Russia

Summary

  • Number of Flyway Network Sites: 10
  • Member since: 2006

Russia covers a vast area and is home to a great deal of vital breeding grounds, from the Siberian nesting sites of shorebirds such as the endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper, to the Amur river basin where Scaly-sided Merganser breed. Wetland sites across Russia also support crane, ducks, geese and swans.

Map of 10 sites 

Flyway Network Sites

Site Information

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF001 Moroshechnaya Estuary SIS 2016   View
EAAF020 Daursky Nature Reserve   n/a   View
EAAF021 Khingansky Nature Reserve and Ganukan Game Reserve   n/a   View
EAAF022 Kytalyk Nature Reserve   n/a   View
EAAF023 Lake Khanka Nature Reserve   n/a   View
EAAF035 Biosphere Reserve and Zapovednik “Taimyrski”   n/a   View
EAAF036 Ulug-kol in Khakaskiy Zapovednik   n/a   View
EAAF037 Lena Delta   n/a   View
EAAF038 Selenga Delta in Lake Baikal   n/a   View
EAAF039 Torey Lakes   n/a   View

Moroshechnaya Estuary

Location: Kamchatka

Coordinates (lat, long): 56.35000, 156.25000

Date of joining: 1996 March 25

Status: Protected Area

Area: 219000 ha

Other listings: Ramsar

Important for Shorebirds

Important species

Calidris alpina (Dunlin) Calidris ruficollis (Red-necked Stint) Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel) Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot) Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit) Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit) Calidris canutus (Red Knot) Charadrius mongolus (Lesser Sandplover) Numenius madgascariensis (Far Eastern Curlew) Haematopus ostralegus (Eurasian Oystercatcher) Calidris pygmaea (Spoon-billed Sandpiper) Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover) Arenaria interpres (Ruddy Turnstone) Xenus cinereus (Terek Sandpiper) Tringa nebularia (Common Greenshank)

Daursky Nature Reserve

Location: Chita Region

Coordinates (lat, long): 50.00000, 115.66670

Area: 136,800 ha

Date of joining: 7 March 1997

Status: Nature Reserve

Other listings: No listings

Important for Shorebirds, Cranes

Important species

Limnodromus semipalmatus (Asian Dowitcher), Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit), Himantopus himantopus (Black-winged Stilt), Limicola falcinellus (Broad-billed Sandpiper), Tringa nebularia (Common Greenshank), Tringa totanus (Common Redshank), Actitis hypoleucos (Common Sandpiper), Gallinago gallinago (Common Snipe), Calidris ferruginea (Curlew Sandpiper), Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew), Scolopax rusticola (Eurasian Woodcock), Tringa ochropus (Green Sandpiper), Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover), Heteroscelus brevipes (Grey-tailed Tattler), Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover), Charadrius mongolus Lesser (Sand Plover), Numenius minutus (Little Curlew), Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover), Tringa stagnatilis (Marsh Sandpiper), Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing), Pluvialis fulva (Pacific Golden Plover), Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet), Gallinago stenura (Pintail Snipe), Calidris ruficollis (Red-necked Stint), Arenaria interpres (Ruddy Turnstone), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank), Calidris temminckii (Temminck’s Stint), Xenus cinereus (Terek Sandpiper), Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel), Tringa glareola (Wood Sandpiper), Grus leucogeranus(Siberian Crane), Grus virgo (Demoiselle Crane), Grus grus (Eurasian Crane), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane)

Additional resources:

- Daursky State Nature Biosphere Reserve

Khingansky Nature Reserve and Ganukan Game Reserve

Location: Arkhara Lowlands Of Amur Region

Coordinates (lat, long): 49.50000, 130.25000

Area: 142,534 ha

Date of joining: 1997 March 07

Status: Nature Reserve

Other listings: Ramsar

Important for Cranes and Others

Important species

Grus vipio (White-naped Crane)
Grus monacha (Hooded Crane)
Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane)
Ciconia boyciana (Oriental or White Stork)

Kytalyk Nature Reserve

Location: Downstream of Indigirka River, Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

Coordinates (lat, long): 71.76667, 148.00000

Area: 1608000.0 ha

Date of joining: 1997 March 07

Status: Nature Reserve

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Cranes

Important species

Grus leucogeranus (Siberian Crane)

