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Reality-show “Oriental storks online. Third season”

17 march 2020
WWF’s online cameras recorded the first pair of Oriental storks returned to the Amur River Basin from the wintering grounds.

Reality-show “Oriental storks online. Third season” continues this year in the Amur Ecoregion. The first pair of Oriental storks is back to their nest located on the inactive transmission tower. Thanks to video cameras provided by WWF, online streaming is available on the AmurInfoCenter, the information portal of WWF Russia.

A legendary pair of storks settled down near Tambovka village
AmurSEU / WWF Russia
“This is a legendary pair of storks that has settled in this nest for more than 10 years and always successfully hatched chicks. It is the pair that stayed in the nest after terrible grassfire had burnt the valley last year, these birds saved their eggs and raised five chicks after that”, comments Anna Serdyuk, PhD, senior project coordinator on protected areas at WWF Russia Amur branch.
Let’s recall that the first online cameras were tested in Amurskaya province in 2018 in one of the nests near Tambovka village on the inactive transmission tower. In 2019, with the support of WWF Russia, online cameras were installed on 4 nests. This season, online surveillance has been expanded by one more nest on a tree in the Amursky Wildlife Refuge. Moreover, four artificial tripods for the stork nests were mounted there under coordination of Anton Sasin, the Oriental stork conservation projects coordinator at the NGO AmurSEU.
Mounting artificial tripods for the nests of the Oriental storks
AmurSEU / WWF Russia
“If a tree with the nest falls down, we try to mount an artificial support - a tripod made of logs with a special basket fixed on top where the stork can build a new nest. This year, in early March, specialists of the regional Directorate of Protected Areas already installed 5 new tripod supports in the Berezovsky Wildlife Refuge. 4 supports have been mounted in the Amursky Wildlife Refuge, and in the near future, while storks are still returning from winter apartments, 3 tripods will be delivered in Muravyevsky Wildlife Refuge, - explains Anna Serdyuk, WWF Russia. — In total, over the past 10 years, with the support of WWF Russia, more than 50 artificial supports have been installed in Amurskaya province and almost 70% of them are inhabited by storks - these birds are conservative and always try to build a new nest closer to old one.”
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