Bulgan tal

Surface area: 40,445 ha
Elevation: 1,132-1,254 m

Protection status: Unprotected.           

Site description: The site comprises areas that start from the northern part of Erdenebulgan soum in the west of Eg river valley, continuous steppe which narrows in the east, meeting river and its surrounding mountains. Bulgan tal is wide-open valley with wheat fields, surrounded by larch and birch forests from the south. Sair River runs through the heart of the site. Eg River valley is flanked by riparian forests. There is small lake called Nuuriin Khotgor at the site. The major land uses are farming and livestock grazing. Eggs of Great Bustard (Otis tarda) are obstructing by agricultural machineries. Poaching is still occurring in its adjacent mountains.

Importance for birds: Great Bustard (Otis tarda), Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug), Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliacal) and Greater Spotted Eagle (A.clanga) are build nests and lay eggs at this site. Osprey (Pandion Haliaetus), listed in Red Data Book of Mongolia, nests along the Eg River. Demoiselle Cranes (Anthropoides virgo) gather around farm fields in flocks, reaching at least 1% of their flyway populations.

Special flora and fauna: Nationally threatened Taimen (Hucho taimen) occurs at the site. Siberian Musk Deer (Moschus moschiferus), Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) and Siberian Roe Deer (Capreolus Pygargus) are common in its adjacent mountains.