Characteristic of spring migration of the Common Snipe in Kaliningrad region. - Yu.N. Yarovikova. - Berkut. 11 (2). 2002. - P. 251-256.
The surveys of the Common Snipe’s spring migration in the Kaliningrad region of Russia were performed in 2000–2003. Censuses of migratory birds were conducted in three sample plots one time per each five-day period. Our investigation revealed that spring migration of the Common Snipe begins in the second/third decades of March and lasts for about a month and a half. The highest number of migrants was observed in the beginning and the end of the first decade of April. The most intensive migration has been recorded along the coasts of the Curonian and Vistula Lagoons. The both food/defense features of the concrete habitats and meteorological features were determined as the most important factors influencing dynamics and intensity of migration. [Russian].
Key words: Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago, Kaliningrad region, migration.
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