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Yenisey - birds of Central Siberia

The Yenisey river is the world's sixth and the Russia's the largest river in terms of discharge. It runs from the south to the north dividing the territory of Russia in two. Its drainage basin consists of three absolutely different parts. The Upper Yenisey is surrounded by the Sayan Mountains and runs northwards deviding western Siberia and the Central Siberian Plateau. It's interesting that even ornithological diversity on two Yenisey coasts is different. For example, Great Snipe and Grey Crow have been seen only on the left and west bank while White Wagtail and Rock Thrush inhabit the right bank.
The route goes across the three basic territories of the Yenisey basin: its mountainious southen part, the Easten Sayan and famous Krasnoyarsk Stolby. In the middle part of the river, the tour camp is at the biological station, located on the border of the Central Siberian Reserve, and in the North we visit Kutarmakan lake situated on the Putoran Plateau. On this tour you will get a complete ornithological picture of the whole region.
During the program the tourists are accompanied by a qualified ornithologist. Ornithologists of protected areas visited are also involved in different activities.

Our guides Birds checklist

Photogallery of tour:

Blue-throated Robin With Nestlings (Luscinia)
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Thrush With Nestlings
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1 Day

Early morning arrival in Krasnoyarsk. Trip to Stolby nature reserve with visiting valley of Kacha river to look for Long-tailed Rosefinch and other steppe-forest species as (Richard's Pipit, Brown Shrike, Black-faced Bunting, Pine Bunting).
Lunch in the Field. After that arrival to Stolby nature reserve.
Diner. Evening sounds of Stolby.

2,3 Days

The whole walking days in the mountains. Radial excursions around. (Blue Robin, Masking Wagtail, Lanceolated Warbler, Pallas's Leaf Warbler, Radde's Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Pacific Swift, Red-flanked Bluetail, White's Thrush).

4 Day

Early breakfast. Transfer to airport.
10:00 Departure to Bor
11:50 Arrival in Bor.
13:00-14:00 Lunch in cafeteria
14:30 Departure by boat to Mirnoe (In case of bad weather and storm – overnight in Bor)
20:30 Arrival in Mirnoe, settle down. Late welcome dinner.

5-8 Days

Walking excursions to the right and left banks of the Yenisey, watching birds of midle taiga of Central Siberia. On the right bank we'll observe: Red-flanked Bluetail, White's Thrush, Brambling, Black-and-orange Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler, Yellow-browed Bunting, Pintail Snipe, Olive-backed Pipit. On the left bank the floodplane species will be observed: Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, Muscicapa sibirica, Siberian Rubythroat, Swinhoe's Red-tailed Robin, Black-throated Thrush, Eye-browed Thrush, Siberian Thrush, Dusky Warbler.

9-10 Days

Departure by boat to Dudinka, accommodation in a hotel.

11 Day

Helicopter flight to kutarmakan lake, Putorana plateau. Accommodation in a guesthouse of Putoransky Reserve.

12-13 Days

Walk through mountain tundra and boat trips around the lake. Bird species: Pallas's Reed Bunting, Dusky Thrush, Siberian Accentor, Grey-tailed Tattler, Arctic Warbler, Buff-bellied Pipit, Olive-backed Pipit. Besides birds you can meet Brown Bear, Rain Deer, and Snow Sheep

14 Day

Departure helicopter to Norilsk, overnight in a hotel

15 Day

Departure to Moscow from Norilsk


Number of PAX 6 8 10
Price, RUB 199 000 171 000 150 500
Price, USD 6488 5575 4910
Price, EUR 4690 4030 3547
Price, GBP 4114 3535 3111

Prices in foreign currencies are indicative and given with the exchange rate on October 28, 2010.

Accommodation, full board, transpotation (ship, helicopter, boats, bus) and excursions according the program, medical insurance
Airplane tickets Moscow-Krasnoyarsk, Norilsk-Moscow, private expences, additional excursions, alcoholic bevareges, transfer, accommodation and program in Moscow.


General info:

14 Days

hotel 3*, guest house

full board



helicopter, ship, boats, bus


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