Myanmar Endemic Bird Watching Tour

Myanmar Endemic Bird Watching Tour is take you to Bagan ( Dry Zone ) Listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site and Natmataung ( Mt. Victoria) National Park. Studying the Dry Zone Ecology System and the ancient Temples in Bagan. And study the flora and Fauna of Natmatuang National Park and having Natural Scenic beauty of Chin State.

Myanmar Endemic Bird Watching:

Myanmar Endemic Bird
Jerdon’s Minivet ( Myanmar Endemic)

There are Nine Myanmar Endemic Bird Species which are; White-throated Babbler (Turdoides gularis), Burmese Bushlark (Miraframicroptera), Jerdon’s Minivet(Pericrocotus albifrons), Hooded Treepie (Crypsyrinacucullata ),  Ayeyawady Bulbul (Pycnonotus blanfordi) split from Streak-eared Bulbul, Burmese Collared-dove (Streptopelia xanthocycla) split from Eurasian Collared-dove, White-browed Nuthatch ( Sitta victoriae), Burmese Tit (Aegithalos sharpei ), Burmese Prinia (Prinia cooki) .

Bagan and surrounds:

Bagan is Dry Zone area. There are Seven Myanmar Endemic Bird Can see in Bagan environs. Because those bird’s habitats are Dry Zone.

White-tailed Stonechat, Sand Lark, Long-billed Pipit, Spot-billed Duck, River Lapwing, Great Thick-knee, Small Pratincole, Pied Kingfisher, thousands of Plain and Sand Martins, Indian Skimmer, River and Black-bellied Terns, 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, Grey Plover, 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 Eurasian Collared Doves, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Brown Prinia and many more.Also see wintering bird species such as Eurasian Wryneck, Brown Shrike, Red-throated Flycatcher, Siberian Rubythroat, Daurian Redstart and Yellow-streaked Warbler.

Bagan to Mt Victoria: Myanmar Endemic Bird Watching

Jerdon’s Minivet, Hooded Treepie and Long-billed Pipit, together with near-endemic bird White-rumped Falcon, White-eyed Buzzard, Collared Falconet, 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 Woodshrikes, Asian Paradise-flycatcher, Chestnut-bellied 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. Therefore, Mt. Victoria is the best place for Bird watching and Ecology Study. 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 and Whistler’s Warbler, rare and shy Blyth’s Tragopan, Hill Partridge, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush, Slaty-backed and Rufous-gorgetted Flycatchers, White-browed Shortwing, Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Yellow-browned 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 thickes open area. So, 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 Barwings, Blue-winged and Red-tailed Minlas, Black-throated 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 Fulvettas, 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 Kesterl and Oriental Hobby can be also seen.

We will also able to see wintering species such as Chestnut, Grey-sided and Eyebrowed Thrushes, Orange-flanked Bush Robin, Black Redstart, Buff-throated, Hume’s, Radde’s and Tickell’s Leaf Warblers, Common Rosefinch, Chestnut and Little Buntings.

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White-browed Nuthatch (Sitta victoriae)

Myanmar Endemic Birding Tour Itinerary

10 Days / 9 Nights

Day.1, Arrival Yangon by Flight, overnight in Yangon.

Day.2. Morning transfer to Yangon domestic airport. Then fly to Bagan. And then birding to Seven kinds of Myanmar Endemic at Bagan. Birding around Bagan. Overnight in Bagan.

Day.3. Second day birding at Bagan. Afternoon, taking the boat and bird watching along the Ayarwaddy River. Overnight in Bagan.

Day.4. Morning about 08:00 am,drive from Bagan to Mt. Victoria car about 5 hours driving. Birding en-route. Check in to Mountain OASIS Resort. Overnight in Mt. Victoria.

Day.5. Full day birding at Mt. Victoria. Overnight in Mt. Victoria.

Day.6. Full day birding at Mt. Victoria. Overnight in Mt. Victoria.

Day.7. Full day birding at Mt. Victoria. Overnight in Mt. Victoria.

Day.8. Morning about 05:00 am, drive to high light species places  of Mt. Victoria by car. Birding at Mt. Victoria. Overnight.

Day.9. Morning About 06:30 am, drive from Mt. Victoria to Bagan by car. Afternoon arrive to Bagan. Then directly transfer to Nyaung U airport ( Bagan). Then fly back to Yangon. Transfer to respective hotel. Overnight in Yangon.

Day. 10: 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.

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