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Hukaung Valley Birding Tour ( 10 Days )

Pink-Headed Duck and White-Bellied Heron Discovery

Yangon - Myitkyina - Tanaing - Indawgyi - Mitkyina - Yangon

In this tour, you will see water birds in Indawgyi Lake where Pink-headed Duck had been found and forest birds in world famous the biggest tiger area, Hukaung Valley and historical ledo road of WW II in Kachin State. The main key birds of this tour are … We do recommend some birders who had already been in Myanmar for first time birding already and who want to discover Pink-headed Duck follow by watching the real species as White-bellied Heron, Masked Finfoot and etc... If you want to do this tour, please make reservation in advance because we need time to apply special permit to visit that areas.

In this tour, you will see water birds in Indawgyi Lake where Pink-headed Duck had been found and forest birds in Hukaung Valley which is world famous the biggest tiger area and historical ledo road of WW II in Kachin State. We do recommend this tour for some bidders who had already been in Myanmar for first time birding already and who want to discover Pink-headed Duck follow by watching the rare species as White-bellied Heron, Masked Finfoot, White-winged Duck and etc. The main key birds of this tour are White-bellied Heron, Masked Finfoot, White-rumped and Collared Falcons, Jerdon's Bushchat , Collared Myna, Sarus Crane, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Spot-billed Pelican, Gadwall, White-rumped Vulture, Pompadour, Yellow-Footed, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon and Green Imperial-Pigeon, Green Peafowl, Great, Oriental Pied and Wreathed Hornbills, Woolly-necked and Black-necked Stork, Besra, Greylag Goose and Bar-headed Gooses, Northern Lapwing, Himalayan Swiftlet, Bearded Bee-eater, Blyth's Leaf-warbler and Rufous-faced Warbler, Black and Crested Serpent Eagles, White-bellied Sea-eagle, Eurasian Sparrowwhawk, Yellow-bellied, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Common Rosefinch, Yellow-breasted Bunting, White-crested, Lesser Necklaced and Rufous-necked Laughingthursh, White-bellied Yuhina, Grey-crested Tit, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Common Green Magpie, Rufous Treepie, Eastern Water Rail, Ward's Trogon, Yellow Wagtail, Citrine Wagtail, Brown-breasted Bulbul, White-throated Bulbul, Golden-fronted Leafbird, Orange-bellied Leafbird and etc…

And also the following species are easy to watch on this tour. White-throated Fantail, Great Cormorant, Little Cormorant, Oriental Darter, Purple Heron, Great Egret, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Indian Pond-heron, Cinnamon Bittern, Asian Openbill, Black Stork , Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Pintail, Osprey, Oriental Honey-buzzard, Black-shouldered Kite, Brahminy Kite, Lesser Fish Eagle, Crested Serpent-eagle, Pied Harrier, Rufous-winged Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Red Junglefowl, Grey Heron, White-breasted Waterhen, Ruddy-breasted Crake, Purple Swamphen, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Thick-knee, Great Thick-knee, Small Pratincole, River Lapwing, Grey-headed Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Common Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Feral Pigeon, Ashy Wood-pigeon, Spotted Dove, Red-breasted Parakeet, Green-billed Malkoha, Greater and Lesser Coucals, Himalayan, Asia Plain and Crested Swift , Silver-backed Needletail, White-throated Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Green Bee-eater, Common Hoopoe, Lineated Barbet, Blue-throated Barbet, Speckled Piculet, Grey-capped Woodpecker, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Lesser Yellownape, Himalayan Flameback, Plain Martin, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Paddyfield Pipit, Rosy Pipit, Olive-backed Pipit, White Wagtail, Long-tailed Minivet, Short-billed Minivet, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, Black Bulbul, Blue Rock Thrush, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Common Tailorbird, Dusky Warbler, Greenish Warbler, White-spectacled Warbler, Grey-cheeked Warbler, Striated Grassbird, Grey-headed Cannary-flycatcher, Common Stonechat, Pied Bushchat, Striped Tit-Babbler, Purple Sunbird, Black-throated Sunbird, Crimson Sunbird, Streaked Spiderhunter, Black-hooded Oriole, Maroon Oriole, Long-tailed Shrike, Grey-backed Shrike, Ashy Drongo, Bronze Drongo, Hair-crested Drongo, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Ashy Woodswallow, Large-billed Crow, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Asian Pied Starling, Vinous-breasted Starling, Common Myna, White-vented Myna, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Baya Weaver, Scaly-breasted Munia, Dark-rumped Swift, Common Shelduck, Lesser Adjutant, Hodgson's Redstart, Common Starling, Rufous throated Fulvetta, Pale-footed Bush-warbler, Common Merganser, Chestnut-capped Babbler.

In our previous experiences, you will see Orange-bellied Himalayan Squirrel, Swinhoe's Striped Squirrel, and Yellow-throated Marten, Rhesus Macaque, Phayre's Langur and other mammals.

Information Sheet

  Tour Code  

MB(005) Hukaung Valley Birding Tour

  Type of forest and Habitat   Lowland and open area, lakes, swamp, Bush, Grassland, bamboo, lowland evergreen forest in Tanaing, Hukaung Valley, River
  Time for Birding   From October to April are recommend, the best time will be on November, December, January and February.
  Weather Info:   October to April will be hot in day time but it will be cool in the early morning and late evening at Hukaung Valley and Indawgyi Lake ( 22oC- 33oC at day time and 4oC to10oC at night time ). June to September will be rain.
  Recommend Group Size   Private or group tour is recommended. Not more than 12 Pax is better
  Type of Accommodation   Basic accommodation at Tanaing but you can choose different types of accommodation in Myintkyina. Tent and sleeping Bag are essential. We provide tents and sleeping bag on request.
  Meals Info:   All meals are on arranged and should be included in your package. We do organize Myanmar and Chinese foods mostly.
  Transportation Info:   You can choose 4 WD or Jeep from Myitkyina to Tanaing and Indawgyi Lake. 4 WD are recommended for long of the beaten trek driving. Boats on lake are traditional.
  Expected Number of Species   325- 375
  Other Attractions   Great Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, Indawgyi Lake, Tanaing River, World biggest tiger area, Hukaung Valley and Ledo Road


  Day 1 : Yangon-Myintktina
  Day 2 : Myintkyina-Tanaing
  Day 3 : Tanaing
  Day 4 : Tanaing
  Day 5 : Tanaing
  Day 6 : Tanaing -Indawgyi Lake
  Day 7 : Indawgyi Lake
  Day 8 : Indawgyi Lake
  Day 9 : Indawgyi Lake-Myintkyina
  Day 10 : Myintkyina-Yangon


Route Map


Optional Tours:

Attraction and key bird Destination
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  Maubin, Pantanaw, Shwelaung and Einme in Ayeyarwaddy Division
( 4 day / 3 night ) from Yangon
  Kyaikto, Gulf of Moattama
  GURNEY’S PITTA Expectation
( 5 days / 4 night ) from Yangon
  Tanintharyi Davision
  Birding by elephant trekking at Wood pecker Land
( 4 days / 3 nights ) form Bagan / Mandalay
  Alaungdawkassapa National Park

Bird Photos


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