THE FIRST NATIONAL BIRD FAIR-2011
Governmentaland non-governmental organizations, private sectors and people who love birds
in most countries organize national bird fairs and festivals in order to
celebrate, study and conserve wild birds.
the initiation of NUM’s Ornithological Laboratory and Mongolian Ornithological
Society, and with the support of Oriental Nomads LLC, Mongolian Ornithological
Society, Mongolian State University of Agriculture and other organizations, the
first annual Mongolian national bird festival was successfully organized on
September 10th and 11th of 2011 in Ulaanbaatar city.
than 20 participants, including ornithologists and bird watchers from NUM’s
Ornithological Laboratory, Mongolian Ornithological Society, Mongolian State
University of Agriculture, Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Hustain Nuruu
National Park, Natural History Museum of Mongolia, Oriental Nomads LLC, Ger to
Ger, Selena Travel and Explore Mongolia participated in this fair.
opening ceremony was organized at National University of Mongolia’s building 2,
where participants were introduced to the objectives and goals of the fair, and
had the chance to hear lectures and obtain new knowledge about birds of
Mongolia, their status and conservation, bird watching and organizing bird
field trip of the bird fair was organized in Ulaanbaatar area and Terelj river
valley, where we saw two birds very rare in Mongolia and other migratory birds.
Please see our bird list from the field trip.
participants and organizers concluded that this event should be organized
nationally every year and internationally every 3 years, and should aspire to attract
the interest and involvement of researchers, teachers, students, kids and bird
watchers all over the country to make this event a well-known bird fair that
everybody looks forward to.
Collaborators and participants:
Pictures from the fair
Baikal Teal at UB pond. This is regionally threatened species for Mongolia.
Common buzzard at Terelj NP
Cormorant at UB pond
Eurasian Jay at Terelj NP
Pine Bunting at Terelj NP
Tufted Duck at UB pond