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MYANMAR (BURMA) – Endemics and Specialities of the land of pagodas.

Thursday 14th February – Wednesday 27th February 2030

Leaders: Birdquest leader to be announced and a local bird guide

14 Days Group Size Limit 7


Birdquest’s Myanmar birding tours explore a poorly-known country (now called Myanmar, but often better known as Burma) where bird watching is still in its infancy, but where recent political reform has finally opened a land that was largely closed to outsiders for decades. Our Myanmar/Burma birding tour concentrates on the country’s endemics, including Burmese Bushlark, Jerdon’s Minivet, Ayeyarwady (or Irrawaddy) Bulbul, Hooded Treepie, Mount Victoria Babax, White-throated Babbler, the striking White-browed Nuthatch and Burmese Bushtit, as well as other major, mostly restricted-range or near-endemic specialities such as Mrs Hume’s Pheasant, Black-tailed Crake, Chinese Grassbird, Jerdon’s Bushchat, the Buff-breasted Parrotbill, Sickle-billed (or Slender-billed) Scimitar Babbler, Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Chin Hills Wren-Babbler, Striped, Brown-capped and Assam Laughingthrushes, Streak-throated and Spectacled Barwings, Grey and Dark-backed Sibias, Burmese Yuhina, Hume’s (or Manipur) Treecreeper, Collared Myna and Black-headed Greenfinch.

IMPORTANT: Following the military coup in 2020, the situation in Myanmar means that birding tours cannot operate for the time being. We have to give a set of dates so that you can read the tour itinerary (which would otherwise be invisible). We do not know when we will next be able to operate this tour.

Myanmar (Burma) also offers fascinating cultural and archaeological sites and a warm welcome from its friendly people.

Burma, now renamed Myanmar, is the largest and ornithologically most diverse country in Southeast Asia, stretching some 2000 kilometres from the cold, lofty heights of the Himalayas in the north to the steamy tropical lowland rain forests of southern Tenasserim. With most areas of the country closed to birdwatchers and other travellers for decades by a series of harsh and introspective military governments, Myanmar (Burma) is now in a period of political change and has opened its doors to overseas visitors.

With its large size, equal to that of the United Kingdom and France combined, friendly population of fewer than 45 million people, impressive natural resources, including large tracts of unspoilt forest, and cultural delights that include thousands of glittering pagodas, Myanmar (Burma) really has the potential to become, as the old local name Shwe Pyidaw suggests, once more a ‘Golden Land’.

As yet, relatively few birders have explored this interesting country, so you have the chance to be in the vanguard. This is a tour that offers the adventurous the chance to get far off the ‘tourist track’ while seeing many exciting avian specialities, including all Myanmar’s (or Burma’s) endemics, and a rich selection of more widespread Southeast Asian birds.

Our Myanmar birding tour starts at the former capital Yangon (or Rangoon), where our first Burmese endemic will be Ayeyarwady (or Irrawaddy) Bulbul.

From there we will travel northwards to the ancient capital of Bagan (or Pagan). Here, along the banks of the Irrawaddy River, the largest river of Myanmar and sometimes referred to as ‘the road to Mandalay’, we will be able to sample the avifauna of Burma’s unique dry zone amidst the 4000 or so pagodas and temples which are dotted across the plains, some dating back to the ninth century. Specialities here include four endemics; Burmese Bushlark, Jerdon’s Minivet, Ayeyarwady (or Irrawaddy) Bulbul, Hooded Treepie and White-throated Babbler, the latter an amazingly long-tailed member of the genus Turdoides.

After crossing the Irrawaddy River and travelling through the forested lowlands of central Myanmar (Burma), we will work our way up into the Chin Hills, our principal goal. Here we will stay at both Mount Victoria and Mindat. These steep mountains, which form a southern extension of the Himalayas from neighbouring Manipur in northeast India, are one of Southeast Asia’s great ornithological landmarks, with numerous unique subspecies, three endemic bird species – Mount Victoria Babax, the striking White-browed Nuthatch and Burmese Bushtit.

