Rare birds registered in Gobi
- By Dashmaa D -
- Sep 12,2023
The Institute of Biology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and the International Takhi Group started the research on the distribution and population of rare birds between 2023 and 2025, and the first research work was carried out in the Great Gobi “B” Strictly Protected Area in June. In September, the second research work started, and it will continue for 21 days. The main goal of this research is to assess the distribution and population of rare birds and to determine the optimal management of bird conservation in the Great Gobi “B” Strictly Protected Area.
As of today, more than 120 species have been recorded, including Turdus viscivorus and Merops apiaster, which are widely distributed in Central Asia but rare in Mongolia, as claimed by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. In addition, many birds such as Altain Khoilog (Tetraogallus altaicus), Ooch Yol (Gypaetus barbatus), and Idleg Shonkhor (Falco cherrug), which are endangered not only in the region but also internationally, have been recorded.