BIRDING MONGOLIA - Birding with Miksture
16 June – 3 July 2014 DOWNLOAD PDF
Pallas's Reed Bunting Emberiza pallasi.
The very name Mongolia conjures images of a vast, remote and distant land; the land of Genghis Khan (Chingis Khaan) and the Mongol hordes. While Mongolia is certainly vast and much of it is remote, it is also home to an exciting array of poorly known and rarely observed birds that occur only here. As we traversed this vast land, we travelled on rarely used roads, and occasionally drove across steppe grasslands using GPS to navigate our way to exciting wetlands where no roads venture.
In Mongolia the nomadic lifestyle, even today is still the norm, a land of awesome landscapes, pro-fuse wildflowers and fantastic birdlife. Mongolia conjures up images of endless grasslands, the wastes of the Gobi Desert, yurts and wild horsemen. This is the land from whence came the hordes of Genghis Khan and his successors, newer less colorful history followed and today Mongolia is an unknown land, far away in the heart of Asia, about which one hears little.
Nomadic Family in Khangai High Mountain.
With its tiny population of only two and a half million scattered across a huge area, it is one of the least densely settled countries on earth – a true wilderness where most of the land is still the domain of wild creatures rather than man. Mongolia is the crossroads of East Asia. In the north is the southern edge of the Siberian taiga, in the center the seemingly endless steppe and in the south the sands of the Gobi Desert. Adding further diversity to this mixture are the mountains and a multiplicity of lakes and marshes.
Mongolia is one of the important breeding and stopover sites for Palearctic species. Breeding birds occur in many different habitats (from taiga forest through different steppes to Gobi desert including wetlands). Migratory birds pass through Mongolia from Siberian Taiga to wintering grounds. It means that you will have a unique opportunity to see not only breeding Palearctic species but also migratory species during both breeding and migration seasons. Untouched landscape and nomadic lifestyle give chance to discover a new species for the birds list of the country. The peaceful country and friendly field company attract many birdwatchers to Mongolia.
Flock of Swan Geese Anser cygnoides.
We started in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, where we watched Daurian Jackdaws and Pacific Swifts above the city. We soon left the city far behind as we ventured into Mongolia’s hinterland. First nights were spent in the Siberian taiga forest. Here in the cool broadleaf forest, the birds were different to those we later would encounter, with many woodland species typical of Siberia: Siberian Rubythroats dazzling us with their ruby-red throats. Pine Buntings wheeze from a tree-tops and, while Nutcrackers and thrushes called to attract our attention. The icing on the cake was the Black-billed Capercaillie.
We stayed in tourist ger (yurt) camps, (locally known as ‘gers’) for accommodation, and in some places, there were no accommodations, so we set up tents. Fortunately, accompanied throughout by our highly-experienced camp crew, who took care of all the camp chores, leaving us free to enjoy the wildlife. Great camping beside our personal lake, watching Relict and Great Black-headed Gulls cavorting along the shoreline. Everywhere good numbers of raptors: Breeding Steppe Eagles, Upland buzzards, and Saker falcons on small rock boulders, electric poles and pylons and feeding nestlings, and flock of Cinereous and Himalayan vultures feed on carrion on middle of steppe.
Eventually we returned to Ulaanbaatar.
Mongolian Accentor Prunella koslowi.
The wide range of habitats is reflected in an exciting avifauna which encompasses both Siberian and Central Asian species, including species unique to Mongolia and its immediate surroundings. Prime specialties include Oriental Plover, Asian Dowitcher, Black Capercaille, Swinhoe’s Snipe, Relict Gull, Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Mongolian Lark, Hodgson’s Bushchat, Red-throated Thrush, Chinese Bush Warbler, Azure Tit, Henderson’s Ground Jay, Saxaul Sparrow, Père David’s Snowfinch and Pine and Pallas’s Reed Buntings, while a rich supporting cast includes Swan Goose, Stejneger’s Scoter, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Upland Buzzard, Amur Falcon, Demoiselle and White-naped Cranes, Mongolian Gull, Hill Pigeon, Asian Short-toed Lark, Pale Martin, Blyth’s Pipit, Brown Accentor, Güldenstädt’s Redstart, Eyebrowed Thrush, Thick-billed Warbler, White-crowned Pendu-line Tit, Steppe Grey Shrike, White-cheeked Starling, Mongolian Finch and Grey-necked Bunting.
