In the heart of remote Central Asia lies a country that conjures up images of nomadic horsemen striding across barren, wind-swept plains, with the grand Gobi-Altai Mountains rising up above the endless expanse of the Gobi Desert. This land is Mongolia, a country of fascinating legend and history; a picturesque and awe-inspiring part of the world largely unchanged over the years, the heart of the once expansive Mongol Empire and what can rightfully be proclaimed a true wilderness!
Our Mongolia birding adventure offers the very special opportunity of venturing across the vast lake-covered steppes and through the verdant Taiga forest, with the ever-present backdrop of the lofty Gobi-Altai Mountains. We can look forward to superb birding in this gloriously scenic landscape with mouth-watering specialties including Altai Snowcock, Black-billed Capercaillie, Relict Gull, Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Black Woodpecker, Amur and Saker Falcons, spectacular Wallcreeper, White-naped and Demoiselle Cranes, Kozlov’s Accentor, displaying Oriental Plover, Mongolian Lark, Siberian Rubythroat, Guldenstadt’s & Eversmann’s Redstarts, Saxual Sparrow, Henderson’s Ground Jay and many, many more! This really is a birding tour like few others and promises to be a most memorable adventure!
Altai Snowcock; Black-billed Capercaillie; Daurian & Chukar Partridges; Swan & Bar-headed Goose; White-naped & Demoiselle Cranes; Bearded, Himalayan & Cinereous Vultures; Golden Eagle; Pallas’s Fish Eagle; Saker & Amur Falcons; Stejneger’s Scoter; Horned (Slavonian) Grebe; Oriental Plover; Asian Dowitcher; Swinhoe’s Snipe; Pallas’s Sandgrouse; Ural Owl; Henderson’s Ground Jay; Wallcreeper; Mongolian Lark; Siberian Rubythroat; Brown & Kozlov’s Accentors; Azure Tit; Long-tailed & Chinese Beautiful Rosefinches; Guldenstadt’s & Eversmann’s Redstarts; Saxaul Sparrow.
Siberian Ibex; Mongolian & Goitred Gazelles; Long-tailed Ground Squirrel; Corsac & Red Foxes; Tarbagan Marmot; Argali; Pallas’s & Alpine Pikas; Great Gerbil; Andrews Three-toed Jerboa; Brandt’s Vole.
steppe, desert, mountains, valleys, ridges, wetlands, pine & birch forest, grasslands, meadows, rivers.
moderate to hot with colder nights, especially in the higher lying areas
moderate to relaxed in general with a few strenuous hikes for some of the difficult specials
spectacular scenery, ancient deserts, pristine wildernesses, incredible history and culture