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  • Siberia birding Lake Baikal region 27.th June 12.th July 2013

    - with Miksture - Michael Westerbjerg Andersen/Miksture

    Summertime is a favorite time of year for birding central Siberia. The migrants already turned up, and

    the birds activity is on its peak and provides challenging and exciting birding. The early summer makes

    the vegetation fresh and green, the light clear and sunny excellent for photographing the tempera-

    ture is warm but comfortable. Siberia provides some of the most prolific and rewarding birding and

    some of the most wanted bird species - species known as dream-species in our field guides. Miksture

    have good people providing meals, problem less and smooth way of making the tour, and of course

    we know the locations well. Its birding and we dont make any compromise to find the birds, however

    we always make priority not to flush and frighten the birds. This is mouthwatering bird watching areas in

    the best birding areas in central and southern Siberia and our theme is without questions to see and

    experience as many of the regions birds as possible. However this years departure were slightly differ-

    ent as we didnt visit some of our usual places (e.g. the mountainous areas west of Irkutsk, which usua l-

    ly are included in our departures (and again in 2014) there was a wish from the participants to visit

    some other less known places, and this we included this year; e.g. extra long stay in Selenga, visit to

    Olkhon Island, Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay. Less known for their birds (however not boring)

    and more known for their landscapes.

    The wide range of habitats is reflected in an exciting avifauna which encompasses both mainly Siberi-

    an species, including species unique to the taiga habitat.

    This reports doesnt deal with practical issues and where and how to find the birds, but IF you are inter-

    ested and need help & advices you are always welcome to contact me!

    Friendly greetings

    Miksture/Michael Westerbjerg Andersen, Bishkek 22.th October 2013

    www.miksture.com

  • Siberia is one of the important breeding and stopover sites for Palearctic species. Breeding birds occur

    in many different habitats (from taiga forest through different steppes and wetlands). Beautiful land-

    scape and quiet lifestyle attract many birdwatchers to Siberia.

    The very name Siberia conjures images of a vast, remote and distant land; the land of the unknown.

    The Republic of Buryatia is a federal subject of Russia. Its area is slightly over 350,000 km with a popula-

    tion of almost one million. Its capital is Ulan-Ude. The republic is located in the South-Central region of

    Siberia along the eastern shore of Lake Baikal. The total area of the republic is 351.3 km, which is about

    the territory of Germany. It is bounded by Irkutsk and Chita regions, Republic of Tuva and Mongolia

    and is washed by one of the greatest and magnificent lakes in the world Lake Baikal. There are

    more than 300 sunny days yearly in Buryatia - the climate is dry, winters without severe frosts and tem-

    perature in summer being not so high. By its diversity the Buryat landscape can be equally compared

    to Swiss Alps, steppes of Mongolia or the woods and plains of the European part of Russia. Lake Baikal

    was known as the "North Sea" in historical Chinese texts. It was situated in the then Xiongnu territory.

    Very little was known to Europeans about the lake until the Russian expansion into the area in the 17th

    century. The first Russian explorer to reach Lake Baikal was Kurbat Ivanov in 1643. The Trans-Siberian

    railway was built between 1896 and 1902. The scenic railway around the southwestern end of Lake

    Baikal required 200 bridges and 33 tunnels; until its completion, a train ferry transported railcars across

    the lake (from Port Baikal to Mysovaya) for a number of years. Beginning in 1956, the impounding of

    the Irkutsk Dam on the Angara River raised the level of the lake by 1.4 m. As the railway was being

    built, a large hydro geographical expedition headed by F.K. Drizhenko produced the first detailed at-

    las of the contours of Baikal's depths. Known as the "Galpagos of Russia", its age and isolation have

    produced some of the world's richest and most unusual freshwater fauna. Lake Baikal is in a rift valley,

    created by the Baikal Rift Zone, where the crust of the earth is pulling apart. At 636 kilometers long and