Mongolian Ground-jay Podoces hendersoni.
Late spring and early summer is a delightful season when birds are in breeding plumage, and migrants are passing through on their way north. Marvelous birding and travel through wide open spaces with very few people make for a wonderful and never-to-be-forgotten experience. A real adventure in fact. This journey provided excellent birding in this great country.
This report solely reflects the species list.
Participants contributed with observations: Anders Grindlund, Per Undeland, Arne Holgersson, Per-Erik Pershagen, Stig Holmstedt, Birgit and Bernt Waldemarsson
Acknowledgement certainly goes to my Mongolian team. They accompanied us during the journey and are my friends.
Michael Westerbjerg Andersen/Miksture, Bishkek 28.10.2014
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii.
All birders are welcome and on our travels there usually is a mixture of nationalities. Language is no problem. We speak English, French, German, Russian and Danish. Miksture provide information about travelling in the region and specific ornithological information. In 2015: Medio June and medio August (photographing tour) we go again to Mongolia. Our prices are reasonable for everyone. We have an excellent team by whom I have travelled and worked with for more years. Usually we arrange tours for 4-15 pax – best group’s size for birding is 5-10 participants; but we are flexible. Fair prices, good service, great food and great birding are keywords! Please contact me for further information. Programs can be studied on our website www.miksture.com and you are always welcome to contact me for further information and I welcome any remarks and dialogue.
Pictures: This report contains pictures photographed by Michael Westerbjerg Andersen and taken during MONGOLIA 2014. Pls respect copyright and direct message to the photographer if copies of the originals are wanted – I’m helpful towards such requests!
This birdwatching report is a brief summary of the species list and locations we visited during our Mongolia birding 16.06 – 03.07 2014, a quite successful tour ornithologically and logistic.
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis.
16.06: Flight from Copenhagen/Stockholm to Ulaanbaatar via Istanbul and Bishkek
17.06: Arrival UB, birding in the outskirts of UB, then transfer to Terelj National Park with our private chatered vehicles.
18.06: Birding Terelj NP. O/N Ger Camp
19.06: Birding Terelj NP. O/N Ger Camp
20.06: Birding Terelj then transfer to Khustai NP via Ulaanbaatar. O/N Ger Camp
21.06: First part of the day birding Khustai NP – transfer to Lake Bayan Nuur. O/N tent camp
22.06: Morning Lake Bayan Nuur, then transfer to & birding Lake Ugii. O/N Ger Camp
23.06: Lake Ugii – Kharkorin and birding near the centre. O/N Ger Camp
24.06: Kharkorin – Tsetserleg - Tongarog Pass. O/N tent camp
25.06: Morning – birding Tongarog Pass, then transfer to campsite 75 km further S. O/N tent camp
26.06: Campsite - Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur. O/N tent camp
27.06: Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur -Orog Nuur. O/N tent camp
28.06: Orog Nuur (morning) - Igd Bogd Mnts. O/N tent camp
29.06: Ikh Bogd Mnts. O/N tent camp
30.06: Ikh Bogd – desert NE – campsite enroute to Arvaikheer. O/N tent camp
01.07: Campsite - Arvaikheer. O/N hotel
02.07: Arvaikheer - Ulaanbaatar. O/N hotel
03.07: Departure Mongolia.
Black Vulture Aegypius monachus and Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis.
Systematic List of the Birds
+++ 100+ more than hundred birds
Swan Goose Anser cygnoides
21.06 4 Lake Bayan Nuur, 22.06 1000+ Lake Ugii and 27.06 100+ and Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Greylag Goose Anser anser rubrirostris
21.06 6 Lake Bayan Nuur, 26.06 60+ Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur and 27.06 20Orog Nuur.
