Northern Myanmar Bird Watching Tour


Tour Duration

16 Days

Tour Type

Hot Deal Tours,Inbound Tours,


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’sTragopan, Himalaya and Sclater’sMonals, 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 Parrotbillas, 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, ZittingCisticola, Bright-headed Cisticola, Plain Prinia, Mountain Banmboo-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-napedYuhina, 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, RufousTreepie, Little Spiderhunter, White-rumpedMunia, 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 Frongmouth, 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-nape 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, Black-nape Monarch, Eastern Stonechat, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Mountain Hawk-eagle, Red-wattled Lapwing, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Blue Whistling-thrush, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Yellow-vented Warbler, Striated Yuhina, Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush, RufescentPrinia, 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.


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

About Tour

  • Information Sheet
Type of forest and HabitatLowland and open area, Bush, bamboo, lowland and height elevation evergreen rain forest in Putao, River
Time for BirdingFrom 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 SizePrivate or group tour is recommended. Not more than 6 Pax is better
Type of AccommodationYou 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 Species325- 375
Other AttractionsCrystal ice water river, evergreen rain forest and pine forest and evergreen forest mountain.