Bird Watching

The nature of Uzbekistan is rich and various. About 379 kinds of birds inhabit here: you can observe birds in sunny deserts and attractive oases, valleys of the fast mountainous rivers and of the banks of pure lakes, steppes and magnificent mountains.
This journey is ideal for bird watching and exploring of historical sites of the most ancient cities in Central Asia - Samarkand, Bukhara.

Program

1 day

Arrival in Tashkent. Hotel. Sightseeing.

2 day

Transfer to Samarkand. Hotel. Dinner. Sightseeing.

3 day

Transfer to Bukhara. Hotel.Dinner. Sightseeing.

4 day

Day trip to Kyzul-Kum desert. Here are particular species dwell: "panders ground jay", "rufous lark", "isabelline wheater", "rufous bush robin", "hippolais rama", "desert warbler", "streaked scrub warbler", "great grey shrike", "long-legged bustard"", "black-bellied sandgrouse", "blue-cheeked bee-eater" and others.

5 day

Day trip to the region of Tudakul lake and Amu-Bukhar channel. On the south of Bukhara the Tudakul lake and king-size, but shallow – water Amu-Bukhar channel are situated. You can observe thousands of birds, and great numbers of them are migrant. Here are inhabit following types: "great cormorant", "pygmy cormorant", "grey heron", "purple heron", "great egret", "little egret", "little bittern", "spoonbill", "glossy ibis", "marbled teal", "white-eyed pochard", "red-cristed pochard", "paddy-field warbler", "southern great reed warbler", "great-bill reed bunting", "savi‘s warbler", "black yellow-headed wagtail", "small sky lark", "menetries warbler", "bearded reedling", "pied stonchet" and others .

6 day

Transfer to Shahrisabz. Dinner. Bird observation on the north slopes of Gissar ridge, on the mountain meadows, in light forest, in the region of Hisarak water reservoir as well as in the Kyzyl suu river valley, in the zone of deciduous and juniper forests. You can observe here following bird types: "Black stork", "bearded vulture", "Himalayan griffon", "Egyptian vulture", "shikra", "barbary falcon", "eversmans stok dove", "eastern pied wheater", "blue rock thrush", "olivaceous willow warbler", "humes yellow-browed warbler", "plain willow warbler", "large crowned willow warbler", "isabelin shrike", "lesser grey shrike".

7 day

Transfer to Samarkand. Bird observation en route on the Tahta-Karacha pass (2100m). On this pass special interest presents: "Hume s short-toed lark", "white-throated robin", "red-headed bunting", "humes whitethroat", "orphean warbler", "red - rumper swallow".

8 day

Day trip to the Zeravshan river valley. In the tugai of the valley on the territory of Zeravshan national park you can see the special group of birds species: "Night heron", "schikra", "hohltaube", "white-winged woodpecker", "turkestan tit", "pendulin tit" ("remiz coronatus"), "olivaceous warbler", "biyth sreed warbler".

9 day

Day trip to Zeravshan foothills. In the mountain valleys and gorges usually inhabit: "Pied wheatea", "gray necked bunting", "roller", "common bee-eater". Return to Samarkand. Sightseeing. Hotel.

10 day

Transfer to Chimgan mountains via Tashkent. Hotel.

11 day

Bird observation in subalpine zone and zone of mountain forests. In Western Tian-Shan mountains bird observation is organized in different high-mountain zone. Here, on the height of 1500-2200 m you can see: G"riffon vulture", "himalayan griffon", "bearded vulture", "black vulture", "sacker falcon", "rock bunting", "white-capped bunting", "yellow-breast tit", "Siberian stonechat". "Short-toed eagle", "booted eagle", "crested honey buzzard", "hobby", "ruforus turtle dove", "paradise flycatcher", "blue whistling thrush", "brown dipper", "golden oriole".

12 day

Bird observation in the morning. In the afternoon – transfer to Tashkent. Farewell dinner.

13 day

Departure.

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