Birding in Central Siberia


Itinerary in brief

2 June Travel to Krasnoyarsk via Moscow.

3 June Arrive Krasnoyarsk. Visit to Stolbi Nature Park. Stay overnight.

4 June Travel by plane to Bor. Continue to Central Siberian Zapovednik by hovercraft. Overnight.

5-10 June Investigation of Middle Taiga region. The first week of June presents us with numerous species of migrating waders and waterfowl; those begin to move downriver from the last week of May. The forest passerines begin to arrive from first week of June until third week (the last arrival is Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler).

11 June Depart for Bor. Visit to surrounding areas. Flight to Krasnoyarsk. Overnight.

12 June Flight back to Moscow and onwards


Starting point: Moscow Airport


Air Travel

This is entirely optional leaving you completely free to make personally your flight reservations and to pursue your travel arrangements to Moscow with an airline company or your own travel agent.
Please, be aware that there are at least two airports in Moscow and according to our schedule it is better to book direct flight to Domodedovo instead of Sheremetyevo airport.

Note: If your flight is to Sheremetyevo, you should arrive at least 4 hours before your next flight to Krasnoyarsk, departing at 10:00 PM from Domodedovo airport (transfer requires at least 1,30 h).

Price: (Promotional cost 2010) €2,750 (Base: 8-10 people)

5 pax = € 2,989, -

6 pax = € 2,890,-

7 pax = € 2,785,-

Price includes:

B & B accommodation in twin bedded wooden cabins at Mirno field station;
B & B in twin en suite rooms at Krasnoyarsk hotel;
Ten nights dinner;
Packed lunches except for days 1 and last;
Drinks: mineral water, fizzy drinks including Coca Cola, tea/coffee;
Internal flights (Moscow-Krasnoyarsk-Moscow and Krasnoyarsk-Bor-Krasnoyarsk)
All excursions plus transfers by boat or hovercraft in Central Siberia;
Guidance.

Price excludes:

Lunch on days 1 & last;
Alcoholic drinks and tips;
Transport to and from Russia;
Single room supplements in Krasnoyarsk, visas and health insurance.

What to bring:

Arrange of clothes:
- T-shirt, long sleeved shirt, light and tough pair of trousers, water-proof jacket, fleece (elasticated cuffs or trousers and shirt may be useful too as added protection from insects) plus a pair of trousers for walking around the base-site.
- Rubber boots (Wellingtons), specially those giving protection high on the leg. If you have a pair of high waders that are comfortable to walk in, these could be an alternative.
Repellent: Strong insect-repellent is a necessity and we recommend a protective hood with very fine netting.
Other items to bring would include: Bath towels, binoculars, special cream for treating bites, en international electrical adaptor (standard European two-pin). A torch will be useful and we recommend a head torch. Telescope and tripod are probably unnecessary because of forestry environment of the site.
- Remember there are no shops in the taiga, so anything else you think you might need, bring it, but take care for over-weight luggage – on Russian airports you are allowed to bring maximum 25 kg.





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