Kazakhstan extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Tien Shan Mountains in the east, an area larger than Western Europe and of immense interest to the serious birder as it forms the transition zone between the Western and Eastern Palearctic bird species. Our comprehensive tour commences in Almaty where we will search for Black Grouse, Meadow Bunting, Red-fronted Serin and the striking Azure Tit. In the Taukum Desert, artesian wells attract Pin-tailed, Black-bellied and the much desired Pallas’s Sandgrouse. Other specialities include Saker Falcon, Saxaul Sparrow and Desert and Mongolian Finches. Flying onwards to the capital Astana, we will bird the surrounding steppe in search of the enigmatic Demoiselle Crane and the endangered Sociable Lapwing at their favored breeding grounds. Here we will also enjoy sightings of Pallid Harrier and both White-winged and the mythical Black Lark doing their displays over the steppe grasslands. Our final destination is the Tien Shan Mountain range, home to the highly sought-after Ibisbill. Other specialties in this area include Güldenstädt’s and Eversmann’s Redstarts, White-browed (Sveretov’s) Tit-warbler and the stunning White-tailed Rubythroat, to name just a selection! For those with a bit of extra time, we also offer a short post-tour extension to Uzbekistan.