Pelican Islands are the northernmost permanent nesting of the Dalmatian Pelican in the world and the only one in Omsk Oblast. The reserve is located in the north-eastern part of the waters of Lake Tenis; it consists of floating quagmire reed islands with adjacent water. The Pelican Islands cover a total area of 250 hectares.
The Dalmatian Pelican is included in the Red Book of Omsk Oblast. According to 2012 data, the colony of Dalmatian Pelican in the reserve numbers about 350 birds. Every year scientists, jaegers, and other specialists work together and tag the birds with bands. From May 1 to August 15, visitors to the reserve are prohibited from approaching the nesting sites of these birds on boat or on foot to a distance of under 500 m.
The Dalmatian Pelican is not the only rare species in the reserve; the great black-headed gull, listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation, is also found here, as well as some species from the Red Book of the region: the common toad, black-throated diver, Holboell's grebe, white heron, mute swan, and others. The European white pelican can also be seen here.
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