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Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 199-209

Waterbirds of ponds and small water reservoirs of Kiev region

V. А. Kostiushyn

Keywords: waterbirds, ponds and small water reservoirs, Kiev region, Ukraine

The total area of fish ponds and small water reservoirs in Kiev region is about 26 thousand ha, that creates an important network of wetlands for waterbirds. Despite this, avifauna of these wetlands was not studied yet. This publication presents results of counts conducted in 140 water bodies of the rеgion. For the majority of them, it was short time counts, but two pond systems were under long term monitoring. In total, it was counted nearly 30 thousand birds of 76 species.

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