Kalaw is a hill in the Shan State of Myanmar. It is located in Kalaw Township in Taunggyi District. The town was famous for hiking, bird watching and trekking – many trekking trails ranging from nearby places. The hill station is located at an elevation of 1310 m from the Inle Lake. The town was popular with the British during the colonial rule. The town is cool and a good place for birding amid pines, secondary growth and mountain scenery. There are 180 bird species habitat in the mountain range of pine hill.
Some highlight bird species is below ::
Burmese Yuhina ( Yuhina humilis )
Burmese Yuhina (Yuhina bumili) is a species of bird in the family Zosteropidae. It is resident , and found in East, South Myanmar ( North Tenasserim ) and West Thailand. Its natural habitat is Montane broadleaf evergreen forest, pine and oak forest at 1075-2275 m. Food and Feeding is fruit, nectar and insects, and breed in April in Myanmar and in February in Thailand.
Dark-backed Sibia (Heterophasia melanoleuca)
The Dark-backed Sibia (Heterophasia melanoleuca) is a bird species in the family Leiothrichidae. In former times it was included the black-headed Sibia, H. desgodinsi. Together with most other sibias, it is sometimes separated in the genus Malacias. It is found in East, South (east) Myanmar, West, Northwest Thailand and Northwest Laos. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, broadleaf evergreen forest; 1,000 – 2,565 m.
Spectacled Barwing (Actinodura ramsayi)
The Spectacled Barwing ( Actinodura ramsayi ) is a species of bird in the family Leiothrichidae. It is found in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is tropical and subtropical in the montane forests: broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary growth, grass, scrub; 1,000 – 2,500m, locally to 610 m Myanmar, commonly in C (east), S (east), E Myanmar and NW Thailand, N, C Laos, and W, E Tonkin.