    79 km wide, Lake Baikal has the largest surface area of any freshwater lake in Asia (31,722 km) and is

    the deepest lake in the world (1,642 m). The bottom of the lake is 1,186.5 meters below sea level, but

    below this lies some 7 km of sediment, placing the rift floor some 811 kilometers below the surface: the

    deepest continental rift on Earth. In geological terms, the rift is young and active - it widens about two

    cm per year. The fault zone is also seismically active; there are hot springs in the area and notable

    earthquakes every few years. The lake drains into the Angara tributary of the Yenisei. Its age is estimat-

    ed at 2530 million years, making it one of the most ancient lakes in geological history. It is unique

    among large, high-latitude lakes, in that its sediments have not been scoured by overriding continental

    ice sheets. U.S. and Russian studies of core sediment in the 1990s provide a detailed record of climatic

    variation over the past 250,000 years. Longer and deeper sediment cores are expected in the near fu-

    ture. Lake Baikal is furthermore the only confined fresh water lake in which direct and indirect evidence

    of gas hydrates exists. The lake is completely surrounded by mountains. The Baikal Mountains on the

    north shore and the taiga are technically protected as a national park. It contains 27 islands; the larg-

    est, Olkhon, is 72 km long and is the third-largest lake-bound island in the world. The lake is fed by as

    many as three hundred and thirty inflowing rivers. The main ones draining directly into Baikal are the

    Selenga River, the Barguzin River, the Upper Angara River, the Turka River, the Sarma River and the

    Snezhnaya River. It is drained through a single outlet, the Angara River. Despite its great depth, the

    lake's waters are well-mixed and well-oxygenated throughout the water column, compared to the

    stratification that occurs in such bodies of water as Lake Tanganyika and the Black Sea.

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  • Siberia 2013

    27.06 Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 German clients

    arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 29.06 Transfer

    Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 Birding marshes 20km from

    Arshan, 02.07 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 Teplie Ozera all day birding, 04.07 Transfer to

    Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 boat excursion in the Selenga River

    Delta, 07.07 Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion,

    09.07 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay Olkhon Island, 10.07 Birding Olkhon Island, 11.07 Olkhon Island Irkutsk

    and 12.07 Heading home Welcome home!

    GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

    Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica

    08.07 2 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, and 10.07 1 Olkhon Island.

    PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

    Great Crested Grebe Podiceps c. cristatus

    28.06 2 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 05.07 5 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 40+ Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta and 08.07

    2 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion.

    PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

    Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis

    05.07 2 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 25 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta, 07.07 ++ Selenga River -

    Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 1000+ Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, 09.07 50 Transfer

    Barguzinsky Bay Olkhon Island and 10.07 100 Birding Olkhon Island.

    CICONIIFORMES: Ardeidae

    Grey Heron Ardea c. cinerea

    29.06 6 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 01.07 3 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 04.07 6 Transfer to Selenga

    River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 15 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 100+ Boat excursion in the Selenga River

    Delta, 07.07 ++ Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 + Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat ex-

    cursion and 09.07 5 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay Olkhon Island.

    CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

    Black Stork Ciconia nigra

    30.06 6 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 1 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan and

    05.07 1 Selenga River Delta.

  • ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

    Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea

    29.06 40 ad + pull. Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 3 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 09.07

    2 pairs + juv. Transfer Barguzinsky Bay Olkhon Island and 10.07 + Birding Olkhon Island.

    Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope

    28.06 2 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 05.07 1 Selenga River Delta and 06.07 100+ Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

    Gadwall Anas strepera

    28.06 10 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 04.07 1 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 7 Selenga River Delta and

    06.07 150+ Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

    Common Teal Anas crecca

    28.06 5 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 29.06 1 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 04.07 18 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude and

    06.07 30 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

    Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

    28.06 20 ad. + juv. German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to

    marshes near the city, 29.06 2 ad. + juv. Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 01.07 1 ad. + 1 juv. Birding marshes

    20km from Arshan, 04.07 3 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 5 Selenga River Delta,

    06.07 70+ Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta and 09.07 2 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay Olkhon Island.

    Garganey Anas querquedula

    28.06 1 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city and 05.07 5 ad. + juv. Selenga River Delta.

    Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata

    28.06 2 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 04.07 12 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 4 Selenga River Delta and

    06.07 30 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

    Common Pochard Aythya ferina

    28.06 2 ad. + juv. German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to

    marshes near the city and 06.07 60 ad. + juv. Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

  • Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

    28.06 15 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 01.07 6 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 04.07 10+ Transfer to Selenga River Delta via

    Ulan Ude, 05.07 45 ad. + juv. Selenga River Delta, 06.07 100+ Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta

    and 08.07 8 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion.

