’s Pitta Pittagurneyiin Tanintharyi (Tenasserim) Region and led the birding tours to Natmataung National Park (Mt.Victoria), Bagan region, Kalaw region, around Inlay Lake and Yangon.

I become a permanent tour guide in SST Tourism after working as a freelance. And the member of Myanmar Bird and Nature Society (MBNS), Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA) and Oriental Bird Club (OBC).

Don’t be hesitating to contact me as your partner or bird guide.

Expert Bird Guide Htay Ngwe

Htay Ngwe

Expert Bird Guide

I’m Mr.Htay Ngwe who was born on 4th October 1986. I worked at Mountain Oasis Resort, Kanpetlet in Chin State for ten years where Natmataung National Park situated.

I loved nature and wildlife since I was young. I studied about orchids and birds as much as I can, as much as my ability at Mountain Oasis Resort at Kanpetlet town where Natmataung National Park situated whenever I had free time even not fully understanding in those days. After I worked several years there I had a chance to approach and learn birding methods by the teaching of professional bird guides. Sometimes I accompanied birding with them.

In September 2014, I attended a bird guides training course in Yangon. Then, I started to work at SST Tourism Company in November 2014 and I had been accompanying four birding tours that year. And, I had six different birding tours in 2015, seven birding tours in 2016 and nine different birding tours in 2017.  In 2018 and 2019, I served as a bird guide in the Myanmar birding group tour from  Zoothera Birding Tour Company and BirdQuest Birding Tours Company.

Out of the birding tour season, I participate in every birding activities which hold by collaboration with S.S.T Tourism and MBNS (Myanmar Bird and Nature Society) occasionally. Now, I’m still keep learning and keep trying in bird identification to be more proficient in my subject.

Trip Reports by Htay Ngwe

Expert Bird Guide Myo Thant Tun

Myo Thant Tun

Expert Bird Guide

Mr. Myo Thant Tun is the professional tour guide as well as a bird guide since 2012, who has experienced in NGO’s bird conversation projects with BANCA for birding survey on Critically Endangered Species; Spoon-billed Sandpiper at the Gulf of Mottama, FFI for birds and Critically Endangered Species; Western Hoolock Gibbon survey at the Western Rakhine Mountain Range and WCS through the whole country.

He started his career after he got the National Tour Guide Licensed from MOHT in 2012. He attended local Bird Guide Training No.1 in Yangon for two months training course by Myanmar Bird Nature and Society, cooperating with Darwin Initiative and Harrison Institute in 2014.

He practiced bird watching not only by attending many bird watching training courses in Bagan(2013), Inle Lake (5th Ramsar Site in Myanmar), but also solo bird watching trips around the country.

He worked as an ornithologist in the EIA project of MESC (Myanmar Environment Sustainable Conservation) at Sagaing Region in 2017. He was born in Magway Region and his home town is near Rakhine and Chin Plaques.

He studied B.A(English) form Dagon University and since then he worked as interpreter, translator, outbound and inbound tour leader in Yangon.
Nowadays based on his birding experiences for many years, he has been leading many birding tour groups around Myanmar and working in EIA /SIA projects. He is trying to be an ornithologist and studying hard now.

His aiming is to raise his home town to become an eco-tourism site, by raising and doing knowledge implementation to local dwellers in the future.

Expert Bird Guide Nyan Lin

Nyan Lin

Expert Bird Guide

Mr. Nyan Lin, one of the members of Myanmar Bird and Nature Society (MBNS), is a National Licensed tour guide. He had taken part in White-browed Nuthatch survey at Mt.Victoria National park, Sarus Crane and Jerdon’s Babbler population survey and Sarus Crane nest monitoring in Ayeyarwady Delta by cooperating with Wildlife Conservation Society Myanmar Program (WCS).

On behalf of MBNS, he had participated in taking Waterbird census at Indawgyi lake in Kachin state, waterbird survey around Mandalay region and Ban Chaung region bird survey in North Tenasserim as well.

With the experience of birding tour guide and bird survey since 2012, he had been to most of the birding divisions in through out the country.What’s more, he has successfully completed not only Ecotourism Guide Basic training of Myanmar Ministry of Hotel and Tourism but also Bird Guide Training Batch 1 of Myanmar Bird and Nature Society.

Bird Guides’ Profiles

Bird Guide Mingalar Lay

Mai Mingalar Lay

Bird Guide

I am a bird guide at SST Tourism Co., Ltd. Since 2015, I Started bird watching training at the best birding spot in Myanmar; Hlawga Wildlife Park, Inle Lake, Kalaw, Bagan, and Mt. Vitoria(Namataung). I can guide for bird watching throughout Myanmar and have led birding tours and took a part survey of Raptor Watch for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), in central Myanmar in 2018.

I am a member of the Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA). And participating programs led by Myanmar Bird And Nature Society ( MBNS ) and Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association ( BANCA ): monthly Birding Activity, Asian Waterbirds Census, Surveys, and Seminars.

I am always ready for guiding to Birding Sites.

More Bird Guides Profiles are coming