I have finally completed my report of our Christmas trip to northern Inner Mongolia, close to the Russian border. It covers our time in two locations – Wuerqihan and XiQi. There is a focus on owls but we were rewarded with a host of good birds including, among others, Arctic Redpoll, Siberian Jay, Pere David’s Snowfinch and Asian Rosy Finch. You can download the full report here.
6 thoughts on “Northern Inner Mongolia In Winter – Trip Report”
Great post and report Terry. I admire your intrepid nature, especially considering the temperatures at this time of year in Inner Mongolia. Bravo Mark.
Thanks Mark! With the right clothing and some luck with the weather, it wasn’t so cold.. But definitely an adventure! We couldn’t believe it when the local guide at Wuerqihan told us his heater wasn’t working… we had thick ice INSIDE the car…! :-/
Terry, fantastic trip and report. Some very good China ticks in a trip like that!
Thanks Tom! Maybe one of these owls will make it down to Liaoning one winter… Snowy must be a possibility if you have some suitable habitat?
Great report with some stunning photos, detailed text & inspiring paintings on what was clearly a superb trip Terry. I’m sure there are hundreds of us who are very, very envious!
Thanks Paul… I know you’ll be up there sooner or later and I’d love to go back.. so let’s plan!