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Northern Myanmar Bird Watching Tour ( 16 Days )


This trip is suitable for all birders who love bird watching, adventure, trekking and hiking. on this tour, not only the birds but also rare animals as Tarkin, Blue Sheep, Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Hoolock Gibbon and Black Orchids, many different Rhododendrons trees, colorful butterflies and floral will be found. And also, the different type of forest and river will give you different experiences. Our expected species will be 325 to 375 included some of the endangered species. The top birds on this tour will be Blyth’s and Temminck’s Tragopan, Himalayan and Sclater’s Monals, Blood Pheasant, Collared Myna, White-bellied Heron, Ibisbill, Blue-eared, Blyth’s and Stork-billed Kingfishers, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Beautiful Nuthatch, Velvet-fornted Nuthatch, Rufous-backed, Long-tailed and Beautiful Sibias, Greater and Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbills, Black-chinned, White-naped, Striated and other Yuhinas, Himalayan Cutia, Great, Rufous-necked and any other Hornbills, Common, Creasted and Long-tailed Broadbill, Black-headed and White-browed Shrike-babblers, Common Green Magpie, Collared Treepie, Orange-breasted, Red-headed and Ward’s Trogon, Orang-breasted Green-pigeon, Pin-tailed Green-pigeon, Green Imperil-pigeon, Mountain Imperial-pigeon, Bamboo Woodpecker, Slaty-backed Forktail, Spotted Forktail, Black-winged Cuckooshrike, Himalayan Cutia.

In our experiences, the following species are easy to find on this tour. Blyth’s Reed-warbler, Thick-billed Warbler, Rusty-rumped Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Bright-headed Cisticola, Plain Prinia, Mountain Bamboo-partridge, Eurasian Teal, Ferruginous Pochard, Oriental Dater, Chinese Sparrowhawk, Changeable Hawk-eagle, Pin-tailed Green-pigeon, Green Imperil-pigeon, Mountain Imperial-pigeon, Vernal Hanging-parrot, Banded Bay Cucukoo, Plaintive Cucukoo, Greater Coucal, Mountain Scops-owl, Collared Owlet, Asian Barred Owlet, House Swift, Red-headed Trogon, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Great Barbet, Golden-throated Barbet, Blue-throated Barbet, White-browed Piculet, Greater Yellownape, Bamboo Woodpecker, Bay Woodpecker, Long-tailed Broadbill, White-browed Shrike-babbler, Large Cuckooshrike, Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Short-billed Minivet, Scarlet MInivet, Maroon Oriole, Ashy Woodswallow, Yellow-bellied Fantail, White-throated Fantail, Ashy Drongo, Bronzed Drongo, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Asian Paradise-flycatcher, Large-billed Crow, Common Green Magpie, Grey-backed Shrike, Van Hasselt’s Sunbird, Crimson Sunbird, Mrs Gould’s Sunbird, Black-throated Sunbird, Streaked Spiderhunter, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Blue-winged Leafbird, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Asian Fairy-bluebird, Eurasian Tree-sparrow, Scarlet Finch, White-throated Dipper, Vinous-breasted Myna, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Common Hill-myna, Chinese Blackbird, Lesser Shortwing, Plumebeous Water-redstart, White-capped Water-redstart, Hodgson’s Redstart, Slaty-backed Forktial, Spotted Forktail, Blue Whistling-thrush, Pale Blue Flycatcher, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Verditer Flycatcher, Large Niltava, Small Niltava, Little Pied Flycatcher, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, White-rumped Tit, Grey Tit, Green-backed Tit, Sultan Tit, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Black-crested Bulbul, White-throated Bulbul, Puff-throated Bulbul, Ashy Bulbul, Mountain Bulbul, Himalayan Black Bulbul, Red-rumped Swallow, Mountain Tailorbird, Aberrant Bush-warbler, Grey-bellied Tesia, White-tailed Leaf-warbler, Grey-headed Parrotbill, Rufous-vented Yuhina, White-naped Yuhina, Striated Yuhina, Nepal Fulvetta, Rufous-throated Fulvetta, Snowy-throated Babbler, Grey-throated Babbler, Golden Babbler, Puff-throated Babbler, White-hooded Babbler, White-crested Laughingthrush, Scarlet-faced Liocichla, Red-tailed Minla, Silver-eared Mesia, Long-tailed Minla, Long-tailed Sibia, Rufous-backed Sibia, Rusty-fronted Barwing, Striated Grassbird, Crested Serpent-eagle, White-breasted Waterhen, River Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Oriental Turtle-dove, Large Hawk-cucukoo, Crested Kingfisher, Great Barbet, Black-winged Cuckooshrike, Hair-crested Drongo, Collared Treepie, Long-tailed Shrike, Rosy Pipit, White Wagtail, Chestnut-eared Bunting, Little Bunting, Velvet-fornted Nuthatch, Brown Dipper, Daurian Redstart, Blue Rock-thrush, Pale Sand-martin, Yellow-bellied Warbler, Rufous-faced Warbler, Slaty-bellied Tesia, Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Oriental White-eye, Brown Fulvetta, Rusty-capped Fulvetta, Rufous-vented Laughingthrush, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Hill Prinia, Grey-headed Fish-eagle, Orange-breasted Green-pigeon, Large-tailed Parakeet, Tawny Fish-owl, Lesser Yellownape, Hooded Pitta, Black-winged Cuckooshrike, Grey-chinned Minivet, Rufous Treepie, Little Spiderhunter, White-rumped Munia, Olive-backed Pipit, Eastern Yellow Wagtail, Himalayan Bluetail, Yellow-checked Tit, Grey-sided Bush-warbler, Black-eared Parrotbill, Japanese White-eye, Stripe-throated Yuhina, Whiskered Yuhina, Spotted Wren-babbler, Rufous-capped Babbler, Pin-striped Tit-babbler, Streaked Wren-babbler, Grey Sibia, Beautiful Sibia, Common Tailorbird, Bar-backed Partridge, Red Junglefowl, Kalij Pheasant, Black Baza, Common Hawk-cucukoo, Eurasian Cucukoo, Hodgson’s Frogmouth, Great Barbet, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Blue-winged Pitta, Black-winged Cuckooshrike, Long-tailed Minivet, Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Chestnut Thrush, White-browed Shortwing, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Black-faced Warbler, Broad-billed Warbler, Hume’s Bush-warbler, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Eastern-crowned Warbler, White-spectacled Warbler, Buff-breasted Parrotbill, Pygmy Wren-babbler, Rufous-fronted Babbler, Long-billed Wren-babbler, Yellow-throated Fulvetta, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Assam Laughingthrush, Blue-winged Siva, Spotted Bush-warbler, Rufous-throated Partridge, Great Barbet, Wreathed Hornbill, Himalayan Flameback, Black-naped Monarch, Little Forktail, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Slaty-blue Flycatcher, Eyebrowed Wren-babbler, Speckled Piculet, Spot-breasted Woodpecker, White-bellied Erpornis, Crow-billed Drongo, Orange-bellied Flowerpecker, Tibetan Serin, Grey Bushchat, Golden Bush-robin, Hainan Blue Flycatcher, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Dark-side Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler, Tickell’s Leaf-warbler, Himalayan Cutia, Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush, Shikra, Dark-rumped Swift, Gery-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Grey-chinned Minivet, Grey Treepie, Chenest-crowned Warbler, Crested Goshawk, Japanese Sparrowhawk, Besra, Mountain Imperial-pigeon, Dollarbird, Common Flameback, Eastern Stonechat, Mountain Hawk-eagle, Red-wattled Lapwing, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Blue Whistling-thrush, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Yellow-vented Warbler, Striated Yuhina, Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush, Rufescent Prinia, Striated Prinia, Black Eagle, Green-billed Malkoha, Brown-backed Needletail, Red-bearded Bee-eater, Blue-throated Flycatcher, Pale-footed Bush-warbler, Ashy-throated Warbler, Chestnut-collared Yuhina, Scaly-breasted Wern-babbler, Striated Laughingthrush, Grey-breasted Prinia.