    Common Eider Somateria mollissima

    09.07 3 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island.

    Siberian White-winged Scoter Melanitta stejnegeri

    06.07 2 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta and 10.07 70 Birding Olkhon Island.

    Common Goldeneye Bucephala c. clangula

    29.06 5 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 01.07 1 ad. + 4 juv. Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 05.07 3 Selenga

    River Delta, 06.07 3 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta, 08.07 10+ Chivirkuisky Bay and

    Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion and 10.07 80 Birding Olkhon Island.

  • Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

    29.06 1 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 02.07 2 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 05.07 2 Selenga River Delta,

    08.07 1 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, 09.07 18 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay

    Olkhon Island and 700+ 10.07 Birding Olkhon Island.

    Goosander Mergus merganser

    03.07 3ad. + juv. Teplie Ozera all day birding, 04.07 2 ad. + juv. Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan

    Ude, 06.07 2 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta and 08.07 7 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay

    incl boat excursion

    FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae

    Osprey Pandion haliaetus

    09.07 1 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island.

    FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae

    Black-eared Kite Milvus lineatus

    29.06 15 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 3 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 10 Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 5 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 05.07 7 Selenga River Delta, 06.07

    1 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta, 07.07 8 Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 3 Chivirkuisky Bay

    and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, 09.07 3 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 5 Birding

    Olkhon Island and11.07 + Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

  • White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla

    01.07 1 juv. Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 04.07 1 ad. Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude,

    05.07 1 ad. Selenga River Delta, 06.07 4 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta and 10.07 1 ad. Bird-

    ing Olkhon Island.

    Eastern Marsh-harrier Circus s. spilonotus

    28.06 3 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 30.06 1 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 4 Birding marshes 20km from

    Arshan, 04.07 2 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 7 Selenga River Delta and 06.07 40+

    Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

    Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter n. nisus

    03.07 1 Teplie Ozera all day birding.

    Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis schvedowi

    03.07 1 Teplie Ozera all day birding and 10.07 1 Birding Olkhon Island.

    Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo

    28.06 1 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 29.06 3 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 1 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan,

    01.07 3 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 03.07 1 Teplie Ozera all day birding and 10.07 1 Birding

    Olkhon Island.

    Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga

    30.06 2 ad. Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan and 01.07 3 ad. Birding marshes 20km from

    Arshan.

    Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca

    29.06 1 pair + pull. In nest Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan.

    Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus

    29.06 1 light-phase Transfer Irkutsk Arshan

    FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

    Common Kestrel Falco t. tinnunculus

    28.06 2 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 29.06 1 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 1 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan,

    01.07 4 ad. + juv. Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 1 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 04.07 2

  • Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 6 Selenga River Delta, 07.07 5 Selenga River - Ust-

    Barguzin and 10.07 1 Birding Olkhon Island.

    Eurasian Hobby Falco s. subbuteo

    27.07 1 Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 2 German cli-

    ents arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 29.06 1

    Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 01.07 2 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 2 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie

    Ozera, 03.07 1 Teplie Ozera all day birding, 04.07 1 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 06.07 1

    Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta, 09.07 2 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island and 10.07 10

    Birding Olkhon Island.

    Saker Falcon Falco cherrug milvipes

    05.07 1 Selenga River Delta.

    Peregrine Falcon Falco p. peregrinus

    30.06 2 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan.

    GALLIFORMES: Tetraonidae

    Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus taczanowskii

    01.07 1 female + 2 juv. Birding forest and marshes 20km from Arshan and 10.07 5 ad. + 3 juv. Birding

    Olkhon Island.

    Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia sibirica

    03.07 1 female Teplie Ozera all day birding.

    GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

    Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo

    29.06 2 ad. + juv. Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 4 ad. + 2 juv. Birding the mountains and marshes at Ar-

    shan, 01.07 3 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan and 07.07 2 ad. Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin.

    Eurasian Crane Grus grus

    05.07 51 Selenga River Delta and 06.07 30 ad. + juv. Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

    GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

    Common Coot Fulica atra

    28.06 5 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city.

  • CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

    Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

    28.06 6 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 29.06 3 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 01.07 1 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 04.07 3 Transfer

    to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 10+ Selenga River Delta, 06.07 2 Boat excursion in the

    Selenga River Delta, 07.07 2 Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 09.07 2 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Is-

    land, 10.07 1 Birding Olkhon Island and 11.07 10 Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

    28.06 2 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 29.06 4 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 02.07 2 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 4 Teplie

    Ozera all day birding, 04.07 4 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 2 Selenga River Delta,

    09.07 16 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island and 10.07 8 Birding Olkhon Island.

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

    Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura

    29.06 1 (?) Transfer Irkutsk Arshan.

  • Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

    29.06 10 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 + Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 3 Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan, 04.07 + Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 3 Selenga River

    Delta and 06.07 3 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

    Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus

    06.07 + Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

    Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

    04.07 6 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 5 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 Boat excursion in

    the Selenga River Delta and 07.07 100+ Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin.

    Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

    05.07 10 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 4 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta and 08.07 1 Chivirkuisky

    Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion.

    Common Redshank Tringa totanus

    28.06 1 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 29.06 25 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 8 ad. + juv. Birding the mountains and marshes at

    Arshan, 04.07 10 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 17 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 150

    Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta, 09.07 20 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island and 10.07 7

    Birding Olkhon Island.

    Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

    05.07 4 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 3 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta and 09.07 + Transfer

    Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island.

    Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropusr

    02.07 1 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 04.07 1 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 1

    Selenga River Delta and 09.07 2 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island.

    Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola

    28.06 1 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 29.06 25 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 10+ Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan,

    04.07 10 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 17 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 150+ Boat ex-

    cursion in the Selenga River Delta, 09.07 20 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island and10.07 7 Birding

    Olkhon Island.

  • Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

    28.06 2 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 29.06 5 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 02.07

    8 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 4 Teplie Ozera all day birding, 04.07 2 Transfer to Selenga

    River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 2 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 7 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta,

    07.07 3 Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 3 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion,

    09.07 1 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 2 Birding Olkhon Island and11.07 + Olkhon Island

    Irkutsk.

    Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis

    29.06 3 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan.

    Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta

    29.06 3 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 05.07 2 ad.+ 3 juv. Selenga River Delta, 09.07 4 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay

    - Olkhon Island and 10.07 4 same birds as previous day; Olkhon Island.

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

    Mew Gull Larus canus

    29.06 3 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 04.07 6 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 10 Selenga

    River Delta, 06.07 ++ Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta and 09.07 + Transfer Barguzinsky Bay -

    Olkhon Island.

    Mongolian Gull Larus mongolicus

    28.06 4 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 29.06 30 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 02.07 14 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 04.07 2

  • Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 08.07 + Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat ex-

    cursion, 09.07 + Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island and 10.07 + Birding Olkhon Island.

    Common Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus

    28.06 100+ German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 01.07 20 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 04.07 30 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via

    Ulan Ude, 05.07 70 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 100+ Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta and 08.07

    10 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion.

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae

    Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

    04.07 1 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 1 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 20+ Boat excur-

    sion in the Selenga River Delta, 08.07 4 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion and

    09.07 1 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island.

    Common Tern Sterna hirundo

    27.07 25+ Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 50 German

    clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 29.06 +

    Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 01.07 4 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 04.07 20 Transfer to Selenga River

    Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 40 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 50 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta

    and 08.07 10+ Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion

    COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

    Hill Pigeon Columba rupestris

    30.06 18+ Birding the mountains at Arshan, 01.07 2 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 09.07 15 Transfer

    Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island and 10.07 30 Birding Olkhon Island.

    Oriental Turtle-dove Streptopelia orientalis

    29.06 1 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 01.07 1Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 2 Arshan - Posolsk and

    Teplie Ozera, 05.07 16 Selenga River Delta, 07.07 3 Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin and 09.07 2 Transfer

    Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island.

    CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

    Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

    30.06 1 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 5 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 04.07 1

    Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude and 07.07 1 Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin.

  • Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus optatus

    29.06 1 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 1 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 02.07 4 Arshan -

    Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 4 Teplie Ozera all day birding, 04.07 2 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via

    Ulan Ude, 05.07 5 Selenga River Delta, 07.07 1 Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin and 08.07 1 Chivirkuisky Bay

    and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion.

