What really surprised me was the amount of wildlife that I saw. I didn't expect that many animals. The most obvious of the animals are the buzzards. They are everywhere! There were quite a number of different birds. Some of them are migrants on their way between summer nesting grounds and wintering sites.

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 Unknown Bird
?? Unknown bird. (563k)
 Unknown Gulls
?? Unknown gulls. (787k)
Oenanthe isabellina
Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina, german: Isabellsteinschmätzer, french: Traquet isabelle). (810k)
Prunella collaris
Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris, german: Alpenbraunelle, french: Accenteur alpin). (925k)
Tichodroma muraria
Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria, german: Mauerläufer, french: Tichodrome échelette). This bird was well camouflaged when it sat, but when opened, its wings were a bright red. (1028k)
Upupa epops
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops, german: Wiedehopf, french: Huppe fasciée). I have seen this species of bird in many countries. (689k)
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, german: Alpenkrähe, french: Crave à bec rouge). (918k)
Corvus corax
Common Ravens (Corvus corax, german: Kolkrabe, french: Grand Corbeau). (847k)
Larus canus
Common Gull (Larus canus, german: Sturmmöwe, french: Goéland cendré). (652k)
Tadorna ferruginea
A Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea, german: Rostgans, french: Tadorne casarca) on one of the lakes. (759k)
Anser indicus
Bar-headed Geese (Anser indicus, german: Streifengans, french: Oie à tête barrée). (961k)
Cygnus cygnus
A Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus, german: Singschwan, french: Cygne chanteur) on the White Lake. (680k)
Ciconia nigra
A Black Stork (Ciconia nigra, german: Schwarzstorch, french: Cigogne noire). I didn't get close enough to get a good picture of it. (732k)
Grus virgo
A group of Demoiselle Cranes (Grus virgo, german: Jungfernkranich, french: Grue demoiselle). There were a lot of these cranes in the north-central parts of Mongolia. They are one of the migratory species that breed in Mongolia. (808k)
Grus virgo
A Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo, german: Jungfernkranich, french: Grue demoiselle). (901k)
Aegypius monachus
A bunch of Cinereous Vultures (Aegypius monachus, german: Mönchsgeier, french: Vautour moine), the darker, larger birds, and Himalayan Griffon Vultures (Gyps himalayensis, german: Schneegeier, french: Vautour de l'Himalaya), the smaller, paler birds, having dinner. (945k)
Gyps himalayensis
Himalayan Griffon Vulture (Gyps himalayensis, german: Schneegeier, french: Vautour de l'Himalaya). (851k)
Gyps himalayensis
Himalayan Griffon Vulture (Gyps himalayensis, german: Schneegeier, french: Vautour de l'Himalaya) in flight. (657k)
Milvus migrans
A Black Kite (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir) in flight. (761k)
Milvus migrans
A Black Kite (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir) in flight. (705k)
Aquila nipalensis
Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis, german: Steppenadler, french: Aigle des steppes). (902k)
Steppe Eagle Flight
Steppe Eagle in flight. (719k)
 Unknown Raptor Flight
?? Unknown raptor in flight. (413k)

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