The astounding avian diversity of Myanmar is in part due to the great number of ecosystems found here ranging from the Himalayan heights of northern Kachin state along the Tibet border to the tropical wonders of the Mergui Archipelago near the Thai border. Myanmar’s immense ecological diversity and vast tracks of intact habitat in these and other areas, have made it a haven for countless bird species. It is estimated that roughly 1,100 resident and migratory species can be found in Myanmar. Some species are on the verge of extinction such as Gurney’s Pitta (pictured right), White-winged wood duck, White-shouldered Ibis, White-rumped Vulture and the Slender-billed Vulture. Four endemic species in Myanmar include the white-throated Babbler, Burmese Bushlark, Hooded Treepie and White-browed Nuthatch. The White-browed Nuthatch can only be seen in Natmataung National Park where roughly 280 other bird species also can be seen.
Other bird hotspots such as Popa mountain are known to contain two endemic species; Burmese Bushlark and Hooded Treepie as well as 176 other forest bird species.
The mixed deciduous forests of Northern Myanmar’s eastern Himalayan wilderness – an area recently converted into a reserve known as the Hkakaborazi National Park- contains over 300 bird species. Woodlands offer custom birding trips to all corners of Myanmar. These trips are often highly customized. In remote areas there is the option for simple accommodations or to stay in our own fully catered camp. Our guides are bird experts from Yangon and Kachin state among other areas. Woodlands also brings in foreign bird experts from various NGOs such as Birdlife International, Smithsonian, The World Pheasant Association, all of whom guide our tours and travel with us.
If our rare birds and other faunal species are to survive, they need intact habitat. Ecotourism that directly focuses on nature demonstrates to local people and developers that the environment in its natural state is valuable. At Woodlands we feel very strongly about promoting such tours to help conserve our unique SE Asian ecosystem. Your participation in these trips will not only be a rewarding natural experience for you, but also contribute in a tangible way to the conservation of Myanmar’s Natural World. For more information on these birding tours, please contact us.
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|Tour Code||Tour Program||Duration|
|ECB 101||Bird watching: Yangon – Myitkyina -Indawgyi – Myitkyina – Yangon||(5 Days/4 Nights)|
|ECB 102||Bird watching by boat: Yangon – Myitkyina – Bhamo – Myitkyina-Yangon||(6 Days/ 5 Nights)|
|ECB 103||Yangon – Hlaw Ga – Moeyingyi Wetland||(3 Days/ 2 Nights)|
|ECB 201||Bird watching: Yangon – Myitkyina – Indawgyi – Myitkyina – Yangon||(7 Days/6 Nights)|
|ECB 202||Bird watching by boat: Yangon – Myitkyina – Bhamo – Myitkyina-Yangon||(8 Days/ 7 Nights)|