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ATLASES AND GUIDES

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Kalyakin, M.V. & Voltzit, O.V. 2006. Atlas. Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region. Moscow-Sofia, Pensoft. 372 p.

The Atlas is a complete collection of distribution maps of all 273 breeding, migrant, nomadic and wintering bird species recorded in Moscow and the Moscow Region during 1999–2004. The maps are accompanied by brief texts characterising their status in the region, graphs illustrating their seasonal presence and about 900 photos of all 273 recorded bird species. The book summarises the data collected by 380 birdwatchers and professional ornithologists during six years of fieldwork for the programme "Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region" or received from several research and conservation projects, and information derived from the literature published after 1999. The Atlas shows the recent distribution of birds in Moscow City and the Moscow Region. These data can be used for educational, conservational and scientific purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birds of European part of Russia: The photo-guide. Kalyakin M.V., Groot Koerkamp G., Kontorshchikov V.V., Kosenko S.M., Kouzov S.A., Morozov V.V., Redkin Ya.A. «Fiton+» Publ., 2009. 352 pp.

This unique photo-guide to birds of European Russia will become an invaluable gift for everyone who is interested in bird life. The guide contains near 600 colour photographs by the best animal photographers of Russia and other countries. Easy-to-read text written by professional ornithologists, excellent illustrations, and bird species detailed descriptions — concerning their appearance, habits and behaviour — will soon teach you how to determine any bird you meet near your country-house, in a park or in woods. You will know what different bird species eat, where they nest, when a certain species can be met.
The book will be very useful for everyone admiring the nature of the European part of Russia.

 

 

 

 

 M.V. Kalyakin, O.V. Voltzit & G. Groot Koerkamp. 2014. Atlas of the birds of Moscow City (in Russian and English). N.S. Morozov (ed.). Moscow, Fiton XXI.  ISBN 978-5-906171-52-8

The Atlas of the birds of Moscow City was published in 2014. The main body of the atlas consists of the distribution maps for each of the 226 species found in Moscow during 2006–2011. These are accompanied by brief species accounts in both Russian and English. The texts should add, not duplicate the information contained in the maps. The map pages contain one larger and two smaller maps. The first of the three maps presents information on the distribution and abundance of the species during the breeding season, colours are used to indicate the level of evidence for breeding. Abundance of breeding pairs is indicated by varying diameters of the black dots inside the tetrads. The upper of the two smaller maps shows the tetrads (marked in blue) in which the species was found at least once during the winter period. The lower map shows the maximum estimates of the number of individuals of a species recorded in a tetrad during the year, regardless of the season.

 

ANNUAL REPORTS

 

 

Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region — 1999. Mikhail V. Kalyakin (compiler). 2000. 93 p.

Results of compilation of data on composition, distribution and status of birds of Moscow and Moscow Region and nearest neigboureds are described. The data were collected under the Program started by the Moscow Ornithological Society and Zoological Museum of Moscow State University and directed on cooperation of Moscow ornithologists in studying of the regional bird fauna. The main purpose of the Program is collecting, accumulation and annual preliminary analysis of various data collected by professional ornithologists and volunteers in the region. The main reason to start the Program was rather high activity of birdwatching in the region and, on the other hand, a growing volume of unpublished information. Results of this cooperation is supposed to be useful for prepareing in future a book on birds of the Moscow Region.
The main method of the ongoing Program is collecting of information presented in two formats – as «cards» (these include lists of all or, rarely, mostly interesting bird species recorded during one visit to individual place) and/or «individual communications» (information on individual species records, interesting observations etc.). In total 139 cards related to 101 sites of observations and over 20 individual communications have been received from 86 persons in 1999. Seasonal and spatial distribution of the obtained cards and communications, method of data analysis, weather conditions in 1999 are described and list of correspondents is presented. Every card has got its individual number, then the cards were sorted according to points of observations and each point has got its individual number. These numbers are shown on the map and given in the final table 5, which summarises data from all cards. Information on distributional and breeding details of some most rare and vulnerable species including big birds of prey, owls and some passerines are not presented. In total 225 bird species were recorded in the Moscow Region including 131 in Moscow in 1999. For 133 species evidences of breeding are availably, for 72 of them — from Moscow. Four species are added to the regional bird list; three of them are really new for the region, the touth one was missing in the official list used in cards. Species accounted are given for birds of particular interest, as well as notes are made on some uncommon wintering species, on records of birds with albinism, on «mystery observations» etc. Ringing totals for the region are presented in table 9. Results on midwinter counts of Mallard and other water birds in Moscow are given in tables 6–8. Publications of 1998 and 1999 on birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region are also listed. Finally the future of the Program is discussed and everybody interested in birds of the Moscow Region are invited to take part in it.