There is also a host of rare and restricted-range birds to fire the imagination, including Mrs Hume’s Pheasant, Broad-billed Warbler, the near-endemic Buff-breasted Parrotbill, Sickle-billed (or Slender-billed) Scimitar-Babbler, the restricted-range Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler (only known from northeastern India and western Burma), the near-endemic Chin Hills Wren-Babbler, Striped, Brown-capped and Assam Laughingthrushes, Streak-throated Barwing, Grey Sibia and Hume’s (or Manipur) Treecreeper.

Finally, we will visit Kalaw in the hills of Shan State and beautiful Inle Lake in search of the virtually endemic Burmese Yuhina, a newly-discovered population of the critically endangered Chinese Grassbird, and the restricted-range Jerdon’s Bushchat, Collared Myna and Black-headed Greenfinch, as well as Black-tailed Crake, Brown-breasted Bulbul, Spectacled Barwing and Dark-backed Sibia, before our Burmese adventure comes to its conclusion.

Birdquest has operated Myanmar (Burma) birding tours since 1998.

Gurney’s Pitta: The last surviving population of this species lives in the far south of Myanmar, but this region has issues with Muslim groups and the area where the pitta lives has been closed off by the Burmese army for a long time. If this situation changes in the future, we will offer an optional tour extension. Plain-pouched Hornbill inhabits the same area, as does Tickell’s Brown Hornbill and additional pitta species.

Accommodation & Road Transport: The hotels/guesthouses are of good to medium standard (mostly the latter). Road transport is by minibus and 4x4s. Roads can be rather poor, but travel distances on this tour are not problematic.

Walking: The walking effort during our Myanmar birding tours is mostly easy, but there are a few longer walks.

Climate: At low altitudes, conditions are usually warm or hot and dry at this season. At higher elevations, it is usually warm and sunny during the day, but cool or even cold in the early mornings (or even all day) at the highest levels. Overcast and rainy conditions are unlikely but possible.

Bird Photography: Opportunities during our Myanmar birding tours are worthwhile.


  • A calming experience in this unspoilt, largely Buddhist nation – South-East Asia’s largest and most habitat-diverse country
  • The serenity of glittering golden stupas at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
  • Getting a feel for the birding in Hlawga Park, in search of Aeyarwady and Davison’s Bulbuls, and hoping for the rare Pale-capped Pigeon
  • Hooded Treepie, Jerdon’s Minivet, White-throated Babbler and other dry zone endemics amidst the stunning archaeological wonders of Bagan
  • A boat ride down the legendary Irrawaddy River in search of White-tailed Stonechat and other grassland specialities
  • Spotting White-rumped Falcon and Burmese Nuthatch as we tour the seemingly endless dry forests
  • The gathering excitement as we ascend the slopes of the Chin Hills in western Myanmar
  • Search for the Chin Hills specialities, including Burmese Bushtit, Brown-capped and Striped Laughingthrushes, Mount Victoria Babax and Chin Hills Wren-Babbler
  • The first plaintive calls of an endemic White-browed Nuthatch, as the sun rises over the summit of Mount Victoria
  • Leg-rowing boatmen passing by as we investigate the serene waterways of Inle Lake – home to Collared Myna, Chinese Grassbird and Jerdon’s Bush Chat
  • A stroll through the cool pine forest and oak woodlands near the old Shan State hill station of Kalaw, in search of Black-tailed Crake and Burmese Yuhina


  • Day 1: Midday start at Yangon airport. Visit Shwedagon Pagoda.
  • Day 2: Hlawga National Park, then fly to Bagan (or Pagan).
  • Day 3: Exploring Bagan area.
  • Day 4: Drive to Mindat at base of Mount Victoria.
  • Day 5: Mindat region, then drive to Kanpetlet.
  • Days 6-8: Exploring higher levels on Mount Victoria. Overnights at Kanpetlet.
  • Day 9: Return to Mindat.
  • Day 10: Mindat region, then return to Bagan.
  • Day 11: Morning flight to Heho. Drive to Inle (or Inlay) Lake
  • Day 12: Inle Lake, then drive to Kalaw.
  • Day 13: Kalaw area.
  • Daty 14: Drive to Heho. Morning flight to Yangon where tour ends.

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Birdquest Inclusions: Our tour prices include surface transportation, accommodations, meals and entrance fees.

We also include all tipping for local guides, drivers and accommodation/restaurant staff.

