Kamchatka and Commanders - birding wonderland
Little paradise on the edge of the earth
Kamchatka peninsula and Commander islands, situated north-east of it in the Pacific will amaze by its beauty and variety even the most experienced traveller. Majestic volcanoos, endless tundra and surprising diversity of flora and fauna won't leave anyone indifferent. Along with its nature diversity there is a great history track to see on the islands, rich indigenous culture of Aleuts to get aquainted with and fantastic local people surviving on the real edge of the earth to meet.
Baikal Lake birding
Misterious birding at the Saint sea
Baikal is a mistery. Ever until now local people believe eagle to be a sacred bird. There are lots of eagles breeding in Baikal area - Golden Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Greater Spotted Eagle, Booted Eagle, White-tailed Eagle and Pallas’ Sea Eagle. And there are more than 20 raptor species in total. Hiking through mountain taiga you can hear tender voice of Yellow-browed Bunting and Rubythroat, Charming Siberian Blue Robin. Three-toed woodpecker you would recognize by its yellow cap. Around impetuous mountain rivers and creeks with waterfalls, you can watch fantastic bird – a dipper – diving in icy streams to find there some food. In mountain steppes of Southern Baikal long-tailed Bunting is one of the common species. Godlewski's Bunting, Eye-browed Thrush and Siberian Thrush are also typical for the area. Elegant Rock Thrush prefers rocky landscapes.The best time to come is late spring and summer.
Migrating birds of Volga delta
Fantastic journey to the kingdom of saiga antelope and migrating birds
We offer you a chance to prolong summer and watch the bird's flocks on their way to the South. They stop for the break on the numerous islands of the biggest delta in Europe. In the neigbouring steppes one can watch saiga antelopes.These animals are peer with mammoth and they inhabited vast territories all over Eurasia. Nowdays, Kalmykian steppes are almost the only places in the world where one can watch them in wilderness.