BIRDING AROUND THE WORLD

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BURMA/ MYANMAR: 23 Feb – 6 March  2012   

Neil Bostock, Brian Foster, Jia Sheng, his father Danny, and Jon Hornbuckle visited Burma on a trip arranged with Moe Aung of Travel Expert Co. We saw all the endemics, 6 according to Craig Robson, and many other good birds, notably Rain and Japanese Quails, Jerdon’s Baza, Jerdon’s Bushchat, Jerdon’s Minivet, Hooded Treepie, White-browed and Neglected Nuthatch, Brown-capped and Striped Laughingthrushes, Chin Hills Wren-Babbler, White-throated Babbler, Mount Victoria Babax, Burmese Yuhina, Burmese Bushlark, Burmese Tit and Collared Myna. The only disappointments were missing White-rumped Falcon, Humes Pheasant (seen in flight by NB), Hodgson's Frogmouth, Olive Bulbul and Buff-breasted Parrotbill Suthora ripponi.

 

Logistics

The organisation generally worked very well - we can certainly recommend Travel Expert Co moe@myanmartravelexpert.com  www.myanmartravelexpert.com. Use of an “overnight” bus to Bagan was the one misjudgement – better to fly – and the ban on our use of local accommodation at Kazunma was unfortunate but outside Travel Expert’s control.

All accommodation was in en-suite rooms in hotels or lodges, generally excellent: –

we stayed at Golden Express Hotel in Bagan geh@mptmail.com.mm and geh.bgn@gmail.com

Huh Pin Hotel at Lake Inle hupin@myanmar.com.mm

New Shine Hotel in Kalaw newshine@myanmar.com.mm

Ocean Pearl Inn in Yangon - $28 b & b for a triple bed room.

 

We had an English-speaking guide throughout, the pleasant and friendly Andy (Zaw Htet Maung)  Zawhtetmaung82@gmail.com and a bird guide, Ko Thet, who spoke some English, knew the sites well but was a little inconsistent on bird identification. At Kalaw we also had the services of Ko Pan kopanornithologist15@gmail.com, a very knowledgable bird guide, and would probably have missed the Burmese Yuhina without him.  

 

The cost was very reasonable at $1650 each for 12 days, including 2 internal flights Bagan – Heho and Heho - Yangon. Take all the money you might need with you as US$ cash, preferably as pristine quality notes. They can be exchanged at the bank in the airport; the rate was 810 for $100 bills and 770 for lower denominations. Lower rates are given by hotels.

 

Itinerary

Feb 23: arrival at Yangon at 18.40 on TG305. Overnight at Yuzana Garden Hotel.

Feb 24: Birding in Hlawgar Wildlife Park. Express bus at 6pm to Bagan

Feb 25: Alight at Kyadkpadang before Bagan at 01.30! Wait at café for jeeps till 04.00, short drive to birding area for the morning. Drive to Kazunma village with birding stop. Drive to Kanpetlet on Mt Victoria, (not allowed to overnight at Kazunma as planned) arriving 11.30pm! O/n at Pine Wood Villa Resort (for 6 nights).

Feb 26: First of 5 days at Mt.Victoria, birding the lower elevations today.

Feb 27: Day at highest elevations

 

Feb 28: Day mainly in evergreen forest below highest elevations

 

Feb 29: Day mainly in mid-elevation.

 

March 1: Morning at lower elevation, pm in evergreen forest except for JH who returned to lower elevation.

March 2: 05.00-17.00 drive to Bagan. O/n at Golden Express hotel.

March 3: Morning birding around Saytanargyi and Sitsana Pagodas in Bagan, midday pagoda sightseeing. Boat on the Irrawaddy River p.m.

March 4: Morning flight to Heho then drive to Lake Inle. Rest of day birding on or by the lake. O/n at Huh Pin Hotel.

March 5:  05.45 breakfast then drive to Kalaw (nearly 2 hours) for full day birding around Yay-aye-kan Reservoir, Kalaw. O/n at New Shine hotel in Kalaw.

March 6: 0600-0700 birding near monastery then drive to Heho airport. Fly to Yangon 09.00-10.30, sightseeing for rest of day including Shwedagon Temple. O/n at Ocean Pearl Inn, Yangon.

 

March 7: Taxi at 07.00 to airport for the 09.50 to Bangkok, connecting with Thai International flight to Heathrow.

DAILY DIARY

Feb 23  NB, BF and JH arrived at Yangon at 18.40 on TG305 from Bangkok. Surprised to find Burma to be 30 mins behind Thailand. We were met by Andy and Thet on behalf of Travel Expert and transferred to Yuzana Garden Hotel (OK but quite expensive), passing the magnificent flood-lit Shwedagon Temple. We had our first local meal and found the dark beer to be surprisingly good, unlike most insipid lager in SE Asia.

Feb 24-25  Minibus at 0800 to Hlawgar Park 35km north of Yangon took 90 mins because the driver didn’t know the way. Spent the day in this fairly extensive area of secondary woodland, bushy country and small lakes, joined by JS and DL from Singapore at lunchtime. Introduced Sambar, Hog Deer, Wild Pig and Gaur were evident but birding was fairly slow - typical Southeast Asian lowland birds, with the distinctive endemic davisoni form of Stripe-throated Bulbul (a likely future addition to the list of Burmese endemics according to Craig Robson) a highlight, along with Spot-billed Pelican, Black Eagle, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Rosy Minivet, Taiga Flycatcher, Radde’s and Large-billed Warblers, Ruby-throated Sunbird, Racket-tailed Treepie and a single red-billed Vinous-breasted Myna, another potential split.

 

We drove to the bus station and took a public express bus at 6pm most of the way to Bagan, with Andy and Thet. It was not over-comfortable and very loud videos were shown so that sleeping was difficult. We expected to stay on board till 4 - 5am but were surprised to be told to alight at 0130. We then had to wait 3 hours at a café at Kyadkpadang for the 2 jeeps that were to transport us for the next 6 days. We only drove a short distance to a mixed open habitat within sight of Mt Popa (a tourist site) where we were to spend most of the morning birding when it was light enough. The first Burmese endemics were Burmese Bushlark and Hooded Treepie; other birds included Burmese Shrike, Daurian Redstart and Little Bunting, with 2 Wrynecks for Jia Sheng. We then headed for Kazunma, our overnight destination, stopping for lunch at a café. More birding stops gave another endemic, White-throated Babbler, along with Rain Quail, Jerdon’s Baza, Oriental Honey-Buzzard, Buff-barred and Tickell’s Warblers, Ashy Woodswallow and what we thought from its unstreaked upper-parts was a rare Lesser Kestrel but later were undecided as it could have been an odd-looking Kestrel. When we reached the village of Kazunma, our guides were shocked to be told we could not stay there as the guesthouse had been officially banned from accepting tourists. This meant we had no choice but to continue to Kanpetlet on the lower slopes of Mount Victoria, mostly in the dark on pot-holed roads so we didn’t arrive till 11.30pm! The bonus was that it meant we would be spending 6 nights at the excellent Pine Wood Villa Resort above Kanpetlet.