We also include these flights: Yangon (Rangoon)-Bagan (Pagan), Bagan (Pagan)-Heho and Heho-Yangon (Rangoon).

Deposit: 20% of the total tour price. Our office will let you know what deposit amount is due, in order to confirm your booking, following receipt of your online booking form.

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This tour is priced in US Dollars. Amounts shown in other currencies are indicative.

Air Travel To & From The Tour: Our in-house IATA ticket agency will be pleased to arrange your air travel on request, or you may arrange this yourself if you prefer.


Myanmar: Day 1  Our Myanmar birding tour begins around midday at Yangon (formerly Rangoon) airport. We will spend the night in the city. During the late afternoon, we shall take a walk around the famed Shwedagon Pagoda, the city’s primary landmark, with its magnificent golden stupa.

Myanmar: Day 2  This morning we will pay a visit to Hlawga National Park, a small wetland and dry secondary woodland area on the outskirts of the city which supports a good variety of birds. During our explorations we should come across Green Imperial Pigeon, the endemic Ayeyarwady (or Irrawaddy) Bulbul, Davison’s Bulbul (a likely future split from Stripe-throated), Racket-tailed Treepie and, with luck, the uncommon, localized and partly nomadic Pale-capped Pigeon.

Widespread species include Little Grebe, Oriental Darter, Little Cormorant, Eastern Cattle Egret, Indian and Chinese Pond Herons, Black-crowned Night Heron, Asian Openbill, Lesser Whistling-Duck, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Red Junglefowl, White-breasted Waterhen, Red-wattled Lapwing, Spotted Dove, Plaintive Cuckoo, Green-billed Malkoha, Asian Palm-Swift, White-throated Kingfisher, Green and Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters, Coppersmith Barbet, Barn Swallow, Forest and Amur Wagtails, Rosy Minivet, Black-crested, Red-whiskered and Red-vented Bulbuls, Common Iora, Two-barred Warbler, Taiga (or Red-throated) and Blue-throated Flycatchers, White-crested Laughingthrush, Black-naped and Black-hooded Orioles, Common Myna, Black, Ashy, Hair-crested and Greater Racket-tailed Drongos, Thick-billed and Scarlet-backed Flowerpeckers, Olive-backed Sunbird and Eurasian Tree Sparrow.

Later we will catch a flight to Bagan (or Pagan) for a two nights stay. We may arrive in time for some initial exploration.

Myanmar: Day 3  The magnificent Bagan area, with over 4000 pagodas and other monuments, dotted along the banks of the impressive Irrawaddy River, is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the world. Built between 1057 and 1287, when Kublai Khan’s Mongols overran the area, the numerous crumbling temples and other buildings are all that remain of a vast royal capital that stretched across 40 square kilometres!

Bagan is also an excellent place to go birding in Burma’s/Myanmar’s dry-zone. Sheltered from the southwest monsoon by high mountains, central Burma/Myanmar receives little rainfall and is a true semi-desert, with plants like euphorbias and acacias, reminiscent of parts of northwest India. Birding here is an unforgettable experience. Everywhere one looks are relics of all shapes and sizes, from golden stupas glittering in the hazy sunshine to tumble-down temples, each reflecting the architectural style of a different period.

During our stay, we will go birding along the Irrawaddy, with its huge sand-bars, and should find a selection of Southeast Asia’s resident ‘big-river’ birds, including River Lapwing, Small Pratincole, Sand Lark, Grey-throated Martin, White-tailed Stonechat and Striated Babbler. We should also find Great Cormorant, Little and Eastern Great Egrets, Grey Heron, Ruddy Shelduck and Indian (or Burmese) Spot-billed Duck as well as numbers of waders, including Little Ringed and Kentish Plovers, Spotted Redshank, Common Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and Little and Temminck’s Stint, and Common and Pied Kingfishers.

In the dry open country with clumps of scrub and scattered trees, we should encounter four Burmese endemics, Burmese Bushlark, the semi-nomadic Jerdon’s Minivet, Hooded Treepie and White-throated Babbler (the latter a gregarious species which is common here and travels around in small parties feeding quietly under bushes).