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus
21.06 56 Lake Bayan Nuur, 22.06 8 Lake Ugii and 27 and 28.06 60+ Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Seen six days with a total of 24 birds
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Common - seen 16 days
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Rather common - seen six days with a total of 85 birds
Gadwall Anas strepera
Seen six days with a total of 32 birds
Wigeon Anas penelope
Seen four days with a total of 70 birds
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Seen five days with a total of 250 birds
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Seen five days with a total of 80 birds
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
22.06 30+ Lake Bayan Nuur and 27.06 110+ Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Teal Anas crecca
21-22.06 100+ Lake Bayan Nuur, 22-23.06 30+ Lake Ugii and 26-27.06 10+ Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
20.06 1 female and 1 male river SW of Ulaanbaatar
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
21-22.06 10+ Lake Bayan Nuur and 23.06 3 Lake Ugii.
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
21-22.06 300+ Lake Bayan Nuur and 27.06 10+ Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
21-22.06 20+ Lake Bayan Nuur and 26-27.06 10 Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Asian White-winged Scoter Melanitta (fusca stejnegeri) deglandi
23.06 6 Lake Ugii.
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Seen six days with a total of 45 birds
Goosander Mergus merganser
Seen five days
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
24.06 + near Tongarog Pass.
Japanese Quail Coturnix japonica
21.06 2 heard at close range Khustai NP.
Chukar Alectoris chukar
29.06 20+ Igd Bogd Mnts and 30.06 + camp site enroute Arvaikheer.
Altai Snowcock Tetraogallus altaicus
24.06 3+ Tongarog Pass and 28-30.06 20+ Ikh Bogd Mnts.
Daurian Partridge Perdix dauurica
18.06 2 Terelj NP, 21.06 2 and 25.06 2 Tongarog Pass.
Black-billed Capercaillie Tetrao parvirostris
20.06 Terelj NP 1 female and 1 male seen.
Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus
25.06 1 calling Tongarog Pass.
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
21-22.06 2 Lake Bayan Nuur and 23.06 2 Lake Ugii.
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
21-22.06 1 Lake Bayan Nuur, 22-23.06 5 Lake Ugii, 26-27.06 110 Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur and 27-28.06 10Orog Nuur.
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
21-22.06 10+ Lake Bayan Nuur.
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
22-23.06 50+ Lake Ugii, 26-27.06 900+ Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur and 28.06 4Orog Nuur.
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Seen six days with a total of 145 birds
Great Egret Ardea alba
26-27.06 7 Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
21-22.06 85 Lake Bayan Nuur and 26-27.06 130 Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
Seen four days with a total of four birds
Black.eared Kite Milvus lineatus
Common - seen 14 days. Highest day count 02.07 27 Arvaikheer - Ulaanbaatar.
Pallas's Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus
22.06 3 imm. 2.y. Lake Ugii, 23.06 1 Lake Ugii and 26.06 1 2.y. Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
22.06 3 2.y. Lake Bayan Nuur and 23.06 2 2.y. Lake Ugii.
Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus
25.06 3 (2 adults with one nestling) Tongarog Pass - campsite 75 km further S and 28-30.06 10+ Igd Bogd Mnts.
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis
21.06 20+ Khustai NP, 24.06 3 Tsetserleg, 25.06 2 Tongarog Pass - campsite 75 km further S, 28-30.06 10+ Igd Bogd Mnts and 02.07 31 Arvaikheer - Ulaanbaatar.
Black Vulture Aegypius monachus
Common - seen 13 days. Highest number 02.07 110+ Arvaikheer - Ulaanbaatar.
Eastern Marsh-Harrier Circus spilonotus
21.06 one pair Lake Bayan Nuur.
Sparrow Hawk Accipiter nisus
Seen two days
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Seen two days
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus/japonicus
17-20.06 + Terelj National Park.
