Point: Kultuk, (south-west "pinnacle" of the Lake Baikal, 8 km nortwards from Slyudyanka, Irkutsk Region, Russia)


Terms: 21 August - 17 October 2001 (51 observing day)

Direction of migration: locally - westwards along termics up southern shore cliffs, generally - southwards.

Total number of birds flying over across observing point:

Osprey Pandion haliaetus haliaetus      3
Crested Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus orientalis   1148
Black Kite Milvus migrans lineatus     1554
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus cyaneus     54
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus (sensu lato)    5
Goshawk Accipiter gentilis subsps (A.g.schwedowi domimating)  578
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus nisosimilis     380 (or a few lesser, see the next species)
Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis sibiricus   2 (or a few more, see the previous species)
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus subsp.    1
Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius      1
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo japonicus (absol. dominating) + B.b.vulpinus 4285
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus milvoides    21
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis subsps     11
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga     34
Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca      37
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos subsps     37
White-tailed Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla    5
Peregrine Falco peregrinus subsps     12
Hobby Falco subbuteo subbuteo      6
Merlin Falco columbarius subsps      1
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus/perpallidus  26
* + Insufficiently determined:
Accipitridae sp.       40
Buteo or Pernis        102
Accipiter sp.        4
Aquila sp.        4

TOTAL: 8351

Note that real numbers of migratory birds are more than we can see because only a main part of this "corridor" is observing where maximal migratory density does while birds can fly at a distance around it.
Gemerally, in 2001 the migration was not very powerful because of climatic conditions and maybe other causes; in end of 1980es we could observe more birds.