The world’s smallest crane species, the diminutive Demoiselle Crane is a central Eurasian specialty that ranges from the Black Sea to Mongolia and North Eastern China. A migratory bird, the western Eurasian population overwinters in Africa, whilst those from Asia, Mongolia and China spend their winter in the Indian subcontinent after overflying the Himalayas, on one of the toughest bird migrations on earth.
Our upcoming Kazakhstan – Best of Central Asia tour offers the fabulous opportunity of viewing this splendid species in its summer breeding grounds, along with numerous other stellar Central Asian birds. These include the endangered Sociable Lapwing at its breeding grounds, McQueen’s Bustard, Pallas’s, Pin-tailed and Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Pallid Harrier, Ibisbill, Wallcreeper, both White-winged and the mythical Black Lark doing their displays over the steppe grasslands, Meadow Bunting, Red-fronted Serin, the striking Azure Tit, White-browed (Sveretov’s) Tit-warbler, Güldenstädt’s and Eversmann’s Redstart, Saxaul Sparrow, Desert and Mongolian Finch, and the stunning White-tailed Rubythroat.
We are also offering a post-tour Uzbekistan – Deserts & Mountains Extension (from 18 to 24 May 2013), where we will search the desert flatlands and mountains for specialties that include the localized Pander’s Ground Jay, Eastern Rock Nuthatch, White-throated Robin, Asian Desert Warbler and Pine Bunting. For further information on either of these tours, both of which still have spaces available, please click on the above links, or contact our office on firstname.lastname@example.org.