 

 Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region — 2000. Mikhail V. Kalyakin (compiler). 2002. 134 p.

Second annual review of compilation of data on composition, distribution and status of birds in Moscow and the Moscow Region and the nearest areas is presented. The main purpose is to collect as much information for future proposed book on the regional bird fauna as possible.
The main method of analysis lies in transformation of data from cards or files acquired from observers to Excel tables. It allows to get «personal» information for each bird species and gives the possibility of their selection due to dates of record, locality, breeding status, etc. It means that statistical data are treated more easy now. The observers (the list consists of 133 persons) informed the compiler about 227 bird species recorded in 159 localities in the region in 2000 (including 144 species obtained in Moscow and 221 in the region). As a whole 153 cards were submitted. It is proved that 138 species breed in the Region and in Moscow, but 3 of them only in Moscow. One species (Purple heron) was added to the official list of birds of the region, in despite of the fact that it was found c. 26 km out of the border of the Moscow Region in the Ryazan Region near Solotcha village.
The form of presentation of the information was changed a little. Supplement 1 is a list of localities where species were recorded by the observers. Supplement 2 gives the information about distribution both of bird records and of breeding records in the Moscow Region and the nearest districts of some other regions (amount of localities is 131). Supplement 3 gives the same information that Supplement 2 but for Moscow town (28 localities). Besides, in the review there are data on records of rare species, results of winter census of water-birds (tables 5–7), results of ringing activity in the region (table 8), interesting facts (such as abnormal plumage, strange behavior, extremely early or late breeding, etc.), bird phenology, weather conditions of the year, plant phenology, and abundance of small mammals. Publications of 1999–2000 on birds of the region also are listed. Critical analysis of the previous review («Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region — 1999», compiler Kalyakin M.V., 2000) and some additions to the data of 1999 are included. There is indication of some mistakes, that were found in the text of Summary of the mentioned issue (p. 48): first line from the top — instead of «table 5» must be «Supplements 1, 2»; 5th line from the top — after the words «... in Moscow in 1999» reference to Supplement 3 must be mentioned; 5th line from the bottom — instead of «table 9» must be «table 6»; 4th line from the bottom — instead of «tables 6–8» must be «tables 3–5».
In conclusion the future of the Program is discussed, ornithologists and volunteers interested in birds of the Moscow Region are invited to ta­ke part in it and to put more attention to breeding of birds.

 

 

 Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region — 2001. Mikhail V. Kalyakin (compiler). 2003. 222 p.

