Bird and Nature Tours Myanmar

Birding at Moeyungyi Weltland Wildlife Sanctuary

(First Ramsar Site of Myanmar)

This is Myanmar ecotourism, bird watching and birding tours site, Moeyungyi Wetland Bird Sanctuary lies in Bago Township, Bago Region, about 70 miles North of Yangon by the Yangon-Mandalay highway. It is a freshwater lake and parts of biological and ecological role to the resident and migratory waterfowls and then local people. In 1878, a water storage reservoir was constructed in Moeyungyi area. Then, the reservoir was changed naturally into wetlands with the extent of 40 square miles which have high wetland conservation value. In 1988, as a wetland wildlife sanctuary for the protection of water fowls and their habitats that was established. Moeyungyi is a vital shelter for not only resident for their livelihood but also migratory waterfowls for their habitats. Large assemblies of migratory and resident water birds 128 species recorded can be seen around the lake, including about 70 species of migrants. According to the census conducted in January 1998, it is noted that a total number of 4529 birds inhabited the Moeyungyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary. The best time to visit is in the winter from November to February, when most migratory bird species are present. In addition to bird watching, you can observe the livelihood of local populace, fauna and flora of the wetlands. More than twenty species of aquatic grass and herb (Emergent macrophytes) including reef-grass and water are present in the sanctuary and Notsaba(Oxyza officinalis) grow particularly in shallow area of the sanctuary. Especially reef-grasslands are the most suitable breeding ground for water birds.

The opportunities: Study and Recreation_

Watching resident and migratory water birds and enjoyment of natural view near Yangon.

Conducting research activities on wetland ecosystem. Study wetland environment by boat.

In there we will be able to see Lesser Whistling-duck, Cotton Pygmy-goose, Gadwall, Indian Spot-billed Duck, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Garganey, Little Grebe, Asian Openbill, Black-headed Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Yellow Bittern, Cinnamon Bittern, Black-crowned Night-heron, Grey and Purple Heron, Eastern Cattle Egret, Little Cormorant, Oriental Darter, Eastern Marsh-harrier, Pied Harrier, Common Coot, Black-winged Stilt, Grey-headed Lapwing, Red-wattled Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Bronze-winged Jacana, Common Snipe, Wood Sandpiper, Oriental Pratincole, White-winged Tern, Whiskered Tern, Brown-headed Gull, Plaintive Cuckoo, Greater Coucal, Lesser Coucal, White-throated Kingfisher, Black-capped Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Eurasian Wryneck, Common Iora, Brown Shrike, Streaked Weaver, White Wagtail, Jungle Myna, Eastern Stonechat, Taiga Flycatcher, Streak-eared Bulbul, Barn Swallow, Zitting Cisticola and many more.

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Moeyungyi Wetland Bird Sanctuary

Moeyungyi Wetland Bird Sanctuary

The information:
Birding Period: 2 DAYS ONE NIGHT
Transportation: Car and Basic Boat along the Wetland
The Recorded Species: 137
Other Attraction: Passed Bago Tsp., farm and livelihood

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Tour Code:   BNTM-MWBS-YGN

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