Первый известный случай гнездования золотистой щурки (Merops apiaster L.) на территории национального парка
The area of green zones of Tver out of the list of Specially Protected Natural Areas has significantly shrunk due to the human activities. There is a wetland patch on the southern border of the city, which is inhabited by more than 30 species of animals and plants, included in the Red Data Book of Tver Region. The protection of this area could be achieved via organizing there the Wetland Ecological and Educational Centre «Avian Eldorado»
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
The book contains abstracts of the Xlllth Internationa! Ornithological Conference of Northern Eurasia held at the Orenburg State Pedagogical University (30 April -6 May 2010). It includes more than 400 abstracts of t he plenary lectures and symposia reports, as well as the poster presentations and materials from the round-table discussions. Papers are devoted to general ornithology, conservation of birds and applied ornithological research, as well as issues related to wider ornithological understanding and education. It is of interest to zoologists, educators and nature lovers in general.