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Birding Trip Report to Myanmar

December 27th 2012 – January 12th 2013


   
  Participants
Erwin Collaerts
Peter Collaerts
Stijn Raymaekers

Introduction

With its four endemic bird species, a few potential splits and a few restricted-range species that are hard to see elsewhere, Myanmar is a country that you have to visit at least once. Our trip was rather short. It was Stijn’s first visit to SE Asia, so he had a quite long list of target species.
For my brother and me, the list of “must-see-birds” was much shorter.

Thanks …

……. to Ward Vercruysse and Mark Van Beirs for providing us additional information.

Visa

Belgian citizens need a visa to enter Myanmar. We got a visa at the Embassy of Myanmar in Brussels. For Thailand, a visa is not necessary for Belgian citizens.

Exchange rate

€1 = +/- 1.1 Kyat
€1 = +/- 40 Thai Baht

Local travel agency

We used the services of Myanmar Travel Expert for arranging permits, local transport and accommodation for the week on Mt. Victoria. They arranged a driver and a local guide, Ko Thet. Mobile (95-9) 49214838 or (95-61)60717-60380. baganbirdwatching001@gmail.com.
Two remarks about their services:

Books

Trip reports

During the time that we were preparing our trip, Travellingbirder was already off-line for a few months. However, we found and used the following trip reports:

Map

Burma (Myanmar) Road and Physical Travel Reference Map”. Scale 1:1,350,000. From International Travel.

GPS-coordinates

There are not many GPS-coordinates available in trip reports yet. We only found some in the reports of Uku and Thet Zaw Naing, on www.observado.org and www.xeno-canto.org. I took new waypoints and registered tracks. To get the waypoints or tracks in .kmz- or .kml-format for Google Earth, please contact me. The waypoints are also available here. Notice that these are only the waypoints and tracks that we took during our trip. The ones we found in other reports and websites are not included.

Mobile telephone

Mobile telephone cards from abroad are not working in Myanmar. I searched in Nyaungshwe, Kalaw and Bagan for a card but they only seem to be available at the airports. Except for Mt. Victoria, there was mobile telephone coverage all over the places we visited. We saw people of Myanmar using their mobile telephone everywhere.

Visited sites

Hlawga Park

The main entrance is at the northeast side. From there, you can make a small loop in the northern parts of the park. We only spent a few hours in the park but that was enough to find Stripe-throated Bulbul ssp. davisoni.

Lake Inle – Nyaungshwe

Entrance fee: US$3/pp

Organising a visit to Lake Inle is very easy. From the small village of Nyaungshwe, north of the lake, you can arrange a boat. Compare the prices from the different boat hiring companies. Accommodation is no problem at all. There are hotels and guesthouses in all price categories and many new facilities are being built. For birding on the lake it is sufficient to spend your time at the northern half of the lake.

The best place for Jerdon’s Bushchat you can reach by leaving the village into southern direction and then take the first main side canal to the right. There are also less boats passing by on this place, making birdwatching more comfortable. The main canal is more crowdy, with lots of boats with tourists or local people passing by. We found Collared Myna on the east side of the lake, near a small village. Half a day is enough to explore the northern part of the lake.

Kalaw

Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve

It is about 7 km from Kalaw village to the waterreservoir at Yay Ayekon Forest Reserve. The track inside the forest is probably only accessible by motorcycle. The first part is paved and broad enough to go by car, but the last few kilometres are smaller. The owner of the guesthouse arranged the motordrivers. It took about half an hour to reach the waterreservoir.

At the Forest Reserve, the track north of the waterreservoir looked the most promising. The trail east of the reservoir is more open and the more south you go the more degraded it gets. Bird activity was low in this area. Probably we spent too much time here before we went back to the trail north of the reservoir where bird activity was much higher. When you are visiting the place without a local guide, it is probably better to stay 2 days at the reserve, instead of spending just 1 day here. We did not see the main target, Burmese Yuhina. We also could not find Pin-tailed Pigeon and Asian Emerald Cuckoo, both seen by many birdwatchers.
 

