Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category


Collared Myna – Birding in Myanmar

One of the birds we were targeting on the recent Zootherabirding tour of Myanmar was Collared Myna. This range-restricted species occurs only in Myanmar as well as a small part of Southwest China and Northeast India and has been challenging for some other birders to find in the areas we were visiting at some times [...]


Four Days at Mt Victoria – Birding in Myanmar

Natma Taung National Park is more widely known as Mount Victoria, and this mountain, in the Chin Hills in Western Myanmar was one that we focused upon as a location which would turn up a lot of exciting, range-restricted species as well as a few endemics. Well, it certainly did not disappoint us with a [...]


Inle Lake – Birding in Myanmar

Wetlands almost always provide a large number of species on bird watching tours and Inle Lake in Myanmar was no exception while leading the recent Zootherabirding tour to this interesting country. Much of the lake is open water and there is a lot of disturbance from fishermen and tourists but by investigating the lake edges [...]


Birding Bagan – Birding in Myanmar

Bagan, in central Myanmar, is famous for its thousands of temples scattered across the dry plains alongside the Ayeyarwady river but early in the recent Zootherabirding tour of Myanmar 2018 we found ourselves in this unusual environment looking for five of Myanmar’s endemic bird species. Birding around this largely open habitat was a very pleasant [...]


Birding Highlights of 2017

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to what I have planned ahead in 2018 with a birding trip starting in Northern Thailand in a few days and a two week trip to Myanmar at the end of the month, but I also looked back to some of my birding highlights of 2017. Birding in [...]


A Big Wader Day – Thailand Birding

Early morning at Pak Thale always provides a sense of anticipation for visiting birders with the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper the much-desired prize. This was the feeling on stepping out of the vehicle at 7am on 23rd December with Graham and Penny Lower with the challenge being to find them a Spoonie with which to [...]


Doi Lang in November – Thailand Birding

Doi Lang is definitely one of the best birding sites in Northern Thailand, probably THE best single site in fact hosting most of the county’s high altitude birds and being the only known site for several species. Most birders visit the mountain between January and mid March when there are many active photographic stakeouts but [...]

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