Bird Watching Trip in Myanmar

Yangon – Hlaw Ga – Bagan – Heho – Kalaw – Inle – Yangon

Myanmar is covered with the rainforests and a multitude of animal species. There are over 1000 species of birds in Myanmar. This country is a haven for all kinds of rare bird species, including migratory birds from all over South East Asia. While observing the many bird specimens, you can then explore the Myanmar rainforest and the mountains in high altitude, lost temples of Bagan and also the beautiful Inle Lake, which serves as a resting place for migratory birds (protected area)

DAY 01

BANGKOK OR OTHER – YANGON
Welcomed by our English guide and transfer to hotel and leisure. Green city marked out lakes with the carefully landscaped banks, Yangon is full of vigor and vibrancy.

Lunch free.

Visit begins by observing birds around the town of Yangon as Prinia Little Grebe, Lesser Whistling Duck,
Coppersmith Barbet, Bee-eaters, Little Cormorant, Tailorbird, Mynas, Bronze-winged, Oriental Darter, Moorhen, Bulbuls, Pheasant-tailed jacanas and many other species can be met with during our trip.

DAY 02

YANGON – PARC SAUVAGE DE HLAW GA – YANGON
Breakfast.

Road to the Wilderness Park hlaw Ga.

Visit the Wildlife Park hlaw ga to go to meet the birds you can see species such as Red-vented, Red-whiskered, Black-crested, Black-headed, Puff-throated & Chestnut-capped babblers, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Ruby-cheeked and other species of water bird such as Spot-billed and Lesser Whistling Ducks, Oriental Darter, Little Ringed Plover and other birds. Black-naped Oriole, Osprey, Oriental Reed, Greenish and Yellow-browed Warbler Asian Openbill, Blue-tailed and Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters, Painted Stork, Spotted Redshank, Green, Olive-backed & Purple Sunbirds, Cotton Pygmy Goose and Black-naped Oriole, you can also experience the winter birds like Racket-tailed Treepie, White-breasted Waterhen, Green-billed Malkoha, Stripe-throated with red eyes that we can meet just south of Burma, Greater Racket-tailed Drongos, Forest Wagtail, Red-wattled Lapwing, Lesser Racket-tailed near-endemic Streak-eared Bulbuls, White-crested necklaced Laughingthrushes & Lesser Black-winged Cuckooshrike very rare Pale-Capped Pigeon, Common Moorhen, White-rumped Shama, Red Junglefowl, although other species may be flush.

Picnic lunch at the lake in the park or in a small local restaurant.

Back to Yangon late afternoon.

The rest of the afternoon is devoted to the discovery of one of the pearls of Myanmar true emblem of the country, the Shwedagon Pagoda. Walk to the sound of bells and incantations of the faithful at the foot of the huge gold as the last rays of the sun ablaze with thousands of lights stupa.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 03

YANGON – BAGAN
Breakfast.

Morning flight to Bagan.

Day dedicated to the discovery of Bagan, extraordinary archaeological site that has Buddhist architecture Myanmar and birds of rare species.

Transfer to the hotel to drop off luggage.

Visit Bagan cycling. You will find in this area of endemic birds like Burma Burmese Bushlark and white-throated Babbler.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Downhill walk to the river and boarding of a local boat from which you can go to the meeting and the discovery of several bird species such as Pied Kingfisher, Long-billed Pipit, Sand Lark, Indian Skimmer, River Lapwing, Great Thick-knee, Laggar Falcon, white-tailed Stonechat, Small Pratincole, of thousands In Plain & Sand Martins, River & Black-bellied Terns, Spot-billed Duck, birds and other spaces. You can also experience the winter birds like Northern Shoveler, Peregrine Falcon, Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Pintail, Great Cormorant, Common Teal, Grey Plover, Common Greenshank rare Greater Spotted Eagle, Temminck’s Stint, Harriers, Spotted Redshank, Grey Heron and common Kestrel.

Sunset on the Irrawaddy from the boat.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 04

BAGAN
Breakfast.

Visit Bagan cycling.

