Mandalay is the second largest city and the royal capital of the last Myanmar Kingdom. It is located in the dry zone of central Myanmar, 365 miles north of Yangon. The city’s surrounding diverse landscapes accommodate over 50 species of resident and migratory birds. Paleik, Taungthaman and the Ayeyarwaddy River are the some of many excellent wetlands for watching birds in Mandalay area. Some of the possible bird species around Mandalay are Hooded Treepie, Burmese Bushlark, White-throated Babbler, Yellow-eyed Babbler, Spotted Owlet, Vinous-breasted Myna, Plain-backed Sparrow, Baya Weaver, Little Green and Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, Pied Kingfisher, White-tailed Stonechat, Red-wattled Lapwing, Ruddy Shelduck, Glossy Ibis, Oriental Darter, Little and Great Cormorant and Cinnamon Bittern. Large numbers of migratory birds can be seen in the winter (December to March).

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Myanmar Birding Information

Myanmar/ Burma has unique biodiversity in the world. Myanmar offers outstanding opportunities for birders and professional nature and wildlife photographers with its diverse biosphere, different ecosystems from coastal habitat to mountainous forests, and unparalleled natural...