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Russia Western Siberia
Kondinskie LakesThis site is a complex of lakes, which are situated along the left bank of the Konda River. The largest lakes are Aranthur and Range-Thur. Sand banks of Aranthur are mostly by pine forests. There are also a lot of wetlands around Range Thur. More than 170 species have been found here, many of them are waterfowl and water loving birds. Such species as Bean Goose, Black-throated Diver, Red-throated Diver, Whooper Swan and many others breed near the lakes. It’s also possible to find Eagle Owl, Honey Buzzard, Hen-harrier, Osprey, Golden Eagle and Peregrine. The banks of the lakes will give you a comfortable observation point.
Middle Chulym River ValleyThis site includes part of a river channel and surrounding floodplain. There are meadows, small plots of trees and bushes, lakes, and former river-beds. It’s possible to find here nesting of Black Stork, White-tailed Eagle, Golden Eagle and Osprey. A lot of waders also live here. It is also an important migration stopover for many Ducks and Geese. Moreover, the floodplain landscapes, as usual, are full of small birds, such as Wagtails, Buntings, Thrushes, and Warblers. The best time here is May.
Yugansky ReserveThis site represents typical West Siberian taiga. You can find spruce, cedar & pine woods, including different age forests recovering from fires, pine-forests and bogs. The avifauna of this territory is rich and is home to all of the characteristic species of the region. These are Galliformes, such as Hazel Hen, Black Grouse, Capercaille & Willow Grouse and waterfowl, including Bean Goose, Whooper Swan, Smew, Tufted Duck and Common Pochard. During migration season these species are supplemented with Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Velvet Scoter, Common Scoter, Goosander, Red-breasted Merganser, White-fronted Goose, and also Lesser White-fronted Goose & Red-breasted Goose. A lot of waders, such as Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Godwit, Wood Sandpiper, Ruff, Whimbrel that breed on the territory of the eserve. Birds of prey are also numerous here, and you can easily find White-tailed Eagle, Osprey, Honey Buzzard, Eagle Owl, Ural Owl, Great Gray Owl, Tengmalm’s Owl & Hawk Owl. More than 90 passerine species have been recorded in the territory, among them such sought-after birds as Siberian Ruby-throat & Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler.
A Field Guide to Birds of Russia and Adjacent TerritoriesV. Flint, R. Boehme, Y. Kostin, A. Kuznetsov Paperback - 440 pages (December 1983) Princeton University Press
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Gydansky ReserveGydansky Reserve is located on adjacent for Central Siberia territory. Is located in Tazovsky district Yamalo-Nenetsky autonomous okrug, on Yavay, Mamonta, Oleny peninsulas and islands Karskoe Sea - Oleny, Shokalsky, Proklyatye, Pestsovye, Rovny. Is created in 1996. The area is 878,200 hectares. Species include Red-breasted Goose, Bewick`s Swan, White-billed Diver, Gyrfalcon, Peregrine. Gyda village, Yamalo-Nenetsky AO, Russia.
Kuznetsky Alatau ReserveWebsite
(Adjacent to Central Siberia) The reserve is located in the Tisulsky and Novokuznetsky disricts of the Kemerovo Region and was established in 1989. The area consists of 412,900 hectares.
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Verkhne-Tazovsky ReserveVerkhne-Tazovsky Reserve (Adjacent to Central Siberia) is located in Yamalo-Nenetsky autonomous okrug and was established in 1986. Its area of 631,300 hectares is located on Verkhnetazovskaya Upland, in the watershed of the river Taz tributaries - Pokolka and Ratta. There are a number of rare and endangered birds such as Siberian White Crane, Golden Eagle, Bewick`s Swan, Red-breasted Goose, Osprey, and White-tailed Eagle. Stroiteley 18, Krasnoselkup village, Yamalo-Nenetsky AO, Russia, 626740
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This is a trip report of a birding trip to Southern Siberia and Western Mongolia in June 2009. ‘Southern Siberia’ and ‘Western Mongolia’ are indicative. Given the vastness of the area, and the infrastructural difficulties of travelling in this region, only relatively small parts of this larger area were visited...
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Birds of Central SiberiaWebsite
Generally, about 400 species of birds stay here in different times. Some of them already are not to be found any more or are extremely rare. Others appeared here as distant visitors. We have compiled here the most complete list of bird species of this territory. It is made on the base of the literature analysis. Moreover you can find here other information, concerned birds, which can be interesting and useful.
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