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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Redinov, K. A. (2006). Toward post-breeding movements and migration of waders in the west of Nikolayev region. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 9, 114-122 Views: 267 Branta copyright Branta license

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Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 114-122

Toward post-breeding movements and migration of waders in the west of Nikolayev region

K.A. Redinov

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Migrating waders were observed at the artificial ponds, BerezanRiver and ChichikleyaRiver in Nikolayev region. Counts were conducted during 336 days (spring - 106, summer - 175, autumn - 50, winter - 5) in 1990-2005. There were registered 25 species of waders. Breeding species are Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Black-winged Stilt, Common Redshank. Numerous species (101-200 records for all years) are Lapwing and Ruff. Common species (21-100) are Little Ringed Plover, Black-winged Stilt, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Greenshank, Common Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit. Scanty species (6-20) are Little Stint and Dunlin. Rare species (1-5) are Ringed Plover, Dotterel, Oystercatcher, Red-necked Phalarope, Temminck's Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Jacksnipe, Woodcock, Curlew, Collared Pratincole.

Six species are characterized by summer-autumn peak of migration (Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Snipe, Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Marsh Sandpiper). Numbers of Little Ringed Plover, Black-winged Stilt, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Greenshank, Spotted Redshank,Marsh Sandpiper in summer-autumn period are a bit higher than those in spring. Ruff has a migration peak in spring.

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