Bird Watching

Myanmar has some excellent areas for birdwatchers to explore including the Chin Hills in the west of the country, Kachin State in the far north and Shan State in the east of the country. The birds found in Shan State are generally the Malayan species of South-East Asia while those found in Kachin State and the Chin Hills are mainly Himalayan species. Mount Victoria in the Chin Hills is a particularly good area for birdwatching. For birdwatchers with less time to spare an interesting day trip from Yangon is the Moyingyi Wildlife Sanctuary a 2-hour drive away, home to many species of migratory waterbirds between October and March.