- Research and monitoring
- Threatened species
- Wetland conservation
- Key biodiversity areas
- Khurkh Research Station
- Bird migration study
Khurkh Bird Ringing Station
The Khurkh Bird Ringing Station (KBRS) is located in the Khurkh River Valley in southeastern part of Khentii Mountain range, 20 km north-east of the Khurkh Village, Khentii province (N 48.28002°; E 110.49201°).
It is a premier location for avian research activities in Mongolia due to its landscape features and location in the flyway. The site provides excellent birding opportunities to observe passage song birds migrating through eastern Khentii Mountains and southern Siberia and many summer visitors breeding in the area.
The aim of the KBRS is to carry out a long-term bird migration monitoring study in eastern part of the Khentii Mountain range in Mongolia. In addition, the ringing station provides an opportunity to train younger generation of biologists in the country.
KBRS is a very young and new bird ringing station compared to ringing stations in other countries. However, today it is the only bird ringing station regularly operating in Mongolia.
All operations at KKBRS are volunteer based. One staff of WSCC undertakes the role of coordinator. Most of the volunteers are from several universities in Mongolia, but volunteers from abroad are common and increasing.