Feb 26 – March 1 We birded the slopes of Mount Victoria, a southern extension of the Himalayas in the south

Chin Hills, for five full days at various elevations up to c.2500m. The White-browed Nuthatch is known only from here and a single neighbouring mountain. It proved easy to find at the higher elevations – we saw about 8 on our first day near the top – but the near-endemic Brown-capped Laughingthrush was much more often heard than seen. The weather was mostly dry but rather windy on a few days. We birded several different habitats during our stay, with much time spent in the lush evergreen forests of the upper slopes. Here were Fire-tailed and Mrs Gould’s Sunbirds, Hume’s Treecreeper, Short-billed Minivet, pairs of the endemic Burmese Tit, Buff-barred, Ashy-throated, Whistler’s, Grey-hooded, Tickell’s, Buff-throated and Blyth’s Leaf-Warblers, White-tailed Nuthatch, Green and Blyth’s Shrike-Babblers (the latter part of the recent four-way split of White-browed), Rufous-gorgeted and Little Pied Flycatchers, Yellow-browed, Green-backed, Red-crowned and a single Fire-capped Tit; one Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, with Fire-breasted quite common, Whiskered and Stripe-throated Yuhinas, Streak-throated and Rusty-fronted Barwings, Blue-winged Siva, and Chestnut-tailed and Red-tailed Minlas. Rufous-bellied Woodpeckers were busy ‘sap-sucking’, leaving hundreds of holes on some trees for sunbirds, especially Green-tailed, to drink the sap and species like Grey Sibia to extract insects caught in the sap. We saw a few Grey-sided Thrushes on the road at first light and a single Long-tailed Thrush. Himalayan Bluetails were much commoner and one morning we saw a Hill Partridge. Spotted Wren-Babbler sang but only showed well once. Neil saw a Black-headed Shrike-Babbler, a Kalij Pheasant and a massive Hume’s flying directly over him while noone else saw it! I had a White-browed Shortwing and Jia Sheng spotted Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Vivid Niltava and Russet Bush-Warbler.

 

In the scrubby edges of the forest and open coniferous forest above the lodge, different birds occurred. Assam and Striped Laughingthrushes were not uncommon, 3 Mount Victoria Babax (a potential split from Chinese Babax), were seen well, along with Black-throated Prinia, Brown Bush-Warbler, Slaty-blue Flycatcher, a few pairs of Black-bibbed Tit, Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Long-tailed Minivet and Chestnut-vented Nuthatch. We found one good-sized flock of Little Buntings and another smaller flock containing two Chestnut Buntings and a few Common Rosefinch. Lower down, Striated Bubul, Rufous-bellied Niltava and Crested Finchbill were observed.

Raptors were rarely seen well, except for the almost daily Himalayan Buzzards, Oriental Honey-Buzzard, Shikra and Black Eagle, but single Mountain Hawk-Eagle and Eurasian Sparrowhawk were noteworthy. We quite frequently encountered groups of the friendly local Chin villagers, mainly walking down to sell their wares, though some were hunters with catapults and elderly rifles and on one occasion, a party was transporting plastic pipes to their village for a water project. They were able to get lifts back up the mountain but the few vehicles coming down were invariably full.

 

We spent two mornings on the heavily degraded lower slopes of the mountain. On the first day activity was slow as we were late starting due to lack of sleep the previous days but below the lodge we did see at least one Yellow-breasted Greenfinch, here of the noticeably different heinrichi race, restricted to the Chin Hills and Indian border states.  A little higher up a pair of the endemic Chin Hills Wren-Babbler performed well, and 4 or 5 were

singing when I returned on the last afternoon. The few other birds that first day included Nepal Fulvetta, Slaty- backed Flycatcher, a pair of Crimson-faced Liocichla, and Clicking (Chestnut-fronted) Shrike-Babbler for me. When we returned early on our last morning, we hit the jackpot with Oriental Hobby, Blue-throated, White-gorgeted and Ultramarine Flycatchers, Black-faced Warbler, Blue-winged and Brown-capped Laughingthrushes, Spot-breasted, Streak-breasted and White-browed Scimitar-Babblers, and Rusty-capped Fulvetta (though not all seen by everybody).

 

Our four attempts to see Hodgson’s Frogmouth were frustrating as it rarely called. On two occasions, one called briefly very close by but soon disappeared and remained silent. We also failed to find any parrotbills, despite spending a lot of time in bamboo habitat; missing Buff-breasted, another proposed split, was particularly galling. 

 

March 2 We set off before dawn for the long drive to Bagan. Many stops were made to check the patches of degraded dry lowland forest dominated by bamboo thickets, looking especially for the little-known Olive Bulbul, Neglected Nuthatch (proposed split off Chestnut-bellied), Pale-headed Woodpecker and Swinhoe’s Minivet  – we saw the latter 2, along with Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Grey-faced Woodpecker, Red-throated Pipit and Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, but not the first two species. Many parakeets of 4 species were flying about – Alexandrine, Red-breasted, Blossom-headed (we had only seen 1 of this species at Hlawgar), and Finsch’s Parakeets. We eventually reached the dipterocarp forest, just before Kazunma, where White-rumped Falcons are seen but it was very hot by then and we had no luck. This bird was a casualty from us being unable to overnight at Kazunma. We saw high-flying raptors such as Shikra and Changeable Hawk-Eagle, then on the outskirts of Kazunma we finally had good views of Neglected Nuthatch, before continuing to Bagan in Shan State, eastern Myanmar, almost without stopping, so we could reach before dusk the large Sitsana pagoda where Laggar Falcons were reputed to breed and Jerdon’s Minivets to be found. We made it but all we could find were Kestrels! After booking in at the splendid Golden Express Hotel for 2 nights, we had a good dinner at a nearby restaurant.