To monastery (pagoda) north of the village

When you are going from the Golden Lily Guesthouse to National Highway 4, just cross the highway to enter the entrance road to a small pagoda. At the first part, you will pass some houses. Keep going left till you reach a ridge. Once you are here, keep on going left till you arrive at the small pagoda. This is the place where we saw Black-headed Greenfinches. The vegetation is dry scrub. Also behind the pagoda, it is good for birdwatching in dry, short scrub.

Bagan

Entrance fee: US$10/pp/week

Irrawaddy River

A boat for 4 hours on the Irrawaddy River was expensive (+/- €40). We navigated to the riverbank on the other side of Bagan. There were only agriculture fields overhere. We left the boat on a sandbank on the same riverside as Bagan. It was clear that this sandbank, with lots of waders and smaller birds, was accessible from the hotel without a boat. The only bird we did not see on both places was Striated Babbler.

Dry scrub area

I have waypoints for all the important places. By foot or by bicycle is the best way to explore Bagan. In the neighbourhood of the Saytana Paya, Sulamani and Dhammayangyi Temples, you can find all the species.

Bagan to Mount Victoria

The vegetation from Bagan to Mount Victoria is changing from dry scrub to broadleaved forest. Near Kazunma and Nagabwat, there are a few interesting places for birdwatching. I have waypoints of these places, together with the places where we saw Gray-headed Parakeets. Keep in mind that we did not see many birds on the places we stopped during our ride to Mt. Victoria. Probably, it was already too late during the day. See also other trip reports.

Mount Victoria

Mt. Victoria is only accessible with a permit. Permits can (only?) be arranged by a local travel agent. Going there on your own is thus not possible yet. Having your own transport on the mountain is also necessary. Distances are too far to go there on foot.

Probably it is possible to go to Kanpetlet by public transport, but I do not know if it is possible to arrange a permit for the mountain in this village, especially in a short time period.

For pheasants like Hume’s and Kalij Pheasant and Blyth’s Tragopan, the best days seem to be over on Mount Victoria. In trip reports from only a few years ago it was mentioned that it was possible to see the three species on a few days visit. Nowadays, you read in all trip reports that it is nearly impossible to find one of them. Ko Thet told us that in the last few years, all three species are very hard or impossible to see. There is still good forest further away from the main track, on another ridge. I hope that the pheasants are still around there. Just a few weeks before we visited the place, Ding Li Yong and Albert Low saw a group of three Blyth’s Tragopans. They also saw a Hodgson’s Frogmouth, a bird that is hard to see these days. It seems that they are no longer reacting on tape.
 

Transport

Accomodation

Places like Lake Inle (Nyaungshwe) and especially Bagan are in the itinerary of every (backpack) tourist visiting the country. Moreover, the Christmas holiday made that we never saw so many western tourists in any Asian country before.

We did not make reservations for Lake Inle, Kalaw and Bagan. Because it was a busy time, we had to check a few hotels in Nyaungshwe and Kalaw before we found a free hotel room. In Bagan, we found accommodation in the first budget hotel that we checked.

Short description of our itinerary

 

Bird list

Our list of observed birds is strictly following Clements 6th edition (updates until 2012). For some species recent information about taxonomic decisions not yet included in Clements is given.

Total number of birds observed: 297

Lesser Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna javanica
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 30+

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
02/01/2013 - Bagan - +/- 20 flying over
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 50+
10/01/2013 - Bagan - +/- 10

Indian Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 100+
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 2
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 6

Northern Pintail Anas acuta
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 1 male

Garganey Anas querquedula
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - +/- 30

Common Pochard Aythya ferina
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 2 males + 1 female

Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca Near-threatened (NT)
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle – 6

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - +/- 30

Chinese Francolin Francolinus pintadeanus
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan - 1

Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 8
09/01/2013 - Bagan - 1

Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 3
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 1 male + 1 female

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park – 4

Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - +/- 50
02/01/2013 - Bagan – 2

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
02/01/2013 - Bagan – 7

Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 2
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - fairly common
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 2

Gray Heron Ardea cinerea
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle – 3

Great Egret Ardea alba
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Little Egret Egretta garzetta
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 1
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - a few
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
09/01/2013 - Bagan - 3
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 2

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 3
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan - +/- 5
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - a few
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Indian or Chinese Pond-Heron Ardeola grayii or Ardeola bacchus
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - a few
02/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - a few

In winter plumage, these two species are hard to separate. In a few trip reports, they used the dusky wingtips as a feature for Chinese Pond-Heron. We definitely saw a few Pond-Herons with dusky wingtips but we keep the identification open.

