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    Visiting Fellow Flexible Learning Institute Charles Sturt University

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    Assistant Professor of Geography
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    West Point, NY 10996

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WILD LIFE/FOTO HUNTING/BIRD WATCHING

Uzbekistan's natural world is very diverse. There are many desert areas and snowy mountains, rivers, lakes and very dry lands. The most part of its territory lies in the Turon plain, where there are no sudden steep-drops and hills.

In this tour we will take you to the Jeyran Eco-Center situated near Bukhara which holds a large-scale campaign for the adoption of cubs of gazelle or Bukhara mountain goats that are being continually killed by poachers, under the care. Jeyran Ecocenter was established in 1997 for the purpose of the breeding and protection of rare and endangered species of animals.  The territory of this organization holds 29 species of mammals, around 250 species and subspecies of birds, more then 21 species of reptiles, 2 species of amphibians, almost 14 species of fish, and over 290 species of invertebrates.

If you are an ornithologist that loves watching birds and looking for taking a picture of rarely seen species, then Uzbekistan is one of the best spots for such activity. This is due to the wide variety of species (502) to be found here, as well as diversity of landscapes. Here is an example of an itinerary that is perfect to get acquainted with the wild life of this part of the world.

 

Bird watching Tour

TASHKENT - SAMARKAND- BUKHARA -TASHKENT

Duration Tour: 5 days \ 4 nights

Days

Destinations

Time

Itinerary

Photos

DAY 1

Tashkent-Samarkand

 

10:00

Transfer to the train station for train Afrosiab to Samarkand.
Meeting at 10:00
Transfer to Aman-Kutan Gorge located in 50 km from Samarkand, and Takhta-Karacha mountain pass (2100 m above sea level).

Lunch is going to be there. Lunch box

The pass intersects the western part of Zeravshan ridge where highly eroded rocks are covered with lush meadows and sparse woods of spruce trees, and mountain streams are lined by abundant bacciferous trees and bushes. These are the ideal natural conditions for various species of birds: Hume’s Short-toed Lark, White-throated Robin, Orphean Warbler, Red-rumped Swallow, Black Vulture.
Return to Samarkand
Dinner at local restaurant

 

DAY 2

Samarkand - Zeravshan - Bukhara

 

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to Zeravshan Natural Reserve located in 15 km from the city in the western part of the Zeravshan river basin.
Lunch en route. Picnic or lunch box

The fauna of the reserve is rich and diverse. In the tugai woods stretching along the Zeravshan river you will encounter a unique community of birds: Turkestan Tit, Night Heron, White-winged Woodpecker, Shikra, etc. At the foot of the Zeravshan ridge you can observe Rose-coloured Starling, Masked Wagtail, Rock Thrush, Great Rock
Nuthatch, Grey-headed Goldfinch, etc.

After Lunch drive to Bukhara. 
Arriving Bukhara, accommodation at Hotel.
Dinner


DAY 3

Bukhara – Djeyran reserve – Bukhara

08:00
09:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:00

15:00
18:00

Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Jeyran ecocenter (40 km from Bukhara).
Visiting a unique place - Jeyran ecocentre located 40 km from Bukhara.
The visiting program includes 2-3 hour excursion on the Ecocenter.
Today in Ecocenter viable populations are created, numbering more than 700 goitered gazelles, 56 onagers, 21 Przewalski"s horses. The area, which is chosen for the project, has a unique biodiversity. It is represented by 29 species of mammals, 260 bird species, 21 reptile kinds, two species of amphibians, 15 species of fish and more than 300 species of invertebrates
Lunch in Jeyran center.
Free time in Eco center.
Transfer back to Bukhara.
Dinner.

 

DAY 4

Bukhara – Tudakul – Bukhara

 

Breakfast at Hotel

Watching birds in the region of Tudakul lake and Amu-Bukharsky canal. In the south of Bukhara 
there is a huge water reservoir "Tudakul" and the huge shallow water 
flood of Amu-Bukharsky canal. On water reservoir you can watch a 
thousands of birds, among which there are many kimany kinds of birds 
(migrants). Besides this the following kinds of birds are breeding here:
 Great cormorant, pygmy cormorant, grey heron, purple heron, great 
egret, little egret, little bittern, spoonbill, glossy ibis, marbled 
teal, white-eyed pochard, red-cristed pochard, paddy-field warbler, 
southern great reed warbler, great-bill reed bunting, savi"s warbler, 
black yellow-headed wagtail, small sky lark, menetries warbler, bearded 
reedling, pied stonchet and other. For the lunch we shall arrange picnic.

Dinner at local restaurant

 

 

 

DAY 5

Bukhara - Tashkent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19:30

Breakfast at hotel
 
Watching birds in Kyzylkum
 desert near Bukhara. In Bukhara the watching of birds usually takes 
place in Kyzylkum desert, where there are many peculiar kinds of birds: 
Panders ground jay, rufous lark, isabelline wheater, rufous bush robin, 
hippolais rama, desert warbler, streaked scrub warbler, great grey 
shrike, long-legged bustard, black-bellied sandgrouse, blue-cheeked 
bee-eater and other. For the lunch we shall take lunch boxes and arrange picnic.

 

Transfer to the Airport for the evening flight to Tashkent at 21:35.

 

 

Services included in main tour price:   Services excluded in main tour price:
  • Single accommodation
  • Transport service all over tour by luxury air conditioned car
  • Portages charge at airports and hotels Tips at the airports and hotels
  • Unlimited supply of mineral water
  • All sightseeing
  • Local flight Bukhara - Tashkent
  • Train tickets for Afrosiab train Tashkent – Samarkand
  • English speaking guide/ornithologist 
 
  • Airfare due to the program (international )
  • All optional deviations from the main itinerary
  • Photo-and video charges
  • All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation / accident insurance
  • Tips to the guides and drivers

 

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