 

March 3 After a fine hotel breakfast, surrounded by tourists and White-throated Babblers, we started birding around Saytanargyi, another large pagoda, soon spotting a pair of Laggar Falcon, eventually seeing their 3 large young on a ledge. The pair flew off quickly at different heights in the same direction, probably to catch breakfast cooperatively. We searched hard for Jerdon’s Minivet but only saw Hooded Treepie at first. Then a pair of the delightful Minivets was spotted feeding low in long grass. Soon after that Jia Sheng flushed 4 quail close by, noting a red face on one, so they must have been wintering Japanese Quail. After watching a small reservoir for some time, we went back to the surroundings of the Sisana Pagoda to look for yamthini Long-billed Pipit, an isolated population. Jia Sheng found and photo’d one but the rest of us missed it though did see another pair of Jerdon’s Minivet, and a Spotted Owlet nearby. We visited the inside of the pagoda and as all the key birds had been seen, went up the Dhamma Yarzaka temple to enjoy a wonderful view overlooking a landscape of many of the 2200 pagodas and temples in the area.  After lunch we made for the Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) river, stopping to view a colourful festival celebrating the ear-piercing of a number of young girls.

 

Our cruise along the mighty river was delayed by a lengthy rain shower, but eventually we started and were soon seeing good numbers of birds. Waders were in evidence, with Small Pratincoles flying past and Little Ringed and Kentish Plovers, River Lapwing and Greenshank noted along the river-edge. Eastern Marsh Harriers and Black-shouldered Kites quartered the fields, while Great Cormorants, Indian Spot-bills and wintering Ruddy Shelducks were present in small numbers. We went ashore on a large sandy island, and soon saw Sand Larks and a White-tailed Stonechat as we climbed up the sand bank to the long grass and rice paddy. Here were more White-tailed Stonechats, a calling Rain Quail, Oriental Skylark, Striated Babbler, 2 Oriental Cuckoos and a probable vagrant Greater Short-toed Lark for Jia Sheng. The return journey to Bagan at dusk was uneventful.

 

March 4: After an early breakfast, we took a short flight east (long by road) with Asian Wings Airways to Heho in Shan state, then drove to Inle Lake, passing the narrow gauge railway and a large sugar cane factory. After checking in at the luxurious Huh Pin Hotel, the rest of day was spent birding on or by the lake, with a lengthy lunch break at a restaurant at the far end of the lake. Inle is renowned for its leg-rowing boatmen who attend their floating gardens and fishing-nets aboard simple canoes propelled by one leg around the oar. After checking the flocks of ducks for a rare Baer’s Pochard, but only seeing Ferruginous and Lesser Whistling Ducks, we slowly cruised through channels in the reedbeds holding several pairs of Jerdon’s Bushchat, reed warblers and Siberian Stonechats. Brown-headed Gulls were numerous in the wide channel by the popular restaurant where we had lunch. We spent the afternoon on the lake. Floating vegetation held many egrets and pond-herons, with Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Purple Swamphen, White, Yellow and Citrine Wagtails, Black-browed, Clamorous and Oriental Reed Warblers. On the open water there were flocks of Garganey and Coot while Glossy Ibis, Little Cormorant and hirundines flew overhead. We landed at a small settlement to view a breeding colony of egrets and ibis – the egrets sported long breeding plumes and Intermediates had black bills, rarely illustrated in field-guides. Mynas were numerous nearby, mainly White-vented but there were a few of the scarce Collared, also seen along the reedy-edges of the lake as we cruised back to the hotel. On a separate boat, Danny and Jia Sheng found a wintering Bluethroat, a Blue Rock Thrush and a couple of the range-restricted Brown-breasted Bulbuls.

March 5: I awoke before dawn to the sound of calling Collared Scops and Asian Barred Owls. After another early breakfast we drove through the village, where many locals were getting ready to market their produce, and on to the old colonial hill-station of Kalaw (at 1350m), taking nearly 2 hours. This was to be our last full day’s birding, and what an excellent day it was. Ko Pan, a friend of Ko Thet, joined us and proved to be a first class, experienced bird-guide. We drove to a monastery above the town and then walked down through patchy mixed forest and scrub, seeing a good selection of birds including White-browed Laughingthrush, Himalayan Black and Red-vented Bulbuls (the latter of the melanchimus race, looking like Sooty-headed), Black-throated Sunbird, Slender-billed and Maroon Orioles, and Black-collared Starling, while Black-headed Greenfinch was heard only. We took a track through the evergreen forest to Yay-aye-kan Reservoir, looking out for the area’s speciality, the rarely-encountered Burmese Yuhina. Jia Sheng saw 1 or 2 briefly but the rest of us had to wait till late afternoon for it. On reaching the reservoir we continued uphill till we reached a road and stopped for lunch at a café overlooking the deforested hillsides. Ko Pan explained this had been a major opium-growing region but now tea was the main product, although some opium was still harvested, with military connivance. We returned to the evergreen forest and stopped for a lengthy rest at the dam wall of the reservoir. The birding highlight was a pair of Burmese Yuhina, spotted by Ko Pan. Other birds included Blue-throated Barbet, Hill and Tickell’s Blue-Flycatchers, Bianchi’s Warbler, Martens’ and Davison’s Warblers (split from Golden-spectacled and White-tailed Leaf-Warbler, respectively), White-capped Water-Redstart, Blyth’s Shrike Babbler, grey-crowned pulchellus Black-throated Tit, Yellow-cheeked and Japanese [Great] Tit, Grey-cheeked Fulvetta, and Long-tailed Broadbill for Jia Sheng. We headed back to the monastery through the evergreen forest and then the conifers, finding along the way Black-backed Forktail, Slaty-bellied Tesia, Dark-backed Sibia of the restricted castanoptera form, and a fine male Black-breasted Thrush singing from an open perch. Overnight at New Shine Hotel.


