Meinmahla kyun wildlife sanctuary is located in Bogale Township in Ayeyarwaddy Delta. This sanctuary is recently designated as RAMSAR site and the purpose of the sanctuary is to conserve the mangrove tree species and the salt water crocodile (Crocodilus porosus). The Ayeyarwaddy delta is a vast complex of islands, waterways, swamps and mangrove forests with plenty of birds, especially in winter season, when a huge wave of migrants fly south from their breeding sites in Central Asia and Siberia to winter in Myanmar. Many of the waders make their way to the paddy plains, coastal mud flats and tidal creeks of the delta. At Meinmahla kyun, we can expect to see Lesser Adjutant, Mangrove Pitta, Mangrove Whistler, Collared Kingfisher, Little Heron, Cinnamon and Yellow Bittern, Whiskered Tern, White-winged Tern, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, Common Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Ringed and Kentish Plover, several species of Kites, Bulbuls, Sunbirds and other shorebirds. At the sanctuary, it is also possible to see Ayeyarwaddy Dolphin and other mammals.
|Meinmahlakyun wildlife sanctuary Map