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
27.06 + Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur -Orog Nuur
Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius
Common - seen 14 days with a total of 82: 02.07 59 (highest number) Arvaikheer - Ulaanbaatar.
Golden Eagle Aquila Chrysaetos
Seen five days with a total of 9 birds.
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Seen four days with a total of 7 birds.
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
21.06 + Khustai NP and 23.06 1 Lake Ugii – Kharkorin.
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Seen nine days with a total of 15 birds.
Amur Falcon Falco Amurensis
Seen five days with a total of 16 birds.
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
Seen three days with a total of 3 birds.
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug milvipes
Fairly common. Seen 12 days with a total of 35 birds.
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
22.06 one heard Lake Bayan Nuur
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
Seen four days
Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo
Common. Seen 11 days with a total of 192 birds. Highest number 24.06 75+ Tsetserleg - Tongarog Pass.
White-naped Crane Grus vipio
22.06 one pair Lake Bayan Nuur and 23.06 one pair Lake Ugii
Common Crane Grus grus
25.06 4 Tongarog Pass - campsite 75 km further S and 26.06 4 Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur and 27.06 9 Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Seen six days with a total of at least 120 birds
Greater Sand-Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
27.06 30+ Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur -Orog Nuur.
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Seen five days with a total of 80 birds.
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Seen ten days with a total of 32 birds.
Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus
30.06 one pair Ikh Bogd Mnts – Ölziit - desert NE – campsite enroute to Arvaikheer and 01.07 one male Campsite – Arvaikheer.
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
21-22.06 50+ Lake Bayan Nuur, 22.06 2 Lake Ugii and 27-28.06 20+Orog Nuur.
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
21-22.06 100+ Lake Bayan Nuur, 22.06 2 Lake Ugii, 27.06 50+ Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur and 28.06 4Orog Nuur.
Common Sandpiper Tringa hypoleucos
Seen six days with a total of 8 birds.
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
21-22.06 7 Lake Bayan Nuur, 22.06 2 Lake Ugii and 26.06 1 Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
21-22.06 2 Lake Bayan Nuur and 26.06 1 Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
21-22.06 25+ Lake Bayan Nuur.
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Seen six days with a total of 16 birds.
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Seen three days with a total of 7 birds.
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Seen five days with a total of 16 birds.
Curlew Numenius arquata
21-22.06 5+ Lake Bayan Nuur, 22.06 37 Lake Ugii and 27.06 1 Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
21-22.06 3 Lake Bayan Nuur and 22-23.06 1 Lake Ugii.
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa Limosa
21-22.06 6 Lake Bayan Nuur and 22-23.06 1 Lake Ugii.
Little Stint Calidris minuta
22-23.06 1 Lake Ugii
Common Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Seen five days; common in Lake Bayan Nuur and Lake Buntsagaan.
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus
21.06 1 Lake Bayan Nuur.
Relict Gull Larus relictus
26-27.06 1 ad. + 2 2.y. Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Pallas’s Gull Larus ichthyaetus
22-23.06 1 3.y. Lake Ugii and 26-27.06 100+ Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Mew Gull Larus canus heinei
26-27.06 1 Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Mongolian Gull Larus mongolicus
Fairly common. Seen eight days with a total of 145 birds.
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica
Seen six days with a total of 45 birds.
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
22-23.06 2 Lake Ugii, 26-27.06 40+ Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur, 27.06 7 Orog Nuur and 30.06 1 Igd Bogd Mnts – desert NE – campsite enroute to Arvaikheer.
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Seen six days with a total of 170 birds.
Common Tern Sterna hirundo longipennis
Seen nine days.
Pallas's Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes paradoxus
22.06 1 Lake Ugii and 27.06 400+ Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur -Orog Nuur.
Rock Pigeon Columba livia nigricans
Seen nine days
Hill Pigeon Columba rupestris
Seen four days 17-20-06 in Terelj NP with a total of 15 birds.
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Seen three days with a total of 4 birds.
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Seen or heard 12 days.
Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus
Seen or heard five days, mainly in Terelj NP.
