BIRD WATCHING TOUR IN GOBI LAKES AND OASIS (Terelj),
CENTRAL AND SOUTH  MONGOLIA (MOS BWT07)
 
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26 days in the field
2 days in town and city
 Tour price per person:
 
 
 
Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, a capital of Mongolia and check in hotel. After lunch, visit to the Bogd Khaan Palace which is one of the oldest exhibits in Mongolia and  Natural History Museum. Dinner at a local restaurant and return to the hotel (L, D)
Group size:
4 persons <
Travel route:
~ 5600 -max 7500 km
Day 2. Ulaanbaatar-Hustai Nuruu National Park
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and drive to the Hustai Nuruu  National Park to see Przewalskii’s Wild horse and bird watching. Nesting Amur falcon, Hobby, Saker falcon, Black Stork, Black Vulture, Daurian Redstart, Isabelline Shrike, Daurian Jackdaw… Overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D).
 
Schedule:
MAY-OCTOBER, 2007
Tour price include:
·   Ulaanbaatar overnights in a hotel
·   Overnights in tourist camp and tents
·   Transport in the country and terminal transfer
·   Meals per day (breakfast- B; lunch-L; dinner-D)
·   Camel, horse trek
·   Organize city tour and shopping 
·   Museums and national entertainment
·   English speaking guide, bird watching guide
·   Entrance fee to the protected areas
·   All camping materials (tent, sleeping bag, kitchen, cooking equipment, cook etc…)
·   Permission and entrance fee to the state border zone
·    
Day 3. Hustai NP-Borogchin Lake
Drive to the west and reach to the Borogchin lake.  We will see Saker Falcon, Steppe Eagle, Upland Buzzards and big colony of House Martin and Barn Swallow. Breeding Bar-headed Goose, Whooper Swan, Grey-lag Goose, Ducks and Waders listed in MOSBWT07. Also we can see Asian Dowitcher pairs. Avocets, Black-winged Stilt, Marsh Harriers… Overnight in tents (Camp B; camp L; camp D). 
Day 4-5. Ugii lake
Drive west to the Ugii lake. Western part of the lake just after arrive. Birdwatching east, south east of the lake. Overnight in tents near the lake. Next morning we will move less than 5 km to west of the lake. Fresh water fresh fish dishes. Loon, Swan Goose, Bar headed Goose, Common and White-naped Crane, Demoiselle Crane, Ducks and Waders listed in MOSBWT07, Pallas’ Fish Eagle and White-tailed Eagle. Overnight in tent. Overnight in tent. (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 6. Harhorin  and Erdenezuu Monastery
Drive to south west and visit to Harhorin (Karkorum) and Erdenezuu monastery which is 13 th century imperial capital of Mongol Empire. Erdenezuu monastery was built in 1586. Steppe raptors, river valley birds. Overnight in tent. (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 7. Harhorin –Arvaikheer
Drive to down to the town. We will see mountain steppe birds such as Upland Buzzard, Saker falcon, Steppe Eagle, Golden Eagle, Demoiselle Crane, Mongolian Lark, Horned Lark, Short-toed Lark… Overnight in tent (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
Day 8. Arvaikheer-Bayankhongor
Drive to west to the town. We will see mountain steppe birds (Upland Buzzard, Saker falcon, Steppe Eagle, Golden Eagle, Demoiselle Crane, Mongolian Lark, Horned Lark, Short-toed Lark)… Overnight in tent (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
Day 9. Bayankhongor-Baidrag gol-Buutsagaan
Drive to west to the sum centre. Mountain steppe birds including Steppe Eagle, Saker Falcon, Golden Eagle, Demoiselle Crane, Isabelline Wheatear, Horned Lark, Mongolian Lark. In river shore we can see Common Sandpiper, Ruddy Shelduck, Black Stork.  Overnight in tent (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
Prices do not include:
·   International transportation
·   Travel insurance
·   Visas
·   Departure tax
·   Alcoholic drinks
·   Items of personal nature
 
