Inner Mongolia is an autonomous region of China, located in northern China and containing most of China's border with Mongolia. Its capital is Hohhot, meaning ‘green city’. Inner Mongolia has recorded 436 bird species, including breeding Gray’s and Pallas’s Grasshopper Warblers, Thick-billed and Lanceolated Warblers, and in the winter is home to seven species of owls, including breeding Great Grey and Eagle Owls. I visited Wuerqihan, in the far north of the province. Wuerqihan is on the edge of the taiga forest with a mixture of both deciduous and coniferous forests, wet meadows and damp scrub.