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Welcome to Mikstures Birdwatching tours
Miksture is the leading, fully-licensed and most dedicated birdwatching tour company in Central Asia specialising in top-quality birdwatching holidays and wildlife expeditions in Central Asia and other great places around the globe. Pioneering the fields and developing several "classical routes" in all Central Asian countries since 2003. We make priority on high-quality tailor-made custom trips with the focus on birdwatching, mammal watching and photography. Our tours are led by the most knowledgeable leaders in the region. Our sister-company Sovietistan Travel are specialised in cultural tours and the team are there to plan and combine as you wish.
FAIR PRICES, SAFETY, HONESTY AND GREAT BIRDING ARE KEYWORDS!
Miksture take pleasure in presenting our travel programmes. These tours have been specially designed to show you the very best of Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, combined with high standards of services. We present both scheduled tours (departures with fixed dates) and custom tours (same destinations and tours, but flexible about birding, locations, duration, number of participants, etc). Each program which is very detailed can be downloaded. Our comprehensive tour portfolio encompasses the most breathtaking and biologically diverse destinations in Central Asia and other destinations around the World.
Pls let us know how we can design your next birding adventure!
Michael Westerbjerg Andersen, owner and founder of Miksture Expeditions
Japan’s winter birds would be a highlight in the life of any ornithologist, and the photographic opportunities they offer are a gift to any wildlife photographer. Whether you are an aspiring amateur or a full-on professional, the spectacles you will witness will challenge and reward you - MOJO and MIKSTURE JOINT VENTURE 15.02 - 25.02 (Snow Monkey extension to 28.02)
MIKSTURE BIRDWATCHING TOURS
20.06 - 29.06.2023 (10-days) Large-billed Reed-Warbler Expedition to Tajikistan 10-days; in quest of the enigmatic LBRW and many other interesting southern Central Asian species. EXPLORE
23.11 - 02.12.2023 (10-DAYS) Snow Leopard Photographing Expedition to remote western Mongolia. We use local shepherds and trackers to find a kill by Snow Leopard. then set up our photography hides and might wait for extended hours. Average distance to the Snow Leopard from our hides is 100 - 150 meters; sometimes less!
15.02 - 25.02 (extension to 28.02) - World Class Winter Birds Photographic Tour with MOJO (Morten Jørgensen) and Mic (Miksture). Join us to Japans best sites for photographing winter birds, mammals and landscapes: Kyushu and Hokkaido. White-naped, Hooded Cranes, Red-crowned Cranes, Whooper Swans, Blakiston's Fish Owl, and of course Steller's Sea Eagles and White-tailed Eagles. Comfortable accommodation and great Japanese cuisine. EXPLORE
01.03 - 13.03.2024 Morocco 'Classic' birding with all the top birds; High Atlas Mnts, Merzouga, Erg Chebbi Dunes, Sahara and Qued Massa
This epic ornithological expedition ventures into the breathtaking eastern steppes of Eastern Mongolia, exploring the abundant avifauna. EXPLORE
07.08 - 18.08.2023 (12-days) Mongolia when it's best. Join this fantastic expedition in comfortable climate. Snow Leopard, Pallas's Cat - Mammal & Ornithological Photo- Expedition to Central and Altai Mnts in Western Mongolia. Great birds too!
21.02 - 29.02.2024 Hokkaido, japan - Photography Tour. Join Michael in this exclusive adventure in Japan's winter landscapes in the best time of the year for photographing Steller's Sea Eagles in the pack-ice, Red-Crowned Cranes, Whooper Swan, Blakinston's Fish Owl, Ezo Sikke Deer, Ezo Red Fox, and much more. Max. 4 participants, excellent accommodation & Japanese cuisine. EXPLORE
25.04 - 19.05.2024 (25-DAYS) Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Best of Central Asia Birdwatching. The theme is unambiguous - it's about observing as many of Central Asias target species, and as good as possible too. A journey that also gives you the opportunity to enjoy magnificent landscapes. Max. 12 participants. Program available medio May 2023
19.06 - 30.06 2024 (12-days) Hokkaido, Japan in late spring is premier birdwatching! Eastern Palearctic thrushes, buntings, warblers, seabirds, etc. In addition, world class whale and Bear watching! EXPLORE
18.11 - 29.11.2023 (12-DAYS) In the footsteps of the Snow Leopard - Mammal, ornithological and photo Expedition to remote Tien-Shan Mnts at the Chinese border to some of the globes most amazing mountains.
