Myanmar Endemic Birding Tour
The tour is focusing on world-famous Bagan(10th – 13th century) in dry zone area and Natmataung (Mt.Victoria) to target 9 endemic species of birds, rare species, Himalayan species, near-endemic species of birds along with the different habitats. Opportunity to get and touch with nature and rural life of the village people in the country site. Amazing Birding with expert bird guide.
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Bagan and surrounds: White-tailed Stonechat, Red Avadavat, Striated Babbler, Sand Lark, Long-billed Pipit, Spot-billed Duck, River Lapwing, Great Thick-knee, Small Pratincole, Pied Kingfisher, thousands of Plain and Sand Martins, Laggar Falcon and others. We can also see wintering bird species such as Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Common Teal, Great Cormorant, Grey Heron, Plovers , Spotted Redshank, Common Greenshank, Temminck’s Stint, rare Greater Spotted Eagle, Harriers, Common Kestrel and Peregrine Falcon, Vinous-breasted Starling and Plain-backed Sparrow, Chinese Francolin, Yellow-legged Buttonquail, Rain Quail, Burmese Shrike, Spotted Owlet, Indian Nightjar, House Martin, Red Collared and Burmese Collared-doves, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Brown Prinia and many more. Also see wintering bird species such as Eurasian Wryneck, Brown Shrike , Taiga Flycatcher, Siberian Rubythroat, Daurian Redstart and Yellow-streaked Warbler.
Bagan to Mt Victoria: Jerdon’s Minivet, Hooded Treepie and Long-billed Pipit, together with near-endemic bird White-rumped Falcon, White-eyed Buzzard, Collared Falconet, Crested Serpent Eagle, Black Baza, Honey Buzzard, various species of Woodpeckers, Blue-throated and Lineated Barbets, Asian Barred Owlet, Alexandrine, Rose-ringed, Blossom-headed, Grey-headed and Red-breasted Parakeets, Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, Small, Scarlet and Rosy Minivets, Common and Large Woodshrike, Asian Paradise-flycatcher, Neglected Nuthatch, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush and others.
Mt Victoria: The habitat type of higher altitude Mt. Victoria is characterized by pine, oak, rhododendron and evergreen forests with shot grassland. Here we can able to see White- browed Nuthatch, Myanmar’s fifth and most irresistible Myanmar endemic bird which is known only in this site. Other speciality birds that could be seen on this area are Myanmar near-endemic birds – Mount Victoria Babax (recently split from Chinese Babax), Brown-capped Laughingthrush, Assam Laughingthrush and Whistler’s Warbler, rare and Hill Partridge, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush, Slaty-backed and Rufous-gorgeted Flycatchers, White-browed Shortwing, Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Yellow-browed and Black-browned Tits, Striated Bulbul, Brown Bush, Ashy-throated and Black-faced Warblers, Slender-billed Scimitar, Scaly-breasted Wren, Pygmy Wren, and Green Shrike Babblers, White-browed Fulvetta, Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Fire-tailed Sunbird and others.
At mid altitude Mt. Victoria is covered by pine and evergreen forests. Dwarf bamboo also occurs in the understory and in thicke's open area. Here we can see Myanmar near-endemic bird Black-throated Prinia (recently split from Hill Prinia), rare Mrs Hume’s Pheasant, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Grey-chined, Long-tailed and Short-billed Minivets, Long-tailed and Black-breasted Thrushes, Indian Blue Robin, Spotted Forktail, White-tailed Nuthatch, Black-bibbed Tit, Broad-billed and Aberrant Bush Warblers, Red-faced Liocichla, Cutia, Streak-throated Barwing, Blue-winged and Red-tailed Minlas, Buff-breasted Parrotbill, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Spot-winged Grosbeak and others.
The lower altitude of the mountain has pine and deciduous forests. Here we can see Myanmar near-endemic Stripe Laughingthrush, Hodgson’s Frogmouth, Large Hawk Cuckoo, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Scaly Thrush, Yellow-cheeked and Black-throated Tits, Crested Finchbill, Striated Prinia, Brownish-flanked Bush, Russet Bush, Grey-hooded and Grey-crowned Warblers, Blue-winged Laughingthrush, Spot-throated and Spot-breasted Scimitar Babblers, Nepal and Rusty-capped Fulvetta, Silver-eared Mesia, Mrs Gould’s and Green-tailed Sunbirds and many more.
