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On our recent Mongolia tour we wandered through an amazing variety of very scenic habitats, including the Gobi Altai Mountains and saw a splendid selection of Palearctic specialities (Mark Van Beirs).
The fantastic sand dunes of Khongoryn Els in the Gobi (Mark Van Beirs).
Splendid mountain scenery in the Gobi Altai (participant Dave Williamson).
The Khangai Mountains in a shroud of snow (Mark Van Beirs).
One of the many steppe lakes on our excellent itinerary (Mark Van Beirs).
The Saxaul Forest at the edge of the Gobi desert is the habitat of several special birds (participant Dave Williamson).
Altai Snowcock, Mongolia
Altai Snowcocks showed beautifully in the Gobi-Altai Mountains (participant Max Berlijn).
Hodgson's Bushchat, Mongolia
The rarest bird of the tour was the unique Hodgson's Bushchat that we found on its almost unknown breeding grounds (participant Max Berlijn).
Demoiselle Crane, Mongolia
Elegant Demoiselle Cranes are a regular feature of the steppe (participant Max Berlijn).
Whooper Swan, Mongolia
Many of the fresh water lakes hold pairs of attractive Whooper Swans (Mark Van Beirs).