March 6: Ko Pan agreed to go back with us for the first hour of daylight near the monastery to look for Black-headed Greenfinch, although I was more interested in trying to see Scarlet-faced Liocichla (an IOC split off Red). We failed to find either target but did see Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler, new for some. Then it was a quick drive to Heho airport for the 9 am flight to Yangon, which left early. Andy took us to the cheap but adequate Ocean Pearl Inn ($28 for a triple), then Brian and I went sightseeing for rest of day. We walked to the Yangon river and took the ferry across to Dallah, the vibrant village on the other side, where we saw life as lived by the majority of city-dwellers, and a Black-capped Kingfisher at a small lake. Then, after a courtesy call at the colonial Strand Hotel, we explored the large Sule pagoda, popular with locals, before walking back through the bustling streets and traffic to our hotel, stopping to buy very cheap rum and local whiskey (quite good) nearby. Andy collected us all at 16.30 for a 3 hours visit to the fabulous golden Shwedagon Pagoda, heaving with visitors - mostly locals and monks, with a few Westerners. We waited below the Western gate at dusk to see the mass exodus of many Asian Wrinkle-lipped Bats leaving their roost, but it was so dark when they started that it was impossible to estimate how many there were. The trip ended with an excellent farewell dinner hosted by Moe Aung. Apart from the “night” on the bus and the Kazunma episode, it had been a very well-organised trip - most enjoyable, rewarding and good value for money. Many thanks go to all the Burmese team and to Jia Sheng for his help in liaising with Moe.

 

March 7: After farewells to Jia Sheng and Danny, who were taking a later Jetstar flight back to Singapore, we boarded a taxi to the airport for our uneventful return to Heathrow via Bangkok.

 

 

SYSTEMATIC LIST                      

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis, 4 near Hlawgar and 1 Bagan

Spot-billed Pelican, Pelecanus philippensis, 2 Hlawgar

Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo, Ayyawaddy River, Inle lake

Little Cormorant, Phalacrocorax niger, Hlawgar and Inle Lake

Oriental Darter, Anhinga melanogaster, 2 Hlawgar

Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea, 2 Inle Lake

Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea, 1 Inle Lake

Eastern Great Egret, Ardea [alba] modesta, a few

Intermediate Egret, Egretta intermedia, common Inle Lake

Little Egret, Egretta garzetta, widespread

Indian Pond Heron, Ardeola grayii, widespread

Chinese Pond Heron, Ardeola bacchus, Inle Lake

Eastern Cattle Egret, Bubulcus coromandus, widespread

Black-crowned Night-Heron , Nycticorax nycticorax, Bagan to Kazunma, Mount Victoria and Inle lake

Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus, breeding at Inle Lake

Lesser Whistling Duck, Dendrocygna javanica, Hlawgar, Inle lake

Ruddy Shelduck, Tadorna ferruginea, Ayyawaddy River, Inle lake

Cotton Pygmy-Goose, Nettapus coromandelianus, a few near Hlawgar

Indian Spot-billed Duck, Anas poecilorhyncha, Ayyawaddy River, Inle lake

Garganey, Anas querquedula, Inle Lake

Ferruginous Duck, Aythya nyroca, Inle Lake

Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, 1 Hlawgar

Jerdon’s Baza, Aviceda jerdoni,  1 Bagan to Kazunma

Oriental Honey-Buzzard, Pernis ptilorhynchus,  Hlawgar, Bagan to Kazunma, Mount Victoria

Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus caeruleus, Inle Lake and Ayyawaddy River

Black Kite, Milvus migrans, Yangon

Crested Serpent-Eagle, Spilornis cheela, Mount Victoria to Bagan and at Kalaw

Pied Harrier, Circus melanoleucos, 2 Inle Lake (JS,DL)

Western Marsh Harrier, Circus aeruginosus, Inle Lake

Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Accipiter gentiles, Mount Victoria, Kalaw

Shikra, Accipiter badius, Hlawgar, Mount Victoria

White-eyed Buzzard, Butastur teesa, 1 Bagan to Kazunma and vice versa

Himalayan Buzzard, Buteo [buteo] burmanicus, 2 daily Mount Victoria

Black Eagle, Ictinaetus malayensis, Hlawgar, Mount Victoria

Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Nisaetus nipalensis, 1 Mount Victoria

Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Nisaetus limnaeetus, 1 Mount Victoria

Eurasian Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus, a few throughout. 1 en route to Kazunma was thought to be a Lesser Kestrel by plumage but Jia Sheng’s photo was not really good enough to confirm it

Oriental Hobby, Falco severus, 1 in flight Mount Victoria

Peregrine, Falco peregrinus, 1 at Shwedagon Pagoda (JS)

Laggar Falcon, Falco jugger, 2 + 3Juv at Bagan

Chinese Francolin, Francolinus pintadeanus, heard Mount Victoria to Bagan and at Kalaw

Japanese Quail, Coturnix japonica, 4 flushed at Bagan (JS,JH)

Rain Quail, Coturnix coromandelica, 3 Bagan to Kazunma and a few at Bagan

Hill Partridge, Arborophila torqueola, , 1 on the road Mount Victoria

Red Junglefowl, Gallus gallus, heard at most sites

Kalij Pheasant, Lophura leucomelanos, 1 feeding on Mount Victoria (NB)

Hulme’s Pheasant, Syrmaticus bumiae, 1 flew overhead on Mount Victoria (NB)

Barred Buttonquail, Turnix suscitator, 1 Bagan to Kazunma (JS)

Small Buttonquail, Turnix sylvatica,  2 Hlawgar

White-breasted Waterhen, Amaurornis phoenicurus, 2 Bagan

Watercock, Gallicrex cinerea,  1 near Hlawgar (NB,BF)

Purple Swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio poliocephalus, Inle Lake

Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus, Hlawgar and Inle Lake

Eurasian Coot, Fulica atra, abundant Inle Lake

Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Hydrophasianus chirurgus,  8 Inle Lake

Bronze-winged Jacana, Hydrophasianus, 1 near Hlawgar

Small Pratincole, Glareola lactea, 5 Arrawadday River, Bagan

River Lapwing, Vanellus duvaucelii, 4 Arrawadday River, Bagan

Red-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus indicus, a few singles

Little Ringed Plover, Charadrius dubius,  1 Arrawadday River, Bagan,

Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus,  1 Arrawadday River, Bagan,

Snipe sp., Gallinago sp 2 Bagan

Common Greenshank, Tringa nebularia, 4 Arrawadday River, Bagan,

Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola, 2 Arrawadday River, Bagan

Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos, 2 Arrawadday River, Bagan

Brown-headed Gull, Larus brunnicephalus, abundant Inle Lake and Yangon River

Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus, a few Inle Lake

Oriental Turtle Dove, Streptopelia orientalis, a few throughout

Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto xanthocyclus, a few throughout

