Flamingos flew to Karakalpakstan
Lake Sudochye is on the way of migrating transcontinental birds from Siberia and the Tundra, flying to the south and south-east, warm countries and back. The lake is located in the north-east of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and is formed from several lake systems (large and small Sudochye, Karateren, Begdulla Aydin, Omar Salim, Karazhar, Akushpa, etc.). This system of lakes serves for nesting of birds, and as a place of rest and feeding of flocks before a long flight.
In the Sudochye lakes system, there are 30 out of 40 species of birds listed in Red Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan and 18 out of 20 species of birds listed in Red Book of Species Endangered by the International Organization for nature protection. One of these species, listed in the Red Book is flamingos, which appeared here in the last 10 years.
The lakes system of Sudochye with its unique nature and views attracts not only local residents but also foreign tourists. Under the supervision of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, much attention is given to the socio-economic development of Aral Sea area, especially on Muynak region. The adopted documents emphasize the development of ecotourism in the region.