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A Week In Moscow (1 Viewer)


Dance the ghost with me
I'm going to Moscow late May-early June for a week. i was just wondering about birding round these parts. Also, what is it like in general, has anyone experienced any problems birding from security or locals?

Cheers in advance,

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Victor Tyakht

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Speaking in general it’s nice place. Never met the problems neither with security nor locals during bird watching walks.
Last year atlas “Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region” http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Birds-Moscow-Region-Faunistica/dp/9546422622 counts for 273 species observed. At least one is missed (I met Arctic Redpoll, no in atlas, many times last winter). You will be at good season for bird watching. Pay special attention to large city parks. I prefer south-west part, e.g. Troparevo park. Surely you will meet here - Bluethroat, Robin, Nightingale, Redstart, Whinchat, three wagtails, some thrushes, Blackcap, many warblers, some flycatchers, some tits, Nuthatch (look for asiatica – often met during this year), Treecreeper, Red-backed Shrike, some woodpeckers, and many others. If lucky – Wryneck, Long-eared Owl, Corncrake (any case you will hear him). Btw, I’ve made cover photo of the referred atlas just in Troparevo.
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Mabel, I just moved to Moscow six days ago for a couple of months so the only birdwatching I did was in the disco.

BTW, if anyone is interested in birdwatching together, I'm open. Victor, where do you leave? I live at Zamoskworece, central old part of Moscow surrounded by the river (info for Mabel).

Tomorrow I am going to natural museum to buy the book. I guess it will also be cheaper than on Amazon. :)

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