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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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 Black Stork
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The Common Goldeneye
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Day 1

06:40 Arrival to Vladivostok. Transfer to Vladivostok harbour.
Breakfast in a café in the harbour.
Boat cruise in the Amur bay with stops at the islands for birding.
Lunch packed.
Arrival Furugelma island in the evening, accommodation in the reserve's huts.

Birds of the area:
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 and Streaked Shearwater; Chestnut-eared Buntings, (stejnegeri) Japanese Stonechat, Oriental Greenfinch, Grey-backed Thrush, Latham´s Snipe or Baikal Grasshopper Warbler; Yellow-rumped Flycatcher, Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, Eastern Crowned Warbler, Ashy Minivet, Azure-winged Magpie, Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker and Japanese Tit.

Day 2

Walking and boat birding tours around the island.
Lunch and dinner cooked by the tour team.

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

Day 3

Early morning birding.
Transfer by motor boat (30 min) to the reserve's huts at Ostrovok Falshivyi cape.
Accommodation. Lunch.
Walking birding around the hut's area.

Day 4

Early morning birding.
Transfer by 4X4 vehicles to Kedrovaya pad nature reserve with stops for birding on the way.
Lunch packed.
Dinner in a café.
Accommodation in a guesthouse of the reserve.

Birds of the area: Blue-and-white Flycatcher, Japanese Grosbeak, Brown Dipper.

Day 5

Breakfast packed.
Birding in the reserve.
Transfer by vehicle to Ussuryisky state nature reserve.
Lunch on a cafe on the way.
Accommodation in a guesthouse.

Day 6

Early morning birding.
Breakfast packed.
Transfer to the Lake Khanka state nature reserve, lunch in a cafe on the way.
Accommodation in tents 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 7

Birding in the reserve area (walking and by boat).
Breakfast and lunch in the camp.
Tranfer to Spassk-dalyi.
Accommodation in a hotel.
Dinner in a cafe.

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 8

05:39 Departure by train to Luchegorsk. Breakfast in the train.
09:37 Arrival in Luchegorsk.
Transer to Bikin river for birding (2-4 hours).
Lunch packed.
Accommodation in the guest house.
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 9

Birding in the area.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the village.
Late in the evening return to Luchegorsk.
01:52 Departure by train to Khabarovsk.

Day 10

06:33 Arrival in Khabarovsk.
Breakfast in a cafe.
Birding at the extensive marshes near Khabarovsk.
Lunch in a cafe.
Accommodation in a hotel.

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

Day 11

09:00 Flight to Nikolaevsk-na-Amure.
10:40 Arrival in Nikolaevsk-na-Amure.
Transfer by minibus to Bogorodkoye.
Transfer by boats to Udyl lake.
Set up a camp.

Day 12

Full birding day at the lake.

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

Transfer by boats to Bogorodskoye village.
16:00 Flight to Komsomolsk-na-Amure. Lunch packed.
17:40 Arrival to Komsomolsk-na-Amure.
Dinner packed.
Transfer by bus to the foot of the Mayo-Chan range (1 hour).
1 km uphill hike to the hut, accommodation.

Day 14

Breakfast in a hut.
Walk along Myao-Chan range.
Dinner in a hut.

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 15

Transfer to Komsomolsk-na-Amure.
Final dinner.
21:05 Departure by train to Khabarovsk.

Day 16

06:14 Arrival in Khabarovsk. Transfer to the airport.
Breakfast in the airport.
Departure to Moscow.


Number of PAX 4 6 8
Price per person, RUB

314 000
Accommodation, food, transportation along the tour from Vladivostok to Khabarovsk, reserves permits, group equipment, professional ornithologist.
Personal expences, medical insurance, avia tickets to Vladivostok and from Khabarovsk, 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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