Red Collared Dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, a few

Spotted Dove, Streptopelia chinensis, widespread

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Treron curvirostra,  4 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Emerald Dove, Chalcophaps indica, 1 Kalaw

Green Imperial Pigeon, Ducula aenea, 1 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Alexandrine Parakeet, Psittacula eupatria,  few Mount Victoria to Bagan

Grey-headed [Finsch's] Parakeet, Psittacula finschii, fairly common

Blossom-headed Parakeet, Psittacula roseata, fairly common

Red-breasted Parakeet, Psittacula alexandri, a few Mount Victoria and Mount Victoria to Bagan

Large Hawk-Cuckoo, Cuculus sparverioides, 1 seen Mount Victoria, others heard

Oriental Cuckoo, Cuculus saturatus, 2

Plaintive Cuckoo, Cacomantis merulinus, 1 Bagan to Kazunma (JH, JS)

Asian Koel, Eudynamys scolopacea malayana, heard widely

Lesser Coucal, Centropus bengalensis, heard at Lake Inle (JS)

Greater Coucal, Centropus sinensis, Mount Victoria to Bagan and Lake Inle

Collared Scops Owl, Otus lettia, heard Mount Victoria and Lake Inle

Collared Owlet, Glaucidium brodiei, heard Mount Victoria 

Asian Barred Owlet, Glaucidium cuculoides, heard Lake Inle

Spotted Owlet, Athene brama, 1 Mount Victoria to Bagan and at Bagan, heard Mount Victoria

Hodgson's Frogmouth, Batrachostomus hodgsoni hodgsoni, heard calling a few times on only 2 nights on Mount Victoria

Grey Nightjar, Caprimulgus jogkarta, on the road up Mount Victoria pre-dawn

Himalayan Swiftlet, Aerodramus brevirostris, a few Bagan to Kazunma

Asian Palm Swift, Cypsiurus balasiensis, widespread

House Swift, Apus nipalensis, Hlawgar and Bagan

Crested Treeswift, Hemiprocne coronata, 5 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, a few singles

White-throated Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis, Hlawgar, Bagan and Inle Lake

Black-capped Kingfisher, Halcyon pileata, 1 at Dallah near Yangon (BF,JH)

Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis, 2 Arrawadday River, Bagan

Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis, few Bagan to Kazunma and Bagan

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, a few throughout

Indian Roller, Coracias [benghalensis] affinis, a few throughout

Hoopoe, Upupa epops, Inle Lake and Kalaw

Great Barbet, Megalaima virens, a few throughout

Lineated Barbet, Megalaima lineata,  2 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Golden-throated Barbet, Megalaima franklinii ramsayi, 2 Mount Victoria

Blue-throated Barbet, Megalaima asiatica asiatica,  4 Kalaw

Coppersmith Barbet, Megalaima haemacephala, Hlawgar and Kalaw

Eurasian Wryneck, Jynx torquilla, 1 Bagan to Kazunma and at Bagan (NB,JS)

Grey-capped Woodpecker, Dendrocopos canicapillus canicapillus, 4 Mount Victoria to Bagan, 1 Kalaw

Stripe-breasted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos atratus, 1 Mount Victoria

Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Dendrocopos hyperythrus, common Mount Victoria

Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos cathpharius pyrrhothorax, 1 Mount Victoria (JS)

Greater Yellownape, Picus flavinucha flavinucha, 1 Mount Victoria and Mount Victoria to Bagan

Grey-faced Woodpecker, Picus canus hessei, 2 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Himalayan Flameback, Dinopium shorii anguste, 1 Mount Victoria to Bagan (JH)

Greater Flameback, Chrysocolaptes lucidus guttacristatus, heard at Kalaw

Pale-headed Woodpecker, Gecinulus grantia granita, 5 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Long-tailed Broadbill, Psarisomus dalhousiae, 2 Kalaw (JS)

Burmese Bushlark, Mirafra microptera, several Bagan to Kazunma, Mount Victoria to Kazunma and at Bagan

Australasian Bushlark, Mirafra javanica, 2 Bagan to Kazunma

Sand Lark, Calandrella raytal, a few on the Arrawadday River island

Oriental Skylark, Alauda gulgula, 1 on the Arrawadday River island

Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandrella brachydactyla, 1 on the Arrawadday River island (JS)

Eurasian/Pale Sand Martin, Riparia riparia/diluta,c.20 at Inle Lake

Grey-throated [Plain] Martin, Riparia [paludicola] chinensis, a few Arrawadday River

Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica, widespread in small numbers

Wire-tailed Swallow, Hirundo smithii, common Inle Lake and at least 1 at Bagan

Red-rumped Swallow, Hirundo daurica, common Arrawadday River

Asian House Martin, Delichon dasypus, fairly common Mount Victoria

White Wagtail, Motacilla alba leucopsis, a  few scattered records

Citrine Wagtail, Motacilla citreola citreola, at least 1 Arrawadday River and Inle Lake

Eastern Yellow Wagtail , Motacilla tschutschensis, a few Inle Lake 

Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea, 1 at Kalaw

Paddyfield Pipit, Anthus rufulus, 2 Bagan

Richard's Pipit, Anthus richardi, 1 Bagan (NB,BF,JS)

Long-billed Pipit, Anthus similis yamethini, 1 at Kalaw (JS)

Olive-backed Pipit, Anthus hodgsoni, fairly common

Red-throated Pipit, Anthus cervinus, 1 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Large Cuckooshrike, Coracina macei, 1 Mount Victoria, 2 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Indochinese Cuckooshrike, Coracina polioptera, 2 Mount Victoria to Bagan, 2 Kalaw

Black-winged Cuckooshrike, Coracina melaschistos, 2 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Rosy Minivet, Pericrocotus roseus, 2 Hlawgar, 4 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Swinhoe's [Brown-rumped] Minivet , Pericrocotus cantonensis, 5 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Grey-chinned Minivet, Pericrocotus solaris, 4 Kalaw

Jerdon's [White-bellied] Minivet , Pericrocotus erythropygius, 2 pairs at Bagan

Long-tailed Minivet, Pericrocotus ethologus ripponi, fairly common Mount Victoria and a few Kalaw

Short-billed Minivet, Pericrocotus brevirostris affinis, a few Mount Victoria

Scarlet Minivet, Pericrocotus speciosus semiruber, a few Mount Victoria to Bagan

Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Hemipus picatus, 2 Mount Victoria

