Myanmar’s rich biodiversity makes for a birder’s paradise. Home to over 1,000 bird species of stunning birds, this nation is roughly the size of Texas and has more birds than the entire United States! Much of Myanmar’s forests are pristine and unexplored, thus the plethora of birds are able to thrive, unaffected by deforestation. Lampi Marine National Park, which covers a group of islands in the Myeik Archipelago in Southern Myanmar, is home to 228 of those species, including the threatened and brilliant Plain-pouched Hornbill.
The Inle Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary in Eastern Myanmar also houses over 200 species of birds, such as the brilliantly-colored Crimson Sunbird and the rare Sarus Crane. There is a myriad of beautiful birds to discover in this plentiful, diverse country. Enjoying these birds in national parks, protected islands and wildlife sanctuaries makes for an unparalleled experience.