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Bird watching tour 

Date availability | from 1 May 2017 to 31 October 2017

Bird Watching Tour

Mongolia is a suitable destination for birders prefer to relax in peaceful and beautiful place while they are observing various kinds of bird and wild life. This tour will guide you to the amazing lakes such as Lake Bayan, Orog and Lake Boon Tsagaan. By choosing this tour you will have enough opportunities to watch and photographing many endangered species of waterfowls and migrant birds such as Swans, Ducks, Cranes, Gulls and Herons and many more. We will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy this rare gull in this remote wilderness. Also this tour includes South Gobi and we'll be able to see Mongolian Gobi Desert birds. For example: Prodoces Hendersoni, Passer Ammodenri, Oenanthe Deserti and Lanius Excubitor around the Khongor Sand Dunes.

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Itinerary

Day 1 | Ulaanbaatar

Greeting at international Airport or Central Rail Road Station. Transfer to hotel. Visiting Sukhbaatar Square, Zaisan Hill - a monument for Soldiers from WWII, Gandan Monastery - the seat of Buddhism in Mongolia and the Natural History Museum which contains complete skeletons of ancient dinosaurs and an entire display of wildlife found in Mongolia. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. (B)


Day 2 | Ulaanbaatar- Lake Bayan

This morning we'll drive towards Lake Bayan. On the way we'll stop by the bridge in Lun Soum, scope around the River Tuul, and in the evening we'll get to the Lake Bayan. Today we'll expect to see around 40-50 steppe birds and camp in the tents. (B, L, D)


Day 3/4 | Lake Bayan - Lake Ogii

Early in the morning we'll start bird watching. After a short rest we'll leave for Lake Ogui. We'll stay overnight at the camp by the Ogui Lake shore and able to see around 80-90 different species of birds. Overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)


Day 5/6 | Lake Ogui - River Tamir - Bayanhongor

We'll drive from Lake Ogii to the River Tamir through to Khol Say hill. There we'll expect to see around 40-50 different species of river, forest and high mountain birds. To include: Ciconia Nigra, Mergus Merganser, Tadorna Ferruginea, Anthropoides, Streptopelia Orientalis, Perdix Daurica, Saxicola Torquata, Dendrocopos, Picis, Dryocopus, Jynx Torquila, Phyllosopus, Carpodacus and Uragus. Overnight in tents. (B, L, D)


Day 7/8 | Lake Boon Tsagaan

Today we'll begin our journey through this epic landscape. We will take an internal flight to the west of the country and set our sights in particular on the fabled lake of Boon Tsaagan Nuur. If time allows we'll begin exploring this bird rich site. Amidst truly wonderful scenery this jewel of a lake is home to one of Asia's most enigmatic birds, the striking Relict Gull. We will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy this rare gull in this remote wilderness. Of course there will be other birds, migrants and residents alike, to distract us. Brown-headed Gulls can occur here along with Great Egret, Eurasian Spoonbill, Whooper and Mute Swans, Bar-headed and Swan Geese, Falcated and Ferruginous Ducks, White-winged Scoter, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Eastern Marsh Harrier, Great Blackheaded Gull, Gull-billed and Caspian Terns, Pallas's etc... Overnight in tents. (B, L, D)


Day 9/10 | Lake Boon Tsagaan - Lake Orog

After another morning birding at Boon Tsagaan Nuur we'll continue our journey. Driving east through the desert we'll reach another lake, Orog Nuur, where we may find some species not seen at Boon Tsaagan Nuur. Birds en route should include impressive Mongolian Larks and the chance of seeing such sought-after birds as Henderson's Ground-Jay and Pallas's Sandgrouse. Around the lake we hope to see Black-necked Grebe, Ruddy Shelduck and Garganey, and in the nearby hills such diverse species as Chukar, Saker, and Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush. Overnight in tents. (B, L, D)


Day 11/12 | Lake Orog - Khongor Sand Dune - Mount Three Beauties

From the Lake Boon Tsagaan to the Lake Orog and from the Mountain Ikh Bogd to the Mount Three Beauties we'll be able to see Mongolian Gobi Desert birds. For example: Prodoces Hendersoni, Passer Ammodenri, Oenanthe Deserti and Lanius Excubitor around the Khongor Sand Dunes. Overnights in tents and ger camp in Khongor sand dunes area. (B, L, D)


Day 13 | Vulture Canyon

Vulture Canyon is located in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Mountain - on the tail - end of the Great Altay Mountain Range. Gorgeous ice glaciers hide from the sun in the deepest parts of the canyon. This Special Protected is the homeland of the bird Vulture. Overnight in tents. (B, L, D)


Day 14 | Vulture Canyon - Ulaanbaatar

Today we'll fly back to Ulaanbaatar city and after arrival we have free leisure time for shopping and in the evening, enjoy a performance of traditional dancers and khoomii (throat) singers. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)


Day 15 | Departure

Hotel - Airport transfer service is provided for your international departure. (B)

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      Birds of Mongolia

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      In 2004, 203 varieties with a total of 468 species of birds were recorded in Mongolia. Of these species, 81 are always reside in the country, and 385 are migratory. Out of that number, 250 nest here in the summer, 52 just travel through, 10 come from Siberia to winter, 9 spend some time in the summer before passing through, and 64 are periodically present. According to these statistics only 17 percent of Mongolia%u2019s bird species are permanent residents, however, 71 percent utilize Mongolia as their summer nesting grounds. The first migrations come to or through Mongolia around the tenth of March, but the main migrations occur from the middle of March until the 20th of May. Lower altitude region (such as the Great Lakes Basin area) lakes, rivers and marshes begin to thaw from mid May; however ice does not melt from the high altitude region mountains, steppes, and plateaus until June. In June and July these birds migrate to special congregating areas to molt and regain stamina lost during the harsh winters. The autumn migration season begins in August for most species, and continues until the end of October. Sometimes, depending on the weather, the last birds migrate in the middle of November.

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