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.
Migrating birds of Volga delta
Fantastic journey to the kingdom of saiga antelope and migrating birds
We offer you a chance to meet spring and watch the bird's flocks on their way to the North. 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.
Black grouses mating songs at "Chisty Les" biostation
First spring song of the Russian forest!
To wake up early, when sun is still asleep, to get into the forest, unstable, still quiet and to see majestic birds, the symbols of the Russian forest. Black grouses get together at the mating place. The cock start it's spring song, stand in their splendour in front of the hens showing their costume. To watch this touching event you can at the "Pure Forest" biological station in Toropetsky region in Tverskaya oblast.