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Kazakchka river gorge. Ile Alatau National Park.

2009-09-27 | Askar Isabekov

In the forest we saw one male Kestrel, and heard the Warblers and Tits. One male Pheasant flew over the road. In pine grove we saw several Blue-capped Redstarts. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2009-09-21 | Askar Isabekov

Nightjars are my friends, they never let me down. This year the rain delayed by one day and I went to Republic Square not at September 20 as in past years, but at September 21. One Nightjar waited me on the larch-tree. Thanks him. Also it was interesting to see two Crested Larks. [...... read more ]


Ozernoe gorge. Ile Alatau National Park.

2009-09-20 | Askar Isabekov

A bit of birds. Great Tits, Hume's Warbler, Grey Wagtails, Blackbirds, Carrion Crows, two Azure Tits. [...... read more ]


Foothills of Zailisky Alatau. Karasay region. Almaty oblast.

2009-09-10 | Askar Isabekov

Round dances in the sky. Today I saw round-flying Black Kites, Swallows and Bee-eaters. One Spotted Flycatcher flew by. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

© Askar Isabekov
2018-10-07
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

Second photo record of Long-billed Dowitcher in Kazakhstan. The first one was recorded in Sorbulak lakes too at September 7th, 2014 (Fedorenko, Isabekov, Dyakin, 2014). Group of birdwatchers with Peter Kennely also watched this bird in Sholak lake near Kurgaldzhino village at May 15, 2005, but unfortunately no evidence of this record was provided.
Орнитологический вестник Казахстана и Средней Азии, вып. 3, Алматы, 2014: 211-212


Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

© Steve Klasan
2018-09-09
Korgalzhyn

The second record for Tengiz-Korgalzhyn area. Before this record one bird was observed at December 12, 1969 in floodland of Nura river.
Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.


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

© Sveta Ashby
2018-05-21
Kanshengel

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, www.sibrids.ru) 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
2018-05-29
VKO Katon-Karagay

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

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Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Isabekov Askar (304)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (284)
3. Gubin Boris (253)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (239)
5. Golubeva Anna (207)
6. Yasko Anna (198)
7. Katuncev Alexandr (177)
8. Vorobyov Vladimir (166)
9. Malkov Yuriy (149)
10. Nukusbekov Malik (148)

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unidentified birds


2018-10-19

Сергей Л. Волков: Что случилось с птицей, скажите, пожалуйста.

2018-10-19

Анна Ясько: Здесь тоже, молодая золотистая щурка.

2018-10-19

Анна Ясько: Здравствуйте, Марина. Это дрозд белобровик. Расскажите, что случилось с птицей?

2018-10-17

Шевцов Дмитрий: Видимо степняк, белая полоса по низу крыла, маховые выглядят темнее кроющих.

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