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Myanmar Bird Trips - Photo Gallery
We' re starting to meet some of Myanmar's unique birds like this hooded tree and the colorful jerdon minivet. We will take a trip by canoe to the water to see which birds we can find. Later, we traverse the creek and dare to the Chin Hills, home of the Chin Hills Wren and the famous but savage Red Junglefowl.
Mt Victoria National Park, which is home to an amazing birdlife. We' re looking for two endemites - White-browed Nuthatch and Burma Bushtit, Black-eared Spotted Shrike-Tori, and the cheeky Black-throated Bushtit. At the Inle-See we spend the night in a beautiful lakefront motel. We also go to the sea, but looking for birds and not fishing.
We are gliding soundlessly along the reed where we are hoping to meet the unique birds of Inle Lakes - Jerdon's Bushchat - and there is always the possibility that a beautiful rat consecration man sails over us. and Black-browed Reed Warbler, towards the end of our trip we head to the top of Kalaw, where we are hoping to find Burmese Yuhina around another sea - Yay Aye Kan.
Then it' s a good moment to flee this captivating land with its wealth of cultures, astonishing birds and welcoming population.
Myanmar: Myanmar Specialities
Burma is a large and varied south-east Asian nation that has a mysterious atmosphere after being shut to the outside world for centuries and ravaged by cataclysm: the conflict: However, at last Myanmar is at a peaceful place, and it is now definitely open to the tourist, so the bird being travelled has a variety of endemic, almost endemic and other special birds at its disposal.
A number of bird populations are found endemically in the semi-desert thorny scrub of the Myanmar mainland, namely the White-throated Babbler, the Burma Bush Lark and the Hooded Treecreeper, and the lovely Jerdon Minivet, which is divided by many nationalities. On the sandbanks of the wide and watery Irrawaddy River there is another group of special birds. Mt Victoria is often regarded as the "crown jewel" of birdwatching in Burma, and it is right.
Part of the Chin Hills, the most southern expanse of the Himalayas, it is the only place on Earth where you can see the gorgeous white-browed nuthatch and a variety of other Mt, such as the "Mount Victoria" Chinese Babax (a probable cleavage), White-crowned Black-naped Chickadee, Striated Black-browed Chickadee, "Burmese" Black-browed Chickadee (another likely cleavage), Red-capped Scops, Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler and many others.
This is the end of a brief but varied journey in the east of the Myanmar hills. This is a very different kind of wood than the Chin Hills, similar to the northwest of Thailand. It' the best place on earth to see the scant, almost indigenous Burmese bushtit. Extensive Lake Inle is a heartland of Jerdon's Bushchat and Collared Myna, along with a wealth of other marshlands.
"Yangon welcomes" croaks the house crow! "Yangon welcomes" croaks the house crow! Though the birds are delicious, there are many more things you can suggest to Myanmar. Burma is a country of great heritage, and one of its largest, the antique town of Bagan, happens to be one of its outstanding bird sanctuaries.
Burma has a beautiful meal, which shows influence from India, China and Thailand, but is very characteristic in itself. The recently opened land is already well serviced by a large number of airlines and this brief but rewarding trip will put you in touch with most of its special birds.
Arrive in Yangon. When we arrive at the Yangon International Airports we are taken to our spacious cityhotel for the evening. For those who have reached the area in the afternoons, there is the opportunity to visit the huge, gold-plated Shwedagon Pagoda, a breathtaking view and still a vibrant centre of Burmese Bhuddism.
Yangon's park is home to a thousand house crows who will welcome Burma's birdlife! Days 2-3: Yangon to Bagan. We' ll start the trip with a brief internal trip to Bagan, along the shores of the powerful Irewaddy River in the wide main river basin, the home of Burma's ancient people.
We' ll hike among the innumerable (there are about 3000!) brickwork pages, which decorate this area and look for their special birds. Short-toed and White-throated Babbler are usually simple, while Jerdon Minivet and Hooded Treecreeper are remarkable difficult to grasp. Further destinations in this arid area are the Rain Quail, Laggar, Spotted Owl, Hibernating Wryneck, Crested Pigeon (a characteristic native breed and probably split), Great-billed Warbler, Purple Sunbird, Burmars, Brown Shrike, Wine-red Star (another characteristic native breed) and Brown-backed Sparrow.
We do the classic "tourist" thing and observe the sunset on the side of a meticulously selected panorama page, which provides us with stunning photos and an memorable game. In the afternoons we take a brief cruise along the Irrawaddy to discover some grass-covered islets for such fish as the lapwing, the yellow-eyed and stripe thrush, the wheatear and the yellow-chested black wheatear.
