3 Days to Wildlife Sanctuary Meinmahla island
This sanctuary is located in southern Myanmar near the Bay of Bengal, an area of 139.70 sq km covered with mangrove forests. Irrawaddy Dolphin (often), Otter, Sambhur Deer, Hog Deer, Small Indian Civet, Large Indian Civet, Wild Boar, Jackal, Crab-eating Macaque, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat and many species of small mammals live in this region. Only 139 bird species have been recorded, but it is believed that others are yet to be discovered. Highlight would be Oriental Darter, Wooly-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Black-headed Ibis, Crab Plover, Ruff, Mangrove Pitta, Brahiminy Kite, Greater Flameback and Racket-tailed Treepie. In addition one can make the observation of estuarine crocodiles by the spot light at night in the river, river banks and mangrove forests. It is also possible to observe eggs laying of sea turtles on the sand banks at night, sightseeing the ways of river life and studying the way of fishermen life (like the sea gipsy) in and around this sanctuary. Recommend visiting all the year round but the best time to do bird watching is during October to May and for the studying the eggs lying of sea turtles is during December to January.