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2018-07-20. Alexandr Belyaev: Common Sparrowhawk, Eurasian Hobby, Great Cormorant, Anna Golubeva: White-capped Bunting, Black-breasted Tit.

2018-07-19. Andrei Kuryashkin: Common Whitethroat, Grey Heron, Red-headed Bunting, Common Stonechat, Northern Shoveler, Yellow Wagtail, Hoopoe, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Black-eared Wheatear, Anna Golubeva: Black-winged Pratincole, Rosy Starling, Oriental Turtle Dove, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Collared Pratincole, Eastern Rock Nuthatch, Laughing Dove, Eurasian Jackdaw, White-Winged Woodpecker, Ivan Bevza: Bimaculated Lark, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Rook, Great Crested Grebe, Black-Necked Grebe, Yuriy Malkov: Sanderling, Eurasian Whimbrel, Red-crested Pochard, Baraba Steppe Gull, Bearded Tit, Eastern Imperial Eagle.

2018-07-18. Anna Golubeva: Spotted Flycatcher, Wood Pigeon, Upcher's Warbler, Yuriy Malkov: Oriental Turtle Dove.

2018-07-17. Anna Golubeva: Indian Golden Oriole, Ivan Bevza: Little Stint.

2018-07-16. Alexandr Belyaev: Caspian Gull, Collared Pratincole, Northern Lapwing, Black-winged Stilt, Black-Necked Grebe, White-headed Duck, Common Redshank, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Redshank, Grey Heron, Western Marsh-Harrier, Common Greenshank, Common Greenshank, Common Shelduck, Great Reed Warbler, Spotted Redshank, Caspian Tern, Gull-billed Tern, White-tailed Sea-Eagle, Little Stint, Little Stint, Lesser Grey Shrike, Great Cormorant, Tawny Pipit, Curlew Sandpiper, Common Tern, Caspian Gull, Great White Egret, Spotted Redshank, Eurasian Roller, Eurasian Curlew, Dalmatian Pelican, Gleb Bolbotov: Steppe Eagle, Masked Wagtail, Long-legged Buzzard, Great Reed Warbler, Great White Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Common Tern, Black-headed Gull, Demoiselle Crane, Grey Heron, Eurasian Roller, European Bee-eater, Rosy Starling, Irina Sedykh: Northern Bullfinch, Common Redpoll, Grey-Headed Woodpecker, White-Backed Woodpecker, Ivan Bevza: Curlew Sandpiper, Isabelline Wheatear, Greylag Goose, Natali Kim: Common Moorhen, Sean Minns: Little Bittern, Corncrake, Menetries Warbler, Clamorous Reed Warbler, Vladimir Vorobyov: Booted Eagle, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Richard's Pipit, Yellowhammer, Little Ringed Plover, Red-necked Phalarope, Ruddy Shelduck, Tawny Pipit, Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Eurasian Crag Martin, Peregrine Falcon, Black Redstart, Mistle Thrush, Great Rosefinch, Bluethroat, Water Pipit, Himalayan Accentor, Hodgson's Rosefinch, Asian Rosy-Finch, Black-throated Thrush, Dusky Warbler, Northern House Martin, Eurasian Linnet, Common Stonechat, Common Sandpiper.

2018-07-15. Alexander Yakovlev: Caspian Gull, Bimaculated Lark, Tawny Pipit, Black-eared Wheatear, Kentish Plover, Finsch's Wheatear, Desert Wheatear, Anna Danilova: White-browed Tit-Warbler, Blue Whistling Thrush, Laughing Dove, Little Owl, Rosy Starling, Yuriy Malkov: Great White Egret.

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recent comments

2018-07-20. to photo # 05240026501 (Bimaculated Lark)

Федор Карпов: Белая окантовка на крыле характерна для взрослой птицы, а это слёток - у которого почти нет белого на крыле, да к тому же и хвост короткий как [....]

2018-07-20. to photo # 05240026501 (Bimaculated Lark)

Иван Бевза: Эта птица несколько раз взлетала в трех метрах от меня и было заметно отсутствие белой полосы на заднем обрезе крыла . Твое мнение по этому [....]

2018-07-19. to photo # 03460206803 (Bearded Tit)

Юрий Малков: Да,паучку пришлось поделиться своим уловом.

2018-07-19. to photo # 05240026501 (Bimaculated Lark)

Федор Карпов: Иван, у тебя там биотоп не двупятнистого, а эти жаворонки очень привязаны к определённым местам. Скорее всего это слёток степного.

2018-07-19. to photo # 03460206901 (Eastern Imperial Eagle)

Анна Ясько: Думаю, да.

2018-07-19. to photo # 03460206803 (Bearded Tit)

Анна Ясько: Решил грабануть чужие тенёта?

2018-07-19. to photo # 06150000701 (Isabelline Wheatear)

Анна Ясько: Переношу в плясуньи.

2018-07-19. to photo # 05340010101 (Gadwall)

Анна Ясько: Перенесла в серую утку.

