Kyrgyzstan. 1-Day, 4-Days or 7-Days

Tour Leader: Michael Westerbjerg Andersen

Best period: Year-round

CUSTOM TOURS

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 Our 1-day, 4-day and 7-day tours are made for those visiting Kyrgyzstan for short time. We make the tours for the single birder, as well for groups.

Escape the hustle and bustle in favour of the beautiful mountains on an full-day (or longer) excursion from the Kyrgyz capital. From the comfort of a coach, admire the great countryside and the excellent birdlife. With more days follow Kyrgyzstan's Silk Road to more varied habitats hence more species of birds. Accommodation and activities are planned in advance, you don't need to spend limited travel time taking care of details, and...we know where to find the top-birds...

Kyrgyzstan is a pleasurable birding tour destination, offering great birdwatching and wildlife viewing and value for money. Kyrgyzstan also boasts regionally near-endemic bird species, as well as a rich mountainous bird assemblage and vast numbers of more widespread Central Asian species. Add to this the rich cultural heritage, Central Asian cuisine, friendly people and the fascinating Silk Road history.It’s not hard to see why Kyrgyzstan is a popular birding destination!

KAKI - Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. 17-Days

Tour Leader: Michael Westerbjerg Andersen

Best period: primo April - medio July

 

 Spaces available for 2023

SCHEDULED & CUSTOM TOURS

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 Best of Central Asia! Our journey to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan will focus on the endless feather-grass steppes of the north, endemic  Turanga forests, semi-deserts and the mighty Tien-Shan mountains. We focus on the exciting Central Asian birds of Kazakhstan and  Kyrgyzstan's mountain, semi-desert, and steppe regions - finding all the Central Asian specialities. Most biotopes are so far present in  Kyrgyzstan, although the steppe birds are unconditionally experienced best in Kazakhstan. The theme is unambiguous - it's about  observing as many of the region's birds - as well as possible. A journey that also gives participants the opportunity to enjoy  magnificent landscapes and meet Central Asia's nomadic people. The countries of Central Asia have been ornithological dream  destinations for years but are still logistically difficult to access. The journey also has an expedition-like character but is a quality  product: maximum time in the field, excellent bird places, informal travel, and formidable nature. The ornithological ambition is a  high priority, but there is room for ornithologists at all stages of knowledge. The program is based on Miksture's ornithological  expeditions in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan since 2003.

From
USD 2,700

KAZAKHSTAN - 4 -Days

Tour Leader: Michael Westerbjerg Andersen

Best period: primo April - medio August

 Spaces available!

CUSTOM TOURS

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 This is a 4-days Kazakhstan” journey that provides excellent birding. Our southern Kazakhstan, can produce several targets, including many wanted Kazakhstan species. Commencing in Almaty, Kazakhstan or Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, we set out to explore the region.


Key species: Dalmatian Pelican, White Pelican, Back Kite ssp lineatus, Pallid Harrier, Shikra, Long-legged Buzzard, Steppe Eagle, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Saker Falcon, Macqueen’s Bustard, Demoiselle Crane, Greater Sand Plover, Caspian Plover, Sociable Lapwing (rare), Terek Sandpiper, Heuglin’s Gull, White-winged Black Tern, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Yellow-eyed Stock Dove, Oriental Turtle Dove, Striated Scops Owl, European Bee-eater, European Roller, White-winged Woodpecker, Bimaculated Lark, Pale Sand Martin, Citrine Wagtail, Rufous Bush Robin, Common Nightingale ssp hafizi,, Siberian Stonechat, Isabelline Wheatear, Pied Wheatear, Desert Wheatear, Paddyfield Warbler, Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Sykes’s Warbler, Asian Desert Warbler, Azure Tit, Turkestan Tit, White-crowned Penduline Tit, Black-headed Penduline Tit, Turkestan Shrike, Long-tailed Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Steppe Grey Shrike, Rose-coloured Starling, Saxaul Sparrow, House Sparrow ssp bactrianus, Desert Finch, Grey-necked Bunting,Eastern Rock Nuthatch, Rock Petronia, Red-headed Bunting, etc.

SAUDI ARABIA

Tour Leader: Michael Westerbjerg Andersen

Scheduled departure: 02.11 - 12.11 2022

 Spaces available!

SCHEDULED DEPARTURE

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02.th - 12.th November 2022 with Miksture

 

ORNITOLOGICAL TOUR TO SAUDI ARABIA WITH MIKSTURE; 'Dream' species - desert species, a single endemic species and a number of near-endemics…

 

This is a trip we are making for the first time! Many of the areas are not known and previously visited, so lots of exciting birds can be expected. We will also complete the trip in April 2023, but the November trip is our first in KSA. Saudi Arabia, has not been on the ornithologists' travel maps for so long, and has only recently opened up to foreign tourists. Species previously only thought to be available in Yemen are all found here along with Saudi Arabia's only endemic species, the endangered Asir Magpie.

 

Key-birds (170-220 species): Helmeted Guineafowl, Arabian Partridge, Philby's Partridge, Dusky Turtle-Dove, African Collared-Dove, Namaqua Dove, Bruce's Green-Pigeon, White-browed Coucal, Nubian Nightjar, Montane Nightjar, African Palm Swift, Spur-winged Lapwing, Lesser (Tibetan) Sand-Plover ssp pamirensis, Crab Plover, Terek Sandpiper, Black-winged Pratincole, White-eyed Gull, Sooty Gull, Saunders's Tern, Lesser Crested Tern, Abdim's Stork, African Openbill, Pink-backed Pelican, Western Reef-Heron, Imperial Eagle, Pallid Harrier, Levant Sparrowhawk, Arabian Scops-Owl, Arabian Eagle-Owl, African Grey Hornbill, White-throated Bee-eater, Arabian Green Bee-eater, Abyssinian Roller, Arabian Woodpecker, African Paradise-flycatcher, Red-tailed Shrike, Isabelline Shrike, Great Grey Shrike ssp pallidirostris, Masked Shrike, Asir Magpie, Fan-tailed Raven, Greater Hoopoe-Lark, Thick-billed Lark, Bar-tailed Lark, Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Rufous-capped Lark, Greater Short-toed Lark, Arabian Lark, Temminck’s Lark, Graceful Prinia, Upcher's Warbler, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Pale Crag-Martin, White-spectacled Bulbul, Brown Woodland-Warbler, Scrub Warbler, Yemen Warbler, Arabian Warbler, Rüppell's Warbler, Abyssinian White-eye, Arabian Babbler, Violet-backed Starling, Tristram's Starling, Hypocolius, Yemen Thrush, Black Scrub-robin, Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin, Little Rock-thrush, African Stonechat, Red-breasted (Buff-breasted), Wheatear, Eastern Black-eared Wheatear, Arabian Wheatear, Nile Valley Sunbird, Palestine Sunbird, Arabian Sunbird, Rüppell's Weaver, African Silverbill, Arabian Waxbill, Long-billed Pipit, Arabian (Olive-rumped) Serin, Yemen Serin, Yemen Linnet, Cinnamon-breasted Bunting and several southern European and Central Asian species.