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The birds were seen in Serebryany Bor, Bitsevsky forest, in the Setun River valley and other natural areas of Moscow.
In 2020, Mospriroda specialists conducted more than 200 censuses of representatives of the animal world and counted over 40 bird species in natural areas that are listed in the Red Book of Moscow.
Great attention is paid to bird watching. In addition to the current counts, special environmental events are held every year – for example, the counting of waterfowl “Gray Neck”, nightingales, the Eurobirdwatch campaign, as well as birding competitions (otherwise sports ornithology – birdwatching). It is a special success to meet and record a bird from the Red Book of Moscow. The rarest of them are representatives of the first and second categories of rarity: endangered species and species with decreasing numbers.
The black-headed gull, which nests mainly in small freshwater reservoirs, is listed in the Red Book of the city under the second category. Nevertheless, this year it was recorded in the largest number of natural areas in Moscow. The birds were seen in the natural and historical parks “Kosinsky”, “Izmailovo”, “Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo”, “Bitsevsky forest”, “Tsaritsyno”, “Kuzminki-Lyublino”, the “Zelenogradsky” nature reserve, natural areas “Troparevo” and “Teply Stan”.
Gulls of the same rarity category have been recorded in Serebryany Bor, Zelenogradsky Wildlife Refuge, Bitsevsky Les and Kuzminki-Lublin.
Another representatives of the gull family are river terns. They also have a second rarity category. This year Krachek was spotted in the natural and historical parks “Kosinsky”, “Izmailovo”, “Bitsevsky Les”, “Kuzminki-Lyublino”, the nature reserve “Valley of the Setun River”, the natural monument “Serebryany Bor”.
Representatives of the order of charadriiformes of the first category of rarity were also taken into account: a small plover in the Zelenogradsky reserve, a woodcock in the Kuzminki-Lyublino natural area, a lapwing and a carrier in Bitsevsky forest.
Representatives of this order are predators, powerful and fast birds that mainly feed on meat, hunt mammals and birds, less often insects. The count showed that in Moscow the most common of this order are the Red Book Sparrowhawks and Goshawks. The first were recorded in the natural and historical parks “Izmailovo”, “Bitsevsky forest”, “Tsaritsyno”, “Kuzminki-Lyublino”, the nature reserve “Valley of the Setun River”, the natural monument “Serebryany Bor”. Goshawks have been seen in the natural areas of the Setun River Valley, Tushinsky, Troparevo and Teply Stan, Kuzminki-Lyublino, Bitsevsky Les, Serebryany Bor.
The common kestrel belongs to the group of small falcons, in the Red Book of Moscow it has the third category of rarity. This year the bird was celebrated in the Setun river valley, “Zelenogradsky”, Bitsevsky forest, “Kuzminki-Lublin”.
The rarest (first category) birds from this order recorded in Moscow are the common buzzard in the Bitsevsky forest and Izmailovo and the common wasp eater in the Kuzminki-Lyublino natural area.
Squad of woodpeckers
A lot of different Red Book woodpeckers were also counted this year. The most widespread at the end of the year is the black woodpecker, listed in the Red Book of Moscow under the second category. This bird was spotted in the natural and historical parks “Izmailovo”, “Tsaritsyno”, “Kuzminki-Lyublino”, “Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo”, the reserve “Zelenogradsky”, the natural monument “Serebryany Bor”, in the natural areas “Troparevo” and “Teply Stan “.
Under the first category, the gray-headed woodpecker is listed in the Red Book; it is noted in the natural zone “Valley of the Skhodnya River in Kurkino” and Bitsevsky forest. Also in this forest, we noticed a middle spotted woodpecker, which also belongs to the first category.
On the natural territory “Moskvoretsky” a green woodpecker was noted (third category). And the white-backed woodpecker of the fifth rarity category lives in the forest parks “Kuskovo” and “Izmailovo”, Bitsevsky forest and Serebryany Bor.
This is the most common order of small and medium-sized birds. In Moscow, of its Red Data Book representatives, long-tailed tits, or moths, were most counted. These birds were taken into account in the natural areas “Kuskovo”, “Izmailovo”, “Bitsevsky Les”, “Troparevo”, “Teply Stan”, “Moskvoretsky”, in the reserves “Valley of the Skhodnya River in Kurkin” and “Zelenogradsky”, in the natural monument ” Silver Forest”.
The Moscow tit Muscovy is listed in the Red Book under the second category of rarity. The bird was seen in the parks Tsaritsyno and Moskvoretsky, in Serebryany Bor, in the natural areas Zelenogradsky, Troparevo and Teply Stan.
In the valley of the Skhodnya River in Kurkino, they found a lark (second category), an ordinary shrike (fifth category) in Tsaritsyn, a powderpuff (second category) and a river cricket (fifth category) in Bitsevsky forest.
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