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Photo tour Flamingos in Korgalzhinsky Reserve

Ornithological tours in the Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve -

Bird watching in the Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve -

The Korgalzhinsky Nature Reserve is a place where many species of birds live and nest, one of the largest nature reserves in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Pink flamingos live here on large lakes such as Lake Tengiz and Lake Korgaljin; on these lakes you can observe flamingos at certain times. In total, the reserve is home to 354 species of birds, including 126 nesting species. 41 species of birds are listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan, and 26 species are listed in the International Red Book. Thanks to these birds, the reserve has acquired international significance. There are 123 large and small lakes on the territory of the reserve. Among them are the famous large and small lakes Tengiz, Kerey, Korgalzhyn, Esei, etc., birds nest and live on all these lakes.

In addition to flamingos, in the Korgalzhinsky Nature Reserve you can see, observe and take photographs of such birds as the demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo), the lapwing (Vanellus gregarious) (one of the very rare waders), the mobile noisy bird, the whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus), and the Dalmatian pelican Pelecanus crispus), steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis), steppe harrier Circus macrourus and many other bird species. In addition to birds, on the territory of the reserve you can see and observe mammals such as the fox (Vulpes vulpes), the marmot (Marmota bobak), and among the plants during flowering, you can see wild rare tulips, these are Schrenk tulips (Tulipa schrenkii), and the drooping tulip ( Tulipa patens) both of these types of tulips are listed in the Red Book of Kazakhstan.

Brief description of the route of the tour program from Astana to Korgalzhyn and Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve: Astana - Korgalzhynskoye highway - Akmol village - Korgalzhyn village - Korgalzhyn lakes - Karazhar ornithological base - Zhumai village - Astana

  • Distance of the route: 419 km
  • Season time: May-October
  • Best time: middle April till middle June
  • Group size: 1-15
  • Days & nights: 2 days-1night

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