Tuesday, December 10, 2013

ABP 2013 - summary

 

The year is almost over now, and Muraviovka Park is covered under a blanket of snow, with morning temperatures around -30°C - as the Park´s director Svetlana Yakovenko wrote me this week.

So it´s time for a summary of the year 2013 for the Amur Bird Project!

A lot of interesting and valuable information about the birdlife in this poorly known region was obtained. We started to study the wintering birds in February, observed the spring migration until June and collected data about the breeding birds during all summer. From August to October we continued the monitoring of the autumnal migration for the third year now. Many species have been recorded for the first time in the Park (e.g. Eastern Crowned Warbler) or even in the region (e.g. Yellow-bellied Tit). For other birds we proofed breeding for the first time in the area (e.g. Chestnut-flanked Whiteeye). But most important is the data about the endangered wetland species that still inhabit Muraviovka Park and which make this place an area of international conservation concern (e.g. Baer´s Pochard, Yellow-breasted Bunting). The year was everything but usual: high water levels and a flood filled the wetlands, which kept us safe from fires. The famous roosting site of Hooded and White-naped Cranes was therefore not used during this autumn - while flocks of the extremely rare Siberian Crane found favorable conditions. Hundreds of visitors from the region were impressed by the beauty of their natural heritage and the diversity of bird species (e.g. Week 18), and presentations were held to raise environmental awareness (e.g. Week 9).

All in all, 9439 birds have been caught during our scientific work - 7651 individuals out of 133 species got ringed, and 1788 birds out of 68 species were re-trapped. See the table at the end of the post for a detailed list!

All this would not have been possible without the volunteer work of everybody who participated in the project - thank you, it was a great time with you! I also want to thank the Muraviovka Park staff and friends for all their crucial support during the year, especially Sergei Smirenski, Svetlana Yakovenko, Juri, Marina, Vitja and Alexander. Special thanks also to Juliana Nefjedowa: she helped us again in many ways with her language skills and made the excellent video blog. Further support came from Natalia Gromova, the Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University and many others. Big thanks also to the organisations which provided financial support.

Not everything which was planned before was possible due to financial, logistical and personell restrictions: our summer school was cancelled because of the flood and our surveys for rare reed warblers and other endangered bird species took place only inside of Muraviovka Park. But the Amur Bird Project will go on in summer 2014! Further details will be published here soon.

//Wieland
ABP-Team winter 2013: Birthe, Wieland and Charlotte (f.l.t.r.)

ABP-Team spring 2013: Franziska, Naomi and Wieland (f.l.t.r.)
ABP-Team summer 2013: Franziska, Ulrich, Kolja, Wieland, Andreas and Peter (f.l.t.r.)
ABP-Team early autumn 2013: Janina, Viktoria, Susanne, Wieland, Christine, Simon, Pia and Arend (f.l.t.r.)
ABP-Team late autumn 2013: Bert, Pia and Steve (f.l.t.r.)

Total traps, 27.02.-25.10.2013: 9439 birds out of 133 species (E = ringed, R = re-trapped)



