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I am a professional orniithologist, Ph.D. I study birds of Ufa-city for more than 40 years. I am doing birdwatching around this area. There are nearly 200 bird species here. Visit my web site
Today in Buryatiya about 350 species of birds are registered. Such variety is caused
by a specific arrangement of region on border of zones of a taiga and steppe, a complex relief and the purest, world known Lake Baikal. The big variety of landscapes gives big opportunities for birdwatching. The most interesting places for supervision of birds are delta Selenga, woods and tundra's of mountain ridges, Tareiskie steppe lakes, lake and marsh of valleys Bargusin river. The most suitable time for birdwatching is April, May.
Krasnoyarsk region, Siberia
Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Region
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Belokurikha, Altai area
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Our family tours provide wonderful opportunity to explore nature in its pristine state with the marvels of biodiversity of Altai Golden Mountains Sanctuary (UNESCO World Heritage site).
For the summer/autumn period: June 15-September 15, 2013 we offer the bird watchers a friendly lodging with Altai herders, whose tranquil mode of living has not being changed for centuries.
You will stay with the friendly Altai herder’s family on their summer pasturing site and live in the guests’yurta (2-4 persons) next the host yurta. This is a remote, scenic place of Russian Altai close to the border with Mongolia.
Snow capped mountains around and roaring of numerous crystal clean streams nearby offer relaxation views and captivating birdwatching opportunities.You will be rewarded by watching such Siberian gems as Siberian Rubythroat, Pallas’s Grasshopper, Warbler and yellow-breastedBunting, that occur widely and are not difficult to found.
Besides, antique burial mounds, menhirs, steles, tumuli, some even as ancient as the Egyptian pyramids can be found not far in a walking distance.
The hostess Gulya will treat the guests with breakfast of milk products from their own flocks of cows, sheep and goats and home made cookies. Bed linen, towels and blankets are provided, but your own sleeping bags and warm sweaters are advisable. The yurta is heated with the wood stove. Facilities are outside. Drinking and washing water is from the nearby stream.
We meet guests in Gorno-Altaisk (principal city of Altai Republic of RF) airport and then take an auto trip along Chuiskytrakt (highway to Mongolia, constructed during Stalin regime), ( 600 km). Stay for lunch on mineral water spring and see on the way some rock drawings till we approach the final destination not far from the Kosh-Agach village ( RF/Mongolia a frontier zone).
Price: B/B 40 USD person/night
Accommodation: yurta, minimum two persons,
Min staying period: 1 week
Transfer fees from Gorno-Altaisk airport to the pasturing site (650 km) - 170 USD one way for the car.
Reservation at least two weeks in advance.
Personal Insurance is mandatory.