Eagle Owl Bubo Bubo
25.06 1 seen Tongarog Pass - campsite 75 km further S and 28.06- 30.06 2 heard Igd Bogd Mnts.
Little Owl Athene noctua orientalis
Seen five days with a total of 10 birds.
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
27.06 2 displaying males heard Orog Nuur.
Common Swift Apus apus pekinensis
Seen nine days, mainly in the south.
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
Seen 11 days.
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
Seen or heard 11 days with a total of 21 birds.
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
18-20.06 2 seen and heard Terelj NP.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor
17-20.06 1 pair Terelj NP.
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
19.06 one pair feeding a pull. Terelj NP and 21.06 1 Khustai NP.
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
Seen or heard three days with a total of 6 birds.
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius
18-20.06 in total 5 birds Terelj NP.
Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus
19.06 one pair with nest + 2 Terelj NP.
Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus
Seen four days in or around Ikh Bogd Mtns with a total of six birds.
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
19.06 2 Terelj NP.
Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris
27.06 1 Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur -Orog Nuur.
Magpie Pica pica
Seen ten days.
Mongolian Ground-Jay Podoces hendersoni
27.06 4 Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur - Orog Nuur and 27-28.06 2 Orog Nuur.
Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes macrorhynchos
17-20.06 6+ Terelj National Park.
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax brachipus
Common - seen 14 days.
Daurian Jackdaw Corvus dauuricus
Common in the north - seen seven days.
Rook Corvus frugilegus
Near Ulaanbaatar one colony
Carrion Crow Corvus corone orientalis
Common in the north - seen eight days.
Common Raven Corvus corax
Common - seen 14 days.
Bearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus russicus
21.06 + Bayan Nuur.
Mongolian Lark Melanocorypha mongolica
Common in steppe areas - seen 12 days.
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla longipennis
21-22.06 + Lake Bayan Nuur, and at few other places e.g. Khustai; big discussions among the birders whether this species were present or not…of course it were!
Asian Short-toed Lark Calandrella cheleensis
Common in many steppe areas - seen nine days.
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
27.06 + Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur -Orog Nuur and 28.06 Orog Nuur.
Sky Lark Alauda arvensis kiborti
Fairly common in meadows close to lakes - seen seven days.
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris brandti
Common in dry steppes - seen ten days.
Sand Martin Riparia riparia
Common - seen six days.
Eurasian Crag Martin Hirundo fuligula
Seen six days.
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica tytleri
Common in most areas - seen ten days
Northern House-Martin Delichon urbica
Common in most areas - seen ten days.
Marsh Tit Poecile palustris
17-20.06 + Terelj National Park
Willow Tit Poecile montanus
17-20.0615+ Terelj National Park and 25.06 ++ Tongarog Pass.
Coal Tit Periparus ater
17-20.06 25+ Terelj National Park
Great (Mongolian) Tit Parus major
Apparently own species in Mongolia nowadays? Terelj NP fairly common.
Azure Tit Cyanistes cyanus
20.06 2park-like area SW Ulaanbaatar.
Nuthatch Sitta europaea asiatica
17-20.06 ++ Terelj National Park and 25.06 2 Tongarog Pass
White-crowned Penduline-Tit Remiz coronatus
17.06 one pair with nest, River forest in the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar.
Chinese Bush-Warbler Bradypterus tacsanowskius
17-20.06 3+ Terelj National Park.
Pallas’s Grashopper Warbler Locustella certhiola
21.06 minimum 2 sg. Bayan Nuur.
Oriental Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis
21-22.06 + singing Lake Bayan Nuur.
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis
17-20.06 + Terelj National Park and 26.06 + Campsite - Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur.
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
20.06 2 Terelj NP.
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus
28.06 2Orog Nuur - Igd Bogd Mnts and 29.06 5+ Igd Bogd Mnts
Pallas´s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus
17-20.06 common in the higher altitudes, Terelj National Park.
