The number of stork nests is on the rise in the Amur River basin
The Oriental stork survey is reaching its peak in the Russian part of its home range. With the support of WWF-Russia the researchers from Amurskaya, Evreiskaya and Khabarovsky provinces are examining the previously known stork nests and looking for new ones reaching them by ATVs, boats, unmanned aerial vehicles and on foot.
The survey has been already carried out in Amurskaya province in the areas traditionally inhabited by storks. Moreover, intermediate results demonstrate a considerable increase in the number of breeding pairs compare to the previous year.
During the Oriental stork survey in Sheremetyevsky Nature Park of Khabarovsky province, specialists of Zapovedny Priamurye were amazed at the number of nests on this relatively small protected area.