Birds

The best place in Yakutia for viewing a huge bird colony is Preobrazheniya Island, located in the Laptev Sea of the Arctic Ocean and administratively part of Anabar District. On the island’s tall rocky cliffs, 1 million gulls and guillemot come to nest each summer.

Please visit out sister site, Arctic Russia Travel, for information on our Taymyr Peninsula tour which includes a visit to Preobrazheniya Island.

Guillemot on the cliffs of Preobrazheniya Island, Anabar District, Arctic Yakutia

Guillemot on the cliffs of Preobrazheniya Island, Anabar District, Arctic Yakutia


Part of the 1 million-bird colony nesting on the cliffs of Preobrazheniya Island, Anabar District, Arctic Yakutia

Part of the 1 million-bird colony nesting on the cliffs of Preobrazheniya Island, Anabar District, Arctic Yakutia