Waterfowl and waterbirds of Saratov region (Gaviiformes, Podicipediformes, Pelecaniformes, Ciconiiformes, Phoenicopteriformes, Anseriformes). - E.V. Zavyalov, G.V. Shlyakhtin, T.A. Kapranova, V.V. Piskunov, L.A. Lebedeva, V.G. Tabachishin, A.E. Khomyakov, A.V. Lobanov, A.A. Bayunov, N.N. Yakushev. - Berkut. 6 (1-2). 1997. P. 3-18.
On base of the analysis of literature and results of field research total 54 species of waterfowl and waterbirds from these 6 orders were registered in Saratov region in 1871-1996. From them 23 species are breeding, 18 - migrating and 13 - vagrant. The Great Crested Grebe, Gray Heron, Mallard, Garganey are the most numerous species. 16 species from these orders are included in the Red Data Book of Saratov region. Data about distribution and ecology of all 54 species are presented. [Russian].
Key words: Saratov region, waterfowl, waterbirds, fauna, distribution, ecology, breeding, migration.