Third annual review of composition, distribution and status of birds in Moscow and the Moscow Region and the nearest area includes data on 234 bird species recorded from 1 November 2000 to 31 October 2001 in 222 localities by 100 persons and sent to compiler in 273 cards. Totally 136 bird species were found in Moscow including 54 breeding, 6 of them were not observed out of the town. Around Moscow 228 bird species recorded, incl. 138 breeding and 3 probably breeding ones. Eight bird species added to the Regional Bird List: Laughing Dove rediscovered in Moscow where it had been recorded earlier as an introducent; Common Myna is restored in the List due to presence old data about its breeding in Moscow after releasing; Barnacle Goose and Bar-headed Goose were found in the Moscow Region several years ago as vagrants and were omitted in the List later without any reasons; Common Pheasant, Avocet and Long-tailed Rosefinch evidently recorded at 2001; Bearded Reedling discovered in 2002 but mentioned here due to its listing in Check-list of Birds of Lotoshinsky fish-pond area. This Check-list as well as two other sites mostly popular among ornithologists (Vinogradovo flood-plain and bog system in Dubna River valley) were compiled on published and unpublished field data of many observers and included in this issue. This sort of data are new for the series and oriented on compilation of all known details on local bird fauna.
Besides this news in traditional form of the bulletin other one is including data on bird breeding in the region collected in form of nest cards (n=199) and information from faunistical cards. One else new section presents an open letter to our famous and authoritative ornithologists and includes invitation to share with compiler and all ornithological community by their ancient materials on bird of Moscow and the Moscow Region. The last new thing is an inclusion of short rather humorous story about birdwatchering in Belgium in Winter 2001 when no Waxwings were found because all of them were wintering in Moscow at the moment.
As usual, sites of record and breeding for recorded bird species are shown on maps (pp. 21–24) and listed in tables (see Appendix) — separately for Moscow and the Moscow Region. Numbers of sites for the parts of Moscow (parks, ponds and rivers, housing estates) introduced in this bulletin will be constant in future. Numeration of observation sites in the Moscow Region is refreshed each year due to geography of excursion. Other parts of issue are traditional for the series and include short description of the weather, phenology, crop capacity of several plants and abundance of small mammals in 2001. Data on rare species, interesting records, results of winter and summer counts of waterbirds in Moscow and results of bird ringing are also described. Traditionally we discuss some data from bulletin 2000 and several mistakes steal in the text. Bibliography dedicated to birds of the region in 2001 and discussion of the future projects finish the main part of the text.

Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region — 2002. Mikhail V. Kalyakin (compiler). 2004. 268 p.

In the forth annual review of the series «Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region» composition, distribution and status of birds of this area including territories of five adjoining Regions are described in the traditional manner with emphasis on data on rare species, abundance of common wintering species, and on interesting aspects of bird breeding. The review is based on data collected between 1 November 2001 — 31 October 2002 in 312 localities and delegated to the compiler by 161 persons (322 special questionnary forms = cards).
General statistical parameters are not far from those for the previous years: 141 bird species were found in Moscow including 54 breeding and 1 probably breeding, 3 of them were observed in the town only. 216 species were recorded out of Moscow, 138 of them as breeding and 6 as probably breeding. One species was recorded for the first time in the Region: it was Bearded Reedling seen in reed vegetation bars on the Lotoshinsky fish-ponds, NW part of the Moscow Region.
The analysis of the results starts with the description of weather in each season of the period, of crop of bird forage-plants and with the estimation of abundance of small rodents. The year 2002 was characterized by an early spring (snow thaw began after the 10th of January), by a slight flood and an extremely hot summer with droughts and fires. Many migrant bird species were recorded 1–2 weeks earlier than usual in spring. Because of such a summer the traditional dates and sites of the summer movements were changed in some species. In winter 2001/2002 the crop of fir cones and of ashberry was poor. In the next winter there were few fir cones again, but the crop of ashberry and of some other forage-plants was rich. The abundance of small rodents was high very locally (Table 1).
In the previous issue («Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region — 2001») there was analyzed composition of species, which are to be considered rare separately in Moscow and in the Moscow Region. In the present issue data for 76 such species found in Moscow and for 102 rare species of the Moscow Region are discussed. Among the species which were recorded in Moscow are the following: Little Grebe, Little Bittern, Mute Swan, Goosander, Peregrine, Pygmy Owl, Great Grey Shrike, Great Reed and Booted Warbler. And among the species recorded in the Moscow Region Red-necked Grebe, Lesser White-fronted Goose, Shelduck, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Booted and Golden Eagle, Oystercatcher, Jack Snipe, Arctic and Long-tailed Skua, Mediterranean Gull (nests as before), Oriental Cuckoo, Bee-eater (adwanced far to the North, up to Taldom), Savi’s Warbler, Collared Flycatcher, Ortolan and Corn Bunting were found.
As usual, all the data on bird species are shown in Appendix 3 and 4 with numbers of localities, where the data were collected. The numbers correspond with the numeration on the maps (Figs. 1–4). The area of the Moscow Region in this issue is divided into 195 rectangles (they are linked with the coordinat scale so that a size of each rectangle is 15.75 x 18.55 kms). This numeration will be used in future.
Other chapters include information on dates of nesting (Tables 3, 4) and the winter and summer abundance of water-birds in Moscow (Tables 5–8), data on ringing in the region (Table 9) and interesting notes on feeding and breeding behavior of birds, status of several groups (galls, owls and some other selected species). The list of 2001–2002 publications on birds of the region is also included. Special attention is paid to the problem of persistent presence and abundance of species win­tering in Pushchino (S of the Moscow Region) and in the whole Region.
In the note of Maria Konovalova and Yaroslav Redkin it is the evidence of time-to-time appearance of Siberian subspecies of Nuthatch in the Moscow Region that is described. Victor Zubakin offers his note on the first list of birds of the Moscow Region compiled 200 years ago by Ivan Dvigubsky, which was the start point for the Moscow regional ornithology.
In 2002 there was organized the Faunictic Commity of five persons for the official estimation of such records and for the control over accuracy of identification of hard-determined bird species. The Commity will give the Official List of bird species of the region. First results of its activity will be presented in the next issue dedicated to data of 2003.
A new section «Archival notes» includes a list of materials collected during the previous years (mainly at 1980s–1990s). The archival and the total information accumulated in the issues will be a basis of a future book on birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region. As a step of its preparation in the next issue there will be included one or more species sketches as an example for the future resumptive book. Besides a preparation of «Atlas of Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region» is declared in the present issue.

