The first registered breeding of the European Bee-eater in the region of Tver is described. A favorable combination of climatic and natural conditions caused the breeding of bee-eaters behind the northernmost borders of their regular breeding area. Observations over the period from the end of May till the beginning of August introduce the developmental dynamic and peculiarities of existence of the colony, as well as its interactions with other species of vertebrates. Despite the failure of secondary nesting of one of the pairs, the colony, consisting of two breeding pairs, can be recognized as successful. There were at least four nestlings, which successfully left the nests. Four young birds, probably of the last year brood, appeared sometime on the course of colony development
Here we outline a promising method for counting animals, practiced on a White Stork in the Tver Region. The method implies audiovisual monitoring of nests using UAVs with entering data into a specially developed mobile GIS application, and subsequent visualization of data on the analytical panel of the web application.
Memoirs of friends and colleagues reveal the milestones of the scientific and creative career of A.Yu. Shmitov. The list of his scientific publications is given
Modern data of the Spanish sparrow population in the Stavropol Region (Russia) based on observations in 2001-2018 are analyzed. Nesting biology of the species in the Region is described. Limiting factors are discussed
Data on avifaunas of the industrial wetlands located in forest and forest-steppe zones of the European part of Russia is provided. Similarities and differences in avian composition of such wetlands in the cities of Tver, Saransk, Ruzaevka and Krasnoslobodsk are revealed. The importance of industrial wetlands for preservation of avian rare species is underlined