Crested Finchbill, Spizixos canifrons, a few Mount Victoria and Kalaw

Striated Bulbul, Pycnonotus striatus, 2+ Mount Victoria

Black-crested Bulbul, Pycnonotus flaviventris flaviventris, fairly common

Red-whiskered Bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus, fairly common

Brown-breasted Bulbul, Pycnonotus xanthorrhous, a few Inle lake, 2 Kalaw

Red-vented Bulbul, Pycnonotus cafer melanchimus, widespread

Sooty-headed Bulbul, Pycnonotus aurigaster,  2 Mount Victoria

Stripe-throated Bulbul, Pycnonotus finlaysoni davisoni,  2 at Hlawgar

Flavescent Bulbul, Pycnonotus flavescens, 1 Bagan to Mount Victoria, a few Kalaw

Streak-eared Bulbul, Pycnonotus blanfordi, fairly common

Mountain Bulbul, Ixos mcclellandii, a few Mount Victoria, 2 Kalaw

Himalayan Black Bulbul, Hypsipetes leucocephalus, 2 at Kalaw

Blue-winged Leafbird, Chloropsis cochinchinensis, 2 Mount Victoria to bagan

Golden-fronted Leafbird, Chloropsis aurifrons, 1 Bagan to Mount Victoria

Orange-bellied Leafbird, Chloropsis hardwickii hardwickii, 3 at Kalaw

Common Iora, Aegithina tiphia, a few throughout

Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush, Monticola rufiventris,  4 Mount Victoria

Blue Rock Thrush, Monticola solitarius philippensis, 1 at Inle Lake (JS)

Long-tailed Thrush, Zoothera dixoni, 1 on the road 

Black-breasted Thrush, Turdus dissimilis, 2 Kalaw

Grey-sided Thrush, Turdus feae, several Mount Victoria

Eye-browed Thrush, Turdus obscurus, 1 Mount Victoria (DL)

White-browed Shortwing , Brachypteryx montana, 1 Mount Victoria (JH)

Bluethroat, Luscinia svecica, 1 on the Arrawadday River island (NB), 2 at Inle Lake (JS,DL)

Himalayan Bluetail, Tarsiger rufilatus, common on Mount Victoria

Oriental Magpie Robin, Copsychus saularis, a few singles

White-rumped Shama, Copsychus malabaricus, 1 Hlawgar

White-capped Water-Redstart , Chaimarrornis leucocephalus, 1 at Kalaw dam

Daurian Redstart, Phoenicurus auroreus,  Bagan to Kazunma, 1 Mount Victoria, 2 Kalaw

Blue-fronted Redstart, Phoenicurus frontalis, 2 Bagan to Kazunma, 1 Kalaw

White-crowned Forktail, Enicurus leschenaulti, heard at Kalaw

Black-backed Forktail, Enicurus immaculatus,  1 seen at Kalaw (JS)

Siberian Stonechat, Saxicola maura, a few scattered records

White-tailed Stonechat, Saxicola leucura,  6+ on the Arrawadday River island, 1 at Inle Lake

Pied Bushchat, Saxicola caprata, fairly common throughout

Jerdon's Bushchat, Saxicola jerdoni, 8 at Inle lake

Grey Bushchat, Saxicola ferrea, 6 Mount Victoria, 2 Kalaw

Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa dauurica,  2 Hlawgar, 1 Bagan to Kazunma 

Slaty-backed Flycatcher, Ficedula hodgsonii, a few Mount Victoria

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Ficedula strophiata, fairly common Mount Victoria

Ultramarine Flycatcher , Ficedula superciliaris, 1 Mount Victoria (JH, DL)

Taiga/Red-throated Flycatcher, Ficedula albicilla, fairly common

Little Pied Flycatcher, Ficedula westermanni, a few Mount Victoria

Slaty-blue Flycatcher, Ficedula tricolor, 3 Mount Victoria

White-gorgeted Flycatcher, Ficedula monileger, 1 Mount Victoria (NB,BF)

Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Ficedula byperythra, 1 Mount Victoria (JS)

Verditer Flycatcher, Eumyias thalassina, a few Mount Victoria and Kalaw

Rufous-Bellied Niltava, Niltava sundara, 1 Mount Victoria (JH,JS)

Vivid Niltava, Niltava vivida oatesi, 1 Mount Victoria (JS)

Blue-throated Flycatcher, Cyornis rubeculoides rubeculoides, 1 Mount Victoria

Hill Blue Flycatcher, Cyornis banyumas, , 1 Kalaw

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Cyornis tickelliae, 1 Kalaw

Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher, Culicicapa ceylonensis, 2 Mount Victoria and Kalaw

Yellow-bellied Fantail, Rhipidura hypoxantha, fairly common Mount Victoria, 1 Kalaw

White-throated Fantail, Rhipidura albicollis stanleyi, 2 Mount Victoria, 1 Kalaw

White-browed Fantail, Rhipidura aureola burmanica, 2 Mount Victoria to Bagan JS, DL)

Black-naped Monarch, Hypothymis azurea, a few throughout

Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi, 1 Mount Victoria, 2 Kalaw

Zitting Cisticola, Cisticola juncidis, common Lake Inle

Brown Prinia, Prinia polychroa cooki, 1 Kalaw

Rufescent Prinia, Prinia rufescens, , 1 Hlawgar, several Mount Victoria to Bagan

Black-throated Prinia, Prinia atrogularis khasiana, 2 Mount Victoria

Grey-breasted Prinia, Prinia hodgsonii, several Hlawgar, 1 Bagan to Mount Victoria

Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata, fairly common

Chestnut-headed Tesia, Tesia castaneocoronata, heard Mount Victoria

Slaty-bellied Tesia, Tesia olivea, Kalaw (JS,JH)

Brown Bush-Warbler, Bradypterus luteoventris, 2 Mount Victoria

Russet Bush-Warbler, Bradypterus mandelli, 1 Mount Victoria (JS)

Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler, Cettia fortipes, 2 Mount Victoria

Aberrant Bush-Warbler, Cettia flavolivacea,  heard high on Mount Victoria

Black-browed Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus bistrigiceps, common Inle Lake

Oriental Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus orientalis, a few Inle lake