 

 

 

 

Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region — 2003. Mikhail V. Kalyakin (compiler). 2005. 312 p.

The 5th regular issue of the series «Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region» summarizes the results of observations of 204 ornithologists done in Moscow and in the Moscow Region between 1st of November 2002 and 31st of October 2003. The birdwatchers visited 197 sites in Moscow city and 274 in the Region and sent to the compiler 451 cards (=special questionnary forms) with data on observed birds and 226 with data on found nests (nest cards).
A total of 163 bird species were found in Moscow including 83 breeding and 4 probably breeding species; 2 of them were observed only in the town. 237 species were recorded out of Moscow, 135 of them as breeding and 1 as probably breeding. There was found a new species in the Moscow Region: Yellow-Browed Warbler was fowled and ringed for the first time in 2003 in valley of Moskva River on the territory of Zvenigorod Biological Station of the Moscow University, Odintsovo District, W part of the Moscow Region.
As usual, characteristics of the year (weather conditions, crop of bird forage-plants, abundance of small rodents) are described as well as main parameters of time and spatial distribution of sites of observations over the region in 2003. Data on wintering bird species, as well as rare species and those with unstable abundance during the years are presented. Besides there are some details of phenology, especially of spring period, and lists of the dates of autumn bird departure. Traditionally a large volume of the issue is dedicated to materials about rare bird species of Moscow and the Moscow Region. The issue contains four Appendixes, which include tables with information about data on all the recorded bird species, the dates of observations and of localities visited by the birdwatchers. The numbers of sites in the tables correspond with the numeration on the maps (Figs. 5–7).
Some sketches include results of counts of the selected bird species and groups of species: winter and summer abundance of water-birds in Moscow (Tables 5–8), population of Ruddy Schelduck in Moscow (Tables 9–11), abundance of Eurasian Curlew in the Region and of migrant White-tailed Eagle (Table 13). Data on ringing in the region (Table 14) and on dates of breeding (Tables 3, 4), notes on interesting feeding and breeding behaviour of birds, responses of colleagues on materials published in the previous issue and list of publications on birds of the region in 2003 are also presented. Special article on status and field identification of Caspian Gull Larus cachinans in the Moscow Region is included. Some chapters of the issue contain bird photos made by the colleagues in the Region.

 
Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region — 2004. Mikhail V. Kalyakin & Olga V. Voltzit (compilers). 2006. 204 p.

