After analyzing more than 6,000 photos, the scientists drew conclusions about how the winter of 2020 birds in the Caspian Sea area. According to the data received, in January of the current year there were overwintered 289959 waterfowl and wetland birds representing 36 species from 8 groups. This is the third highest amount for the last 20 years, the highest was in 2007 - 439954 and in 2019 - 306489.
In terms of species diversity, this year scientists were able to record such rare feathered birds: 47 Bewick's swans (322 in 2019), 320 grouse (17134 in 2019), 3497 flamingos (3,520 in 2019). And the leaders among wintering birds, as before, were coots (176400).
In the battle for the championship among ducks Red-necked Pochards were the winners with the result 42626, followed by Tufted Ducks in second place (32288). Tufted Duck (32288) was on the second place, Blue White-winged Duck (32,288) was ranked third, while Blue Duck (15,760) was ranked third. Among river ducks the most recorded were Mallards. (12597).
Unfortunately, the scientists managed to We had only two gray herons, while last year their number exceeded 4,000. were a few (91) and cormorants (69). Bewick's Swans, estimated at 2.5 thousand, wintered successfully in the area. swans wintered successfully in Caspian Sea region, but whooper swans have not been caught here. but whooper swans didn't make it here this year.
A warm winter contributed to an even settlement of birds throughout the Caspian Sea area.
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