Clamorous [Indian] Reed Warbler , Acrocephalus brunnescens, common Inle Lake

Thick-billed Warbler, Acrocephalus aedon,  1 Hlawgar, 2 Bagan

Common Tailorbird, Orthotomus sutorius, a few

Dusky Warbler, Phylloscopus fuscatus, small numbers throughout

Tickell’s Leaf-Warbler, Phylloscopus affinis, a few Bagan to Kazunma and on Mount Victoria

Buff-throated Warbler, Phylloscopus subaffinis, a few Bagan to Kazunma

Yellow-streaked Warbler, Phylloscopus armandii, 1 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Radde's Warbler, Phylloscopus schwarzi, 2 Hlawgar and Kalaw

Buff-barred Warbler, Phylloscopus pulcher, common Mount Victoria

Ashy-throated Warbler, Phylloscopus maculipennis, several Mount Victoria

Yellow-browed Warbler, Phylloscopus inornatus, a few Mount Victoria and Kalaw

Hume's Leaf-Warbler, Phylloscopus humei, a few Mount Victoria

Arctic Warbler, Phylloscopus borealis, 1 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Greenish Warbler, Phylloscopus trochiloides, 2 Bagan to Kazunma, 1 Kalaw

Two-barred Warbler, Phylloscopus plumbeitarus, 3 Hlawgar

Large-billed Warbler, Phylloscopus magnirostris, 1 Hlawgar

Blyth's Leaf-Warbler, Phylloscopus reguloides, a few Mount Victoria and Kalaw

Davison's Leaf-Warbler, Phylloscopus davisoni, 2 Kalaw

Grey-hooded Warbler, Phylloscopus xanthoschistos, 1 Mount Victoria

Marten's Warbler, Seicercus omeiensis, 2 Kalaw

Whistler's Warbler, Seicercus whistleri, 1 Mount Victoria

Bianchi Warbler, Seicercus valentini, a few Kalaw

Grey-crowned Warbler, Seicercus tephrocephalus, 1 Kalaw

Black-faced Warbler, Abroscopus schisticeps, 2 Mount Victoria

Striated Grassbird, Megalurus palustris, common Inle Lake

Striped Laughingthrush, Strophocincla virgatus, several Mount Victoria

White-browed Laughingthrush, Pterorhinus sannio, 3 Kalaw

Brown-capped Laughingthrush, Trohalopteron austeni, a few Mount Victoria 

Blue-winged Laughingthrush, Trohalopteron squamatus, 5 Mount Victoria to Bagan (BF,JS,JH)

Assam Laughingthrush, Trohalopteron chrysopterus erythrolaema, fairly common Mount Victoria

Red/Crimson-faced Liocichla, Liocichla phoenicea bakeri, 2 singles Mount Victoria (JS,JH)

Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler, Pomatorhinus erythrogenys, 1+ Kalaw

Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler, Pomatorhinus ruficollis bakeri, 2 Mount Victoria

White-browed Scimitar-Babbler , Pomatorhinus schisticeps, 2 singles Mount Victoria

Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler, Pomatorhinus erythrogenys, 2 Mount Victoria (JS,JH)

Spotted Wren-Babbler, Spelaeornis formosus, 2 Mount Victoria, others heard

Chin Hills Wren-Babbler, Spelaeornis oatesi, 2 Mount Victoria, others heard

Golden Babbler, Stachyris chrysaea binghami, several Mount Victoria

Grey-throated Babbler, Stachyris nigriceps, 3 Mount Victoria

Pin-striped Tit Babbler, Macronous gularis, heard Hlawgar (JS)

Chestnut-capped Babbler, Timalia pileata, 1 Inle Lake

Puff-throated Babbler , Pellorneum ruficeps , 2 Kalaw (JS)

Yellow-eyed Babbler, Chrysomma sinense, a few Bagan to Kazunma,

White-throated Babbler, Turdoides gularis, a few Bagan to Kazunma, common at Bagan

Striated Babbler , Turdoides earlei, 6 on the Arrawadday River island

Chinese [Mt Victoria] Babax, Babax lanceolatus woodi, 3 Mount Victoria

Silver-eared Mesia, Leiothrix argentauris, heard on Mount Victoria (3 seen by JS) and at Kalaw

Blyth's [White-browed] Shrike-Babbler  , Pteruthius aeralatus, 3 Mount Victoria, 1 Kalaw

Black-eared Shrike-Babbler, Pteruthius melanotis, several Mount Victoria

Black-headed Shrike-Babbler, Pteruthius rufiventer, 1 Mount Victoria (NB)

Green Shrike-Babbler, Pteruthius xanthochlorus hybridus, a few Mount Victoria

Clicking [Chestnut-fronted] Shrike-Babbler , Pteruthius intermedius, 1 Mount Victoria (JH)

Rusty-fronted Barwing, Actinodura egertoni, several Mount Victoria

Streak-throated Barwing, Actinodura waldeni poliotis, a few Mount Victoria

Blue-winged Siva, Siva cyanouroptera, a few Mount Victoria,

Chestnut-tailed [Bar-throated] Minla, Minla strigula, a few Mount Victoria

Red-tailed Minla, Minla ignotincta, several Mount Victoria

Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Pseudominla castaneceps , a few Mount Victoria and Kalaw

White-browed Fulvetta, Fulvetta vinipectus ripponi, several Mount Victoria

Rusty-capped Fulvetta, Schoeniparus dubia , 3 Mount Victoria

Grey-cheeked Fulvetta, Alcippe yunnanensis , a few Kalaw

Nepal Fulvetta, Alcippe nipalensis, a few Mount Victoria

Grey Sibia, Heterophasia gracilis, fairly common Mount Victoria

Dark-backed Sibia, H. melanoleuca castanoptera, 3 Kalaw

Whiskered Yuhina, Yuhina flavicollis, several Mount Victoria

Burmese Yuhina, Yuhina humilis, 2 Kalaw, with 2 more for JS

Stripe-throated Yuhina, Yuhina gularis, a few Mount Victoria

Striated Yuhina, Yuhina custaniceps custaniceps, a few Mount Victoria

Red-crowned [Black-throated] Tit, Aegithalos concinnus manipurensis, a few Mount Victoria 

Black-throated Tit, Aegithalos concinnus pulchellus, 2 Kalaw

Burmese [Black-browed] Tit, Aegithalos [iouschistos] sharpie, several Mount Victoria