Day 10, 11. Buutsagaan –Altai town- Sharga-Bugat (Uliastai gol)
Drive to south of the Altai town. We will see mountain steppe birds including Steppe Eagle, Saker Falcon, Golden Eagle, Demoiselle Crane, Isabelline Wheatear, Horned Lark, Mongolian Lark. There will be desert steppe and desert birds such as Egyptian Vulture, Bearded Vulture, Eurasian Griffon, Black Vulture, Golden Eagle, Oriental Plover, Pallass’s  Sandgrouse, Deser Wheatear, Desert Warbler, Pallas’s Reed Bunting… Overnight in the tent (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Our organizes for your free time in Mongolia:
o  Shopping time
o  Evening programs of tourist interests
o  Post
o  Internet service
o  Bank visit
 
 
 
 
Day 12. Bugat (Uliastai gol)-Takhiin tal (Bijiin gol)
Drive to south of the Bugat (Uliastai gol)- and reach to Takhiin tal research centre. We will desert steppe and desert birds such as Bearded Vulture, Eurasian Griffon, Black Vulture, Golden Eagle, Oriental Plover, Pallass’s  Sandgrouse, Deser Wheatear, Desert Warbler, Pallas’s Reed Bunting… Also we will see re-introduced Przewalskii’s Wild horse in wild habitats and Wild Ass. Overnight in tent (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 13. Takhiin tal (Bijiin gol)-Shiiriin Us (Oasis)
Drive to west of the camp. We will see Ruddy Shelduck, Long legged Buzzard, Upland Buzzrd, Saker Falcon, Common and Lesser Kestrel, Eurasian Griffon, Black Vulture, Golden Eagle, few species of waders  and Great Reed Warbler in reed area. Desert Wheatear. Overnight in tent  (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 14.  Shiiriin Us (Oasis)- Khonin Us (Oasis)
Drive to south west and visit to next oasis. We will see Grey Wolf, Wild Ass, Black tailed Gazelle, Przewalskii’s Wild horse. Pallas’s Sandgrouse, birds in reed habitat and Great Grey Shrike, Isabelline Shrike, Saxual Sparrow in arid areas. Houbara Bustard is very rare. Overnight in tent. (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 15. Khonin Us (Oasis)-Toodog us (Oasis)-Gun tamga (Oasis)
Drive next oasis. We will see Wild Ass, Black tailed Gazelle, Przewalskii’s Wild horse. Pallas’s Sandgrouse, birds in reed habitat, Great Grey Shrike, Isabelline Shrike, Saxual Sparrow, Mongolian Ground Jay  in arid areas. Overnight in the tent.  (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
 Day 16. Gun tamga (Oasis)-Gashuun Us (Oasis)-Tavan tolgoi
Drive next oasis. We will see Black tailed Gazelle, Przewalskii’s Wild horse. Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Great Grey Shrike, Isabelline Shrike, Saxual Sparrow, Mongolian Ground Jay  in arid areas. Highest point of the desert steppe and beautiful view of oasis and deserts and Saxual forest in different ages of development. Overnight in the tent (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 17. Tavan tolgoi –Eej Khairkhan -Bayantooroi
Drive to east of the camp. We will see Black tailed Gazelle, Wild Ass, Wild Bacterian Camel (in fence) and small rodents. Long-legged Buzzard, Upland Buzzard, Saker Falcon, Common and Lesser Kestrel, Eurasian Griffon, Black Vulture, Golden Eagle, Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Great Grey Shrike, Isabelline Shrike,  Mongolian Ground Jay in arid areas. Overnight in the tent (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
 