Around the ancient temples of Bagan, you will see the endemic birds of Burma, several species to be rare Hooded Treepie, Jerdon’s Minivet and White-bellied Minivet, Rain Quail, Chinese Francolin, Yellow-legged Buttonquail, Burmese Shrike, Spotted Owlet, Indian Nightjar, House Martin, Vinous-breasted Starling & Plain-backed Sparrow, Red Collared, Eurasian Collared Doves, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Brown Prinia and more.

Lunch on the way.

Early evening, a carriage ride among the temples. Contemplation of the sunset from the top of a pagoda site is the highlight of the day, within a few minutes, as a result of the oblique light of the sunset, the entire site seems flare, painting pagodas around a beautiful orange color.

Dinner with traditional show. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 05

BAGAN – HEHO – KALAW
Breakfast.

Flight to Heho and continue by road to Kalaw.

Lunch on the way.

Visit of the small mountain town. In the afternoon, possibility of a small walk in the hills of Shan State (about 2-3h walk). Through villages and meet with people. The scenery is beautiful.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 06

KALAW

Breakfast.

Our bird tour of the day starts early in the morning: You can see the many Burmese birds and all species: Dark-backed Sibia, White-capped Water Redstart, Bianchi’s White-browed Laughingthrush, White-tailed Leaf Warblers, White-browed Scimitar Vivid Niltava, Black, Golden, White-browed Shrike & Rufous-fronted babblers, Black-headed Greenfinch, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Sliver-eared Mesia, Black-breasted Thrush, Burmese Yuhina, White-crowned Forktail, Rusty-capped & Grey cheeked Fulvettas, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Long-tailed Broadbills, Mountain, Ashy & Brown-breasted Bulbuls Black-throated Sunbird, Sooty-headed, Crested Bunting, and more.

Lunch on the way.

You may also see birds winter as Chestnut-flanked, Grey-backed Shrike, Streaked Wren, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar, Japanese White-eyes, Spotted Bush Warbler, Redstart and Chestnut Bunting Daurian.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 07

KALAW – INLE
Breakfast.

Starting at Inle Lake by boat.

Idyllic setting nestled around mountains, Inle Lake is a blue oasis dotted with stilt villages, temples and monasteries. Embark on motorized canoes. Discover the life of the lake: its amazing floating gardens, attached to the bottom of the lake by large bamboo poles, its Intha fishermen principal inhabitants of the lake, the traditional way of fishing with creels and rowing with leg, is unique.

Beginning of the discovery of the birds:
You can see rare birds such as: Glossy Ibis, Plaintive Cuckoo, Sarus Crane, Black-winged Stilt, Purple Swamphen, Ruddy-breasted & Black-tailed crakes, Pheasant-tailed and Bronze-winged Jacanas, Jerdon’s Bushchat, Oriental Pratincole, Brown-headed Gull, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Cinnamon & Yellow Bitterns, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Coot, Steppe Eagle, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Harriers, Dusky Plain, Blue throat, Yellow-bellied Prinias, Grey-headed Lapwing, Lesser Whistling & Spot -billed Ducks, Collared Myna and Striated Grassbird.

You can also visit the area of refuge for birds that have been declared a protected area by the state. Migratory birds refugent in this area, then you can discover all sorts of variety: Yellow-breasted Buntin, Gadwall, Black-browed Reed Warbler, Common Teal, Baer’s, Red-crested and Common Pochards, Ferruginous, Eurasian Wigeon and Northern Pintail.

Lunch on the way.

His birds can be seen at night: Intermediate & Cattle Egrets, Little Cormorant, Chestnut-tailed colony of Little Common, Jungle, Chinese Pond & Black-crowned Night Herons, White-vented & Collared Mynas, Indian Pond, Vinous-breasted and Black-collared & Asian Pied Starlings.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 08

INLE – HEHO – YANGON – BANGKOK OR OTHER DESTINATION

Breakfast.

Transfer by road to Heho (1h) and fly back to Yangon.

If time permits, walk in Chinatown, home, along with its colonial buildings crumbling facades, an abundance of small shops, the shopping street and canteens street.

Lunch at local restaurant on the way.

Visit the great Bogyoke market, market lacquer, precious stones, fabrics. Free time to do your last minute shopping.

Transfer to the international airport, assistance with registration and flight to Paris or other destinations formalities.