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Using the Birdingpal resources you must agree to the following: If you contact a local Birdingpal and make arrangement to go birding, you should note it is common courtesy to make sure you show up for the appointment. If for any reason you are unable to do this, the least you must do is contacting the local Pal right away.
Please note that most Birdingpals are serious birdwatchers. It is a privilege to contact them, and your message should reflect it. A local Pal does not get paid, but should he/she offer to take you out birding, using their own vehicle, it would be courteous to pay for the fuel. A lunch and/or a small gift would also be appropriate, something as simple as a souvenir of your country, or a pin from your local birding club.

Initial Last Name Area Available Language
L Naing Yangon Weekend Myanmar, English
I am Naing Lin and 25 years old. I am a gradurate with English from Yangon University, and I am an active member of Myanmar Bird and Nature Society. I have many experiences in birdwatching and environmental conservation programmes. Mr. Thet Zaw Naing is my teacher. I have a lot of birdwatching experience around Myanmar. I actively involved for Bird and Nature conservation to the public, all over the Myanmar. Now I live in Yangon. Yangon is the main gate way for Myanmar. We can make birdwatching around Yangon such as Hlawga Park, Moe Ywin Gyi Wetland Sanctuary, Letkhoke Kone Beach. We can sight forest birds, water bird, shore birds at that areas.
M Thurein Yangon, North Dagon Myo Thit Weekend Myanmar, Japanese
I love plants and animals.I would like to protect them.

Professional Guides

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  Saw Hla Chit SST Tourism Yangon, Mingalar Taungnyunt Township, Myanmar Anytime English
  SST Tourism offers exciting, off the beaten path eco-tours in Myanmar.

Our trips are not the usual tourist itinerary. Instead, we provide unique tours that will take you to amazing natural scenery and let you experience the culture of the diverse peoples of Myanmar. Please browse through our selection of cultural, nature and trekking tours to find the one that best suits you.

SSTtours has been operating eco-tours since 1997. We are committed to responsible tourism and volunteer our time supporting community development in Myanmar through tourism and other means.

SST Tourism Vision

To participate in mother country’s development doing tourism business in sustainable nature for future generation making supreme services and support for our clients and community.

SST Tourism Social Mission

To provide great quality services for our clients, and give them a new and unique experience they will remember for a long time. We will do our best to cater to their special interests.

To assist the sustainable development of local community while preserving the heritage of mother nature, resources and cultures.

To build knowledge related Eco Tourism and Community Based Tourism to community and next generation to be engaged and deliverable for responsible tourism. By doing so, create space for wealth sharing among community and ownership sense for sustainable development.

Area Birds:

Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, hiking, butterflies, fishing, sport fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving
Travel: train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, canoe, portage, dog sled, snow mobile
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, ocean, architecture, shop, antique, swap
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino

Thet Zaw Naing Yangon Anytime Burmese, English
Thet Zaw Naing provided expert guidance for our birding trips to a number of sites across Myanmar (Burma) in 2006, including Mount Victoria in the Southern Chin State. He located numerous rare species for us, including a significant number of endemics and near-endemics. We were delighted to see several White-browed Nuthatches, and enjoyed an excellent view of Red-faced Liocichla emerging from low vegetation only a couple of feet away. In all we identified over 100 species, the majority of which were new to us. Without Thet's encyclopaedic knowledge, sharp eyes, and knowledge of both the terrain and the birds' habitual behaviours, we would have seen only a fraction of these birds. We quickly realized that Thet is a world class ornithologist (arguably the best in Myanmar) and we felt privileged to have him as our bird guide. We have no hesitation in saying that he is the perfect companion for the expert birder. One might reasonably expect him to be impatient with novice bird watchers, but this is not the case at all - even when bird names were forgotten for the fifth time, he patiently supplied the identification. In our view, whether you are a back-garden amateur bird watcher or an inveterate twitcher, Thet will ensure that you have an excellent time bird watching in Myanmar.
Anne Redston and David Earle, Devon, England. anne.redston(AT)
Lay Win Ko Yangon Anytime Burmese, English
Bird research is become my professional inclination, though I graduated in economics. I have earned my living as a culture tour guide and spent my free time in birding. The then-involved in bird status survey across the country with Thet Zaw Naing and group of Myanmar Bird and Nature Society (MBNS) and working on environmental impact assessment in the north, population status and distribution of Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmeus , population and distribution of Gurney's Pitta Pitta gurneyi in Tanintharyi (Tenasserim) Region with the group of Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA). I am also led the birding tours from SST Tourism Co., Ltd. through Myanmar.

Local Information
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Myanmar
Local weather Yahoo
Bird check list Printable
Birds around the countryside of Myanmar Illustrations
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites

Last update 08/12/2013