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - +/- 40

Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 3
03/01/2013 - Bagan – 7

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 1
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Crested Serpent-Eagle Spilornis cheela
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 1
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan – 1

Changeable Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan – 1

Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 3
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 4

Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 2
03/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Eurasian Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle – 2

Eastern Marsh-Harrier Circus spilonotus
03/01/2013 - Bagan – 2

Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1 male
09/01/2013 - Bagan - 1 male

Shikra Accipiter badius
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park – 1

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Black Kite Milvus migrans
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria – 1

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
02/01/2013 - Bagan – 1 ssp. burmannicus
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 ssp. burmannicus
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1 ssp. burmannicus

Sometimes, the subspecies burmannicus is treated as a separate species, Himalayan Buzzard.

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle – 1

Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 10+

Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 2

Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 100+

River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 4
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 3

Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
03/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Greater Sand-Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
03/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 1
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 6
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1 seen and 1 heard
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 3

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 7+

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 1
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 1
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 7
03/01/2013 - Bagan – 2

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 5+
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 2
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 4

Common Redshank Tringa totanus
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 5+

Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 3

Pin-tailed Snipe Gallinago stenura
02/01/2013 - Bagan – 5

Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 7
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Small Pratincole Glareola lactea
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1000+

Brown-headed Gull Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - fairly common
03/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Ashy Wood-Pigeon Columba pulchricollis
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 8
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few heard
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
02/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common – ssp. xanthocyclus
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few – ssp. xanthocyclus
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 2 – ssp. xanthocyclus

The subspecies xanthocyclus has an isolated population in the Burmese Dry Zone. A bold yellow eyering, darker overall plumage and more vinous underparts gives it a few different features than the nominate form decaocto. Mentioned in Björn Anderson’s trip report as Burmese Collared-Dove.

Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
02/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
03/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
09/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
10/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common

Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 2 seen and a few heard
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - 1
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1
02/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - fairly common
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan - a few
09/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Thick-billed Pigeon Treron curvirostra
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 4

Mountain Imperial-Pigeon Ducula badia
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 10

Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus
03/01/2013 - Bagan – 2

Asian Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park – 1

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 2 seen and 1 heard
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria – 1

Mountain Scops-Owl Otus spilocephalus
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 heard

Collared Scops-Owl Otus lettia
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 1 heard in the village
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 heard
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 heard

Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides
29/12/2012 - Lake Inle (Nyaungshwe) - 1 seen and 2 heard in the village centre
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 1 heard in the village
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 heard
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 seen and 2 heard

Spotted Owlet Athene brama
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 3
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
09/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 4

Hodgson's Frogmouth Batrachostomus hodgsoni
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 heard
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 heard
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2 heard
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2 heard

Gray Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus
03/01/2013 - Bagan – 2

Himalayan Swiftlet Aerodramus brevirostris
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 20+
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 10+
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan – 8

Cook's Swift Apus cooki
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) – 2

House Swift Apus nipalensis
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - 30+

Asian Palm-Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis
02/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
03/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - fairly common
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 1
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 2
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - a few
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 2
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
02/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 3
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 10+
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - a few
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan - 2
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
01/01/2013 - Kalaw to Bagan - 1
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 3+
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - a few
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan - 2
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 2

Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 10+
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
09/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan - 15+

Great Barbet Megalaima virens
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - +/- 30
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few heard
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 10+
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 30+
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few seen and commonly heard

Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria – 1

Golden-throated Barbet Megalaima franklinii
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2 seen and a few heard
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) – 4

Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 1 seen and a few heard
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 2
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan – 1

Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 1

Gray-capped Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Stripe-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos atratus
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Rufous-bellied Woodpecker Dendrocopos hyperythrus
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 3
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 heard

Himalayan Flameback Dinopium shorii
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan – 1

Collared Falconet Microhierax caerulescens
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria – 1

Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - 2
31/12/2012 - Kalaw village - 2
01/01/2013 - Kalaw (east of village) - 1
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 2
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 2
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - a few
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 2

Laggar Falcon Falco jugger Near-threatened (NT)
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 1
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan – 1

Gray-headed Parakeet Psittacula finschii
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 2 + 5
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan - 50+

Blossom-headed Parakeet Psittacula roseata
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 20+
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan – 1

Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 2+3

Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 heard, totally unexpected to here this one. Not found in other trip reports.

Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis gularis
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan – 6

Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria – 2

Common Iora Aegithina tiphia
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 3
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 2
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

White-bellied Minivet Pericrocotus erythropygius
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1 pair – ssp. albifrons
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a group of 4 and 5 – ssp. albifrons

 

Sometimes, the endemic subspecies albifrons is treated as a separated species, Jerdon’s Minivet.

Gray-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 2

Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 pair
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 10
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Rosy Minivet Pericrocotus roseus
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 1 female

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 5+
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 5
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 1
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan - 2
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Burmese Shrike Lanius collurioides
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 10+
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - a few
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan - 1
09/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan - 5+

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 5+
01/01/2013 - Kalaw to Bagan – 1

Gray-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Green Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 11
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 5+
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few

Black-eared Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius melanotis
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

White-bellied Erpornis Erpornis zantholeuca
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 3+

Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park – 2

Slender-billed Oriole Oriolus tenuirostris
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 1
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan – 1

Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 3 seen and a few heard
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - fairly common
02/01/2013 - Bagan - +/- 5
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - fairly common
09/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - +/- 5
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - a few
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - a few
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 5
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 5
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few

Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 2
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 1
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan – 1

White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 2
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 5+

Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 2

Gold-billed Magpie Urocissa flavirostris
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 5

Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - 5
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 4+3

Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria – 3

Hooded Treepie Crypsirina cucullata Near-threatened (NT) Country endemic
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 2
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
09/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 2

House Crow Corvus splendens
29/12/2012 - Yangon airport - a few
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - fairly common
02/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
03/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - fairly common
09/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) – 1 – ssp. levaillantii
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2 – ssp. levaillantii
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan - a few – ssp. levaillantii

Sometimes, the endemic subspecies levaillantii is treated as a separated species, Eastern Jungle Crow.

Burmese Bushlark Mirafra microptera Country endemic
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 30+
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 10+
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 8
09/01/2013 - Bagan - +/- 5
10/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common

Sand Lark Calandrella raytal
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 3
10/01/2013 - Bagan - +/- 5

Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 10+
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 3

Gray-throated Martin Riparia chinensis
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 10+
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 3

Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - a few

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - a few
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - fairly common
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - a few
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1
02/01/2013 - Bagan - a few with 1 of the tytleri subspecies
03/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
03/01/2013 - Bagan – 3

Striated Swallow Cecropis striolata
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 10+
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Asian House-Martin Delichon dasypus
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 6
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 3
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 3

Yellow-bellied Fairy-Fantail Chelidorhynx hypoxantha
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 2
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - +/- 5
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Black-bibbed Tit Poecile hypermelaenus
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Great Tit Parus major
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 4 – ssp. minor

Sometimes, the subspecies minor is treated as a separated species, Japanese Tit.

Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Yellow-cheeked Tit Parus spilonotus
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 3

Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 3

Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - +/- 5

We observed the grey-crowned subspecies pulchellus.

Black-browed Tit Aegithalos iouschistos
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 5+6
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 10+
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 4

Sometimes, the subspecies sharpie is treated as a separated species, Burmese Tit.

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Sitta nagaensis
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 5
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 8
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 4

White-browed Nuthatch Sitta victoriae Country endemic Restricted range
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 8
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - +/- 5

Bar-tailed Treecreeper Certhia himalayana
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Brown-throated Treecreeper Certhia discolor
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 3 – ssp. manipurensis
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2– ssp. manipurensis
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2– ssp. manipurensis

Sometimes, the subspecies manipurensis is treated as a separated species, Hume’s Treecreeper.

