Tuesday, 8 May 2018

April results

2 Long-eared Owls (Asio otus) ringed in April

As we started in the middle of April not many birds were caught. It was two not bad days with few tens of birds in the nets. In the other days they were very quiet or migrating too high. 86 individuals of 19 species were ringed. Most numerous in the nets were Red-flanked Bluetails (Tarsiger cyanurus) - 40 birds ringed.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

7th season has began

Installing big Rybachinskaya trap

7th ringing season on Baikal bird ringing station started on the 16th of April. 17th of April we got first birds and the first of the first was Siberian Accentor (Prunella montanella). Others are: White Wagtail (Motacilla alba), Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica), Pallas’s Reed Bunting (Emberiza pallasi), Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita).

Friday, 9 February 2018

Volunteering 2018

Volunteers are welcomed for working on Baikal bird ringing station in 2018 ringing season.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

End of the season 2017

This year we had been ringing birds till 15th of October 13 o’clock (list of caught birds and photos of all caught species in the end). We wanted to remove the nets even earlier - 13-14th of October. But birds were migrating and getting into the nets – so we continue ringing as long as possible.

Pallas's Rosefinch

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Bird count days 2017

30th of September and 1st October we took part in Europe and Asia every year bird count:   Our team of five bird observers registered 1572 birds of 54 species. 

It was good migration of Hawfinches (559 registered) and Common Redpolls (Accanthis flammea) (390 registered). Also tits were in good numbers and third place by numbers got Coal Tit (Parus Ater) – 125 birds registered.
Hawfinch (Coccothraustes Coccothraustes) - most numerous October migrants on the station 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

First spring observarions 2017 part 2

 See part 1 HERE.
Oriental Turtle-dove (Streptopelia orientalis)

First open water on Baikal appeared on the 17th of April. Since 27 of April we were observing flocks of wagtails by 15-40 birds feeding on the melting ice along the shore. It was mixed flocks with mainly White Wagtails (Motacilla alba) with some Citrine (Motacilla citrinela) and Grey (Motacilla cinerea) Wagtails and River Pipits (Anthus spinoletta).

Monday, 8 May 2017

April of 2015-2017yy.

Long-tailed Rosefinch (Uragus sibiricus), male
Long-tailed Rosefinch (Uragus sibiricus), female
This April we caught 305 birds of 28 species. We also had been ringing in April in previous two years. Number of birds is similar to 2015 Year and 3 times less than in 2016. Compare to both years we can see some differences:

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Spring is coming on the wings

As last year we will tell you about first observations of migrating spiecies in the area.

Friday, 7 April 2017

2017 ringing season on Baikal has begun.

On the third of April we started 6-th ringing season on our station. Baikal is in the ice and still many snow around but much less than last year.

Our movable waggon in Rechka Mishikha village.