Ornithofauna of wetland “Primorskoye swamp” (Kaliningrad region). – D.G. Grishanov. – Berkut. 12 (1-2). 2003. – P. 32-36.
Primorskoye swamp is one of the most important wetlands in Kaliningrad region. 180 bird species, including 19 special protected species, are registered on the territory of the wetland. This is the key site for the Red-necked Grebe, Greylag Goose, Bearded Tit; the most important area for the breeding Coot, Bittern, Gadwall and some warblers in the region. Intensive migration of the Greylag Goose, White-fronted Goose, Bean Goose, Mallard, Gadwall, Wigeon, Pochard, Tufted Duck and some waders and gulls is observed in the wetland. There are a lot of threatened factors influencing the Primorskoye swamp: fishery, hunting, planned hydrological activities, etc. However, the most important of them is the tenancy of the wetland’s territory. [Russian].
Key words: wetland, Kaliningrad region, fauna, protected species, numbers, protection.
Address: D.G. Grishanov, Kaliningrad State University, Universitetskaya str. 2, Kaliningrad, 236040, Russia; e-mail: grishanov@email.albertina.ru.