Bird Watching Tour
Mongolia has a unique and diverse natural composition that is abundant with tall mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, plains and deserts. Three major flyways for migratory birds pass through Mongolia and a total of 487 bird species have been recorded.
One of the main flyways of migratory birds pass through Mongolian Gobi. Therefore, 246 species of birds have been recorded in Gobi region. It is much easier to watch many species of birds in Gobi’s small ponds, springs, natural and planted trees and bushes than watching in other northern regions of Mongolia.
The main species of wetland and shore birds migrate to and breed at Great Lakes Depression - a major freshwater basin of Mongolia. It contains important wetlands of Central Asia that support a number of rare and endangered migrating birds such as Eurasian Spoonbill, Black Stork, Osprey, White-tailed Eagle and Swan Goose.
Mongolian Eastern lakes are one of the main places that support big water or wetland birds during their migration and breeding.
Our Birdwatching Trip Reports
Participants: Barry Wright, Jon Hornbuckle, Marc Brew, Rod Martins, Lorand Szucs, Richard Fairbank Simon Colenutt and Duncan Brooks Itinerary 8th May (Day 1) – Travel from London Heathrow to Ulaanbaatar via Istanbul and Bishkek. 11:30-11:15, journey time of 15.5 hours 9th May (Day 2) – Arrive Ulaanbaatar 11:15 birded en-route to Mungunmorit. Night camping at Mungum Sum. 10th […]
ORNITHOLIDAYS TOUR TO MONGOLIA Eastern Steppe & Gobi Desert 14 – 30 May 2015
Participants: Brian Foster, Jon Hornbuckle, Dave Pitman, Dave Woodford This was a highly enjoyable trip. While planning a China trip, we decided to include a week in Mongolia, as it was adjacent to China and much cheaper to reach than from home. Dave Woodford researched the logistics and proposed that we should book a bird […]