Bird Reports

Ornithological - KAKI 2010
(2010/6 - 2010/7)
Ornithological - KAKI 2009
Birds - Snowleopard Expedition 2009
(2009/3 - 2009/4)
Winterbirds in Bishkek
(2008/10 - 2009/2)
Birds - Snowleopard Expeditions Ult 2008
(2008/11 - 2008/12)
Kyrgyzstan - SW region July
Birds - Snowleopard Expedition 2008
(2008/3 - 2008/4)
Birds Snowleopard Expedition
(2008/3 - 2008/4)
KAKI 2007
Kyrgyzstan 2006 July
KAKI 2006 June
(2006/5 - 2006/6)
KAKI 2005 July
(2005/6 - 2005/7)
KAKI 2004 June
(2004/5 - 2004/6)
KAKI 2003
(2003/6 - 2003/7)
Birds - Snowleopard Expeditions 2001 - 2003
(2001/4 - 2003/4)

Latest News

Merry Christmas and Happy 2021

Miksture Expeditions have a new sister-company Sovietistan Travel. Cultural and active round-trips in Central Asia, Russia and western China. Pls contact: or (specific requests and questions)

New website is under construction for both Miksture and for Sovietistan Travel.

Meanwhile information is also available in Facebook at (Michael Westerbjerg Andersen) or Miksture. Pls feel free and welcome!

- November 2020: 450+ Ibex, 250+ Argali (Marco Polo Sheep) and ONE Snow Leopard sighting on our expedition.

Next departure March and November 2021 (seats available). Pls contact Miksture

Miksture now encompass ALL the Central Asian countries, with Turkmenistan and Tadzhikistan as the latest destinations.

ORNITHOLOGICAL: KYRGYZSTAN For the visiting birdwatcher in Kyrgyzstan there is now three tours available: 1-day, 4-days and 7-days. These tours are made to give the best possible birding the time available. We are sure these tours will fill a long-time needed gap for the ornithologically interested visitor. Descriptions and programs available under the section: Ornithological customized-tours.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan 21 days – Endemics & Specialties

2011/05/01 - 2012/06/16:

This is a “Classical Central Asian” bird watching tour with Miksture that provides excellent value.

Central Asia is known as an essential destination for anyone with a serious interest in Palearctic birds, and this journey providing the opportunity to see a high concentration of Central Asian specialties. In addition there is a great selection of species present in Southern Europe and South Siberia – and of course, the endemic species and subspecies.

This new endemic & specialty birding tour visits the prime destinations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in search of some of the most exciting birds in Central Asia. There are more endemic species, with several other potential ‘splits' pending and numerous distinctive races that may one day be elevated to full-species status and we shall focus our efforts on finding as many of these as possible.

We have carefully selected the hot-spots, and our tour concentrates on the steppe, semi-deserts of Kazakhstan, the mountainous areas in NE Kyrgyzstan, and the desert of Uzbekistan, plus a visit to the two world famous Silk Road cities of Bukhara and Samarkand. Join us on this endemic rich, and as usual fun-filled, Miksture tour that will leave nothing behind except the longing to return!

Our team provides good meals, and we always make the journey as comfortable and smooth as possible. We don’t make any compromises, however we always make priority not to flush and frighten the birds. This is birding where you can expect to get the majority of well-known Central Asian birds known as “dream-species,” at a fair price, cool and safety pace.

Tour start: In Astana, Kazakhstan and best time of year: May and Early June.

We organize fixed departure tours as well as private, customized tours for groups or individuals. This is one of our “Custom Tours” with flexible departure dates suited for your clients, birding pals, family, or a hard core twitch to fill the gaps in your bird list.

Mikstures Custom Tours are one of our key strengths and we take particular pride in tailor-making your ultimate birding adventure. Contact us for a non-obligatory quote. Group size max 16, and no minimum (though costs decrease considerably when travelling in a small group). All tours are led by Michael and his team.

Bird Photography: Opportunities…Excellent!

Tour Price pr. person (in shared double-room) Please Contact us for a non-obligatory quote. Group size max 16, and no minimum (though costs decrease considerably when travelling in a small group). All tours are led by Michael and his team.

Price include: Guiding by Miksture/Michael Westerbjerg Andersen and his team ● Local (English-speaking) interpreters ● Transportation according program ● All accommodation in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan according day-to-day program – guesthouses, hotels, huts and tents ● All food in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan ● Necessary permits for Restricted Area sites and other paperwork ● Services of tour leader, porters and driver ● Administration from Miksture ● Local entrees and fees according day-to-day program ● Domestic flight Astana – Almaty and ● – hotels, guesthouses, tents ● Bottled water and some drinks

Price does NOT include: International flights and other transportation not mentioned in the program ● Alcoholic beverage at meals in restaurants and cafes ● Arrangements not mentioned in the program ● Tips to drivers and interpreter ● Travel insurance – mandatory! ● Photo permits in Uzbekistan (not much!)● Money for own expenses – actually little needed ● Visa to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan ● Visa support, e.g. Letter of Invitation ● Anything strictly personal (e.g. laundry, phone calls, any excess luggage charges, snacks).

See description here.