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Mongolia Birding Tour

Mongolia Birding 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. To date, over 500 species of birds have been recorded in Mongolia. The tour scheduled from late May to June focuses on key breeding birds as well as passage migrants, while the tour from 10-24 June focuses on mainly breeding birds. Some key birds such as Black-billed Capercaille and Altai Snowcock are harder to find for the second departure. 

Tour Leader: Purevsuren Tsolmonjav (Puje), one of the leading bird 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). Purevsuren will lead most of the tours.

Vehicle: Toyota Land Cruisers (4WD), there will be some long drives on paved and dirt roads between the birding 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 very variable in May and early June. Generally, it will be warm during the day, but it will be relatively cold at night and in the early mornings. Cold weather can be expected at the higher altitudes, and rain, even snow, is possible at almost any time. Starting from the beginning of June, the temperature rise causes the hot days.

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Tour dates 2024

23 May – 06 June ( full )
10 June – 24 June ( spaces available )

Tour dates 2025

23 May – 06 June ( spaces available )
10 June – 24 June ( spaces available )


Tour Price

$3,900 4-5 pax

$3,700 6-7 pax

$3,500 8-10 pax

Single Supplement: $400

Deposit: $600

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Key bird species list 

  1. Oriental Plover
  2. Black-billed Capercaillie
  3. Altai Snowcock
  4. Mongolian Ground-jay
  5. Hodgson’s Bushchat
  6. Relict Gull
  7. Pallas’s Fish Eagle 
  8. Yellow-breasted Bunting
  9. Pallas’s Gull
  10. Wallcreeper
  11. Azure Tit
  12. White-crowned Penduline Tit
  13. Long-tailed Rosefinch 
  14. Siberian Rubythroat
  15. Chinese Bush Warbler
  16. Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker
  17. Swan Goose
  18. Bar-headed Goose
  19. White-naped Crane
  20. Demoiselle Crane 
  21. Pallas’s Reed Bunting
  22. Stejneger’s Scoter
  23. White-winged Tern
  24. Saker Falcon
  25. Amur Falcon
  26. Mongolian Lark
  27. Small Snowfinch
  28. Altai Accentor
  29. Güldenstädt's Redstart
  30. Asian Desert Warbler  

Mammal list 

  1. Przewalski’s Horse
  2. Siberian Wapiti
  3. Tarbagan Marmot
  4. Siberian Ibex
  5. Goitered Gazelle
  6. Mongolian Gazelle
  7. Asiatic Wild Ass
  8. Pallas’s Pika
  9. Tolai Hare 
  10. Mongolian Gerbil
  11. Great Gerbil
  12. Corsac Fox
  13. Red Fox
  14. Siberian Chipmunk
  15. Long-tailed Ground Squirrel
  16. Alashan Ground Squirrel
  17. Red-cheeked Ground Squirrel
  18. Brandt’s Vole

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