The avifauna of Iran includes a total of 527 species, of which 2 are endemic, 3 have been introduced by humans, and 14 are rare or accidental. 1 species listed is extirpated in Iran and is not included in the species count. 19 species are globally threatened. Our company provides you specific bird watching tours in different seasons.
Birdwatching and wildlife tour sample Itnerary : (8 days: Tehran, Sari, Golestan National Park, Khosh Yellagh Reserve, Touran Wildlife Refuge, Shahrud, Parvar Reserve, Tehran)
Day 1: Arrive Tehran – Check-in to your hotel and the afternoon is yours to explore. After a trip orientation meeting we finish the day with dinner in the Darband mountainside.
Day 2: Sari / Golestan National Park – An early morning drive past the city of Sari in the southern region of the Caspian Sea to one of Iran's largest national parks.
Wild Boar, Goitered Gazelles, Iranian Ibex, Mouflon, Brown Bear, Various species of Sparrow, Hawk, Buzzard, Woodpecker, Robin, Thrush, Cuckoo, Restart, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Linnet, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Coal and Blue Tit, Hyrcanian Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch
Day 3: Khosh Yellagh Reserve – Leaving the park in the morning, visit of the nearby Khosh Yellagh Reserve.
Wild Boar, Iranian Ibex, Red Urial, Common Swift, Eurasian Hoopee, Bimaculated and Horned Larks, Tawny Pipit, Northern and Finsch's Wheatears, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Ortolan Bunting
Day 4-5: Touran Wildlife Refuge & Biosphere – Located in the Anatolian Iran desert this refuge is an important habitat for the region's rarer species of birds and fauna.
Cheetah, Leopard, Persian Gazelle, Iranian Ground Jay, Asiatic Wild Ass, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Red throated Pipit, Tree Pipit, Citrine Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Egyptian Vulture, Cream coloured Courser, Pale Rock Finch and Sparrow, Back Belly Sandgrouse, Desert Wheatears, Desert Warbler and Finch, Trumpeter Finch, Macqueen Bustard
Day 6: Parvar Game Reserve – An early morning drive to the Parvar , climb up the slopes of forested mountains in search of the endemic Hyrcanian Tit. Wild Boar, Iranian Ibex, Red Urial, Hyrcanian Tit, Radde's Accentor, Plain Leaf Warbler, Rufous-tailed Wheatear, Grey-necked Bunting, Caspian Snowcock, Eurasian Crag Martin, White-throated Robin, Black Redstart
Day 7: Tehran – On the way back to Tehran stop along the way for sites of Iran's highest peak of Mt Damavand.
Day 8: Tehran / Departure