Crested Finchbill Spizixos canifrons
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2 seen and 2 heard

Striated Bulbul Pycnonotus striatus
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 6
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 6

Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus flaviventris
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 1
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria – 1

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 3
01/01/2013 - Kalaw (east of village) - 1
02/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - a few
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 3

Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle – 2

Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) – 3

Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 2+ - ssp. davisoni

The subspecies davisoni has an isolated population in southern Myanmar. This pale-eyed form is a potential future split.

Flavescent Bulbul Pycnonotus flavescens
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - +/- 5
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Streak-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus blanfordi
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 1
02/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
03/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - a few
09/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
10/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common

(Himalayan) Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 6
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 20
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 20+
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 10+

Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 4

Chestnut-headed Tesia Tesia castaneocoronata
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Yellow-bellied Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 4
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 4

Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 1 seen and a few heard
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Tickell's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus affinis
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 3
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Buff-throated Warbler Phylloscopus subaffinis
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 1
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Yellow-streaked Warbler Phylloscopus armandii
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
09/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - fairly common
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - fairly common
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - fairly common
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - fairly common

Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 3
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 3

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - a few
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 1 heard
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - a few heard
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - fairly common
02/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 2
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few heard
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few heard
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few heard
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few heard
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few

Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Davison's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus davisoni
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 2

Martens's Warbler Seicercus omeiensis
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 2

Whistler's Warbler Seicercus whistleri
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Thick-billed Warbler Iduna aedon
09/01/2013 - Bagan – 2

Black-browed Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - a few

Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - fairly common

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 7+

Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 3
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Striated Prinia Prinia crinigera
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) – 1

Black-throated Prinia Prinia atrogularis
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens
02/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris
01/01/2013 - Kalaw (east of village) - 1
02/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 2
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 10+
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - 2
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 8
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 2
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 4

White-browed Fulvetta Fulvetta vinipectus
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 10
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 10+
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 8
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few

Black-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis nipalensis
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 10+

Sometimes, the endemic subspecies ripponi is treated as a separated species, Buff-breasted Parrotbill.

Whiskered Yuhina Yuhina flavicollis
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 3
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 4

Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 4
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 4
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 6

Chestnut-flanked White-eye Zosterops erythropleurus
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 15+

Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 3

Nepal Fulvetta Alcippe nipalensis
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Gray-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - +/- 10

Rufous-winged Fulvetta Schoeniparus castaneceps
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 4
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - fairly common
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 10
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 10

Rusty-capped Fulvetta Schoeniparus dubia
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 3

Chinese Babax Babax lanceolatus
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 10+ - ssp. woodi

Sometimes, the near-endemic subspecies woodi is treated as a separated species, Mt. Victoria Babax.

White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 1 heard

White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax sannio
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 3

Striped Laughingthrush Garrulax virgatus Restricted range
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Brown-capped Laughingthrush Garrulax austeni
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 6
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 4
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Blue-winged Laughingthrush Garrulax squamatus
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Assam Laughingthrush Garrulax chrysopterus
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 10
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 5
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 4

White-throated Babbler Turdoides gularis Country endemic
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 30+
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 30+
09/01/2013 - Bagan - 10+
10/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common

Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 20+

Gray Sibia Heterophasia gracilis Restricted range
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - fairly common
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - fairly common
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few

Black-backed Sibia Heterophasia melanoleuca
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - +/- 8

Red-faced Liocichla Liocichla phoenicea
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Rusty-fronted Barwing Actinodura egertoni
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 5
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few

Streak-throated Barwing Actinodura waldeni Restricted range
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 6
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 6
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 8

Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 8
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 3

Chestnut-tailed Minla Minla strigula
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 10+
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 10+
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 10+
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few

Red-tailed Minla Minla ignotincta
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Golden Babbler Stachyridopsis chrysaea
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - +/- 10
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Chestnut-capped Babbler Timalia pileata
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 1

Spotted Wren-Babbler Spelaeornis formosus
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 heard
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2

Chin Hills Wren-Babbler Spelaeornis oatesi
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 seen well

Gray-throated Babbler Stachyris nigriceps
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 4

Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus mcclellandi
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 heard
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2 seen extremely well

White-browed Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 4

Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 10
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa latirostris
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park – 1

Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1
01/01/2013 - Kalaw (east of village) - 1
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan – 1

White-gorgeted Flycatcher Anthipes monileger
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Hill Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis banyumas
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 2

Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Blue Whistling-Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 1

Spotted Forktail Enicurus maculatus
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope
10/01/2013 - Bagan - 1 adult male

White-tailed Robin Cinclidium leucurum
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 1

Himalayan Bluetail Tarsiger rufilatus
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 5
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few seen and a few heard
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 3

Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 female
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 3

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - +/- 5
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - a few heard
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 5+
02/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 3
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 6
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula hodgsonii
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 3
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 male
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1 male
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 female
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 2

Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush Monticola rufiventris
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 3+
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 6
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 4

Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - a few
02/01/2013 - Bagan - 1 female
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

White-tailed Stonechat Saxicola leucurus
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 1 pair
10/01/2013 - Bagan - 2 males and 1 female

Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - 1 male
02/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
03/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - fairly common
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan - a few
10/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common

Jerdon's Bushchat Saxicola jerdoni
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle – 8

Gray Bushchat Saxicola ferreus
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - 2
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1 male
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 3
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 2

Gray-sided Thrush Turdus feae Vulnerable (VU)
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 5
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 30
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 15

Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 15

Great Myna Acridotheres grandis
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 50+

Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 5
09/01/2013 - Bagan - 20+

Collared Myna Acridotheres albocinctus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle – 2

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
29/12/2012 - Yangon airport - 2
02/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
03/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - a few
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few
09/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
10/01/2013 - Bagan - 20+

Vinous-breasted Starling Acridotheres burmannicus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 6
02/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
03/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
09/01/2013 - Bagan - 50+
10/01/2013 - Bagan – common

Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle – 2

Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria – 3

Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum melanoxanthum
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 6
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 male

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park – 2

Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria – 3

Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 1 male

Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 6
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 3
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2 males

Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 3

Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 5+
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 6+
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 3

Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 1

Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve – 2

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - a few – ssp. macronyx

This subspecies is also known as Manchurian Wagtail.

Sometimes, the subspecies macronyx is treated as a separated species, Manchurian Wagtail.

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 3
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 1
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

White Wagtail Motacilla alba
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park - 2
29/12/2012 - Yangon airport - 8
02/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan - a few
10/01/2013 - Bagan - 10+

A few of the birds we saw were off the subspecies leucopsis.

Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 10+
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 3

Oriental Pipit Anthus rufulus
02/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
09/01/2013 - Bagan - 3
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 6

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 5+
01/01/2013 - Kalaw (east of village) - 2
02/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
03/01/2013 - Bagan - 15+
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 20+
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - fairly common
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 10+
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 10+
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - a few
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan - a few
09/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 1
10/01/2013 - Bagan – 1

Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
29/12/2012 - Hlawga Park – 2

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 3
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 4
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 3

Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 3
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 1

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
04/01/2013 - Bagan to Mt. Victoria - 3
05/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - fairly common
06/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - +/- 20
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 2
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 35+

Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Chloris spinoides
07/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria – 2

Black-headed Greenfinch Chloris ambigua
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - 2
01/01/2013 - Kalaw (east of village) – 2

House Sparrow Passer domesticus
29/12/2012 - Yangon airport - a few
01/01/2013 - Kalaw (east of village) - a few
02/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
09/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria to Bagan - a few
09/01/2013 - Bagan - common
10/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common

Russet Sparrow Passer rutilans
08/01/2013 - Mt. Victoria - 1 male

Plain-backed Sparrow Passer flaveolus
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - 5
02/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
03/01/2013 - Bagan - a few
09/01/2013 - Bagan - fairly common
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
30/12/2012 - Kalaw (east of village) - a few

Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus
02/01/2013 - Bagan - +/- 20
03/01/2013 - Bagan - +/- 10
10/01/2013 - Bagan - a few

Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata
30/12/2012 - Lake Inle - 3
31/12/2012 - Yay Ayekan Forest Reserve - 7
03/01/2013 - Bagan - +/- 10