I06.01 - 18.01.2024 (13-days) Worldclass birdwatching! Kyushu (14.000 cranes; up to 6 species, 'sibes, up to 10.000 Baikal Teals - as in Jan. 23) and world-famous Hokkaido: Red-crowned Cranes, Blakistons Fish-Owl, and hundreds of Steller's Sea-Eagles and White-tailed Eagles
06.03 - 15.03.2024 (10-DAYS) Snow Leopard Photographing Expedition to remote western Mongolia. We use local shepherds and trackers to find a kill by Snow Leopard. then set up our photography hides and might wait for extended hours. Average distance to the Snow Leopard from our hides is 100 - 150 meters; sometimes less!
Tien Shan - Heavenly Mountains.
Best of Kyrgyzstan - Birdwatching.
The theme is unambiguous - it's about observing as many of Kyrgyzstan's birds, and as good as possible too. A journey that also gives you the opportunity to enjoy magnificent landscapes and meet Central Asia's nomadic people. Max. 10 participants
MIKSTURE CUSTOM TOURS
Some of our core products. All the trips are completed so we can vouch for the quality. Locations and duration of the various locations are flexible and can be adapted to your wishes. Perfect and flexible for you, your family, friends, and acquaintances. Also suitable for our Business-to-Business friends. Choose your own travel dates, standard of accommodation, number of travelers, etc. - and we will find the best solution
Our KAKI - Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan is the best birdwatching tour in the region. Choose & design your own departure - we have space in 2023
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Turkmenistan provides the best desert birding in Central Asia! Miksture have since 2010 arranged several birdwatching tours in the country
TOURS TO RUSSIA CXL IN 2023
Info on its way - tours scheduled in 2023 and 2024
join our fantastic birdwatching in Kyrgyzstan when the migration of Demoiselle Cranes and many other species peaks! Time of year is very beautiful - You also have the opportunity to experience and photograph the apricot "Sakura" when the trees are blooming amidst snow-covered mountains. Perfect for photographers! EXPLORE
Miksture is specialized in birding tours. Our KAKI birding tours are the backbone of Miksture’s success and we have perfected these tours over many years. We use the best available accommodation most convenient to birding sites. We provide exciting, friendly, small group birding holidays designed and guided by expert Miksture tour leaders whose professionalism, experience and knowledge are unsurpassed. Our tours emphasize quality of birding: our primary aim is to guide you to those birds which are truly memorable, localized or hard to find, and often all three. for birders and nature enthusiasts, Miksture tours are paced to best suit the destination and the goals of the specific tours. Some are designed to cover ground and maximize the number of bird species seen, while others are at a more relaxed pace and amplify a particular experience, be that other kinds of wildlife or enriching cultural aspects of an area.
We have the best wildlife tours in Central Asia. For more than 20-years we have run the Snowleopard tours with an succesrate of more than 75% We also go for Argali, Siberian Ibex, Pallas's Cat, Lynx etc.
Our Custom Tours is our key strength and we take particular pride in tailor-making your ultimate Central Asian birdwatching tour. We constantly improve and update these tours making these tours truly uniqe. Together with you, we custom design your trip, when you want and how you want it. Since Miksture’s start in 2001 we’ve designed and run tours across the Central Asia and other parts of the globe, and tailor-made tours allow flexibility on pace and in incorporating other interests that are priorities. Groups vary in size from single travelers and couples to small groups of 4 to 10 people. If you have a specific target or target list we are able to help you on a carefully planned, either day-trip or monthlong holiday. Our expert operational-managers are there to listen and plan your tour.
Please contact us for a non-obligatory quote, and we will design the perfect tour to meet your exact requirements; be it a fun educational experience for your friends or family, or a hard core twitch to fill the gaps in your bird list.