Other typical resident birds in this habitat include Oriental (or Crested) Honey-Buzzard, Black-shouldered Kite, Shikra, Common Kestrel, Laggar Falcon, Barred Buttonquail, Red Turtle Dove, Indian Nightjar, Indian Roller, Paddyfield and Long-billed Pipits, Pied Bushchat, Blue Rock Thrush, Zitting Cisticola, Brown, Grey-breasted and Plain Prinias, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Purple Sunbird, Brown and Burmese Shrikes, House Crow, Jungle and Vinous-breasted Mynas, Plain-backed Sparrow, Baya Weaver, Red Avadavat and Scaly-breasted Munia. The local form of the Eurasian Collared Dove may merit full species status as Burmese Collared Dove.

Walking down some of the shallow, bush-clad gullies will perhaps give us a chance of flushing Rain Quail and we could even, if we are really lucky, see one on the ground. There will also be some wintering migrants to look for, including Olive-backed and Red-throated Pipits, East Siberian (or Swinhoe’s), Citrine, Eastern Grey-headed and Alaska (or Beringian) Wagtails, Bluethroat, and Thick-billed, Dusky and Tickell’s Leaf Warblers. In the evening Spotted Owlets emerge from some of the ruins, and there is also a chance of Barn Owl.

Myanmar: Day 4  This morning we will take our leave of this magical place and, after crossing the new bridge over the Irrawaddy, we will first cross undulating semidesert, deeply intersected by streams and dry ‘wadis’, before reaching areas of dry woodland and finally the Chin Hills. Here we will spend four nights at the village of Kanpetlet, a small settlement situated at 1600-1800m on the lower slopes of Mount Victoria and two nights at Mindat.

We will stop several times along the way, looking in particular for the attractive endemic Hooded Treepie, which travels around in pairs and small unobtrusive groups in the more open, scrubby areas with scattered trees. We will also have another opportunity to find Jerdon’s Minivet, should we have missed it at Bagan.

In the dry forest we are likely to encounter White-eyed Buzzard, Crested Treeswift, Eurasian Hoopoe, Lineated Barbet, Grey-capped and Grey-headed Woodpeckers, the huge White-bellied Woodpecker, Greater Yellownape, Large Cuckooshrike, Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Common Woodshrike, Small and Scarlet Minivets, the lovely Golden-fronted Leafbird, Yellow-bellied Warbler, Black-naped Monarch, White-browed Fantail, Pin-striped Tit-Babbler, Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Neglected (or Burmese) Nuthatch, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Bronzed Drongo, Ashy Wood-Swallow, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Red-billed Blue Magpie and Rufous Treepie. With a bit of luck, we will find the diminutive White-rumped Falcon. This part of Burma is one of the few places to have retained a healthy parakeet population and there will be noisy groups along the roadside wherever there is sufficient cover. We have a good chance of seeing four species: Alexandrine, Red-breasted, Blossom-headed and Grey-headed.

Myanmar: Days 5-9  At 3095m (10,155ft), Mount Victoria is the highest peak in the Chin Hills, a range of mountains that constitute a dramatic southward extension of the eastern Himalayas from Manipur in India. This remote area was not visited by ornithologists until the early part of the 20th century and remains largely unexplored even today. The forested slopes of the mountain change in character according to elevation and range from dry deciduous forest at the foot of the mountain to stunted oak/rhododendron forest and short grassland around the four summits.

Much of our time will be spent at the higher levels. The avifauna here is predominantly Himalayan, sprinkled with some enigmatic regional endemics and a whole host of local subspecies. The mornings can be cold and once dawn comes there is a great frenzy of bird activity as the first feeding opportunities of the day arrive. At the higher levels, we will search the gnarled, lichen-covered oaks for White-browed Nuthatch, Burma’s most irresistible endemic and so far only recorded from here and the Mindat area, a few kilometres to the north. The undergrowth in the forest at this elevation harbours the restricted-range Brown-capped Laughingthrush, while the older pines attract Rufous-bellied Woodpecker and Russet Sparrow. Higher elevation oaks and rhododendrons harbour hyperactive parties of endemic Burmese Bushtits, Green Shrike-babbler, furtive Streak-throated Barwings (methodically examining the bark crevices for food), Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush and the superb Fire-tailed Sunbird. Hidden in areas of short bamboo and weeds are skulkers including Aberrant and Brown Bush Warblers, and Black-throated Prinia. We will also have a chance of seeing Hill Partridge.