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
17-20.06 common at lower altiutdes in Terelj National Park
Hume’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei
24-25.06 6 Tongorog Pass
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
18.06 1 sg. (briefly) Terelj NP.
Two-barred Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides plumbeitarsus
17-20.06 5 Terelj National Park
Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana
27.06 10+ Lake Boon Tsagaan Nuur -Orog Nuur.
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis rubicola
21.06 5 Khustai NP and 25.06 1 Tongarog Pass
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca blythi
17-20.06 2 Terelj National Park.
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria merzbacheri
28-30.06 5+ Ikh Bogd Mnts
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata mongolia
25.06 1 Tongarog Pass - campsite 75 km further S
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
19.06 4 Terelj NP
Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla
17-20.06 10+ Terelj National Park
Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope
17-20.06 2 Terelj National Park.
Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus
17-20.06 10+ Terelj National Park.
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Seen seven days, mainly in the south.
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
17-20.06 5 Terelj National Park.
Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
17-20.06 10+ Terelj National Park.
Rufous-backed Redstart Phoenicurus erythronotus
25.06 2 Tongarog Pass.
Northern Wheatear Oenanhte oenanthe
Common - seen 15 days.
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka
Seen nine days. Two birds of the white-throated form Vittata in the Ikh Bogd Mtns.
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti atrogularis
Seen two days in the semideserts in the south with total of 10+ birds.
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
Common - seen 14 days.
Eastern Stonechat Saxicola maurus
Near Tongorog Pass Two pairs.
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Seen seven days in the mountains in the south with a total of 40 birds.
Eye-browed Thrush Turdus obscurus
17-20.06 3 Terelj National Park.
Red-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis
17-20.06 5+ Terelj National Park, 22.06 2 Lake Bayan Nuur - Lake Ugii and 24-25.06 6 Tongarog Pass.
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris poltaratsky
22-23.06 100+ near Lake Ugii.
White-cheeked Starling Sturnus cineraceus
20.06 2 near Ulaanbaatar.
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens
Seen six days in mountains or rocky areas in the south with a total of 23 birds.
Mongolian Accentor Prunella koslowi
28-29.06 3 Ikh Bogd Mnts.
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava macronyx
21-22.06 5+ Lake Bayan Nuur.
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
Seen six days with a total of 19 birds.
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Seen seven days with a total of 16 birds.
White Wagtail Motacilla alba baicalensis
Common - seen 12 days.
Richard´s Pipit Anthus richardi
22.06 1 Lake Bayan Nuur - Lake Ugii.
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii
Common in steppe areas - seen 10 days.
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
25.06 5 Tongarog Pass.
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
17-20.06 ++ Terelj National Park.
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta blakistoni
24-25.06 5+ Tongarog Pass.
Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos
Seen or heard seven days, mainly in Terelj NP.
Godlewski's Bunting Emberiza godlewskii
28-30.06 5+ Ikh Bogd Mnts.
Meadow Bunting Emberiza cioides
21.06 5+ Khustai NP.
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
25.06 3 Tongarog Pass - campsite 75 km further S.
Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani
Seen or heard five days with a total of 9 birds.
Black-faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala
20.06 + Terelj NP.
Pallas’s Reed Bunting Emberiza pallasi
Seen or heard five days with a total of 9 birds.
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
21-22.06 3 Lake Bayan Nuur.
Long-tailed Rosefinch Uragus sibiricus
19.06 1 male Terelj NP.
Common Rose Finch Carpodacus erythrinus
Common - seen or heard seven days.
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
17-20.06 small flocks heard here & there Terelj National Park.
Twite Carduelis flavirostris
Seen five days with a total of 22 birds.
Mongolian Finch Bucanetes mongolicus
Seen three days with a total of 8 birds.
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Common - seen 12 days.
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Common - seen 14 days
Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia
Common in rocky areas - seen ten days.
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis
28-30.06 10 Ikh Bogd Mnts.
Pere David's Snowfinch Montifringilla davidiana
Seen six days in steppe areas with ca. 20 birds.