Data on birds of Moscow realm collected in ornithological year 2004 (from 1 November 2003 to 31 October 2004) are described in sixth annual report of the Program «Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region». The report includes traditional chapters: the character of the weather, phenology, abundance of small mammals and crop volume of plant species eatable for birds are described in preview, then an overview of the collected data is presented as well as description of winter avifauna of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, the schedule of birds spring arrival and autumn departure, their breeding, and details of rare bird species records. Common themes are also discussed — the results of winter and summer waterfowl birds accounts, of the Nightingale account in Moscow, results of birds ringing, and а collection of interesting observations. As usual, corrections to previous issue are listed. The new chapter dedicated to comments, corrections and additions to the «Atlas. Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region» published in 2006 is also presented including a table of several new facts on birds of the Moscow area collected in 2004 but not included in the Atlas due to their late including in database of the Program. Future activity of the Program is also discussed.
In 2004 ornithological year 235 observers informed about 242 bird species which were recorded in the Moscow realm including 164 species in Moscow City and 240 — in the Moscow Region out of the city. Totally 143 species are evidently breeding. Data were collected in 647 points — 239 ones in the city and 408 ones out of it. The breeding was evident totally for 143 species (72 — in Moscow and 143 in the Moscow Region). It was a year of Rose Starling Sturnus roseus first record in the Moscow Region (23 May, Dmitrov town, N from Moscow City) and of records of several species very rare for the Moscow realm: Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus, Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida, Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus, Common Myna Acridotheres tristis, Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus and some others.

 
 
Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region — 2005. Mikhail V. Kalyakin & Olga V. Voltzit (compilers). 2008. 179 p.

Data on birds of Moscow realm collected in ornithological year 2005 (from 1 November 2004 to 31 October 2005) are described in the seventh annual report of the Program «Birds of Moscow and the Moscow Region». The report includes traditional chapters: the character of the weather, phenology, an overview of the collected data, description of winter avifauna of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, the schedule of birds spring arrival and autumn departure, their breeding, and details of rare bird species records. Surveys on special bird groups (roody shelduck, gulls, owls), bird ringing results, and а collection of interesting observations are also presented. Future activity of the Program is also discussed.
In 2005 a journal «Moskovka» dedicated to the Program, started to be issued and some data for 2005 have been already issued in it, so some chapters of the annual review have been excluded, in particular the results of winter and summer waterfowl birds accounts.
In 2005 ornithological year 310 observers informed about 244 bird species which were recorded in the Moscow realm including 162 species in Moscow City and 238 — in the Moscow Region out of the city. The breeding was evident totally for 139 species (59 — in Moscow and 136 in the Moscow Region). It was a year of Baillon’s crake’s Porzana pusilla first record in the Moscow Region (28 April, Taldom district, protected area «Zhuravlinaya Rodina») and of records of several species very rare for the Moscow realm: Brent Goose Branta bernicla,Red-breasted Goose B. ruficollis, Bewick’s Swan Cygnus bewickii,Common Scoter Melanitta nigra, Dotterel Eudromias morinellus, Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus, Great Black-backed Gull L. marinus, Roller Coracias garrulous, RoseStarling Sturnus roseus, Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus, Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata, Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis, Long-tailed Rosefinch Uragus sibiricus.

 

PROCEEDINGS OF THE PROGRAM

 

 Birds of Moscow City: 2006, from square to square. Mikhail V. Kalyakin & Olga V. Voltzit (eds.). 2007. 176 p.

The first volume from a new series «Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region» includes description and analysis of results of first step of new project — «Atlas. Birds of Moscow City». Birds of 26 squares are listed with data on their status and numbers in breeding time and in other period of the year. Description of the Project and methods used in the first year researches forms a Preview; analysis of ornithological results and methodological questions are discussed in last part of the volume.

 

 

 

 Birds of Moscow City: 2007, from square to square. Mikhail V. Kalyakin & Olga V. Voltzit (eds.). 2008. 228 p.

The second volume of the series «Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region» includes results of the research of 37 city squares in 2007, during the second year of the project «Atlas. Birds of Moscow City». For each square there are listed bird species, their status and numbers. Future development of the project is discussed.

