# Species:510
# Excl Vagrants:409
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:3

List of target birds found in the country broken down by locations. Target birds are those that are endemic, near endemic, critically endangered or endangered according to the IUCN, best seen in this country, or always considered by us to be a target. Only countries for which we have data are used to determine if the species is best seen in this country. Hence, species listed as best seen in this country may also be seen in other countries for which we don't have any data. If no locale code is given, the species is only present in remote areas not included in our list of locales but is only in remote locales of other countries as well. A separate target list can be viewed for each location by clicking its sidebar link.*

color codes

1(Bar-headed Goose)Anser indicusManyBC
2(Stejneger's Scoter)Melanitta stejnegeriAM,TNP,ULBC
3Black-billed CapercaillieTetrao urogalloidesBU,TNPBC
4Daurian PartridgePerdix dauuricaManyBC
5Altai SnowcockTetraogallus altaicusAM,IBBC
6Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueenii BC
7(Brown-cheeked Rail)Rallus indicusBYLBC
8|Demoiselle Crane|Anthropoides virgoManyBC
9(White-naped Crane)Antigone vipioManyBC
10(Hooded Crane)Grus monachaBYLBC
11|Eastern Buzzard|Buteo japonicusAM,BU,HNP,TNPBC
12Upland BuzzardButeo hemilasiusManyBC
13(Chinese Gray Shrike)Lanius sphenocercusHNP,KE,OLBC
14Mongolian Ground-JayPodoces hendersoniManyNE
15|Daurian Jackdaw|Corvus dauuricusManyBC
16(White-crowned Penduline-Tit)Remiz coronatusGG,HNP,TNP,YABC
17Mongolian LarkMelanocorypha mongolicaManyBC
18(Asian Short-toed Lark)Alaudala cheleensisManyBC
19(Chinese Bush Warbler)Locustella tacsanowskiaTNPBC
20(Siberian House-Martin)Delichon lagopodumManyBC
21Reed ParrotbillCalamornis heudei BC
22(White-cheeked Starling)Spodiopsar cineraceusAV,HNP,TNP,ULBC
23(Red-throated Thrush)Turdus ruficollisManyBC
24(White-winged Redstart)Phoenicurus erythrogastrusManyBC
25(Daurian Redstart)Phoenicurus auroreusManyBC
26(White-throated Bushchat)Saxicola insignisIB,OLBC
27Altai AccentorPrunella himalayanaAM,IB,OLBC
28Brown AccentorPrunella fulvescensManyBC
29Mongolian AccentorPrunella koslowiIB,KE,OL,YANE
30Saxaul SparrowPasser ammodendriAV,KEBC
31Pere David's SnowfinchPyrgilauda davidianaManyBC
32(Blyth's Pipit)Anthus godlewskiiManyBC
33Red-mantled RosefinchCarpodacus rhodochlamysAMBC
34Long-tailed RosefinchCarpodacus sibiricusAM,TNPBC
35Mongolian FinchBucanetes mongolicusManyBC
36Black-headed Mountain FinchLeucosticte brandtiAMBC
37Asian Rosy-FinchLeucosticte arctoaAM,HNP,IBBC
38(Godlewski's Bunting)Emberiza godlewskiiManyBC
39Meadow BuntingEmberiza cioidesAM,GG,HNP,TNPBC


 *Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
**Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.




NENear Endemic3
CRCritically Endangered0
BCBest Seen in This Country36
ATAlways a Target0

Reason codes indicate the reason a species is included on our target birds list.

§ Includes Sarawak, Sabah, & Kalimantan
§§ Excludes Taiwan
§§§ Includes Wallacea but excludes Kalimantan (Borneo) and West Papua New Guinea & nearby islands
§§§§ Excludes Sarawak and Sabah on Borneo