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All photographs © Phil Farrer
Mongolia- mountains, steppe & desert

Imagine a country six times the size of Britain where even the bottoms of the valleys are a mile above sea-level; all open land with no hedges or fences, and the only "roads" are the wheel tracks of other vehicles - then think of the birds that might live there.

Bar-headed Goose
Oriental Plover
Siberian Rubythroat
Taiwan - the other China

This large island off China is rarely visited by westerners; yet it has spectacular scenery and a wealth of wild-life with many endemic bird species and sub-species. Also included is a visit to Lanyu, an isolated island in the South China Sea.

Vinaceous Rosefinch
Taiwanese Collared Bush Robin
Elegant Scops Owl
ASIA