 

 

 

 Fauna and ecology of the birds in the Moscow Region . Mikhail V. Kalyakin, Arhipov, Olga V. Voltzit(eds.). 2008. 98 p.

The second volume of the series «Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region» includes results of the research of 37 city squares in 2007, during the second year of the project «Atlas. Birds of Moscow City». For each square there are listed bird species, their status and numbers. Future development of the project is discussed.

 

 

 

Birds of Moscow City: 2008, from square to square. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 4. Mikhail V. Kalyakin & Olga V. Voltzit (eds.). 2009. 332 p.

The fourth volume of the series «Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region» includes results of the research of 58 city squares in 2008, diring the third year of the project «Atlas. Birds of Moscow City». For each square there are listed birds species, their status and numbers. Future development of the project is discussed.

 

 

 Birds of Moscow City: 2009, from square to square. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 5. Mikhail V. Kalyakin & Olga V. Voltzit (eds.). 2010. 298 p.

The fifth volume of the series «Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region» includes results of the research of 51 city squares in 2009, during the fourth year of the project «Atlas. Birds of Moscow City». For each square there are listed birds species, their status and numbers. Future development of the project is discussed.

 

 

Fauna and ecology of the birds in the Moscow Region. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 6. Mikhail V. Kalyakin & Olga V. Voltzit (eds.). 2010. 88 p.

The sixth volume of the series «Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region» includes articles on ecology, breeding biology and fauna of the birds of the Moscow and adjacent Regions.

 

Birds of Moscow City: 2010, from square to square. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 7. Mikhail V. Kalyakin & Olga V. Voltzit (eds.). 2011.  

The seventh volume of the series «Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region» includes results of the research of 47 city squares in 2010, during the fifth year of the project «Atlas. Birds of Moscow City». For each square there are listed birds species, their status and numbers. Future development of the project is discussed.

 

 

 

 

Birds of Moscow City: 2011, from square to square. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 8. Mikhail V. Kalyakin & Olga V. Voltzit (eds.). 2012. 

The eighth volume of the series «Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region» includes results of the research of 22 city squares in 2011, during the sixth year of the project «Atlas. Birds of Moscow ». For each square there are listed birds species, their status and numbers. Future development of the project is discussed.

 

 

 

Fauna and ecology of the birds. Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region, Vol. 9. Mikhail V. Kalyakin & Olga V. Voltzit (eds.). 2013. 172 p.

The ninth volume of the series «Proceedings of the Program Birds of Moscow City and the Moscow Region» includes articles on methodology, ecology and fauna of the birds of the European Russia as well as materials on scientific heritage of E.A. Beckström.

 

 

 

 

JOURNAL “MOSKOVKA”

The biannual journal Moskovka. Published from 2005.



ARTICLES

Kalyakin M.V., Voltzit O.V. 2006. Are we in Europe? Results of the first six years of the ongoing program «Birds of Moscow and Moscow Region». — Journal fur Ornithology, Vol. 147, No. 5, Suppl. 1. Abstracts 24th International Ornithological Congress Hamburg, Germany, 13–19 August 2006, P. 190.

Morozov N.S. 2009. A city as an object for synecological studies:a search for density compensation among birds breeding in urban woodlands. - In: S.I. Golovatch, O.L. Makarova, A.B. Babenko & L.D. Penev (Eds). Species and Communities in Extreme Environments. Festschrift towards the 75th Anniversary and a Laudatio in Honour of Academician Yuri Ivanovich Chernov, pp. 459-520.

Kalyakin M.V., Voltzit O.V. 2009. The Atlas of the Birds of Moscow City Project: history, methods and first results. - Bird Census News, 22/2: 63-68.

Kalyakin, M., Voltzit, O., Groot Koerkamp, G. 2013. Ornithological and practical results of the Project “Atlas of birds of Moscow City”. — Every bird counts. Book of abstracts of the 19th Conference of the European Bird Census Council. Babes-Bolyai University, Romanian Ornithological Society, Cluj, Romania, p. 45.

Kalyakin M.V., Voltzit O.V., Groot Koerkamp G. 2014. The first comprehensive Moscow bird atlas. — Birds Census News, 25 (2): 53–57.