On moving down to lower elevations with taller trees we will encounter a different set of birds. Emanating from the treetops are the incessant calls of Great and Golden-throated Barbets and hiding in the dense foliage will be Wedge-tailed Green and Ashy Woodpigeons, Barred Cuckoo-Dove, Large Hawk-Cuckoo, Striated and Black Bulbuls, and Maroon Oriole. A loud ‘chik’ may alert us to the presence of a Stripe-breasted or Crimson-breasted Woodpecker.

As usual in this part of the world, many of the smaller birds will be travelling in fast-moving mixed feeding flocks. Here, these can include Grey-chinned and Long-tailed Minivets, lively Whistler’s, Grey-hooded, Chestnut-crowned, Black-faced, Blyth’s Leaf, Buff-barred and Ashy-throated Warblers, Yellow-bellied and White-throated Fantails, inquisitive Golden and Grey-throated Babblers, the stunning Himalayan Cutia, White-browed and Black-eared Shrike-Babblers, parties of Rusty-fronted Barwings with their floppy crests, colourful Blue-winged, Chestnut-tailed and Red-tailed Minlas, Rufous-winged, White-browed and Nepal Fulvettas, Grey Sibia, Whiskered and Stripe-throated Yuhinas, Green-backed and Yellow-browed Tits, White-tailed and Chestnut-vented Nuthatches, Bar-tailed Treecreeper, the restricted-range Hume’s (or Manipur) Treecreeper, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker and sparkling Mrs Gould’s and Green-tailed Sunbirds. Calling Collared Owlets, which attract the mobbing attentions of these flocks, are often heard but seldom seen. Roving through the middle storey will be larger species such as Lesser Yellownape, Bay Woodpecker, Mountain Bulbul, the beautiful Yellow-billed Blue Magpie and Grey Treepie.

The forest here abounds with flycatchers and Rufous-gorgeted, Slaty-backed, Little Pied, Slaty-blue, Snowy-browed, Pygmy Blue and Grey-headed Flycatchers, as well as Large, Vivid and Rufous-bellied Niltavas, are all present. A rustling sound from the undergrowth, a sudden movement in the shadows or a quick burst of song may signal the presence of one of the more skulking species, which include Chestnut-headed Tesia, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Scaly-breasted and Pygmy Wren-Babblers (or Cupwings), the near-endemic Chin Hills Wren-Babbler, Spotted Elachura (formerly known as Spotted Wren-Babbler but now placed in a monotypic bird family), Mount Victoria Babax, the restricted-range Assam Laughingthrush, Blue-winged Laughingthrush and Rusty-capped Fulvetta.

Swathes of bamboo in the forest are home to some of the more specialized birds and we will particularly be on the look-out for the tiny, near-endemic Buff-breasted Parrotbill, the bizarre Sickle-billed (or Slender-billed) Scimitar Babbler, with its rapid piping call, and the little known Broad-billed Warbler. There will also be a sprinkling of migrants such as Himalayan Bluetail, Blue-fronted Redstart, Common Rosefinch and Little Bunting.

Moving lower still, broadleaf forest patches, open pinewoods, clearings and more open areas with scrub and grass harbour the little-known Striped Laughingthrush, a striking restricted-range species, as well as Oriental Turtle Dove, Crested Finchbill, Flavescent Bulbul, Grey Bushchat, Hume’s Leaf Warbler, duetting pairs of restricted-range Spot-breasted Scimitar Babblers (endemic to northeast India and western Myanmar), Crimson-faced Liocichla, Silver-eared Mesia and the perky Spot-breasted Parrotbill. With luck, we will succeed in seeing some of the skulkers in this habitat, such as Mountain Bamboo Partridge, Spot-throated Babbler or Brownish-flanked and Russet Bush Warblers. Small flocks of migrant thrushes can be found in the oak forest canopy or in fruiting trees and typically contain the rare Grey-sided Thrush, as well as the more widespread Eyebrowed Thrush.

The list of additional species recorded from the southern Chin Hills is long and during our stay on the mountain we will certainly have a chance of seeing some of the following: Besra, Black Eagle, the elusive Mrs Hume’s Pheasant, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Grey Nightjar, Himalayan Swiftlet, Darjeeling Woodpecker, Asian House Martin, Black-winged Cuckooshrike, White-bellied Redstart, Blue Whistling Thrush, Black-breasted Thrush, Eurasian Jay, Eastern Jungle Crow, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, Yellow-breasted Greenfinch, Spot-winged Grosbeak and Brown Bullfinch.

