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Birds of the Russian Far East - 2010

The list below is of the birds which I saw on my trip to the Russian Far East during June and July 2010.  Where I was able to take photos they are included.  Some may be poor quality but they serve as a record.                 


For the original Flikr page please link to Birds of Russian Far East.




Order: Podicipediformes Family: Podicipedidae

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena






Order: Procellariiformes Family: Diomedeidae

Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis 

Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes

Shearwaters and petrels

Order: Procellariiformes Family: Procellariidae

Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis   


Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris






Order: Procellariiformes Family: Hydrobatidae  

Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma furcata






Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus





Red-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax urile





Ducks, geese and swans

Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae

Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope






Mallard Anas platyrhynchos





Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus

 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator





Hawks, kites and eagles

Order: Falconiformes Family: Accipitridae

Steller's Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus





 Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus

Plovers and lapwings

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Charadriidae

Mongolian Plover Charadrius mongolus     (Lesser Sand Plover)





Sandpipers and allies

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis

Gray-tailed Tattler Heterosceles brevipes       (Tringa brevipes)

Rock Sandpiper Calidris ptilocnemis

Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Laridae

Kamchatka Gull Larus canus kamtschatschensis





Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens





Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus





Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris





Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla


Order: Charadriiformes Family: Sternidae

 Common Tern Sterna hirundo





Auks, Murres, and Puffins

Order: Charadriiformes Family: Alcidae

 Common Guillemot Uria aalge





Brunnich's Guillemot Uria lomvia

Pigeon Guillemot Cepphus columba





Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus

Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella





Whiskered Auklet Aethia pygmaea

Horned Puffin Fratercula corniculata





Tufted Puffin Fratercula cirrhata






Order: Cuculiformes Family: Cuculidae

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus

Woodpeckers and allies

Order: Piciformes Family: Picidae

White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos






Order: Passeriformes Family: Alaudidae

Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis

Wagtails and pipits

Order: Passeriformes Family: Motacillidae

White Wagtail Motacilla alba





Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis





Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava





Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea      





Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni





Pechora Pipit Anthus gustavi





Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens


Order: Passeriformes Family: Cinclidae

Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasii





Thrushes and allies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Turdidae

Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus





Brown-headed Thrush Turdus chrysolaus

Old World warblers

Order: Passeriformes Family: Sylviidae

Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella ochotensis

Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis





Old World flycatchers

Order: Passeriformes Family: Muscicapidae

Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope





Chickadees and titmice

Order: Passeriformes Family: Paridae

Willow Tit Poecile montana

Crows, jays, ravens and magpies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Corvidae

Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes





Carrion Crow Corvus corone

Common Raven Corvus corax





Buntings, sparrows, seedeaters and allies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Emberizidae

Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica





Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis





Siskins, crossbills and allies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Fringillidae

Grey-bellied Bullfinch  Pyrrhula pyrrhula griseiventris





Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator





Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus





Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea





Oriental Greenfinch Carduelis sinica






Order: Passeriformes Family: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus






67 birds were seen of which 52 were photographed