ll the countries are protecting with systematic management of their endemic bird species like the association American Birding Association (ABA) which provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding. In Myanmar, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is conserving Myanmar Birds by giving a lot of activities, changing attitudes towards nature and helping people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony.
This article put the lists of endemic bird species of Myanmar for bird lovers. According to the WCS mentioned, there are 46 Globally Threatened bird species found in Myanmar. Eight of them are critically endangered species, twelve Endangered and twenty-six are Vulnerable species. They live in different parts of Myanmar but (replace but with - as I have..) I have mentioned in detail about their places in my article so they are easy to find for bird watchers. Find out more and don’ t miss enjoying and preserving the welfare of wild birds.
Endemic Bird Species in Myanmar
Burmese Bushlark (Mirafra microptera)
The Burmese Bushlark is a small brown bird with speckles all over its body. It has a thick bill and short tail, and bright white belly marked by dark chest streaking's. It is called ‘Bilone’ Bird in Myanmar. They are commonly found around open areas scattered with trees or bushes in eastern, middle and southern parts of Burma (Myanmar) especially in Bago, Mandalay, Magway and southern Sagaing.
For photo's, sightings and sound see the Burmese Bushlark on Ebird
Hooded Treepie (Cripsirina cucullata)
Hooded Treepie called ‘Ngaphakyuu Amyee Wine’ Birds, are found at (replace at with - in) Bago, Magway, Sagaing and Kachin State. It is one of the endangered species which we should protect.
White –browed Nuthatch (Sitta victoriae)
This gray white and rust little bird, Myatkhonephyu Nhatpharchaut, also known as Victoria nuthatch only stays between 7500 to 8000 feet in Natmataung, in the oak-rhododendron forests of Chin State. A nice travel spot for tourists who love trekking and hiking.
Burmese Tit (Aegithalos sharpie)
You can find these (replace these with - the) Burmese Tit birds in the western parts of Myanmar especially at Natmataung National Park.
Jerdon’s Minivet (Pericrocotus albifrons)
This bird is called ‘Wan Phyu Bird Prince’ which is usually found at Bagan, Nyaung Oo, Mandalay, Magway, Southern Sagaing.
White- throated Babbler (Turdoides gularis)
Myanmar people call them ‘Swe’. These (write This species is usually…) species are usually found at Yangon, Bago, Mandalay, Magway, and Southern Sagaing.
Endangered Species in Myanmar
White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis)
Mature Individuals – 2500-9999
It is an old World vulture which (replace which with - that) is native to South and Southeast Asia. Its (This species faces…) species face extinction in Southern China and Malaysia. Birdwatchers can find them in the Northern Part of Myanmar.
Slender-billed Vulture (Gyps tenuirostris)
Mature Individuals – 1000-2499
It is native to Northern Myanmar, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Laos.
Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus)
Mature Individuals – 1000-19999
Their birthplaces are Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Javas.
Spotted Greenshank (Tringa guttifer)
Mature Individuals – 330-670
They breed in the eastern part of Russia. In the winter, they stay in South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Black-bellied Tern (Sterna acuticauda)
Mature Individuals – 6700-17000
The number is decreasing although they can be found more in Myanmar. (Replace with - Their number are decreasing but many can still be found in Myanmar)
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Giant Nuthatch (Sitta magna)
Mature Individuals – 1500-3800
It is native to southern China, Middle Myanmar and Northern Thailand.
Masked Finfoot (Heliopais personata)
Mature Individuals – 600-1700
It is (They are ) native to the Northern East of India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. In Myanmar, you can find them in the Tanaing Region of Upper Chindwin.
Storm’s Stork (Ciconia stormi)
Mature Individuals – 260-330
They are native to Southern Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Indonesia.
Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola)
These birds are native to the Northern West and Northern East of China and Northern Japan. They stay in the Northern part of India and Southern part of China.
White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis)
Mature Individuals – 50-249
They are native to Eastern Himalaya Mountain, Butan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Tibet and China. But they (have) disappeared in Nepal.
Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius)
Mature Individuals – 800-1200
They give birth at India, Cambodia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand and Myanmar.
Gurney’s Pitta (Pitta gurneyi)
Mature Individuals – 10000-17200
They give birth in Thailand and Tanintharyi Region in Myanmar.
Baer’s Pochard (Aythya baeri)
Mature Individuals – 150-700
They give birth in Russia and Southern China. They usually stay in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Japan, South Korea and also North Korea in winter.
White-winged Duck (Cairina scutulata)
Mature Individuals – 250-999
They give birth in India, Bangladesh, Java, Sumadra, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. In Myanmar, they can be found in (the)northern parts and upper Chindwin.
White-browed Nuthatch (Sitta victoria)
Mature Individuals – 2500-9999
These species are only found in Natmataung Region in Myanmar.
Useful Tips for Birding
1. Be quiet
2. Avoid sudden movements
3. Follow the crowd
4. Study habitat
5. Work the flocks
6. Be patient
7. Get the sun at your back
8. Try phishing
9. Avoid brightly colored clothes
10. Look around
If you go birding in Myanmar, there are a lot of places where you can do bird-watching. Among them, the following places are well-known among the tourists.
Best Places for Bird Watching
· Hlawga Wildlife Park in Yangon Region
· Moeyungyi Wetland Bird Sanctuary in Bago Region
· Natmataung National Park in Chin State
· Inle Wetland Bird Sanctuary in Shan State
· Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary in Magway Region
· Popa Mountain Park in MandalayI Region
· Myeik Archipelago in Southern Myanmar
Ref: WCS, birdwatchersdige
You are kindly invited to watch Myanmar Endemic Birds by contributing to the conservation of bird species. Enjoy your Bird Tour of Myanmar!