Mt Victoria, Bagan. There' s also an extra chance for the hard-to-grasp Hooded Treepie if we miss it in Bagan. Mt Victoria. Unfortunately, large birds such as rhinoceros birds, doves and marsh hawks were almost extinct. However, other specialities are Stripe-, Assam- and Brown-capped Laughing Thrush, "Mount Victoria" Chinese Babax, Red-capped Antbird, Stripe-throated barwing, Grey-sided Thrush, Black-throated Parrotbill, Crested Longbill, Chin Hill Wren, Scrub-breasted Babbler and Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker.
There' s also a long listing of common Himalayas birds that are probably new to those who have not birds in the area. Mt Victoria to Bagan. We descend from the hill and go back to Bagan, warm and arid. Bird watching in this area is particularly appealing, but some other options are the Great Slate Woodpecker, the Himalayas and the Great Flame Ridge, the Great Yellowbill, the Collared Falcon, the Sharp-tailed Green Pigeon, the Red-headed Trogon, the Great Wood Shrike, the Great Cuckoo Shrike, the Brown-cheeked Fulvetta and the Bluethroat Flycatcher.
Bagan to Heho to Kalaw. A further brief internal trip takes us to the east of Myanmar's mountain range, which has a completely different feel and a different avi fauna than the Chin Hills. Even though the visit to the main valleys, Chin Hills and Shan State, is almost like a visit to three different lands, one of the most intriguing parts of this trip is that there is a clear Myanmar theme in all three places.
The main destination on this date will be the heavily located, if not entirely indigenous, Burmese village of Yorkin. As we look for the yeuhina, we will certainly see many other birds, such as the brown-backed woodpecker, black-backed warbler, yunnana rib, yellow-cheeked titmouse, silver-eared mesia, orange-bellied leafbird, black-throated nectar bird and silver-eared laughing thrush.
11th day: to Inle Lake. Returning a little way through Heho, we reach Lake Inle, a vast lake at medium altitude in an intermontane basin. This is where we discover the vast open spaces of the swamp and open waters for an abundance of new travel birds. Inle' s other big goal is the ever rarer Collared Myna.
Apart from its interest in bird watching, Inle is just a charming place with its renowned swimming pools and its many watering holes that have been constructed on pontoons along the shores of the river. Stage 12: Inle lake to Heho to Yangon. We return to Heho International Heho where we take the return plane to Yangon.
In our cosy guesthouse we will have a concluding evening meal with tasty Myanmar dishes. 13th day: Depart from Yangon. We will spend one last morn in Hlawga Park, on the northern side of Yangon. We are looking for Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters, White-crested Laughing Thrush and a host of other low-land birds that are probably new to the game.
We have to get up early for all bird watching, around 5:30 or 6 am, and remain until around 6 pm to take full use of the best bird watching times. A number of afternoon and night excursions are available to look for night birds; these rarely last longer than an extra 1h.
Two full length trips on the way to and from Mt. Victoria (days 4 & 8). Almost all of our bird watching takes place on streets or broad paths, without dramatic differences in height. Although most of the ascent is much lower on the summit of Mount Victoria, the highest height we can achieve is about 3000 meters (10,000 ft), and all other places on the route are at low or medium altitudes.
CLIME: Yangon will be warm (up to 95°F, 35°C) and moist. It can have similar temperature, although it is much dryer. In general, the conditions on Mount Victoria and on Kalaw and Lake Inle are pleasant (50-70°F, 10-21°C). Morning and evening on Mount Victoria can be very chilly (below 32°F, 0°C), especially in the morning when we observe birds in higher altitudes.
Power is available everywhere, but only in the evening and morning on Mount Victoria. There is a lot of use of the web, but it is not available on Mount Victoria. PRINTING: Myanmar's birds are suspicious of people and make photographing a real adventure. There' are very good possibilities for culture photographing, especially in Bagan, and for scenery photographing on Mount Victoria.
In Myanmar, it is a long term cold spell in early January to March. It is not too warm and there are many birds coming from the far northern part of Eurasia. Also Myanmar becomes very smokey from the end of March, as a large part of the land is burnt at the end of the drought.
Touristic passports are currently needed for residents of most of the world, but they are easily available through Myanmar's e-visa system at a price of $50. an arrivals and departures per passenger specifically on the date of your journey (transfers can be booked with other people on the same trip when they are arriving at the same time); floor transportation for the group to all locations on the route from the night of the 1st to noon of the 13th in an appropriate car; admission to the locations specified in the route; internal flight; a hardcopy and hardcopy check list to follow your sightseeing (which will be given to you at the beginning of the trip - only in the
: Guide's options; Carrier advice in accommodation (if requested); intercontinental airfare; snack foods; extra drink in addition to the inclusive ones; alcohol drink; trip insurances; flight transfer from and to the airports on dates outside the specified check-in and check-out dates; extra charge in establishments such as linen delivery, mini-bar, room and phone numbers and private property; health care charges; extra charge for checked bags; other goods or value added that are not expressly stated as-in.