All birdwatchers are welcomed to Central Siberian Nature Reserve, one of the largest nature reserves in Russia, spread over the vast area of Central Siberia on the crossroads of different geographic zones, West Siberian Plain and Central Siberian Plateau.
The Yenisei biogeographic border (the “Johansen-line,” or Yenisei meridian) runs across the territory of the nature reserve, forming the main sector boundary of the Paleoarctic region that divides its flora and fauna into the East Siberian and West Siberian.
These natural geographic borders enhance the biological and landscape diversity of the conservation area. Here you can observe East Siberian and West Siberian species of birds in the passage. The most interesting nesting species include the Siberian Blue Robin (Luscinia cyane), the Siberian Rubythroat (Luscinia calliope), the Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa), the Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), the Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo), the Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), the White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus aibicilla), the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetus), the Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), the White’s Thrush (Zoothera dauma), and certain species of waders and waterfowl.
In seasonal passage or nomadic migration you may also encounter the Gerfalcon (Falco gerfalko), the Baikal Teal (Anas formosa), the Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus), the Bewick’s Swan (Cygnus bewickii), the Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis), and the Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor).
Also, you can see unique Central Siberian landscapes, walk through the rocks, upland swamps, fir and cedar forests… You will discover yourself how rich and diverse Siberian fauna is, and most likely observe some of its representatives…