Information Sheet

  Tour Code  

MB(006) Northern Myanmar Bird Watching Tour

  Type of forest and Habitat   Lowland and open area, Bush, bamboo, lowland and height elevation evergreen rain forest in Putao, 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 a little hot in day time on the lowland but it will be cool in the early morning and late evening at (1oC to10oC  at night time). June to September will be rain.
  Recommend Group Size   Private or group tour is recommended. Not more than 6 Pax is better
  Type of Accommodation   You can choose different types of accommodation in Putao Town. Tent and sleeping Bag are essential. We provide tents and sleeping bag on request.
  Meals Info:   All meals will be on arranged and should be included in your package. We do organize Myanmar and Chinese foods mostly on tour.
  Transportation Info:   You can choose 4 WD or Jeep from Putao to Shankhaung Village.
  Expected Number of Species   325- 375
  Other Attractions   Crystal ice water river, evergreen rain forest and pine forest and evergreen forest mountain.



  Day 1 : Yangon-Putao-Shankaung Village
  Day 2 : Shankaung village-Namphlan Mountain Camp
  Day 3 : Namphlan Mountain Camp-Awaddan village
  Day 4 : Awaddan village-Ziyar Village
  Day 5 : Ziyar Village-Chaungzone Camp
  Day 6 : Chaungzone-Thitpingyi Camp
  Day 7 : Thitpingyi- Based Camp of Mt.Phonekanrazi
  Day 8 : Vicinity of Mt.Phonekanrazi, Pheasant Discovery
  Day 9 : Based Camp- Thitpingyi Camp
  Day 10 : Thitpingyi Camp - Chaungzone Camp
  Day 11 : Chaungzon Camp - Ziyar Village
  Day 12 : Ziyar Village, birding around the village
  Day 13 : Ziyar village - Kharland village
  Day 14 : Kharland village - Warsandan Village
  Day 15 : Warsandan village - Shankhaung Village
  Day 16 : Shankhaung village - Putao
  Day 17 : Putao - Yangon / Mandalay


Route Map


Optional Tours:

Attraction and key bird Destination
( 2 days/ 3 Nights ) from Yangon
  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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