Characteristics of migrations of Falconiformes, Columbiformes, Strigiformes and Coraciiformes in Saratov region according to analysis of ringing data and visual observations. - E.V. Zavialov, V.G. Tabachishin, G.V. Shlyakhtin, N.N. Yakushev. - Berkut. 16 (1). 2007. - P. 131-140.
This study was made on the basis of field observations from April 1992 to March 2004; relevant materials provided by the Research-Information Center of Birds Ringing of the Severtsov Institute of Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences (the city of Moscow) (from 1932 till now) were also used. The wintering places of Black Kite, Pallid Harrier and Common Kestrel from the Saratov region (Russia) are located in the Mediterranean countries and in Northern and Western Africa. Several cases of irregular wintering in the region were registered for Wood Pigeon and Short-eared Owl. They caused by a combination of mild winters and a rich food supply. In most cases, spring migration starts in March and ends in late April, the first individuals of Bee-eater arrive in early May. In autumn, trophic migrations of Bee-eater begins in mid August. Passage of most species ends to early October. Separate individuals can be registered till November. Spring migration goes during a short time with a high intensity while in the autumn migrants can stay for a long time. [Russian].
Key words: Saratov region, migration, ringing, recovery, wintering.
Address: E.V. Zavialov, Saratov university, Astrakhanskaya str. 83, 410012 Saratov, Russia.