Black-bibbed Tit, Parus hypermelaena, 3 pairs Mount Victoria

Japanese [Great] Tit, Parus minor, 4 Kalaw

Green-backed Tit, Parus monticolus yunnanensis, several Mount Victoria

Yellow-cheeked Tit, Parus spilonotus subviridis, 2 Kalaw

Yellow-browed Tit, Sylviparus modestus, several Mount Victoria

Neglected [Chestnut-bellied] Nuthatch  , Sitta [castanea] neglecta, 2 Kazunma

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Sitta nagaensis nagaensis, a few Mount Victoria 

White-tailed Nuthatch, Sitta himalayensis a few Mount Victoria 

White-browed Nuthatch, Sitta victoriae,  6+ Mount Victoria 

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Sitta frontalis, 6 Mount Victoria to Kazunma, 1 Kalaw

Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Certhia himalayana ripponi, a few Mount Victoria 

Hume's [Brown-throated] Treecreeper, Certhia manipurensis manipurensis , a few Mount Victoria 

Fire-capped Tit, Cephalopyrus flammiceps olivaceus, 1 Mount Victoria 

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Anthreptes singalensis, 2 Hlawgar

Purple Sunbird, Cinnyris asiaticus, 2 Bagan to Kazunma, 1 Mount Victoria to Bagan 

Olive-backed Sunbird, Cinnyris jugularis flamaxillaris, 4 Hlawgar

Mrs Gould's Sunbird, Aethopyga gouldiae, a few Mount Victoria 

Green-tailed Sunbird, Aethopyga nipalensis victoriae, fairly common Mount Victoria 

Black-throated Sunbird, Aethopyga saturata petersi, 4 Kalaw

Fire-tailed Sunbird, Aethopyga ignicauda flavescens, several Mount Victoria 

Streaked Spiderhunter, Arachnothera magna, heard at Kalaw, 1 seen by JS

Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker , Dicaeum melanoxanthum, 1 Mount Victoria 

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Dicaeum ignipectus, a few Mount Victoria, 1 Kalaw

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum cruentatum, several Hlawgar and Bagan to Kazunma

Oriental White-eye , Zosterops palpebrosus, 5 Mount Victoria to Bagan, 2 Kalaw

Japanese White-Eye, Zosterops japonicus, 1 at Hlawgar (JS)

Black-naped Oriole, Oriolus chinensis, 3 Hlawgar, 1 Kalaw

Slender-billed Oriole, Oriolus tenuirostris tenuirostris,  3 Kalaw

Black-hooded Oriole, Oriolus xanthornus, 1 Hlawgar, 4 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Maroon Oriole, Oriolus traillii traillii, a few Mount Victoria, 3 Kalaw

Brown Shrike, Lanius cristatus a few Mount Victoria and Kalaw

Burmese Shrike, Lanius collurioides collurides, a few Hlawgar, 2 Bagan and Kalaw

Long-tailed Shrike, Lanius schach tricolor, 1 Mount Victoria to Bagan, 2 Bagan, 3 Kalaw

Grey-backed Shrike, Lanius tepphronotus, 1 Kalaw (NB, JS)

Common Woodshrike, Tephrodornis pondicerianus, 1 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Black Drongo, Dicrurus macrocercus cathoecus, common throughout

Ashy Drongo, Dicrurus leucophaeus mouhoti, fairly common throughout

Bronzed Drongo, Dicrurus aeneus aeneus, singles Mount Victoria to Bagan and at Kalaw

Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Dicrurus remifer tectirostris, 2 Mount Victoria to Bagan and 1 at Kalaw

Hair-crested/Spangled Drongo, Dicrurus hottentottus hottentottus, 1 Hlawgar

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Dicrurus paradiseus rangoonensis, 1 Mount Victoria to Bagan

Ashy Woodswallow, Artamus fuscus, a few Hlawgar and Bagan to Kazunma

Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Urocissa flavirostris, 1 Mount Victoria (JH)

Red-billed Blue Magpie, Urocissa erythrorhyncha, 1 Kalaw (NB,BF,DL)

Rufous Treepie, Dendrocitta vagabunda, widespread in small numbers

Grey Treepie, Dendrocitta formosae, heard at Kalaw, 2 seen (JS)

Racket-tailed Treepie, Crypsirina temia, 2 Hlawgar

Hooded Treepie, Crypsirina cucullata,  3 Bagan to Kazunma, 2 Mount Victoria to Bagan, 4 Bagan

House Crow, Corvus splendens insolens, common Yangon, 4 Bagan

Eastern Jungle Crow, Corvus levaillantii macrorhynchos, several around Mount Victoria vicinity

Common Green Magpie , Cissa chinensis, heard at Kalaw

Hill Myna, Gracula religiosa, 2 Mount Victoria to Bagan

White-vented Myna, Acridotheres grandis, common and Inle Lake and Yangon

Jungle Myna, Acridotheres fuscus, Bagan and Yangon

Collared Myna, Acridotheres albocinctus, c. 10 Inle Lake

Common Myna, Acridotheres tristis, fairly common throughout

Vinous-breasted Myna, Acridotheres burmannicus leucocephalus, , 1 Hlawgar, common Bagan to Mount Victoria and return

Black-collared Starling, Gracupica nigricollis, 10 Kalaw

House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, common throughout

Plain-backed Sparrow, Passer flaveolus, fairly common

Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Passer montanus,  2 near Hlawgar, probably overlooked elsewhere

Russet Sparrow , Passer rutilans, a few Kalaw

Streaked Weaver, Ploceus manyar, 1 at Bagan (DL)

Red Avadavat, Amandava amandava, 4 on the Arrawadday River island

White-rumped Munia, Lonchura striata, a few Kalaw

Scaly-breasted Munia, Lonchura punctulata, 6 Hlawgar, 4 Bagan

Common Rosefinch, Carpodacus erythrinus, 4+ Mount Victoria

Yellow-breasted Greenfinch, Carduelis spinoides heinrichi, 1+ Mount Victoria

Black-headed Greenfinch, Carduelis ambigua, heard at Kalaw

Brown Bullfinch, Pyrrhula nipalensis, 7 Mount Victoria

Little Bunting, Emberiza pusilla, 1 Bagan to Mount Victoria, up to 30+ Mount Victoria 

Chestnut Bunting, Emberiza rutila, 2 Mount Victoria (B,B,JH) with Little Buntings

 

Jia Sheng also heard Great-eared & Savanna Nightjars at Mt Victoria

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