Myanmar: Day 10  After a last morning in the Chin Hills we will return to Bagan for an overnight stay.

Myanmar: Day 11  This morning we take a short flight eastwards to Heho, located in Shan State. From there we will drive to Inle (or Inlay) Lake for an overnight stay, keeping a lookout for Grey-headed Lapwing, Wire-tailed Swallow and flocks of White-vented or even Collared Mynas along the way.

Our hotel is located on the lakeshore, with a beautiful view over the lake, which is set in a basin-like depression at 900m above sea-level, surrounded by low hills. Inle Lake is famous for its unusual ‘leg-rowers’, and here we shall be exploring by boat in order to find some of the speciality birds. The two big targets here are the scarce Jerdon’s Bushchat, which we have an excellent chance of finding as the shiny-plumaged males perch up on the long grass stems along the margins of the lake, and a newly-discovered population of the critically endangered Chinese Grassbird (or Chinese Grass Babbler). The latter is known from just a handful of sites in its entire range.

We should also see large numbers of migrant waterfowl, which can include Gadwall, Eurasian Teal, Northern Pintail, Garganey, Red-crested Pochard and Ferruginous Duck, and we even have a slim chance of finding the declining and now endangered Baer’s Pochard. We are also likely to come across Intermediate Egret, Chinese Pond Heron, Purple Heron, Eastern Marsh Harrier, Grey-headed Swamphen, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Brown-headed Gull, Citrine Wagtail, Siberian Rubythroat, Stejneger’s Stonechat, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Black-browed, Indian and Oriental Reed Warblers. There will be further opportunities here to look for Collared Myna, and if we are lucky we will encounter one or two rarities, such as the endangered sharpii form of the Sarus Crane, Rosy Pipit, Spotted Bush Warbler or Blunt-winged Warbler.

Myanmar: Day 12  After some more birding at Inle Lake we will drive up onto the red-soil plateau and travel the short distance to Kalaw, set amidst an attractive area of hills at an elevation of 1335m, where we will spend two nights.

Along the way we will have further opportunities to find the uncommon and localized Collared Myna around the scrubby margins of the arable fields. Kalaw was an administrative town during the colonial years, one can still find late 19th-century British cottages, pine trees, and beautiful lanes. Around the town itself, we are likely to come across the restricted range Black-headed Greenfinch as well as Brown-breasted Bulbul, Black-breasted Thrush, Hill Prinia, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler, White-browed Laughingthrush, Long-tailed Shrike and Japanese White-eye.

Myanmar: Day 13  Today we shall explore the environs of the Yay Ayekan Reservoir, which was built by the British for water supply to Kalaw. The water here is so pure that it was even shipped to Yangon for the governor of Burma and other high-ranking British officers. The reservoir is surrounded by some secondary but good quality evergreen forest and here we shall look in particular for the near-endemic but sometimes elusive Burmese Yuhina, Spectacled Barwing and Dark-backed Sibia.

Other species we may well find in this area include Crested Serpent Eagle, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Himalayan Buzzard, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Himalayan Swiftlet, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Speckled Piculet, Greater Flameback, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Ashy Bulbul, Black-backed and White-crowned Forktails, Oriental Magpie-Robin, Daurian Redstart, Common Tailorbird, Grey-crowned and Bianchi’s Warblers, the recently-described Martens’s Warbler, Davison’s Leaf and Yellow-streaked Warblers, White-gorgeted and Hill Blue Flycatchers, Puff-throated Babbler, Silver-eared Laughingthrush, Rufous-backed Sibia, White-bellied Erpornis, Grey-headed Parrotbill, Black-throated Bushtit, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Eurasian Jay (here of the bizarre-looking white-faced form leucotis) and Black-throated Sunbird. With luck, we will entice out a Black-tailed Crake, a Slaty-bellied Tesia or a Streaked Wren-Babbler.

Myanmar: Day 14  We will return to Heho and catch a morning flight back to Yangon, where our Myanmar birding tour ends.


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