E R Sum
Yellow-browed Warbler Пеночка-зарничка Gelbbrauen-Laubsänger 1001 93 1094
Siberian Rubythroat Соловей-красношейка Rubinkehlchen 658 139 797
Black-faced Bunting Седоголовая овсянка Maskenammer 588 168 756
Red-flanked Bluetail Синехвостка Blauschwanz 443 184 627
Tree Sparrow Полевой воробей Feldsperling 347 204 551
Thick-billed Warbler Толстоклювая камышевка Dickschnabel-Rohrsänger 410 134 544
Dusky Warbler Бурая пеночка Dunkellaubsänger 402 137 539
Long-tailed Rosefinch Урагус Meisengimpel 220 201 421
Long-tailed Tit Ополовник Schwanzmeise 186 40 226
Little Bunting Овсянка-крошка Zwergammer 214 5 219
Rustic Bunting Овсянка-ремез Waldammer 159 16 175
Taiga Flycatcher Восточная малая мухоловка Taigaschnäpper 156 14 170
Common Redpoll Обыкновенная чечетка Birkenzeisig 153 11 164
Marsh Tit Черноголовая гаичка Sumpfmeise 121 41 162
Radde´s Warbler Толстоклювая пеночка Bartlaubsänger 113 21 134
Common Rosefinch Обыкновенная чечевица Karmingimpel 117 14 131
Black-browed Reed Warbler Чернобровая камышевка Brauenrohrsänger 119 7 126
Pallas´s Grasshopper Warbler Певчий сверчок Streifenschwirl 99 21 120
Brown Shrike Сибирский жулан Braunwürger 102 16 118
Yellow-browed Bunting Желтобровая овсянка Gelbbrauenammer 102 16 118
Brambling Юрок Bergfink 110 5 115
Arctic Warbler Пеночка-таловка Wanderlaubsänger 103 5 108
Common Magpie Сорока Elster 100 0 100
Grey-backed Thrush Сизый дрозд Gartendrossel 61 30 91
Eurasian Skylark Полевой жаворонок Feldlerche 86 0 86
Olive-backed Pipit Пятнистый конек Waldpieper 77 2 79
Amur Falcon Амурский кобчик Amurfalke 73 0 73
Pallas´ Leaf Warbler Корольковая пеночка Goldhähnchen-Laubsänger 64 8 72
Two-barred Warbler Зеленая пеночка Middendorff-Laubsänger 58 14 72
Siberian Accentor Сибирская завирушка Bergbraunelle 61 10 71
Willow Tit Пухляк Weidenmeise 54 16 70
Oriental Reed Warbler Восточная дроздовидная камышевка Chinarohrsänger 53 15 68
Elegant Bunting Желтогорлая овсянка Gelbkehlammer 48 18 66
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher Желтоспинная мухоловка Goldschnäpper 56 6 62
Mugimaki Flycatcher Таежная мухоловка Mugimakischnäpper 53 8 61
Pallas´ Reed Bunting Полярная овсянка Pallasammer 52 4 56
Barn Swallow Деревенская ласточка Rauchschwalbe 43 11 54
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Бледноногая пеночка Ussurilaubsänger 48 5 53
Eurasian Nuthatch Обыкновенный поползень Kleiber 31 16 47
Northern Great Tit Большая синица Kohlmeise 27 20 47
Pallas´s Rosefinch Сибирская чечевица Rosengimpel 37 4 41
Swinhoe´s Robin Соловей-свистун Schwirrnachtigall 31 10 41
Dusky Thrush Бурый дрозд Rostflügeldrossel 33 0 33
Naumann´s Thrush Дрозд Науманна Rostschwanzdrossel 30 3 33
Azure-winged Magpie Голубая сорока Blauelster 24 8 32
Bohemian Waxwing Свиристель Seidenschwanz 30 1 31
Lanceolated Warbler Пятнистый сверчок Strichelschwirl 27 2 29
Siberian Stonechat Черноголовый чекан Sibirisches Schwarzkehlchen 27 2 29
Long-eared Owl Ушастая сова Waldohreule 26 1 27
Japanese Reed Bunting Рыжешейная овсянка Mandschurenammer 23 0 23
Arctic Redpoll Пепельная чечетка Polarbirkenzeisig 16 6 22
Eurasian Jay Сойка Eichelhäher 17 4 21
Eurasian Wryneck Вертишейка Wendehals 13 8 21
Chestnut Bunting Рыжая овсянка Rötelammer 20 0 20
Eurasian Bullfinch cineracea Серый снегирь Gimpel ssp. cineracea 10 10 20
White-backed Woodpecker Белоспинный дятел Weißrückenspecht 8 12 20
Pin-tailed Snipe Азиатский бекас Spießbekassine 19 0 19
Bluethroat Варакушка Blaukehlchen 14 4 18
Pine Bunting Белошапочная овсянка Fichtenammer 16 1 17
Grey Nightjar Большой козодой Dschungelnachtschwalbe 13 4 17
White-cheeked Starling Серый скворец Weißwangenstar 16 0 16
Ring-necked Pheasant Фазан Fasan 12 4 16
Common Kingfisher Обыкновенный зимородок Eisvogel 14 1 15
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Малый пестрый дятел Kleinspecht 4 8 12
