Matthieu & Annaïg, two French birdwatchers are doing an eight months birding travel in central Asia. They came with their own car from France and spent 2 months in Kazakhstan and are now in Mongolia since the beginning of July. They will spend one more month for birding in Mongolia and will back by Russia, at Baikal Lake, in September.
Asian Desert Warbler. Photo © M. Vaslin
They recorded (incl. photographs) Chinese Pond Heron at Boon Tsagaan Nuur/ Gobi Lakes and a Cattle Egret (less than 5 records from Mongolia) at Ogii Nuur, c.300 km W of Ulaanbaatar.
And they had good number of several species, for example 10,000 Swan Geese, 500 Pacific Golden Plover, 24 Asian Dowitchers, and around 100 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers, all at Ogii-Nuur.
Sharp-tailed Sandpipers. Photo © M. Vaslin
Matthieu Vaslin & Annaïg keep an interesting blog De Temujin a Gensis Khan (in French) with very good photos, including many superb pictures of birds from Mongolia, have a look!
Broad-billed Sandpiper. Photo © M. Vaslin
We are looking forward to hear more from them!