Gobi Altai Region
Pallid Ground Squirrel, Brandt’s Voles, Corsac Fox, Siberian Marmots.
Thick-tailed Pygmy Jerboa, Salpingotus crassicauda
Great Gerbils, Black-tailed Gazelle, Northern and Andrew’s Three-toed Jerboas, Midday Gerbil, Grey Dwarf Hamster, Tolai Hare, Feral (domestic) Bactrian Camel.
Gobi Strictly Protected Area and surroundings
Severey and Zoolon Mountain
Mongolian & Midday Gerbils, Pallas’s Pika, Marbled Polecat, Steppe Polecat, Red Fox, Beech Marten, Pallas’s Cat, Long-tailed Dwarf Hamster, Gobi-Altai Mountain Vole.
North of Dalanzadgad
Hustai National Park
Przewalski’s Horse, Wapiti, Long-tailed Ground Squirrel, Siberian Marmot, Mongolian and Midday Gerbils, Long-tailed Dwarf Hamster, Striped Dwarf Hamster, Mongolian Silver Vole, Reed Vole, Northern Red-sided Vole, Red Fox, Corsac Fox, Steppe Polecat, Wolf.
The World’s Best Mammalwatching
No matter where you live I can guarantee it is going to feel crowded compared to the glorious emptiness of Mongolia. The world’s most sparesely populated country might be light on human, but it is rich in mammals, with Snow Leopards, Saiga and most of the planet’s few remaining wild Bactrian Camels. A trip deep into the Gobi Desert, with Tumen and Oyunaa, is one hell of an adventure. I went in 2016. Not only have you got a good chance of seeing camels, you should also see a plethora of very cool small mammals including the superbly ridiculous Long-eared Jerboa. See more of the World’s Best Mammalwatching.
Mongolia, 2022: Daan Drukker, 4 weeks & 46 species including Pallas’s Cat, Saiga, Argali and Wild Camel.
Mongolia, 2022: Karl Van Ginderdeuren, 17 days & 19 species including Steppe Polecat, Pallas’s Cat and Snow Leopard.
Mongolia, 2019: Paul Carter, 4 weeks & 46 species including Saiga, Steppe Zokor and Zaisan Mole Vole. Great report!
Mongolia, 2019: Wise Birding’s reports of two trips with species including Snow Leopard, Pallas’s Cat, Mongolian Wild Ass, and Marbled & Steppe Polecats.
Mongolia, 2019: Justin Brown, 2 weeks & species including Saiga, Camels and a Gobi Bear.
Mongolia, 2019: Willdife Tour in Mongolia, 18 days and several mammals including brilliant Snow Leopard and Pallas’s Cat viewing.
Mongolia, 2018: Munkhnast Dalannast, 3 weeks & 30 species including Marbled and Steppe Polecats and Pallas’s Cat.
Mongolia, 2018: Karl Van Ginderdeuren, with species including Pallas’s Cat and Snow Leopard.
Mongolia, 2018: Steve Firth, 2 weeks & 19 species including Marbled Polecat, Corsac Fox and a Snow Leopard.
Mongolia, 2018: Naturetrek, 12 days & 15 species including Saiga, Corsac Fox and Snow Leopard.
Hustai National Park & Toson Nature Reserve, 2018: Stuart Chapman, 6 days & 11 species including Daurian Ground Squirrel, Striped Dwarf Hamster and Mongolian Gazelle.
Mongolia, 2018: Phil Gregory, 18 days & 25 mammals including Corsac Fox, Pallas’s Cat and Argali.
Snow Leopards, 2017: Arne Secelle & Edith Verschorre, 2 weeks & 17 species including 5 Snow Leopard sightings, 3 Pallas’s Cats and a Marbled Polecat (not a Steppe Polecat it seems).
Mongolia, 2017: Phil Gregory, 18 days & 27 mammals including Campbell’s Hamster and Argali.
Mongolia, 2016: Jon Hall, 15 nights and 45 mammals including Wild Camels, Marbled & Steppe Polecats, Pallas’s Cat, 9 jerboa species including Long-eared Jerboa and 4 hamster species.
Mongolia, 2015: Richard Webb, 2 weeks and 33 mammals including Bactrian Camel, Long-eared Jerboa, Prezwalski’s Horse and a Snow Leopard.
Mongolia, 2013: John Pilgrim, 2 weeks & 33 mammals including Long-eared Jerboa, Snow Leopard, Argali, Marbled Polecat & Prezwalski’s Horse.
Mongolia, 2004: Steve Anyon-Smith, 1 month & 30 mammals.