Myanmar Birding and Remote Gurney’s Pitta Expedition
This tour will focus on the extraordinary wealth of bird and animal life that can be found in Myanmar. Stretching from high Himalayan peaks in the north some 2000 kilometres to tropical rain forest in the south this ancient land also encompasses the foothills of the north and east and the dry plains alongside the mighty Irrawaddy River. With over 1000 bird species in the country, you are sure to come away with an impressive list.
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A number of endemic species can be found on this trip, including Burmese Bush-Lark, Jerdon’s (White-bellied) Minivet, White-throated Babbler, Hooded Treepie, White-browed Nuthatch as well as other endemics or range restricted species including a large collection of rarely encountered Babblers. We will look for birds such as Jerdon’s Bushchat, Burmese Yuhina, Collared Myna and Spot-winged Stare. Finally we embark on a special expedition to remote Kachin state where the recent opening of Mt Emawbon allows us 4 wheel drive access to the realms of such legendary birds as Sclater’s Monal, Blyth’s Tragopan, Chevron-breasted Babbler and Fire-Tailed Myzornis.
On the tour extension, we will fly from Yangon to Mergui on the Tenessarim Peninsula where we will seek the threatened Gurney’s Pitta in its principal breeding area. The avifauna here is largely Malay in character and we will also seek out the ultra elusive and crepuscular Long-billed Partridge and flocks of the range restricted Plain-pouched Hornbill
Pricing: $3,590 US Dollars (£2,730 GBP) for 12 Days and 11 Nights.
Add $2,090 US Dollars or £1,590 GBP for 7 Days and 6 Nights Remote Gurney’s Pitta extension.
Group Size: Most tours viable at 4 to 8 participants (priced at 6 participants).
March 1 to 12, 2021+Ext.
April 11 to 22, 2021+Ext.