We invite you to the preserved Baikal lake once again. Today we show you the birds of the lake and its surroundings.
There are lots of eagles breeding in Baikal area - Golden Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Greater Spotted Eagle ((Aquila clanga), Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus), White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) and Pallas’ Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucophrys). And there are more than 20 raptor species in total.
Hiking through mountain taiga, composed of the famous cembra pine, fir-tree and dwarf Siberian pine forests, you can hear tender voice of Yellow-browed Bunting. There are many reputable singers in taiga. Rubythroat (Luscinia calliope) is one of them. Charming Siberian Blue Robin likes to perform in bird cherry tree and in fir tree. If it notices your attention it would not fly up but sweep down to the earth. Three-toed woodpecker you would recognize by its yellow cap. Around impetuous mountain rivers and creeks with waterfalls, that are numerous around Baikal, you can watch fantastic bird – a dipper – diving in icy streams to find there some food. In mountain steppes of Southern Baikal long-tailed Bunting (Emberiza cioides) is one of the common species. Godlewski's Bunting (Emberiza godlewskii), Eye-browed Thrush (Turdus obscurus) and Siberian Thrush (Zoothera sibirica) are also typical for the area. Elegant Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis) prefers rocky landscapes.
While Russian borders are close due to the virus one can watch and listen Baikal birds in the following movie: https://youtu.be/y17EAW_lEjE .After the quarantine is canceled we welcome you on our Baikal birding program:
http://ecotravel.ru/eng/tours/1/6/ to watch and listen all the birds in the Baikal collection by your eyes and ears!