At all altitude zones where we can see Myanmar near-endemic bird species – Chin Hills Wren Babbler (recently split from Long-tailed Wren Babbler) and Assam Laughingthrush (recently split from Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush), Mountain Bamboo Partridge, Crimson-breasted and Darjeeling Woodpeckers, Great and Golden-throated Barbets, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Green-backed Tit, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler and Grey Sibia.
Many raptors such as Black Baza, Oriental Honey and Common Buzzards, Changeable Hawk, Mountain Hawk, Crested Serpent and Black Eagles, Besra, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrel and Oriental Hobby can be also seen.
We will also able to see wintering species such as Chestnut, Grey-sided and Eyebrowed Thrushes, Himalayan Bluetail, Black Redstart, Buff-throated, Hume’s, Radde’s and Tickell’s Leaf Warblers, Common Rosefinch, Chestnut and Little Buntings.
Arrival Yangon by Flight, transfer to respective hotel, dinner at hotel.overnight in Yangon.
Early morning transfer from Hotel to Yangon domestic airport by private car. Then fly from Yangon to Bagan by flight. Then birding to Six kinds of Myanmar Endemics at Bagan. Birding around Bagan to see White-throated Babbler ( Myanmar Endemics), Burmese Bushlark ( Myanmar Endemics), Jerdon's Minivet ( Myanmar Endemics), Hooded Treepie ( Myanmar Endemics), Ayeyawady Bulbul (Pycnonotus b. blanfordi) split from Streak-eared Bulbul ( Myanmar Endemics), Burmese Collared-dove (Streptopelia xanthocycla) split from Eurasian Collared-dove ( Myanmar Endemics), Overnight in Bagan.
Morning after breakfast, birding at Bagan. Afternoon, taking the boat and bird watching along the Ayarwaddy River. In the evening back to Hotel. Overnight in Bagan.
Bagan - Mt. Victoria
Morning about 08:00 am,drive from Bagan to Mt. Victoria by opened Jeep car about 5 hours driving.Lunch at local restaurant in Eikgyi village.Birding en-route. Check in to Mountain OASIS Resort. Overnight in Mt. Victoria.
Morning about 05:00 am, drive up to upper part of Mt.Victoria by Opened Jeep car. Birding to two kinds of Myanmar Endemics which are and observe to the forest at Mt. Victoria. Overnight at resort in Mt. Victoria.
Morning about 05:30 am, drive up to middle part of Mt. Victoria by Opened Jeep car. Birding at Mt. Victoria.Overnight at resort in Mt. Victoria.
Morning about 06:00 am, drive to lower part of Mt. Victoria by Opened Jeep car. Birding at Mt. Victoria.Overnight at resort in Mt. Victoria.
Morning about 05:00 am, drive to high light species places of Mt. Victoria by Opened Jeep car. Birding at Mt. Victoria.Overnight at resort in Mt. Victoria.
Mt. Victoria - Bagan
Morning breakfast at resort. About 06:30 am, drive from Mt. Victoria to Bagan by car. Lunch at local restaurant on the way.Afternoon arrive to Bagan. Then directly transfer to Nyaung U airport ( Bagan). Then fly back to Yangon. Transfer to respective hotel. Overnight in Yangon.
In the morning after breakfast, about 08:00 am,Yangon full day sight seeing by private car. Visit to world famous Shwedagon pagoda, visit Chaukhtagyi reclining Buddha image, National museum, Lunch at Padomar restaurant. Then visit to Bogyoke market, Sule square, Botahtataung Pagoda.Then transfer to Yangon International Airport by car. Check in to Departure Lounge . Fly to your country by late evening Flight.
*November, December and January are the best time birding in Myanmar.
*There are 9 endemic bird species in Myanmar.
*Natmataung National Park is the best birding site in Myanmar.
* Natmataung National Park, Bagan, Kalaw and Inle lake are the most popular birding sites in Myanmar.
*Green Peafowl is national bird of Myanmar.
*There are 9 National Parks and 26 Wildlife Sanctuaries in Myanmar.
*At least 10 years birding experience with clients, monthly birding activities and raptor Savoy projects in Myanmar.
*For your pleasure, we do some culture sightseeing.
Normally, we draw fixed itinerary but we can draw tailor made itinerary too.
*You can imagine about 200 bird species in the trip.