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Перепелятник Sperber 11 0 11
Asian Brown Flycatcher Ширококлювая мухоловка Braunschnäpper 10 0 10
Great Spotted Woodpecker Большой пестрый дятел Buntspecht 10 0 10
Grey-headed Woodpecker Седой дятел Grauspecht 5 5 10
Oriental Turtle Dove Большая горлица Orientturteltaube 9 0 9
Hawfinch Обыкновенный дубонос Kernbeißer 8 1 9
Northern Hobby Чеглок Baumfalke 8 1 9
Eurasian Treecreeper Обыкновенная пищуха Waldbaumläufer 7 2 9
Goldcrest Желтоголовый королек Wintergoldhähnchen 5 2 7
Siberian Thrush Cибирский дрозд Schieferdrossel 5 2 7
Eastern Great Tit Восточная синица Östliche Kohlmeise 6 0 6
Grey Wagtail Горная трясогузка Gebirgsstelze 6 0 6
Hoopoe Удод Wiedehopf 6 0 6
Eurasian Woodcock Вальдшнеп Waldschnepfe 5 0 5
Schrenck´s Bittern Амурский волчок Mandschurendommel 5 0 5
Eastern x Northern Great Tit Восточная x Большая синица Kohlmeisen-Hybrid minor x major 4 0 4
Eastern Yellow Wagtail Зеленоголовая трясогузка Östliche Schafstelze 4 0 4
Tristram´s Bunting Таежная овсянка Tristramammer 4 0 4
Daurian Redstart Сибирская горихвостка Spiegelrotschwanz 3 1 4
Azure Tit Князек Lasurmeise 2 2 4
Black-eared Kite Черный коршун Schwarzohrmilan 3 0 3
Common Cuckoo Обыкновенная кукушка Kuckuck 3 0 3
Eastern Crowned Warbler Свeтлоголовая пеночка Kronenlaubsänger 3 0 3
Eastern Rook Грач Östliche Saatkrähe 3 0 3
Oriental Crow Восточная черная ворона Östliche Rabenkrähe 3 0 3
Oriental Scops Owl Восточная совка Orient-Zwergohreule 3 0 3
Upland Buzzard Мохноногий курганник Mongolenbussard 3 0 3
White Wagtail Белая трясогузка Bachstelze 3 0 3
Eyebrowed Thrush Оливковый дрозд Weißbrauendrossel 2 1 3
Siberian Blue Robin Синий соловей Blaunachtigall 2 1 3
Baillon´s Crake Погоныш-крошка Zwergsumpfhuhn 2 0 2
Chestnut-flanked Whiteeye Буробокая белоглазка Rostflanken-Brillenvogel 2 0 2
Coal Tit Московка Tannenmeise 2 0 2
Common Reed Bunting Камышовая овсянка Rohrammer 2 0 2
Gray´s Grasshopper Warbler Таежный сверчок Riesenschwirl 2 0 2
Grey-streaked Flycatcher Пестрогрудая мухоловка Strichelschnaepper 2 0 2
Meadow Bunting Красноухая овсянка Wiesenammer 2 0 2
Northern Lapwing Чибис Kiebitz 2 0 2
Oriental Cuckoo Глухая кукушка Hopfkuckuck 2 0 2
Red-throated Pipit Краснозобый конек Rotkehlpieper 2 0 2
David´s Bush Warbler Малая пестрогрудка Davidbuschsänger 2 0 2
White´s Thrush Пестрый дрозд Erddrossel 2 0 2
Winter Wren Крапивник Zaunkönig 2 0 2
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Большой острокрылый дятел Grauscheitelspecht 1 1 2
Yellow-bellied Tit Желтобрюхая синица Schmuckmeise 1 1 2
Asian Stubtail короткохвостка Stummelsänger 1 0 1
Band-bellied Crake Большой погоныш Mandarinsumpfhuhn 1 0 1
Black-naped Oriole Черноголовая иволга Schwarznackenpirol 1 0 1
Brown-cheeked Rail Водяной пастушок Braunohrralle 1 0 1
Buff-bellied Pipit Конек американский Pazifikpieper 1 0 1
Chestnut-eared Bunting Ошейниковая овсянка Bandammer 1 0 1
Common Crossbill Клест-еловик Fichtenkreuzschnabel 1 0 1
Common Snipe Бекас Bekassine 1 0 1
Eurasian Kestrel Обыкновенная пустельга Turmfalke 1 0 1
Eurasian Siskin Чиж Erlenzeisig 1 0 1
Japanese Quail Японский перепел Japanwachtel 1 0 1
Japanese Sparrowhawk Малый перепелятник Trillersperber 1 0 1
Japanese Waxwing Амурский свиристель Blutseidenschwanz 1 0 1
Lapland Bunting Лапландский подорожник Spornammer 1 0 1
Mallard Кряква Stockente 1 0 1
Northern Goshawk Тетеревятник Habicht 1 0 1
Northern Hawk Owl Иглоногая сова Falkenkauz 1 0 1
Oriental Greenfinch Китайская зеленушка Chinagrünling 1 0 1
Pale Thrush Бледный дрозд Fahldrossel 1 0 1
Pine Grosbeak Щур Hakengimpel 1 0 1
Richard´s Pipit Степной конек Spornpieper 1 0 1
Snow Bunting Пуночка Schneeammer 1 0 1
White-throated Rock Thrush Белогорлый дрозд Amurrötel 1 0 1
Yellow-breasted Bunting Дубровник Weidenammer 1 0 1


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