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Free & Easy Birding in Myanmar ( 9 Days / 8 Nights )

Yangon, Hlawgar National Park-Moeyingyi-Kalaw-Inle Lake-Bagan-Ayeyarwaddy River-Yangon

“Free and Easy Birding in Myanmar” is suitable for a group or parson who wants to combine Birding and Cultural sightseeing in Myanmar in once. You will see 4 of 5 Myanmar’s undamaged Birds with most of the endanger species of the country on popular tour sites as Bagan, Inle Lake and Shwedagon in Yangon. So you can make birding and sightseeing on the same tour. Our expected species will be 200 to 250 included Myanmar’s undamaged and endanger species. The key birds will be as follow:

Hlawga Wildlife National Park : Pale-capped Pigeon, Racket-tailed Treepie, Rosy Minivet, Dollarbird, Forest Wagtail, Greater Coucal, Ruby-cheeked and Olive-backed Sunbirds, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Black-capped, White-throated and Common Kingfisher, Lesser Whistling-duck, Common Moorhen, Red-wattled Lapwing, Oriental Darter, Little and Great Cormorants, Asian Openbill, Coppersmith Barbet, Green-billed Malkoha, Greater and Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, White-rumped Shama, Black-crested, Red-whiskered, Red-vented, Stripe-throated, Streak-eared and Black-headed Bulbuls.

Moeyingyi Wetland Bird Sanctuary : Glossy Ibis, Asian Openbill, Black-crowned Night-heron, Little Tern, Yellow Bittern, Lesser whistling-duck, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Northern Pintail, Ferruginous Pochard, Black-capped and Common Kingfisher, Blue-eared Kingfisher was also recorded, Green and Common Sandpipers, Pheasant-tailed and Bronze-winged Jacanas, Black-winged Stilt, Little Ringed Plover, White-breasted Waterhen, Watercock, Purple Swamphen and Common Moorhen, Black Kite, Pied Harrier and other species..

Kalaw : Dark-backed Sibia, Burmese Yuhina, Indochinese Black-winged Cuckooshrikes, Giant Nuthatch are very rare to see, Speckled Piculet, White-browed and Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babblers, White-browed and Green Shrike Babblers, Hume's Treecreeper, Lesser Necklaced , Black-throated , White-browed Laughingthrushs, White-crowned and Black-backed Forktails, Wedge-tailed, Yellow-footed and Pin-tailed Green-pigeons, Mrs. Gould’s, Black-throated and Green-tailed Sunbirds, Little Pied, Hill-blued and Tickell’s Blue, Pale Blue, Brown-breasted, Taiga, Ultramarine and Grey-headed Canary Flycatchers, Blue-winded and Golden-fronted Leafbirds. Red-billed Blue Magpies, Himalayan, Rufous-winged and Long-legged Buzzards, Spectacled Barwing, Chestnut Bunting and Black-headed Greenfinch, White-tailed Robin, Silver-eared Mesias, White-capped Water-redstart, Black-tailed Crakes, Grey-cheeked Fulvetta. Himalayan Black, Red-vented, Ashy, Brown-breasted, Black-headed and Flavescent Bulbuls and Crested Finchbill could be seen. Slender-billed, Black-hooded and Maroon Orioles, Black-collared, Asian Pied, Chestnut-tailed Starlings, Black-throated, Japanese [Great], Yellow-cheeked Tits, Long-tailed Broadbill, Slaty-bellied and Chestnut-headed Tesias, Black-breasted, Orange-headed, Blue Rock and other Thrushes. Warblers and winter visitors will be seen.

Inle Lake : Jerdon’s Bushchat, Collared Myna are key species in the lake, Rufous-rumped Grassbird and Sarus Crane are very rare to see, White-vented, Crested, Common and Jungle Mynas, Clamorous and Oriental Reed Warblers, Plain and Yellow-bellied Prinias, Striated Grassbird, Easten Stonechats, Purple Swamphen, Common Coot, Common Moorhen, Ruddy-breasted and Black-tailed Crakes, Pheasant-tailed and Bronze-winged Jacanas, Cinnamon and Yellow Bitterns, Sport-billed Ducks, Gulls, Egrets and Pond Herons, Swamphen, Glossy Ibis, Northern Pintail, Gray-headed Lapwing, Marsh Sandpiper, Common and Pintail Snipe, Red Avadavat, Scaly-breasted Munia, Yellow Wagtail, Citrine Wagtail, White Wagtail.

