Burma as Myanmar was known earlier is a beautiful mostly undisturbed land often considered the last frontier of global biodiversity in Asia. Its…
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9 Days Birding Tour
Yangon – Bagan 3N – Mt. Victoria 3N – Kalaw 2N
Myanmar has one of the most diverse bird faunas per unit area amongst any country in the world. This rich region was studied extensively during the rule of the British but post-independence it has not been birded extensively. Very few Indians and no Indian Birding tours have been to Myanmar, so this is a great opportunity to go there document and photograph the avian beauties.
Yangon - Hwalga
We start the early morning by doing a small drive Hlawgar park where we bird before catching a domestic flight for Bagan. Check-in at hotel
Possible noteworthy species: Pale-capped Pigeon, Racket-tailed Treepie, Stripe-throated with red eyes and near-endemic Streak-eared Bulbuls, Chestnut-capped Babblers, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Rubycheeked, Olive-backed Sunbirds, Oriental Reed Warbler and Forest Wagtail.
Bagan – Mt. Victoria (by 4WD)
Morning drive to Mt. Victoria birding on the way.
Possible noteworthy species: White-rumped Falcon, Collared Falconet, Woodpeckers, Grey-headed
Overnight stay Kanpatlet.
Day 3 - 4
Full day birding at different elevations of Mt. Victoria
Possible noteworthy species: White- browed Nuthatch, Mount Victoria Babax, Brown-capped Laughingthrush, Blyth’s Tragopan, Hill Partridge, Slaty-backed Flycatcher, White-browed Shortwing, Yellow-browned and Black-browned Tits, Striated Bulbul, Brown Bush Warbler, Slender-billed Scimitar, Scaly-breasted Wren, Pygmy Wren Babblers, Spot-breasted Parrotbill. Black-throated Prinia, Mrs Hume’s Pheasant, Black-breasted Thrush, Black-bibbed Tit, Broad-billed and Aberrant Bush Warblers, Red-faced Liocichla, Cutia, Black-throated Parrotbill, Spot-winged Grosbeak. Striped Laughingthrush, Hodgson’s Frogmouth, Scaly Thrush, Crested Finchbill, Striated Prinia, Brownishflanked Bush, Russet Bush and Grey-crowned Warblers, Blue-winged Laughingthrush, Spot-throated and Spot-breasted Scimitar Babblers, Nepal and Rusty-capped Fulvettas. Chin Hills Wren Babbler, Assam Laughingthrush, Mountain Bamboo Partridge, Crimson-breasted and Darjeeling Woodpeckers, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler and Grey Sibia Black Baza, Besra, Oriental Hobby. Chestnut, Grey-sided and Eyebrowed Thrushes, Buff-throated, Radde’s Leaf Warblers, Chestnut Bunting.
Overnight stay at Kanpatlet.
Mt. Victoria - Bagan
Early start for drive to Bagan, birding on the way. Afternoon birding in Bagan Possible noteworthy species: White-throated Babbler, Burmese Bushlark, White-tailed Stonechat, Martins, Indian Skimmer, Black-bellied Terns.
Jerdon’s Minivet, Hooded Treepie, Vinous-breasted Starling, Plain-backed Sparrow, Chinese Francolin, Yellow-legged Buttonquail, Rain Quail, Burmese Shrike, Brown Prinia, Yellow-streaked Warbler.
Overnight stay at Kanpatlet.
Full day birding at Bagan, including a boat ride on the Ayeyarwaddy.
Overnight stay in Bagan.
Bagan – Lake Inle
Bird for sometime in Bagan before boarding a flight to Heho. Birding on Lake Inle by boat and some birding on the shore before transfer to Kalaw
Possible noteworthy species: Jerdon’s Bushchat, Collared Myna, Black-tailed Crake, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Baer’s Pochards, Dusky and Black-browed Reed Warblers and Yellow-breasted Bunting. Chinese Pond Herons, Vinous-breasted Starlings.
Overnight stay at Bagan.
Full day birding at Kalaw
Burmese Yuhina, Dark-backed Sibia, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, White-browed Laughingthrush, Streaked Wren and Rufous-fronted Babblers, Rusty-capped and Grey-cheeked Fulvettas, Sooty-headed and Brownbreasted Bulbuls, Sliver-breasted and Long-tailed Broadbills, Black-breasted Thrush, Vivid Niltava, Whitecrowned Forktail, Bianchi’s and White-tailed Leaf Warblers, Black-headed Greenfinch. Chestnut-flanked and Japanese White-eyes, Spotted Bush Warbler and Chestnut Bunting.
Overnight stay at Kalaw.
Kalaw - Yangon
Morning birding if possible and then proceed for a domestic flight from Heho to Yangon and then transfer
to International airport for an onward flight home.