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Almaty. Samal.

2010-03-25 | Askar Isabekov

The warm sunny day. Today there were three-four singing Grey-headed Goldfiches. They were singing and flying from branch to another one. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2010-03-24 | Askar Isabekov

This year's first Masked Wagtail in the city. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2010-03-22 | Askar Isabekov

In mixed flock of feeding birds I noted some Meadow Buntings. Rare birds in the city. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2010-03-18 | Askar Isabekov

Today I watched singing Grey-headed Goldfinches. Last year I saw juvenile Grey-headed Goldfinches near my home. Probably they will nest in my block this year too. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2010-03-16 | Askar Isabekov

Today I saw this year's first Black Kite, directly in the city. [...... read more ]


Ile-Alatau National Park.

2010-03-13 | Askar Isabekov

I with Andrey Kovalenko walked on foothills to look for the Great Rosefinch. Unfortunately we didn't find it probably because of snowfall which was in the previous day. Birds were a bit. In the gardens we saw only one Black-throated Accentor, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Goldcrests, Blackbirds, Bramblings; in the riverside bushes saw also Great Tits, Azure Tits, Blackbirds, one Eversmann's Redstart. Raptors: two Buzzards, probably Eastern Buzzards. [...... read more ]


The foothills of Ile Alatau mountains.

2010-03-08 | Askar Isabekov

The trip to Daurian Jackdaw with Andrey Kavalenko, Oleg Belyalov and Javier Piedra. We saw several Daurian Jackdaws which fed on open places in mixed flocks with Eurasian Jackdaws and Rooks. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Aleksey Timoshenko
2018-10-18
Kostanay reg., Naurzum rezerve

New species of Naurzum Reserve. In northern part of Kazakhstan Pygmy
Cormorant previously was recorded at October 6th, 1998 in Kulykol lake
(Pynnonen, 1999), about 180 km to west from the point of new record.
Also singles or group of 2-80 birds were regularly observed in
Kurgaldzhin Reserve since 2001.

Ерохов С.Н., Березовиков Н.Н. 2009. Материалы к орнитофауне озёрной
степи и лесостепи Кустанайской области. Часть 1 // Рус. орнитол. журн.
18 (516): 1715-1742.
Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный
Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.


Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2018-11-03
Almatinskaja obl.,g.Taldykorgan

Rare vagrant visitors in SE Kazakhstan.


Pallas's Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2018-10-14
Northern Caspian, Kalamkas.

Rare vagrant bird. First record in western part of Kazakhstan. Before observed in Central Kazakhstan (Kurgaldzhino), and in S and SE Kazakhstan.


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

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Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Isabekov Askar (320)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (301)
3. Gubin Boris (273)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (250)
5. Yasko Anna (208)
6. Golubeva Anna (207)
7. Katuncev Alexandr (191)
8. Vorobyov Vladimir (169)
9. Malkov Yuriy (158)
10. Zvyaginceva Viktoriya (157)

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unidentified birds


2018-12-15

Аскар Исабеков: Вариант молодой варакушки хорошо подходит по образцу (фото 1, фото 2, фото 3).

2018-11-30

Сергей Л. Волков: Думал я, что у хохотуньи маховые в апреле не столь сильно обтрепанные. А оказывается, бывают такие. Но при этом бывают и совсем целые. Интересно,
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2018-11-24

Анна Ясько: Так вроде камышовая овсянка, самец.

2018-11-21

Николай Балацкий: Лесной конёк, а точнее - Гималайский конёк A.haringtoni.

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