Mongolia's the last wilderness in the world with its
untouched nature, abundant rare wildlife, indigenous
friendly nomads with unique culture. There are over
420 bird species in this vast country. Thus, Mongolia
is a perfect destination for a stressed birder, who
would like to spend some time at a quiet, peaceful and
stunning place watching rare & endemic birdlife.
You won't just watch birds, but also will enjoy experiencing
Mongolian nomadic culture and meeting nomads, hiking,
horse ariding adventures as well.
This fantastic tour takes you to the amazing National
Parks of Terelj, Gun-Galuut, Yakhi Lake and the famous
lakes Galuut and Khokh and most importantly the mysterious
Eastern Steppes, where the endemic birds are seen. Taking
the tour we will gaze on stunning landscapes seen by
few foreigners, and on birds most western birders can
only dream about: Upland Buzzard, Mongolian Lark, Kozlow's
Accentor, Mongolian Trumpeter Finch, Henderson's Ground
Jay, White Naped Crane, Hooded Cranes, Swan Goose and
You will also admire Argali Mountain Wild Sheep - Dream
of every hunter and the White gazelles. The tour is
planned precisely with a high consideration on safety,
education, comfort and of course a lot of fun. The best
ornithologist professor is available to be invited from Zoology Department
of Mongolian National University, to lead the tour and
share his knowledge of bird lives in different areas at some extra charge.
Tour grade: Easy
Duration: 15 days/14 nights
* Duration of
this tour can be changed to suit your needs.
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Birdwatching dates in 2013:
Mid May - Early October*
Land only price 2013: per person
. For children of family trip
1 free space for every 16 PAX
. Courier bringing
min 3 pax
. More attractive prices for groups of 12 and
more people! More!
. Accommodation in double
in hotel, ger camp, tent
. Guiding and interpreting
. Private transfer with Toyota Land Cruisers and Experienced drivers
. All meals
according to the itinerary /all kinds of drink
is on your own/
. Domestic flights + Tax (15kg
. Sightseeing and cultural
show admissions according to the itinerary
. Entrance fees for protected areas and national
. Meals prepared by cook when camping
. Supply of bottled water, daily
Visa cost, International Airfare, Travel insurance,
. Single supplement 350 US$ is available
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet with the guide at
the airport, lunch at a local cafe. Visits to
Museum of Natural History & Zaisan Memorial.
- Terelj National park.
Visit the turtle rock and meditation temple. Bird
watching: White-backed Woodpecker, Oriental Cuckoo,
Siberian Ruby Throat, Siberian Blue Robin, Crested
Honey Buzzard, Hawk Owl, Pine Bunting, Two-barred
Greenish, Dusky, Pallas's Warblers and many more.
- Gun-Galuut Nature reserve.
Wetland birds: White-napped Crane, Swan Goose,
Ruddy Shelduck, Black Stork, Whooper Swan, Demoiselle
Crane, Mallard, Great Crested Grebe and other:
Peregrine Falcon, Lesser Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel
etc. Enjoy watching endangered wild mountain sheep-Argali
at the beautiful mountains nearby.
- Khangal lake.
Continue the trip to Khangal lake in Hentii province:
Black-throated Diver, Black-necked Grebe, Smew,
Black Capercielle, Demoiselle Crane, Mallard,
Swan Goose, Shelduck, Black Stork, Great Crested
lake - Binder sum.
Osprey, Black Kite, Hen Harrier, Goshawk, Buzzard,
Black Grouse, White-naped Crane, Oriental Plover
- Dadal sum.
Continue the trip towards the birthplace of Great
Genghis Khaan. Watch birds: 25 rare species of
birds such as Golden Eagle, White-tailed Eagle,
White-naped Crane, Black Stork, Mute Swan, Swan
Goose, Baikal Teal (very rare), Osprey, Great
Bustard, Eurasian Penduline Tit & more.
- Norovlin - Bayandun.
Swan Goose, Pied Harrier, Great Bustard, Asian
Dowitcher, Cormorant, Bittern, Common Heron, White-fronted
Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Goldeneye, Osprey, Short-toed
Eagle, Water-rail, Ruff, Sanderling, Woodcock,
Scops Owl, Pygmy Owlet, Lapland Owl, Olive-backed
Pipit, Siberian Blue Robbin, Common Crane etc
- Galuut nuur - Ereentsav.
Birds: Siberian Crane (very rare), Hooded Crane,
Red-necked Grebe, Bittern, Cormorant, Common Heron,
Swan Goose, Wigeon, Mandarin Duck, Red-crested
Pochard, Smew, Relict Gull (very rare), Peregrine
Falcon, Black-headed Gull etc
||Ereentsav - Yahi lake.