    APODIFORMES: Apodidae

    White-throated Needletail Hirundapus c. caudacutus

    02.07 40+ Teplie Ozera and 03.07 25+ Teplie Ozera all day birding.

    Common Swift Apus a. apus

    27.07 ++ Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 + German cli-

    ents arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 07.07 30+

    Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 ++ Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, 09.07 +

    Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island and11.07 + Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

  • Pacific Swift Apus p. pacificus

    27.07 +++ Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 ++ German

    clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 01.07 2

    Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 20 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 04.07 50+ Transfer to

    Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 800+ Selenga River Delta, 06.07 ++ Boat excursion in the

    Selenga River Delta, 07.07 + Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 ++ Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay

    incl boat excursion, 09.07 100+ Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 150+ Birding Olkhon Is-

    land and11.07 +++ Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

    Hoopoe Upupa epops saturata

    05.07 1 Selenga River Delta and 06.07 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

  • PICIFORMES: Picidae

    Eurasian Wryneck Jynx t. torquilla

    01.07 1 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan.

    White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos l. leucotos

    27.07 2 Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks.

    Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major brevirostris

    29.06 2 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 3 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 7 Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 2 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 6 Teplie Ozera all day bird-

    ing, 07.07 2 Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 1 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excur-

    sion, 09.07 3 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island and 10.07 2 Birding Olkhon Island.

    Black Woodpecker Dryocopus m. martius

    30.06 1 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan.

    Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus jessoensis

    02.07 2 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera.

    PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

    Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris flava

    11.07 + Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis

    29.06 5 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 01.07 10 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 05.07 4 Selenga River Delta,

    07.07 7 Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin and 09.07 1 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island.

    PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

    Sand Martin Riparia riparia

    27.07 + Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 4 German cli-

    ents arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 30.06 8

    Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 02.07 1 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera and 05.07 40+

    Selenga River Delta.

    Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica tytleri

    27.07 + Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 30 German cli-

    ents arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 29.06 ++

    Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 ++ Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 ++ Birding

  • marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 +

    Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera,

    03.07 + Teplie Ozera all day birding,

    04.07 ++ Transfer to Selenga River Del-

    ta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 50+ Selenga

    River Delta, 06.07 ++ Boat excursion in

    the Selenga River Delta, 07.07 ++

    Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 ++

    Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay

    incl boat excursion, 09.07 ++ Transfer

    Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07

    ++ Birding Olkhon Island and11.07 ++

    Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Northern House Martin Delichon ur-

    bicum

    27.07 + Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA;

    birding along the river and in the city

    parks, 29.06 5+ Transfer Irkutsk Ar-

    shan, 30.06 25 Birding the mountains

    and marshes at Arshan, 04.07 70

    Transfer to Selenga River Delta via

    Ulan Ude, 05.07 20 Selenga River Del-

    ta, 07.07 ++ Selenga River - Ust-

    Barguzin, 08.07 ++ Chivirkuisky Bay

    and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excur-

    sion, 09.07++ Transfer Barguzinsky Bay

    - Olkhon Island, 10.07 ++ Birding

    Olkhon Island and11.07 ++ Olkhon

    Island Irkutsk.

    PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

    Richard's Pipit Anthus r. richardi

    29.06 30+ Transfer Irkutsk Arshan,

    30.06 50+ Birding the mountains and

    marshes at Arshan, 01.07 50+ Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan, 04.07 1

    Transfer to Selenga River Delta via

    Ulan Ude and 05.07 4 Selenga River

    Delta.

  • Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

    27.07 2 Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 29.06 1 Transfer Irkutsk

    Arshan, 30.06 2 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 02.07 5 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Oze-

    ra, 03.07 8 Teplie Ozera all day birding, 08.07 10 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excur-

    sion and 11.07 5 Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Tree Pipit Anthus t. trivialis

    29.06 2 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 2 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 1 Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan and 02.07 1 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera.

    White Wagtail Motacilla alba baicalensis

    27.07 10 Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 10 German

    clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 29.06

    10 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 10 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 10 Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 30 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 30 Teplie Ozera all day

    birding, 04.07 + Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 + Selenga River Delta, 06.07 ++ Boat

    excursion in the Selenga River Delta, 07.07 ++ Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 + Chivirkuisky Bay and

    Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, 09.07 + Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 + Birding

    Olkhon Island and11.07 ++ Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Citrine Wagtail Motacilla c. citreola

    28.06 10 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 29.06 20 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 30 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan,

    01.07 20 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 20 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 05.07 10

    Selenga River Delta and 09.07 10 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island

  • Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea melanope

    29.06 6 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 10 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 2 Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 30 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 30 Teplie Ozera all day

    birding and 04.07 10 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude.

    PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

    Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus

    30.06 1 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan.

    Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

    02.07 5 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 5+ Teplie Ozera all day birding and 04.07 1 Transfer to

    Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude.

    Rufous-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis

    11.07 1 Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus

    02.07 3 ad. + juv. Teplie Ozera and 03.07 6 ad. + juv. Teplie Ozera all day birding.

    Siberian Thrush Zoothera s. sibirica

    03.07 1 Teplie Ozera all day birding and11.07 1 female and 1 male Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    White-throated Rock-Thrush Monticola gularis

    30.06 1-2 singing Birding the mountains at Arshan.

    Rufous-tailed Robin Luscinia sibilans

    02.07 15 sg. Teplie Ozera and 03.07 5 sg. Teplie Ozera all day birding.

    Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia c. cyane

    30.06 3 Birding the mountains at Arshan, 02.07 5+ Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 5+ Teplie

    Ozera all day birding and 04.07 1 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude.

    Bluethroat Luscinia s. svecica

    28.06 4 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city and 04.07 2 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude.

  • Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope

    Not a rare bird, but due our fairly late visit majority were breeding and males only sporadically song.

    01.07 1 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 1 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 4 Teplie Oze-

    ra all day birding, 05.07 10+ Selenga River Delta and 07.07 2 Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin.

    Orange-flanked Bush-robin Tarsiger c. cyanurus

    03.07 4 sg. Teplie Ozera all day birding, 07.07 1 sg. Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 2 sg. Chivirkuisky

    Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, 10.07 6 + juv. Birding Olkhon Island and11.07 8 Olkhon Is-

    land Irkutsk.

    Common Redstart Phoenicurus p. phoenicurus

    28.06 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irk utsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near

    the city, 29.06 2 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 4 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 8

    Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 2 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 3 Teplie Ozera all

    day birding 08.07 5 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion and 10.07 4 Birding Olkhon

    Island.

    Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus a. auroreus

    29.06 2 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 8 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 8 Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 12 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 5 Teplie Ozera all day

    birding, 04.07 8 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 1 Selenga River Delta, 07.07 5

    Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 1 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion and 09.07

    4 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island

  • Common Stonechat Saxicola torquatus maurus/stejnegeri

    28.06 4 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 29.06 5 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 20 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan,

    01.07 20 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan and 05.07 1 male Selenga River Delta.

    Northern Wheatear Oenanthe o. oenanthe

    29.06 7 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 20 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 5 Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 2 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 04.07 4 Transfer to Selenga River

    Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 2 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 1 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta, 07.07

    + Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 + Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, 09.07 +

    Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 + Birding Olkhon Island and 11.07 + Olkhon Island Ir-

    kutsk.

    Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka

    11.07 2 Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina

    09.07 5 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island and 10.07 3 Birding Olkhon Island.

  • PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

    Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki

    02.07 1 Teplie Ozera.

    Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla

    30.06 4 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 4 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07

    10 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 15+ Teplie Ozera all day birding, 04.07 + Transfer to Selenga

    River Delta via Ulan Ude, 10.07 4 Birding Olkhon Island and11.07 + Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

    Siberian (Baikal) Bush-warbler Bradypterus d. davidi/suschkini

    03.07 2 singing Teplie Ozera all day birding.

    Lanceolated Warbler Locustella l. lanceolata

    28.06 2 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city.

    Pallas's Grasshopper-warbler Locustella certhiola sparsimstriata

    28.06 10+ German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 29.06 2 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 1 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan,

    01.07 10+ Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 04.07 2 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07

    5 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 100+ (lots) Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta, 07.07 2 Selenga

    River - Ust-Barguzin and 09.07 + Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island.

    Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola

    06.07 1 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

    Blyth's Reed-warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum

    27.07 2 sg. Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks and 03.07 1 sg.

    Teplie Ozera all day birding.

    Thick-billed Warbler Acrocephalus a. aedon

    01.07 7 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 2 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera and 04.07 2 Trans-

    fer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude.

    Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis

    27.07 5 sg. Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 4 German

    clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 29.06 3

  • Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 03.07 4 Teplie Ozera all day birding and 04.07 1 Transfer to Selenga River Delta

    via Ulan Ude.

    Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix

    03.07 1 sg. Teplie Ozera all day birding.

    Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus f. fuscatus

    05.07 15+ Selenga River Delta.

    Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi

    29.06 3 sg. Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 1 sg. Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 1 sg.

    Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 03.07 1 sg. Teplie Ozera all day birding, 04.07 3 sg. Transfer to Selen-

    ga River Delta via Ulan Ude and 05.07 2 sg. Selenga River Delta.

    Pallas's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus proregulus

    29.06 5 sg. Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 5 sg. Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 1 sg.

    Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 8 sg. Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 15 sg. Teplie

    Ozera all day birding, 04.07 2 sg. Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude and 11.07 5 sg. Olkhon

    Island Irkutsk.

    Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus

    04.07 1 sg. Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude and 11.07 5 sg. Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus b. borealis

    03.07 2 sg. Teplie Ozera all day birding and 04.07 2 sg. Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude.

    Two-barred Warbler Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus

    27.07 2 sg. Arrival to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 3 sg.German

    clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 29.06 2

    sg. Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 10 sg. Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 1 sg. Bird-

    ing marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 5 sg. Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 18+ sg. Teplie Ozera

    all day birding, 04.07 10 sg. Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude and 11.07 4 sg. Olkhon Island

    Irkutsk.

    Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia c. curruca blythi

    05.07 6 Selenga River Delta.

    Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis rubicola

    29.06 1 sg. Transfer Irkutsk Arshan.

  • PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

    Marsh Tit Poecile palustris brevirostris

    27.07 2 Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks.

    Willow Tit Poecile montanus baicalensis

    29.06 1 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 01.07 1 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 8 Arshan - Posolsk and

    Teplie Ozera, 03.07 15 Teplie Ozera all day birding, 05.07 1 Selenga River Delta, 09.07 2 Transfer

    Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 25 Birding Olkhon Island and11.07 + Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Coal Tit Periparus a. ater

    29.06 3 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 4 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 1 Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 4 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 10 Teplie Ozera all day

    birding, 09.07 3 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 30 Birding Olkhon Island and 11.07 +

    Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

    Northern Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos c. caudatus

    01.07 10 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan.

    PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

    Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea asiatica/baicalensis

    30.06 4 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 02.07 4 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07

    15 ad. + juv. Teplie Ozera all day birding, 09.07 3 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island and 10.07 1

    Birding Olkhon Island.

  • PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

    Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris daurica

    02.07 2 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera.

    PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

    Brown Shrike Lanius c. cristatus

    29.06 2 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 01.07 5 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 10 Arshan - Posolsk

    and Teplie Ozera, 04.07 3 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 3 Selenga River Delta and

    08.07 3 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion.

    PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

    Asian Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica c. cyanus

    02.07 10 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera.

    Common Magpie Pica pica

    27.07 5 Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 20 German cli-

    ents arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 29.06 10

    Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 8+ Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 20 Birding marsh-

    es 20km from Arshan, 02.07 + Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 04.07 4 Transfer to Selenga River Delta

    via Ulan Ude, 05.07 60 Selenga River Delta, 06.07 ++ Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta, 07.07 +

    Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 + Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion and 11.07

    + Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes macrorhynchos

    30.06 2 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 3 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 03.07 6

    Teplie Ozera all day birding, 08.07 24 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion and

    10.07 1 Birding Olkhon Island.

    Daurian Jackdaw Corvus dauuricus

    09.07 300+ Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 300+ Birding Olkhon Island and 11.07 100+

    Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Carrion Crow Corvus corone orientalis

    27.07 10 Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 35 German

    clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 29.06

    40 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 20 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 50+ Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 reg Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 reg. Teplie Ozera all day

    birding, 04.07 reg. Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 100+ Selenga River Delta, 06.07 30

  • Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta, 07.07 reg. Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 reg. Chivirkuisky

    Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, 09.07 10 Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 70

    Birding Olkhon Island and 11.07 reg. Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Common Raven Corvus corax kamtschaticus

    29.06 + Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 + Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 + Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 + Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 + Teplie Ozera all day bird-

    ing, 04.07 + Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 + Selenga River Delta, 07.07 + Selenga

    River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 + Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, 09.07 + Transfer

    Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 + Birding Olkhon Island and 11.07 + Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

    Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris poltaratskyi

    01.07 10 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 05.07 3 Selenga River Delta and 06.07 5 Boat excursion in

    the Selenga River Delta.

    PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

    House Sparrow Passer d. domesticus

    27.07 ++ Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 ++ German

    clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 29.06 +

    Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 + Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 + Birding marshes

    20km from Arshan, 02.07 + Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 04.07 + Transfer to Selenga River Delta via

    Ulan Ude, 05.07 + Selenga River Delta, 06.07 + Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta, 07.07 +

    Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 + Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, 09.07 +

    Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 + Birding Olkhon Island and 11.07 + Olkhon Island Ir-

    kutsk.

    Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer m. montanus

    27.07 50+ Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 28.06 50 German

    clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes near the city, 29.06

    10 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 20 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 + Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 + Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 04.07 + Transfer to Selenga River

    Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 + Selenga River Delta, 06.07 + Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta, 07.07

    + Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin, 08.07 + Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, 10.07 +

    Birding Olkhon Island and 11.07 + Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

    Brambling Fringilla montifringilla

    02.07 20 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 50 Teplie Ozera all day birding and 04.07 3 Transfer to

    Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude.

  • Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus

    30.06 2 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 02.07 20 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07

    20 Teplie Ozera all day birding, 04.07 10 ad. + juv. Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 09.07 +

    Transfer Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 + Birding Olkhon Island and 11.07 + Olkhon Island Ir-

    kutsk.

    Common Redpoll Carduelis f. flammea

    11.07 1 Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Long-tailed Rosefinch Uragus s. sibiricus

    05.07 10+ Selenga River Delta, 06.07 5+ Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta and 07.07 + Selenga

    River - Ust-Barguzin.

    Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus grebnitskii

    27.07 + Arrival day to Irkutsk for MWA; birding along the river and in the city parks, 29.06 2 Transfer Irkutsk

    Arshan, 30.06 1 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 2 Birding marshes 20km from Ar-

  • shan, 02.07 6 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 7 Teplie Ozera all day birding, 04.07 10 Transfer to

    Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude and 06.07 2 Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

    Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra

    01.07 17 Birding marshes 20km from Arshan, 02.07 3 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 3 Teplie

    Ozera all day birding, 08.07 8 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky Bay incl boat excursion, 09.07 1 Transfer

    Barguzinsky Bay - Olkhon Island, 10.07 15+ Birding Olkhon Island and 11.07 + Olkhon Island Irkutsk.

    Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula cineracea

    02.07 1 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera and 03.07 3 Teplie Ozera all day birding.

    Hawfinch Coccothraustes c. coccothraustes

    02.07 1 Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera, 03.07 7 Teplie Ozera all day birding and 04.07 1 Transfer to

    Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude.

    PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

    Pine Bunting Emberiza l. leucocephalos

    29.06 + Transfer Irkutsk Arshan, 30.06 + Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 + Birding

    marshes 20km from Arshan and 02.07 + Arshan - Posolsk and Teplie Ozera

    Meadow Bunting Emberiza c. cioides

    29.06 5 Transfer Irkutsk Arshan and 30.06 2 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan.

    Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola ornata

    28.06 5 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city, 30.06 5 Birding the mountains and marshes at Arshan, 01.07 6 Birding marshes 20km from

    Arshan and 05.07 1 Selenga River Delta,.

    Black-faced Bunting Emberiza s. spodocephala

    03.07 10 Teplie Ozera all day birding, 04.07 1 Transfer to Selenga River Delta via Ulan Ude, 05.07 10+

    Selenga River Delta, 07.07 12 Selenga River - Ust-Barguzin and 08.07 3 Chivirkuisky Bay and Barguzinsky

    Bay incl boat excursion.

    Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus pallidior

    28.06 4 German clients arrival Irkutsk, transfer to hotel in Irkutsk and afternoon excursion to marshes

    near the city and 06.07 400+ Boat excursion in the Selenga River Delta.

    Photos were made during this 2013 travel by Michael Westerbjerg Andersen (copyright)

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    Michael Westerbjerg Andersen, owner at and guide in Miksture.

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