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.

More Details About this Trip:

  • 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).

 

Upcoming Dates: 

March 1 to 12, 2021+Ext.

April 11 to 22, 2021+Ext.

Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

Toll Free: (from USA or Canada): 

888-203-7464

Telephone: 720-320-1974

Email: charles@pibird.com

Address:

2443 South University

Suit 199

Denver, CO 80210

 

Partnership For International Birding

Address:

PO Box 219

Olyphant, PA 18447

Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976

Address:

The Roost, Leiston Road

Middleton

Saxmundham

Suffolk

IP17 3NS

UK