We celebrate the beginning of winter season by arrival of swans to Altai. Several hundreds swans and over then 1,000 other waterfowl annually spend a winter in non-ice covered lakes in the foothills of Altai. This is the only one such a place in Siberia with wintering swans and that is the reason why natural reserve had been established here.
Nobody knows exact where these beautiful birds fly from. Probably they come from the Arctic sea cost of Russia. But they had been documentary noticed in Altai since the 1950th. Constantly the number of swans increase from years to year.
Every swan has its own unique beak pattern. Ornithologists come here to research them and identify the birds.
However wintering swans make our snow season incredible. Come to Altai and enjoy this natural miracle.