Day 18. Bayantooroi-Zahui-Zarman Gobi
Drive to east of previous camp. We will see Black tailed Gazelle and small rodents. Long-legged Buzzard, Upland Buzzard, Saker Falcon, Common and Lesser Kestrel, Eurasian Griffon, Black Vulture, Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Great Grey Shrike, Isabelline Shrike,  Mongolian Ground Jay, Crested Lark, Horned Lark, Desert Wheatear in arid areas. Houbara Bustard is very rare and illusive. Overnight in the tent (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 19. Zahui Zarman Gobi –Khongoryn els
Drive to the sand dunes which, is one of the biggest sand dunes in Mongolia. Visit to local family and ride two humped camel. Bird watching around the creek along the valley of the mountain range. We will have Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Mongolian Ground Jay, Desert Warbler, Desert Wheatear, Mongolian Finch… Overnight in the tent (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 20. Khongoryn els –Baruunsaikhan (Gegeetiin am)
We will visit to South eastern end of Mongol Altai mountain. There we will see high mountain birds: Egyptian Vulture, Bearded Vulture, Himalyan Griffon, Eurasian Griffon, Black Vulture, Golden Eagle, Altai Snowcock (rare), Kozlow’s or Mongolian Accentor, Desert Warbler, Guldenstadt Redstart, Wall Creeper, Mongolian Finch, Beautiful Rosefinch, Great Rosefinch… Overnight in ger camp.  (B; L; D). Overnight in the tent (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 21. Baruunsaikhan (Gegeetiin am)-Bayanzag (Dinosaur’s fossils discovered sites)
We will have Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Mongolian Ground Jay, Desert Warbler, Desert Wheatear, Mongolian Finch…This site will be very good to watch birds in Saxual forest. There will be breeding Great Grey Shrike, Isabelline Shrike, rarely Saxual Sparrow. Mongolian Ground Jay also rarely occurs here. Overnight in tents in Saxual forest.  (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 22. Bayanzag –Yolyn am
Birdwatching near ground spring. Midday many raptors arrive at the spring to drink water. These will be Chukar, Mongolian Finch, White-winged Snow Finch, Black Redstart, Beautiful Rosefinch, Rock Bunting, Wall Creeper (wonderful opportunities to make photo and digiscoping) and soaring raptors such as Egyptian Vulture, Bearded Vulture, Himalayan Griffon, Eurasian Griffon,, Black Vulture, Golden Eagle, Saker Falcon … Also we can see Argli Sheep, Ibex and Pikas. Overnight in tent. (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 23. Yolyn am- Dalanzadgad- Mandalgobi
Driv to Mandalgobi and overnight in tent.  (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
 
Day 24. Mandalgobi -Sum Huh Burd-Baga Gazryn Chuluu
After breakfast we will drive to north of Bayanzag and visit to Sum Huh Burd lake. This is steppe lake with reeds. Herring Gull breeding colony, Ruddy Shelduck breeding pairs, Mallard, Shoveler, Pintail, Common Teal, Whooper Swan and Great Reed Warblers and passerines. Then we will reach to the Baga Gazryn Chuluu which is rocky mountain range. Argali sheep (Wild Sheep), Mongolian Marmot and Rock vole. Black Vulture nests, Saker falcon, Steppe Eagle and Upland buzzard nests with chicks. Rock Thrush, Pied Wheatear, Isabelline Wheatear, Brown and Isabelline Shrike. Visit to local families and overnight  in the tents near rocks. Overnight in tent. (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 25. Baga Gazryn Chuluu- Zorgol hairhan lake
We will drive passing steppe lake and reach to the protected area. On the way to Ulaanbaatar, we will see typical steppe birds listed in the MOSBWT05.  Overnight in tent. (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 26.  Bogd Khaan  SPA-Terelj National Park
Drive to Terelj National Park. Forest and forest steppe birds: Black Stork, Steppe Eagle, Goshawk, Black Vulture, Black-billed or Spotted Capercaillie (very rare), Oriental  Cuckoo, Hoopoe, Great spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Great Tits, Willow Tit, Azure winged Magpie. Overnight in tent. (Camp B; camp L; camp D).
 
Day 27. Ulaanbaatar-city tour
Drive to back to Ulaanbaatar. Visit to Gandan monastery. Shopping, city tour and ending party of the trip. (D).
 
Day 28. Departure.