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We will take a trip by canoe to the water to see which species of bird we can find. Later, we traverse the stream and dare to the Chin Hills, home of the Chin Hills Wren and the famous but savage Red Jungle.
Mt Victoria National Park, which is home to an amazing birdlife. We' re looking for two endemic varieties - White-browed Nuthatch and Bushtit, as well as varieties like Mt Victoria Babax, Black-eared Common Babax, 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 bird, not fishing. At the end of our trip we will stop at the top of Kalaw, where we are hoping to find the Burmese Yuhina around another sea - Yay Aye Kan.
Sybird to Thailand: Northwest - Itinerary
Featuring a range of mountains that climb to over 8000 ft, the Himalayas are more Himalayan in taste and many of the birds are different. There are three mountains, among them the highest one in Thailand, the Doi Inthanon, all of which are very wooded and have their own unique taste. We will also be exploring the arid broadleaf woods and lowlands that include some very good wetlands and the Golden Triangle, where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand mingle.
As well as the local populations, many immigrants will come from the Nordic countries (China and Russia), and in several places we will be visiting traditional fodder shades that usually draw very mysterious populations. We' ll be visiting at least one of the temples, and the old northerly city of Chiang Mai with its famous overnight fair (just a few minutes walk from our hotel) will be our main seat when we are visiting the different mountain regions.
Overnight near Bangkok's main transportation hub. 2nd day: We take our early bird to Chiang Rai. The Chiang Saen See is one hours away, not far from the Mekong River. They will be most of them, but other kinds have been found. Overnight in a Chaing Saen Lake resorts. Stage 3: In additon to the mysterious and uncommon Passerine, the sea is good for the hibernation of the duck, especially the ferrous and bristly duck, but also the Eastern Spot-billed Duck, and the Baikal was found several times.
Often several types are also present. Overnight at Chiang Saen Lake. Mekong, one of the biggest Asian watercourses, and the world will be populated this mornings. Overnight at Chiang Saen Lake. After a last mornings around the Venetian blind at Chiang Saen Lake we drive westwards to another stream, the Kok and Tha Ton.
We will also have the opportunity to include a few more woodlands, such as the Black-bellied Bulbul, Yellow-bellied Sunbird, Purple Sunbird or Spot-winged Finch. When it is the right moment, we can observe birds in the Tha Ton Paddy, a place where we will observe birds again later on the trip. Overnight at Khun Mai Baan Suan Resort.
We will observe birds on the edges of the path, giving us a stunning view of the cliffy coast that stretches across the boarder into the Myanmar highlands. Some of the other wildlife we are hoping to find are red-chested woodpecker, black-throated tit, mustache yuhina, white-bellied red-tailed red-tailed flycatcher, and, if we are fortunate, red-tailed laughing thrush, golden bush flycatcher, fire-tailed nectar bird and scarlet finch.
On the south-western side of the hill we spent the whole forenoon looking for red-flowering tree blooms after our lunches, which attracts, among other things, grey tree, orange-bellied leafbird and narrow-billed Oriole. Lately, Thai birdwatchers have set up Venetian shutters that draw mysterious types, such as White-tailed Flycatcher, Spotted Robin, Rufous-naped Pitta, both the Himalayas and the Red-flanked Bluetail, Ultramarine Flycatcher and Golden Flycatcher.
Overnight at Khun Mai Baan Suan Resort. Late in the day we will ascend another summit to the southward direction, Doi Ang Khang, and we will reach the wonderful Royal Project at about 5000 ft altitude in good timing for noon. We will have plenty of free day in the afternoons to explore the blooming garden and the nearest military control point.
Overnight in the wonderful Ang Khang Nature Resort. It is home to a people of China (remains of some of Chiang Kai-shek's army that established themselves here after the Great China Revolution), Shan, Lahu and Palong. We will also look for hard-to-find wildlife such as Barbary Partridge, Long-tailed Minivet, Black-breasted and Scaly-breasted Robin, Grey-winged Black-headed Finchbill and the uncommon Black-browed Parrotbill; we will have another opportunity to see Mrs. Hume's Pheasant and Giant Nuthatchel.
Overnight at Ang Khang Nature Resort. After a last birdwatching mornings on Doi Ang Khang, we make our way to Chiang Mai, where we stop for dinner in Chiang Dao and in the afternoons we do some birdwatching near Mae Tang. Chiang Mai overnight. There are other present types such as the Little Whistling Duck, Swinhoe's (Brown-rumped Minivet Bird) and Rose Minivet and Hainan Niltava.
In the afternoon we drive to Doi Inthanon and our cosy little village at the bottom of the Mt. Overnight at Doi Inthanon Highland Reserve. We will be spending the mornings around the Doi Inthanon peak with its wealth of beautifully blooming orchid and orchid trees. We' ll be adding many more types, such as the Striped Bulbul and perhaps a scarce hibernating Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker.
Overnight at Doi Inthanon Highland Resort. Though there are many wildlife in this arid, leaf shedding environment, most of them are problematic, but Black-headed Oriole, Blue-throated Pewee and Woodpecker such as Grey-capped and Black-headed are possible. Overnight at Doi Inthanon Highland Resort. 13th day: We spent our last mornings on Doi Inthanon and explore the highest and most species-rich forests at altitudes between 5000 and 6000ft.
Under the reflowering shrubs we will look closely for the White-headed Bulbul, which is native to this part of Thailand and neighbouring Myanmar. After lunch we head back to Chiang Mai to take our plane back to Bangkok. Overnight at Novotel in Bangkok.