|Pander`s Ground Jay Podoces panderi ©Dave Farrow http://www.shortwing.co.uk/pages/imageGallery.aspx|
Number of bird species: 329
* Field Guides & Bird SongFor a comprehensive list of recommended titles covering Asia as a whole - please see the Asia page of Fatbirder
A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East AsiaCraig Robson Hardcover - 504 pages (2000) New Holland Publishers (UK)
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Birds of Central AsiaBirds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan
By Raffael Ayé, Manuel Schweizer & Tobias Roth with contributions from Arend Wassink, illustrated by Dave Nurney , Per Alström, Adam Bowley, Carl D'Silva, Kim Franklin, John Gale, Alan Harris, Ren Hathway, Christopher Schmidt, Brian Small, Jan Wilczur, Tim Worfolk & MartWoodcock | Christopher Helm | Paperback | Oct 2012 | 336 pages | 141 plates with colour illustrations | 14 colour photos | 5 black & white illustrations | 3 colour maps | colour distribution maps
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2005 [June] - Dave FarrowReport
...We enjoyed great successes, seeing 20 Pander’s Ground Jays, 18 Pallas’s Sandgrouse, 16 Sociable Lapwings, eight Macqueen’s Bustards and a wonderful spread of first-class birds that included Himalayan Snowcock, Pallid Harrier, Imperial and Steppe Eagles, Little and Baillon’s Crakes, Ibisbill, Black-winged and Collared Pratincoles, Caspian Plovers with chicks...
2006 [May] - Steve RookeReport
...Three perfect days in the mountains were a perfect end to the tour. The weather could not have been better and in the glorious sunshine, the birds performed beautifully. A stunning male Servertov’s Tit Warbler danced around the bush tops just feet from us, as did a fine Sulphur-bellied Warbler, while an equally obliging male Eversmann’s Redstart was seen on all three days...
2007 [May] - Bjorn AndersonReport
...The main purpose of this very short trip to Uzbekistan was to find Pander’s Ground-Jay in the Kyzul Kum Desert in western Uzbekistan...
2007 [May] - Dave FarrowReport
Once more this tour excelled at providing a thrilling Palearctic spring birding experience, with a mouth-watering list of exciting birds that typify this Birdquest tour. We travelled from the hills and deserts of Uzbekistan,,,
2009 [May] - Mark Van BeirsReport
The bird of the trip on this Palearctic extravaganza was the exquisite, little Severtzov’s Tit-Warbler that showed so extremely well in its attractive juniper habitat high in the Tien Shan. Birding the deserts, marshes, steppes, lakes, stony hills and alpine forests, meadows and rocky crags of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan at the best time of year produced a mouth-watering list of exciting birds...
2013 [June] - Dion Hobcroft - Kazakhstan & UzbekistanReport PDF
...We birded in howling gales, powerful sunshine, idyllic conditions, and occasional showers. Amongst the more than 200 bird species recorded was a roll call of special birds: White-headed Duck; Himalayan Snowcock; Dalmatian Pelican; Little Bittern; Cinereous Vulture; Macqueen’s Bustard; Demoiselle Crane; Sociable Lapwing; Greater Sand-Plover; Ibisbill; Black-winged Pratincole; Pallas’s and Black-bellied sandgrouse; White-winged Woodpecker; Lesser Kestrel; Red-footed and Saker falcons; Bearded Reedling; Black and White-winged larks; White-tailed Rubythroat; Eversmann’s, Blue-capped, and White-winged redstarts; Azure and Turkestan tits; Black-headed and White-crowned penduline-tits; Black-throated and Brown accentors; Gray-necked Bunting; Crimson-winged and Mongolian finches; Red-mantled Rosefinch; Fire-fronted Serin; and Saxaul Sparrow to mention some...
2013 [June] - Mark Van Beirs - Kazakhstan, Turkestan & UzbekistanReport PDF
...That magnificent Himalayan Snowcock walking amongst patches of snow, those multiple, extremely attractive male White-tailed Rubythroats singing their hearts out from the top of juniper bushes, those five playful, so endearing, young Marbled Polecats exploring the Taukum desert, those immaculate, fluffy Azure Tits foraging only metres away in a seeding willow, that unique Ibisbill feeding in its mountain stream, those superbly elegant Demoiselle Cranes and that rare Sociable Lapwing in the rippling feather steppes and the incredible sight of 60,000 Red-necked Phalaropes in breeding plumage dotted like midges over a huge lake were the unforgettable highlights of our Central Asian adventure...
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
East Line TourTour Operator
Birdwatching tours in Uzbekistan...
Sairam Tourism Co. - Birdwatching TourTour Operator
...rare ‘exotic’ species: Pander’s Ground Jay (Podoces panderi), Saxaul sparrow (Passer ammoden-dri), Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradise) who can be observed only in Central Asia and who build rather peculiar nests. The diversity and abundance of birdlife amazes even the most sophisticated ornithologist...
Accommodations in Uzbekistan can be divided into four categories. At the top of the heap are new hotels, typically built with foreign capital from places like India and Malaysia.
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