New issue of the Newsletter of Friends of Muraviovka Park (FOMP), February 2019


The next Newsletter of Muravievsky Park in the Amur Region "Zhuravl" for February 2019 has been published.

Eurasian Woodcock autumn ringing 2018


Every autumn, during Eurasian woodcock migration, a research team working on the “Woodcock” project organizes ringing expeditions. Not only members from the “Woodcock” group, but also foreign specialists participate.

The “Operation Kazarka” movie revealingthe expedition of Russian and Belgian bird-banding centers to Yamal tundra for Red-breasted geese investigation and transmitters-tagging


The population of Red-breasted goose, the breeding endemic of Siberian Arctic and a rare guest of the Belgian polders, has drastically declined in the past few decades. The species is currently classified as “vulnerable” by the IUCN. What threatens this little goose?

Taiga bean goose was decided to join the Red List of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District


The Department of Natural Resource Regulation, Forestry and the Oil and Gas Complex Development of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District decided to include the Taiga bean goose (Anser fabalis fabalis) (Latham, 1787) in the Red List of the YNAD. This is a result of three years of hard work on the Bean goose population investigation in the YNAD and two years of negotiations with department officials about its inclusion in the Red Look.

Map update for the Atlas of Nesting Birds of the European Part of Russia following the results of the field season 2018


Although nesting data collection on the 50 x 50 km squares for the Atlas of Nesting Birds of the European part of Russia basically finished, for some regions where many gaps have been left, an exception was made, and the survey continued this summer. And now, the collection of field information is finally accomplished. Almost all the reports are now collected.

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