Lake Khanka Nature Reserve

Location: Prymorsky Krai

Coordinates (lat, long): 44.88330, 132.43330

Area: 136,000 ha

Date of joining: 1997 March 07

Status: Nature Reserve

Other listings: Ramsar

Important for Anatidae, Cranes and Others

Important species

Cygnus cygnus (Whooper Swan), Anser anser (Greylag Goose), Anser cygnoides (Swan Goose), Anas falcata (Falcated Teal), Anas formosa (Baikal Teal), Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard), Anas poecilorhyncha (Spot-billed Duck), Anas querquedula (Garganey), Anas clypeata (Shoveler), Aythya baeri (Baer’s Pochard), Aythya fuligula (Tufted Duck), Anser fabalis (Bean Goose), Anser albifrons (White-fronted Goose), Anas acuta (Pintail), Anas penelope (Wigeon), Anas crecca (Common Teal), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane) ,Grus vipio (White-naped Crane), Ciconia boyciana (Oriental or White Stork)

Biosphere Reserve and Zapovednik "Taimyrski"

Location: Taimyrski Autonomous District

Coordinates (lat, long): 73.00000, 100.00000

Area: 1,600,000 ha

Date of joining: 1999 May 14

Status: Biosphere Reserve

Other listings: Biosphere

Important for Anatidae

Important species

Anser albifrons (Greater White-fronted Goose), Anser fabalis (Bean Goose), Somateria spectabilis (King Eider), Polysticta stelleri (Steller’s Eider),Clangula hyemalis (Long-tailed Duck)

Ulog-kol in Khakaskiy Zapovednik

Location: Yenisey Basin, Khakassiya

Coordinates (lat, long): 53.50000 91.00000

Area: 50,000 ha

Date of joining: 1999 May 14

Status: Nature Reserve

Other listings: No listings

Important for Anatidae

Important species

Cygnus cygnus (Whooper Swan), Cygnus columbianus bewickii (Bewick’s Swan or Tundra Swan), Anser fabalis middendorfi (Middendorf’s Bean Goose), Tadorna tadorna (Common Shelduck)

Lena Delta

Location: Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

Coordinates (lat, long): 73.16667, 126.00000

Area: 2,850,000 ha

Date of joining: 1999 May 14

Status: Nature Reserve

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Anatidae

Important species

Anser albifrons (Greater White-fronted Goose), Anser fabalis serrirostris (Tundra Bean Goose), Branta bernicla (Brent Goose), Cygnus columbianus bewickii (Bewick’s Swan or Tundra Swan), Somateria spectabilis (King Eider), Polysticta stelleri (Steller’s Eider), Clangula hyemalis (Long-tailed Duck), Anas acuta (Northern Pintail)

Selenga Delta in Lake Baikal

Location: Buryat Republic

Coordinates (lat, long): 52.20000, 106.40000

Area: 12,100 ha

Date of joining: 1999 May 14

Status: Protected Area

Other listings: Ramsar, Bioshpere, World Heritage

Important for Anatidae

Important species

Anas penelope (Eurasian Wigeon), Bucephala clangula (Common Goldeneye), Mergellus albellus (Smew), Anas crecca (Common Teal), Anas falcata (Falcated Duck), Anas acuta (Northern Pintail), Cygnus columbianus bewickii (Bewick’s Swan or Tundra Swan), Anser cygnoides (Swan Goose), Cygnus cygnus (Whooper Swan), Anas pecilorhyncha (Spot-billed Duck)

Torey Lakes

Location: Chita Oblast

Coordinates (lat, long): 49.83333, 115.50000

Area: 172,500 ha

Date of joining: 1999 May 14

Status: Nature Reserve

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Anatidae, Cranes

Important species

Anser cygnoides (Swan Goose), Aythya baeri (Baer’s Pochard), Anser anser (Greylag Goose), Anser fabalis serrirostris (Thick-billed Bean Goose), Anser fabalis middendorffi (Middendorf’s Bean Goose), Tadorna ferruginea (Ruddy Shelduck), Tadorna tadorna (Common Shelduck), Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard), Anas poecilorhyncha (Spot-billed Duck), Anas crecca (Common Teal), Anas formosa (Baikal Teal), Anas falcata (Falcated Duck), Anas acuta (Northern Pintail), Anas strepera (Gadwall), Anas penelope (Eurasian Wigeon), Anas clypeata (Northern Shoveler), Aythya ferina (Common Pochard), Grus virgo (Demoiselle Crane), Grus grus (Eurasian Crane), Grus leucogeranus (Siberian Crane), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane)

Resources

For pages and posts on the EAAFP site related to Russia follow search: Russia


Information on Migratory birds in Russia: