Introducing Mongolia, an increasingly popular destination for adventurous birders, nature lovers, and cultural explorers.
Mongolia is one of the least despoiled countries on the planet, extraordinarily rich in spectacular, development-free landscapes, extensive wildlife habitats, and healthy populations of native plants and animals – including Snow Leopards and over a million Mongolian Gazelles in the largest unfenced grassland in the world. It’s extensive fossil deposits contain a spectacular diversity of remains, ranging from giant dinosaurs to tiny ancient mammals.
Mongolia is also exceptionally rich in bird life, including some of Central Asia’s most localized species, such as Altai Snowcock, Black-billed Capercaillie, McQueen’s Bustard, Oriental Plover, Relict Gull, Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Mongolian Lark, Koslov’s Accentor, Mongolian Ground Jay, Pere David’s Snowfinch, Saxaul Sparrow and Mongolian Finch , as well as many Eurasian specialties, such as Dalmatian Pelican, Black Stork, White-tailed Eagle (and many other raptors), up to six species of cranes, Pallas’s Gull, Asiatic Dowitcher, and a host of Old World warblers, chats, and buntings.
The country’s history and nomadic herding culture are also part of Mongolia’s special allure.
Date(s) - 16/08/2019
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Hobby Lecture Theatre