Winter Birding Escape in Mongolia

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Some of our favorite species have flown to south, but winter allows the stage for new birding pleasures in Mongolia. May someone think that traveling in Mongolia in winter is extremely hard, but please consider the good sides first. Mongolian winter has its own beauty and allows us to see and photograph many beautiful wintering birds. it is said that more than 100 species can be found in winter in Mongolia.

At Bird Mongolia, we are keen to record all resident and wintering birds in Mongolia. So our first winter birding escape started from the best birding spots near the capital city, Ulaanbaatar. We spent our our day in beautiful winter wonderland and observed 12 species of birds, including Bohemian Waxwing, Common Redpoll and other beautiful ones. 

Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) – Хондон ангир

Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) - Шивэр энхэт бялзуухай

Red-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis) - Улаан гүеэт хөөндий                                   Grey-faced woodpecker (Picus canus) - Буурал тоншуул

Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) - Шивэр энхэт бялзуухай

Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)  - Банхар булжуухай

birds in mongolia in winter

 Northern nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes)


  1. Bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) - Шивэр энхэт бялзуухай
  2. Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)  - Банхар булжуухай
  3. Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea) Дөлөн цэгцүүхэй
  4. Red-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis) - Улаан гүеэт хөөндий
  5. Grey-faced woodpecker (Picus canus) - Буурал тоншуул
  6. Siberian meadow bunting (Emberiza cioides) - Хар сахалт хөмрөг
  7. Azure tit (Cyanistes cyanus) - Номин хөхбух
  8. Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) - Сүүлт хөхбух
  9. Great tit (Parus major) - Их хөхбух
  10. Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) – Хондон ангир
  11. Common Magpie (Eurasian magpie) – Алаг шаазгай
  12. Northern nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes) - Самарч шаазгай
Category: Birding