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Krasnoyarsk - East River Island, Siberia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Krasnoyarsk - East River Island, Siberia

Map of Krasnoyarsk - East River Island, Siberia

Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis) Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor) Female Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) Female
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) Male Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) Juvenile Fork-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) Oriental Cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus) Juvenile

I actually have no idea what the name of this island really is. I found it while walking along the river bank from my hotel. It is popular to rent bicycles and ride them on this island which consists of floodplain, a couple of standing pools of water, rocky and sandy shoreline, riparian forest, grasslands, and oak/pine woodlands. The habitat here was markedly different than that at Stolby Reserve, in foothills a few kilometers away from the river. I saw more woodpeckers here than everywhere else in Russia combined.



8/10/2008: I walked to the park one afternoon, and I explored for the entire day just before heading to the train station on getaway day.

Previous Visit (Krasnoyarsk - Yenesey North Bank: 8/9/2008)
Next Visit (Novosibirsk: 8/11/2008)

Species Recorded (13)

Birds ( 13 )

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Oriental Cuckoo - Cuculus optatus

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Pacific Swift - Apus pacificus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Dryobates minor

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Carrion Crow - Corvus corone

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Marsh Tit - Poecile palustris

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Asian Brown Flycatcher - Muscicapa dauurica
Spotted Flycatcher - Muscicapa striata
Common Redstart - Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Olive-backed Pipit - Anthus hodgsoni
Tree Pipit - Anthus trivialis

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Brambling - Fringilla montifringilla




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