Colour marking

Since 2002, Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia, along with its partners, have colour-marked a large number of raptors and waterbirds including cinereous vulture, saker falcon, bar-headed goose, swan goose, bean goose, whooper swan, mute swan, Eurasian spoonbill, cranes and shorebirds in Mongolia.

Any person observing a Mongolian colour-marked bird is requested to contact us and send an email to with subject line "colour marked bird report" and information with location and date of observation, colour and code or number on the marker at minimum. Photographs of marked birds would also be highly encouraged.


Whooper Swan

Mute Goose

Swan Goose

Bar-headed Goose

Eurasian Spoonbill

Mongolian Gull

White-naped, Siberian, and Eurasian Cranes

Demoiselle Cranes


Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Pintail Snipe, Swinhoe’s Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, Common Greenshank, Common Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Red-necked Stint, Woodcock 


Cinereous Vulture

Saker falcon


Yellow-breasted bunting

Hodgson's Bushchat