The Mongolian Ornithological Society was
established in Ulaanbaatar city in 1999. Since then, the Society has been dedicated in working towards conserving and researching birds as well as
educating the future generation of ornithologists in the country.
main activities of the Society include:
conduct and propose international ornithological research
projects in Mongolia together with Mongolian and
international ornithological organizations.
make statements, publications and appeals to the public about research and
protection of rare and endangered bird species.
co-control the illegal hunting of rare and endangered species of birds and
work with organizations that monitor and prevent such crime-activities in
organize and participate in the international and Mongolian ornithological
scientific conferences, press
conferences, trainings, and seminars in Mongolia and overseas.
award members who actively participate in laboratory and society’s
organize the ornithological expeditions and field
trips for bird watching and bird filming with Mongolian and
international eco-tourism organizations/institutions.In
collaboration with the Ornithological Laboratory at the National University of
Mongolia, a total of more than 30 scientific thesis by bachelor, masters, and Ph.D. students were supervised
by members of the Society.
The Society also helps collect skin,
feathers, and scientific data from birds for the Zoological museum at the
University. The feather collection is one of the best collections in the country.
We have been extensively collaborating with domestic and international governmental and non-governmental organizations such as Mongolian Academy of Science, Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Mongolian Ornithological Foundation, Mongolian State Agriculture University, "Khustai" National Park-Mongolia, Royal Society for Bird Protection - UK, Oriental Bird Club - UK, Halle-Wittenberg University - Germany, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology - Japan, Wilhelmshaven Avian Research Institute - Germany, Czech Radio, United Nations Development Program, International birding & research centre in Eilat, Israel, etc. on bird research and conservation, education and training.
The following International research
projects and field works were conducted by our members in collaboration with foreign research institutes, organizations and ornithologists in the last
RESEARCH PROJECTS RUN BY THE MONGOLIAN ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
2008-2012. Regional Redlist of Birds, in Mongolia supported by Dutch Government (NEMO-2), World Bank, Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism, Mongolia. www.zuil.mn
2009-2010. The status and distribution of Pallas’s Fish Eagle in Mongolia funded and collaborated with The Peregrine Fund, WSC. PDF.
2009-2011. Avian influenza and bird migration in Mongolia” funded by OIE, Japan.
2008-2010. Taxonomy and bar-coding of birds, supported by Oslo University, Norway
2008-2009. Migration studies of Geese in Mongolia funded by Japanese Government.
2008-2009. A risk assessments of high power electric line in Mongolia funded by the Asia Research Centre, Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies, South Korea. PDF.
2008-2009. The assessment of high risk utility lines and conservation of the globally threatened pole-nesting steppe raptors in Mongolia funded by the Oriental Bird Club, UK.
2007-2008. Taxonomy, biology and ecology of Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius in Mongolia funded by the Asian Research Centre, Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies, South Korea. PDF.
2007-2008. The Mongolian wild ass conservation in south of Mongolia: Conservation actions, involvement and education of local people with Anne-Camille SOURIS funded by National Museum of Natural History of Paris, France and National Geographic Society, USA. PDF.
2007-2008. Mitigating raptor electrocutions in Mongolia funded by IBRC, Eilat, Israel, Lynette International Foundation, UK and EDM International, Inc USA. PDF.
2005. The importance of North East Mongolia for Pacific Golden Plovers (2005) funded by Foundation Working Group International Waterbird & Wetland Research (WIWO). PDF.
2004-2006. Satellite tracking of Black stork Ciconia nigra in Mongolia with National Radio of Czech funded by Ministry of Nature and Environment of Czech and Union of Czech and Slovak zoological gardens. Link...
2004-2005. Wintering waterfowl census in Tuul rivers and its valley funded by Khustai National Park, Mongolia. PDF (In Mongolian).
2004. Important Bird Areas (IBA) Survey in Eastern Mongolia together with RSPB researchers funded by the WCS and RSPB.
2003-2005. Relationships of the Raptors and Brandt’s Vole in Mongolian Steppe Ecosystems funded by GEF/UNDP.
2002. Taxonomy of Meadow Bunting Emberiza cioides in Mongolia with the Bird Banding Centre of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology.
2001. Satellite tracking of White-naped crane Grus vipio in Eastern Mongolia collaborating Bird Banding Centre of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology funded by the institution.
2000. Ecosystems of Bogdkhaan mountain, Mongolia funded by Mongolian government.
2000-2001. Saxaul Sparrow in Mongolian Gobi collaborating with Dr.Kate Oddie, funded by Darwin Initiative and Zoological Society, UK. PDF.
1999-2001. Globally Threatened White-naped crane Grus vipio in Mongolia: Habitat use and livestock grazing with Institute of Avian Research ‘Vogelwarte Helgoland”. Funded by the Birdlife International, Biodiversity project, Stifferverband fund, Germany, and Stiftung Wurth, Germany. PDF.
1998-2007. Saker falcon in Mongolia: Research and Conservation” with Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency, UAE.
1995. Mongolian-German Joint Biodiversity Research in Eastern Mongolia with researchers from Germany.
1994. Russian-Mongolian Joint Crane Conservation Project in Mongolia with Daurian Strictly Protected Area of Russia.