April 1 - Birdwatcher's Day. Dmitry Bulgakov, project expert from the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, has prepared interesting information about birds for you. This will be part of our Ecotour4Natur Educational Program.
The species composition of nesting birds most fully characterizes the main features and specificity of the landscape-biotopic environment of any territory. Despite the physiognomic contrast and mosaic nature of the landscape-biotopic structure, from the point of view of bird habitats, the spit looks generally relatively monotonous. There are no open (unforested) raised and lowland bogs, rivers and river valleys. The only raised bog is dried out, heavily forested and has largely lost its faunistic specificity. In general, wetlands are characterized by a small area and, in most cases, their functional role in the ecosystems of the spit is very weak. Rare are relatively large tracts of mature deciduous and mixed forests. Meadow biotopes are represented by insignificant fragments.
Over the entire period of research on the Curonian Spit, 144 bird species were registered. Attention is drawn to significant changes in the indicated periods of time both in the number of nesting species and in its composition itself, which should normally be typical for a small area with a high degree of spatial isolation.
The sketch for the exposition "Feathered world of the Baltic". Author K. Cherevko, 2021
The project is being implemented under the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Lithuania-Russia 2014-2020. The budget of the project is 299 823,04 EUR, out of which 224 741,04 EUR will be financed by the EU and 45 099,69 EUR will be financed by the RF , the duration – 24 months.
This project is funded by the European Union and the Russian Federation.
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