2018-07-19. to photo # 05340010303 (Black-eared Wheatear)

Анна Ясько: Испанская каменка гнездится лишь на Мангышлаке и с недавних пор в Атырауской области. А это самец обыкновенной каменки. На 3 фото хорошо видно [....]

2018-07-19. to photo # 05340010201 (Eurasian Wigeon)

Андрей Куряшкин: Эту утку видел в первый раз. Переношу

2018-07-19. to photo # 05340010101 (Gadwall)

Шевцов Дмитрий: Серая и есть, белое зеркальце, нет четкой полосы через глаз, верх головы не темный, форма и цвет клюва больше соответствуют серой.

2018-07-19. to photo # 05340010103 (Gadwall)

Федор Карпов: Больше похожа на серую утку.

2018-07-19. to photo # 05340010206 (Eurasian Wigeon)

Карпов Федор: Однозначно!

2018-07-19. to photo # 05340010202 (Eurasian Wigeon)

Сергей Силантьев: Свиязь...

2018-07-19. to photo # 05340009401 (Common Whitethroat)

Сергей Силантьев: Серая славка....светлые ноги. белые окаймления...

2018-07-19. to photo # 06190000401 (Corncrake)

Sean Minns: I was very fortunate to see this bird in the dunes on the beach at Bautino. We also found another dead bird sadly killed by a cat at the Hotel Dostyk.

2018-07-19. to photo # 03460206903 (Eastern Imperial Eagle)

Юрий Малков: Правильно?

2018-07-18. to photo # 03930346201 (Common Redshank)

Олег Белялов: По пропорциям вообще выглядит как "песочник", видимо из приносимых чертями, как справедливо отметил Алексей

2018-07-17. to photo # 06190000601 (Clamorous Reed Warbler)

Анна Ясько: Thanks for the explanation. The question arose because the primary projection is not visible in the photo, and the color of the plumage is not always obvious in the photo. So I asked.

2018-07-17. to photo # 06190000601 (Clamorous Reed Warbler)

Sean Minns: The birds were singing. Moreover, it can be identified in short primary projection, overall upper parts and underparts coloration.Usually I’d have expected Great Reed Warbler, but we are getting regular records of Clamorous Reed Warbler suggesting a [....]

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Big Year 2018

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1. Belyaev Alexandr (264)
2. Isabekov Askar (260)
3. Gubin Boris (227)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (170)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (155)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (146)
8. Malkov Yuriy (137)
9. Nukusbekov Malik (132)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (123)


rare birds records

Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Sveta Ashby

Fist record of Amur Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis) in Kazakhstan. Most of systematics treat this taxon as subspecies of White Wagtail (Mac Kinnon&Phillips, 2000; Степанян, 2003; Roberts, 2006; Brazil, 2014; Clements, 2016; HBW, 2016) but include it to special group of eastern races. Breeding range of this bird contains Far East Russia, Korea peninsula, SW Japan, central and eastern China. Winters in Southern Asia eastward to Northern India. Records of vagrant birds known in Vitim Reserve (Russia, Northern Trans-Baikal area) at April 29, 2014 (S.L.Volkov, and in Eastern Mongolia (Gombobaatar & Monks, 2011). From November 27 to December 2 of 2015 one male was observed in Finland (Kujala, Päijät-Häme), it's third record in Western Palearctic.

Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first nest of Altai Snowcock found in Kazakhstan. Previously only several broods were recorded.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev

New species for Sorbulak system.

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
Aktau, Mangistau region

Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsula. Previously the following records are known: June 1-2 1888 in area of Sherkala mountain and Akmysh well, May 06, 1947 in vicinity of Fort-Shevchenko, May 07, 1964 in Danga, May 17, 2009 near Kaundy depression, and May 09, 2017 in the square of Aktau city.

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recent video

2018-06-21. Little Bittern (Anna Yasko).

2018-05-29. Common Nightingale (Andrei Kuryashkin), Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin), Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2018-05-27. Common Nightingale (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2018-05-24. Sanderling (Anna Yasko), Common Cuckoo (Anna Yasko), Black-eared Wheatear (Anna Yasko).

2018-05-22. Sky Lark (Yuriy Malkov).

2018-04-13. Calandra Lark (Anna Yasko).

2018-04-07. Hoopoe (Anna Yasko).

2018-03-19. Great Crested Grebe (Anna Yasko), Great Crested Grebe (Anna Yasko).

2018-03-10. Crested Lark (Anna Yasko), Ring-billed Gull (Anna Yasko).

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unidentified birds


Нурлан: По мне, так это вполне нормальный хвост Центральноазиатского канюка, то есть мохноногого курганника. (Птицы Казахской ССР, там рисунок есть,


Анна Ясько: Видимо, степной орел. Желтые края рта уходят за глаз.


Анна Ясько: С такими параметрами (окрас верха, цвет ног, пропорции) кроме травника никто и не подходит. Если смущает "кривизна" клюва, то достаточно приложить

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