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Moeyungyi wetland sanctuary is a human-made wetland situated at Pyinponegyi in Bago Region. Initially, it was built as a reservoir in 1904 to provide water to the Bago-Sittaung canal that is used to transport of timber by boat. Many years later, the lake became wetlands with the extent of 40 square miles by providing the habitats for 49 plant species, 233 animal species, and 65 migratory birds. As a result, it has been notified the first Wildlife Sanctuary in Myanmar in 1986 and a Ramsar site in 2004.
It also functions as a source of fresh water for downstream areas where the cultivation takes place.
The sanctuary usually floods in the wet season (May to October). In the winter and dry season, October to March, it hosts over 20,000 migratory birds annually.
Every year, millions of birds usually fly from the northern hemisphere to the south along the East Asian-Australian Flyway to escape from winter.This flyway contains a network of wetlands in Asia where they can rest and feed themselves. Moeyingyi wetland is one of them that provide a temporary habitat for them.
Just at the edge of the sanctuary is the eco-friendly Moyingyi Wetlands Resort to accommodate the visitors such as bird watchers and researchers.
The best season to visit there is from November to March. Not only bird watching, but you can also visit some of the nearby villages to see the livelihood of locals.

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Other destinations in same state(division) with Moyingyi Wildlife Sanctuary
»  Pyay
»  Shwe Taung
»  Thantaung Gyi
»  Bago
»  Taungoo

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