From May-July 2011, the avifauna of the Chukchi Sea coast between the villages of Nutepelmen and Vankarem (a distance of 70 km) were investigated. This is the first study to examine the summer avifauna of this section of northern Chukotka. Eighty-two bird species were identified during the expedition, 25 of which were confirmed breeders, 19 species were suspected of breeding, 32 species were either migratory or summered in the area, and 6 species were vagrants.

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