Birds during the trip such as Black kite, Pied Harrier,
Marsh Harrier, Sparrow Hawk, Pied Harrier, Asian
Dowitcher, Great Bustard, Far eastern Curlew, many
waders & ducks etc
||Yahi lake -Choybalsan.
B irds: Yellow-breasted Bunting, Fork-Tailed Swift,
Ortolan Bunting, Skylark, Caspian tern, Eastern
Pratincole, Polynesian Tattler, Hobby, Buzzard,
Black Kite, Pied Harrier and many more
Choybalsan - Ulaanbaatar.
Today we will fly to Ulaanbaatar. Optional shopping.
Visit Bogd Khan's Palace Museum and Buddha Park.
Enjoy Mongolian Traditional folklore concert in
to the airport after breakfast.
NR is a nature reserve with spectacular
and untouched nature, which is 130 km east of
Ulaanbaatar. Beautiful Lakes Ikh-Gun, Ayaga
and Baga-Gun are the home to migrating waterbirds
including some endangered rare species such
as: White Crane, White-naped Crane, Black Stork,
Whooper Swan, Common Heron, Chinese Pond Heron
and so on. And you may alsowatch Common Crane,
Bar Headed Goose, Swan Goose, Ruddy Shelduck,
White-headed Duck, Mallard, Gadwall, Common
Teal, Garganey, Mandarin Duck, Northern Shoveler
and several species of Gulls as well. And there
is plenty of viewing of prey birds such as various
types of Falcon, Eagle, Buzzard, Hawk and Vulture.
National Park - In this amazing park
you have opportunities of watching Swinhoe's
snipe, oriental Cuckoo, White--Backed Woodpecker,
Siberian Ruby throat, Sibearian Blue Robin,
Dark-sided Flytatcher, Crested honey buzzard,
Hawk owl, Long-tailed rosefinch, Pine and meadow
lake is one of the best birding spots
of the country with a rich birdlife. Some very
rare species like the Relict Gull, Siberian
Crane and Hooded Crane are seen here with other
birds such as Red-necked Grebe, Bittern, Cormorant,
Common Heron, Swan Goose, Wigeon, Mandarin Duck,
Red-crested Pochard, Smew and many more.
Lake is a heaven for keen birders with
its over 100 bird species! The nature reserve
was established in 1998, with an area of 251,388
hectares between Sergelen, Gurvanzagal and Choibalsan
soums of Dornod aimag. The reserve is also home
for the White gazelles. It is the northernmost
part of the white gazelle distribution, and
is one of the main habitats for the migrating
is bird watching? Birdwatchers observe
wild birds in their natural habitat. Birdwatching
means learning to identify the birds and understand
what they are doing. People of all ages watch
birds. It's an activity you can keep doing all
your life, in any part of the world. Birding
is the fastest-growing outdoor activity in the
world. Birds have always delighted people all
over the world because of their beauty and their
power of flight. Historically, they used to
be considered omens. The ancient Romans believed
that the flights and calls of birds could foretell
the future. Today, modern science still uses
birds as a kind of oracle. Changes in bird populations
can reflect the health of the environment. Some
birds are indicator species, like the Golden
Eagle. They forecast environmental conditions.
The knowledge of birds can help us plan a better,
more sustainable relationship with nature. Our
bird watching tours are about wild birds and
the sport of birding. It's for everyone who's
interested in birdwatching and enjoying nature.
Birding can be one of the quieter and more relaxing
outdoor activities. However, birders who are
keen rarity-seekers will travel long distances
to see a new species to add to the list of birds
they have personally observed. Mongolia is a
heaven for bird watchers and nature lovers with
its great recourse for bird watching on lakes,
rivers, forests, steppes and deserts. Bird watching
in Mongolia is unforgettable as the country
has over 425 bird species including many rare
species of cranes, swans, geese, eagles, hawks,
falcons and many more. Early morning is typically
the best time of the day for birding since many
birds are active searching for food, and thus
are easier to find and observe. Success in locating
the more interesting species typically requires
detailed knowledge of their appearance, sounds,
behavior, and most likely habitat, in addition
to stealth and patience. Birding in Mongolia
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come to Mongolia to take their lifetime bird
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endangered species in
the world - Siberian White
Cranes are the pearls of
working White-Backed Woodpecker is the alarm in
Honey Buzzard hunt in the steppes