The Republic of the Union of Myanmar


  • EAAFP Member since: 2014
  • Number of EAAFP Flyway Network Sites: 6
  • Focal Point Contact:
    • Dr. Tin Zar Kywe
      Assistant Director of Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division, Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation

Myanmar became a Partner since 2014. It now has 6 Flyway Network Sites, the most recent designation being 2020, February. A known non-breeding site for the very rare Spoon-billed Sandpiper, one of the Key Species of the EAAFP, Myanmar covers quite large area including inland wetlands and coastal habitats.

Click Here: Map of 6 sites

Flyway Network Sites

Site Information

EAAF117 Gulf of Mottama SIS 2014 View  View
EAAF118 Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary SIS 2014 View  View
EAAF119 Moeyungyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary SIS 2014 View  View
EAAF139 Nanthar Island and Mayyu Estuaries SIS 2018 View
EAAF140 Meinmahla Kyun SIS 2018 View View
EAAF147 Inlay Lake Wildlife Sanctuary SIS 2020 View View

Site Information

Gulf of Mottama

Location: Thaton district of Mon State

Coordinates (lat, long): 17.13000, 97.01000

Area: 195096.0 ha

Date of joining: 2014 December 11

Status: Protected Area

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds and Others

Important species

Calidris pygmaea (Spoon-billed Sandpiper), Tringa guttifer (Spotted Greenshank), Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot), Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew), Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit), Tringa nebularia (Common Greenshank), Tringa totanus (Common Redshank), Calidris ferruginea (Curlew Sandpiper), Limicola falcinellus (Broad-billed Sandpiper), Tringa guttifer (Spotted Redshank), Calidris ruficollis (Red-necked Stint), Charadrius mongolus (Lesser Sand Plover), Pluvialis fulva (Pacific Golden Plover), Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover), Leptoptilos javanicus (Lesser Adjutant), Mycteria leucocephala (Painted Stork), Threskiornis melanocephalus (Black-headed Ibis)


Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary

Location:  Mohnyin Township in Kachin State

Coordinates (lat, long): 25.17000, 96.27000

Area: 49326.0 ha

Date of joining: 2014 December 15

Status: Wildlife Sanctuary

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Anatidae, Cranes, and Others

Important species

Aythya fuligula (Tufted Duck), Aythya nyroca (Ferruginous Duck), Tadorna ferruginea (Ruddy Shelduck), Grus grus (Common Crane), Grus antigone (Sarus Crane), Leptoptilos javanicus (Lesser Adjutant), Gyps tenuirostris (Slender-billed Vulture), Gyps bangalensis (White-rumped Vulture), Gallinago nemoricola (Wood Snipe), Haliaeetus leucoryphus (Pallas's Fish Eagle), Aceros nipalensis (Rufous-necked Hornbill)


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Moeyungyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary

Location:   Bago Region

Coordinates (lat, long): 17.32570, 96.36580

Area: 10359.0 ha

Date of joining: 2014 December 15

Status: Wildlife Sanctuary

Other listings: Ramsar

Important for Anatidae, Cranes, and Others

Important species

Anas acuta (Northern Pintail), Aythya baeri (Baer’s Pochard), Antigone antigone (Sarus Crane)


Nanthar Island and Mayyu Estuaries

Location: Rakhine (formerly Arakan) State

Coordinates (lat, long): 20°14'37.7" N, 92°44'24.7" E

Area: 3,608 ha

Date of joining: June 20 2018

Status: Proposed Marine National Park

Other listings: Ramsar Site, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Important species

Calidris pygmeus (Spoon-billed Sandpiper), Tringa guttifer (Notdamann’s Greenshank), Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot), Rhynchops albicollis (Indian Skimmer)

Meinmahla Kyun

Location: Ayeyarwady Region, Pyarpon District, Bogalay Township

Coordinates (lat, long): 15°52'45.21"N, 95°15'35.56"E

Area: approximately 430,000 ha (including water surface area)

Date of joining: June 23 2018

Status: Wildlife sanctuary

Other listings: Ramsar site, ASEAN Heritage Park

Important for Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Nordmann's Greenshank, Great Knot, and Vulnerable Lesser Adjutant Storks

Important species

Threskiornis melanocephalus (Black-headed Ibis), Charadrius mongolus (Lesser Sand Plover), Charadrius leschenaultii (Greater Sand Plover), Tringa guttifer (Notdamann's Greenshank), Larus brunnicephalus (Brown-headed Gull)

Inlay Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

Coordinates (lat, long): N 20˚39'573˝, E 96˚55'136˝

Area: 640908.745 ha (including Inlay Lake, Sakar Inn and Moebye Reservoir)

Date of joining: Feb 2 2020

Status: Wildlife sanctuary

Other listings: ASEAN Heritage Park, Inlay Lake Biosphere Reserve and RAMSAR Site

Important for Baer's Pochard, Eastern Sarus Crane, Little Cormorant, Glossy Ibis, Black-winged Stilt, Asian Openbill, Brwon-headed Gull

Important species

Anthya baeri (Baer's Pochard), Avthya nuroca (Ferruginous Pochard), Grus antigone sharpii (Eastern Sarus Crane), Fulica atra (Common Coot/Black Coot), Phalacrocorax niger (Little Cormorant), Plegadis falcinellus (Glossy Ibis), Anastomus oscitans (Asian Openbill), Himatopus himatopus (Black-winged Stilt), Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus (Brown-headed Gull)


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