Ayeyarwaddy : White-tailed Stonechat, Sand Lark, Plovers, Wood Sandpiper, Temminck's Stints, White, Yellow and Citrine Wagtails, River, Grey-headed and Red-wattled Lapwings. Pied, Common and White-throated Kingfishers, Pied Harrier, Eastern and Western Marsh-harriers and any other Repters, Small and Oriental Pratincoles, Great Cormorants, Indian Spot-billed Ducks, Ruddy Shelduck, Oriental Skylark, Striated Babbler and Black- Bellied Tern and River Tern are recorded in Ayeyarwaddy.

Bagan: Bagan is special area of Myanmar endemic species as White-throated Babbler, Burmese Bushlark, Jerdon’s Minivet and Hooded Treepie. Other key birds are Laggar Falcons, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Long-billed Pipit, Vinous-breasted Myna, Brown Prinia, Streak-eared Bulbul and Eurasian Collared Dove, Burmese Shrike, Rain Quail, Barred Button Quail, Chinese Francolin, Plain-backed, Russet and House Sparrows, Sported Owlet and Barn Owl and Indian Nightjar. Common and Jungle Mynas, Green and Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Common Hoopoe and Indian Roller are very common to see in Bagan.

Information Sheet

  Tour Code  

MB(003) Free & Easy Birding in Myanmar

  Tour Duration   Free & Easy Birding in Myanmar ( 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS )
  Type of forest and Habitat   Lowland and open, lakes, swamp, bush, grassland, bamboo, lowland semi-evergreen forest in Hlawgar National Park, semi-forest mountain in Kalaw, dry acacia forest and Ayeyarwaddy River.
  Time for Birding   From October to April are recommend, the best time will be on November, December, January and February. We do organize for whole year round.
  Weather Info:   October to April will be hot in day time but it will be cool in the early morning and late evening, especially at Kalaw and Inle Lake ( 25oC- 35oC at day time and 4oC to10oC at night time ).
June to September will be rain.
  Recommend Group Size   Private or group tour is recommended. Not more than 12 Pax is better by boat on Lake Inle
  Type of Accommodation   Basic and comfortable Boat House at Moeyingyi but you can choose many different types of accommodation in other destination.
  Meals Info:   Lunch box is recommended for whole day birding at Kalaw and you can choose good Chinese or European meals at big city. Dinner at Moeyingyi and lunch box at Kalaw should be included in your package.
  Transportation Info:   Mostly good transportation.
  Expected Number of Species   200-250
  Other Attractions   Great Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Inle Lake, amazing ancient stupas and temples at Bagan, and mighty Ayeyarwaddy River


  Day 1 : Yangon-Hlawghar-Moyingyi
  Day 2 : Moyingyi-Yangon
  Day 3 : Yangon-Kalaw by flight and car
  Day 4 : Kalaw
  Day 5 : Kalaw- Inle Lake by car
  Day 6 : Inle Lake
  Day 7 : Inle Lake - Bagan by flight
  Day 8 : Bagan and Ayeyarwaddy river
  Day 9 : Bagan-Yangon
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Optional Tours:

Attraction and key bird Destination
( 2 days/ 3 Nights ) from Yangon
  Maubin, Pantanaw, Shwelaung and Einme in Ayeyarwaddy Division
( 4 day / 3 night ) from Yangon
  Kyaikto, Gulf of Moattama
  GURNEY’S PITTA Expectation
( 5 days / 4 night ) from Yangon
  Tanintharyi Davision
  Birding by elephant trekking at Wood pecker Land
( 4 days / 3 nights ) form Bagan / Mandalay
  Alaungdawkassapa National Park

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