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Far East from above

Region: Far East 

Our guides Trip report 2019 (in Swedish)

Photogallery of tour:

Siberian Grouse female
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Northern Parrotbill
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Pleske-s Grasshopper Warbler
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Day 1

07:40 Arrival to Vladivostok.
08:30 Breakfast in a café.
09:00 Departure to Vladivostok with several stops for birding.
14:00 Lunch in the city.
15:00 Departure to Russky island for birding.
20:00 Accommodation in a hotel on the island, dinner.
Evening birding around the hotel.

Birds of the area:
Common Buzzard, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Long-tailed Rosefinch, Chestnut-eared Bunting, Japanese Stonechat, Oriental Greenfinch, Grey-backed Thrush, Latham´s Snipe, Baikal Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, Eastern Crowned Warbler, Ashy Minivet, Azure-winged Magpie, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker, Japanese Tit, Marsh Tit, Pacific Swift.

Day 2

Early morning birding around the hotel.
06:00 Boat cruise in the Amur bay with stops at the islands for birding.
Lunch and breakfast onboard.
Arrival to Mramornaya bay in the evening, accommodation in the guest house.

Birds of the area:
Pleskes Grasshopper-warbler, Spectacled Guillemot, Rhinoceros Auklet, Black-tailed- and Slaty-backed Gulls, Temmincks- and Pelagic Cormorant, Marbled and Ancient Murrelet, Common Guillemot, Harlequin Duck, Swinhoes Storm Petrel, Streaked Shearwater.

Day 3

Walking and boat birding tours around the guest house.
Lunch and dinner in the guest house.

Birds of the area:
Black-faced Spoonbill, Chinese Grosbeak, Chestnut-cheeked Starling, Reed Parrotbill.

Day 4

Early morning birding.
Transfer by vehicle to Khasan village, birding on the way and around the village.
Lunch in a cafe.
Departure by vehicle to Leopard's land national park, birding on the way.
Dinner in a cafe, accommodation in a guest house of the park.

Birds of the area:
Tiger Shrike, Yellow-legged Buttonquail, Blue-and-white Flycatcher, Japanese Grosbeak.

Day 5

Birding in the park.
Lunch in a cafe.
Transfer by vehicle to Ussuryisky state nature reserve.
Accommodation in a guesthouse.

Birds of the area:
Brown Dipper, Vinous-throated Parrotbill, Lesser Cuckoo .

Day 6

Early morning birding.
Transfer to the mountain part of the Leopard land national park.
Dinner, accommodation in a guest house.

Birds of the area:
Asian Stubtail, Northern Hawk Cuckoo, Tristram's bunting.

Day 7

Early morning birding.
Breakfast packed.
Transfer to the Lake Khanka state nature reserve, lunch in a cafe.
Accommodation on the shore of the Khanka lake.

Birds of the area:
Lesser Cockoo, Japanese Pygmy woodpecker, Manchurian Bush Warbler, Vinous-throated Parrotbill, Schrencks Bittern, Little heron, Thick-billed Warbler, Indian Cockoo.

Day 8

Birding in the reserve area.
Breakfast and lunch and dinner.
Tranfer to Spassk-dalyi.
22:07 Departure by train to Bikin national park.

Birds of the area:
White-naped Crane, Red-crowned Crane, Oriental Stork, Schrenck´sBittern, Swinhoe´s Rail, Band-bellied Crake, Chinese Penduline Tit, Marsh Grassbird, Asian Stubtail, Black-browed Reed Warbler, Northern Parrotbill, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Elegant Bunting, Black-faced Bunting, Pied Harrier, Brown Shrike, Falcated and Mandarin Duck, Black-naped Oriole, Japanese Grosbeak, Azure Tit, Amur Falcon.

Day 9

05:51 Arrival by train to Verino.
Transer to Bikin river for birding (4 hours).
Accommodation in the guest house, breakfast.
Boat trips along the Bikin river for birding.

Birds of the area:
Scaly-sided Merganser, Mandarin Duck, Long-billed Plover, Far Eastern Curlew. Forest Wagtail, Daurian Redstart, White-cheeked Starling, Oriental Reed Warbler, Eastern Marsh Harriers, Falcated Duck.

Day 10

Birding in the area.
Breakfast, lunch.
Transfer to Khabarovsk. Birding on the way and in Khabarovsk surroundings.
Dinner and accommodation in Khabarovsk airport hotel.

Birds of the area:
Lanceolated Warbler, Pallas´s Grasshopper Warbler, Yellow-breasted Bunting, Long-tailed Rosefinch, Thick-billed Warbler.

Day 11

Early morning birding, breakfast.
10:00 Departure by plane to Bogorodskoe village.
12:30 Arrival to Bogorodskoe.
Transfer to a hotel. Lunch.
Birding in Bogorodskoe village surroundings.
Dinner in a hotel.

Birds of the area:
Orange-flanked Bluetail, Pine Grosbeak, Nutcracker, Siberian Grouse, Siberian Accentor, Black-billed Capercaillie.

Day 12

Transfer by boats to Udyl lake.
Lunch on the lake.
Return to Bogorodskoe.

Birds of the area:
Stellers Sea Eagle, Swan Goose, Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, Dusky Warbler, Pallass Leaf Warbler, Oriental Greenfinch and Grey-bellied Bullfinch.

Day 13

Breakfast in a hotel.
Transfer to the airport.
Departure to the north of Sakhalin island.
Birding, lunch, dinner.

Day 14

Transfer by vehicles to the south of Sakhalin. Birding on the way.

Day 15

Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Accomodation. Birds of the area Siberian Grouse, Black-billed Capercaille, Siberian Thrush, Mugimaki Flycatcher, Rufous-tailed Robin, Siberian Rubythroat, Red-flanked Bluetail, Arctic Warbler, Two-barred Greenish Warbler and Black-faced Bunting, Tristram´s Bunting.

Day 16

Birding on the south of Sakhalin.
Final dinner in the restaurant.

Day 17

Breakfast in a hotel.
Transfer to the airport.
11:40 Departure to Moscow.
12:30 Arrival in Moscow.


Number of PAX 4 6 8
Price per person, RUB

Accommodation, food, transportation along the tour from Vladivostok to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, reserves permits, group equipment, professional ornithologist.
Personal expences, medical insurance, avia tickets to Vladivostok and from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, museum entrance tickets and optional excursions, alcoholic bevareges.



Encephalitis tits vacination is obligatory

General info:


hotels, huts, tents

full board



minibus, boat, train


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