Birding & Mammal Watching Tour

Birding & Mammal Watching Tour

Mongolia is a vast country with a range of different natural habitats and ecosystems from the taiga forest to the Gobi desert. The country is mostly steppe, but taiga forest in the north, majestic Altai mountains in the west and southwest, grassland steppe in the east, and Gobi desert in the south and northwest. At 1,564,600 square kilometers area, 3.4 million people live in Mongolia. About 45% of the entire population lives in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Many of the Mongolians still live a nomadic lifestyle herding their livestock throughout the year. This tour focuses on breeding and migratory birds as well as large to small mammals. 

Tour Leader: Purevsuren Tsolmonjav (Puje), one of the leading wildlife guides in Mongolia. Purevsuren was born and raised in the foothills of the majestic Altai Mountains in western Mongolia. He has been fascinated and intrigued by nature and the wonderful wildlife of the Altai Mountains since childhood. This had led him to pursue a university degree in biology and become a successful professional in his field. Purevsuren has been working on various wildlife research and conservation projects, and leading wildlife tours since 2006. He has authored and co-authored a number of research papers and recently published a Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of Mongolia (in Mongolian). He will lead most of the tours.

Vehicle: Toyota Land Cruisers (4WD), there will be some long drives on paved and dirt roads between the sites. We consider that the comfort of our clients is very important so that 3 passengers will sit in each car.  

Accommodation: In Ulaanbaatar we will stay in a modern hotel. Away from there we will either stay in yurt camp (called as ger in Mongolia) or pitch our own tents.

Climate: The weather can be quite hot in July and August. Cool weather can be expected at the higher altitudes, and rain is possible at almost any time. 

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Tour dates 2024

13 - 25 August ( privately booked ) 

Tour dates 2025

01 - 14 August ( spaces available )

Tour Price

$3,900 4-5 pax

$3,700 6-7 pax

$3,500 8-9 pax

Single Supplement: $500

Deposit: $600

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Key mammal list for the tour

  1. Argali Sheep
  2. Siberian Ibex
  3. Przewalki’s Horse
  4. Siberian Wapiti Deer
  5. Tarbagan Marmot
  6. Goitered Gazelle
  7. Mongolian Gazelle
  8. Pallas’s Pika
  9. Tolai Hare 
  10. Mongolian Gerbil
  11. Great Gerbil
  12. Pallas's Cat
  13. Corsac Fox
  14. Red Fox
  15. Long-tailed Ground Squirrel
  16. Red-cheeked Ground Squirrel
  17. Alashan Ground Squirrel
  18. Long-eared Hedgehog

Key bird list for the tour

  1. Mongolian Ground-jay
  2. Wallcreeper
  3. Godlewski's Bunting
  4. Beautiful Rosefinch
  5. Pallas's Sandgrouse
  6. Saxaul Sparrow
  7. Oriental Plover
  8. Desert Wheatear
  9. Asian Desert Warbler
  10. Meadow Bunting
  11. Daurian Partridge
  12. Azure Tit
  13. Long-tailed Rosefinch
  14. Daurian Redstart
  15. Pine Bunting
  16. Saker Falcon
  17. Amur Falcon
  18. White-crowned Penduline Tit


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