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Woodpeckers of Central Myanmar - 9 Days


Alaungdaw Kathapa liesbetween the Chindwin River and the valley of Myittha. It consists of two Reserve Forests, namely Patolone and Taungdwin.

Alaungdaw Kathapa is a wonderful place for both bird watchers and nature lovers. In this park over 235 bird species have been recorded, but it is believed many unseen species are yet to be discovered.

Here one can see 18 species of Woodpecker such as Eurasian Wryneck, Speckled Piculet, White-browed Piculet, Lesser Yellownape, Greater Yellownape, Common Flameback, Himalayan Flameback, Greater Flameback, White-bellied Woodpecker, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Streak-throated Woodpecker, Streak-breasted Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Bay Woodpecker, Pale-headed Woodpecker and Rufous Woodpecker. Other specialities are three species of Myanma endemic birds such as Hooded Treepie, White-throated Babbler and Burmese Bushlark, Kalij Pheasant, Blue-eared Barbet, Great Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Red-headed Trogon, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Asian Barred Owlet, White-eyed Buzzard, White-rumped Falcon, Collared Falconet, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Large Woodshrike, Common Woodshrike, White-browed Fantail, Black-backed Forktail, Hill Myna, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Velvet-fronted Nuthatche, Olive Bulbul, Greater Neckalced Laughingthrushe, Lesser Neckalced Laughingthrush, White-bellied Yuhina and others.

One may also see a range of larger animals such as Wild Elephant, Leopard, Cloud Leopard, Gaur, Banteng, Bear, Sambar Deer, Barking Deer, as well as many other small mammals.


Myanmar birdsDay 1 - Yangon Arrival


Arrive at Yangon (formerly Rangoon) international airport. Transfer and check in the hotel for one night stay. If we have time we will do Yangon City bird watching tour where Little Grebe, Bronze-winged and Pheasant-tailed Jacanas, Lesser Whistling Duck, Common Moorhen, Oriental Darter, Little cormorant, Coppersmith Barbet, Mynas, Bee-eaters, Bulbuls, Tailorbird, Prinia and other bird species will be seen. Overnight will be at hotel in Yangon.


Day 2 - Yangon – Mandalay – Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park


In the morning fly to Mandalay. Then proceed to Alaungdaw National Park via Monywa by car, bird watching on the way.

Overnight will be at forest guest house in Alaungdaw Kathapa.


Myanmar birdsDay 3 to 6 - Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park


Bird watching for three full days at Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park. Here we can able to see 18 species of Woodpecker such as Eurasian Wryneck, Speckled Piculet, White-browed Piculet, Lesser Yellownape, Greater Yellownape, Common Flameback, Himalayan Flameback, Greater Flameback, White-bellied Woodpecker, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Streak-throated Woodpecker, Streak-breasted Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Bay Woodpecker, Pale-headed Woodpecker and Rufous Woodpecker.

Myanmar birdsOther speciality bird species are three species of Myanma endemic bird such as Hooded Treepie, White-throated Babbler and Burmese Bushlark together with Kalij Pheasant, Blue-eared Barbet, Great Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Red-headed Trogon, Alexandrine Parakeet, Blossom-headed Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Grey-headed Parakeet, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Asian Barred Owlet, White-eyed Buzzard, Myanmar near-endemic White-rumped Falcon, Collared Falconet, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Large Woodshrike, Common Woodshrike, White-browed Fantail, Black-backed Forktail, Hill Myna, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Olive Bulbul, Greater Neckalced Laughingthrushe, Lesser Neckalced Laughingthrush, White-bellied Yuhina and many bird species.


Day 7 - Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park – Mandalay


Drive back to Mandalay with birding stops en-route. Overnight will be at hotel in Mandalay.


Myanmar birdsDay 8 - Mandalay – Yangon


Morning bird watching around Mandalay.

Late afternoon drive to Mandalay airport for fly back to Yangon. On the way to the Mandalay airport a chance for bird watching to see Oriental Darter, Little Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Greylag Goose, Comb Duck, Spot-billed Duck, Ferruginous Duck, Tufted Duck, Eurasian Wigeon, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Black-winged Stilt, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis and other birds.

Overnight will be at hotel in Yangon.


Day 9 - Departure


City tour or visit to famous Shwedagon Pagoda, the city's primary Landmark, with its magnificent golden stupa.

Transfer to Yangon International Airport for departure flight.


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