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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


Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)

© Askar Isabekov
2018-03-10
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First photo of rare wintering species in Sorbulak, and generelly in SE Kazakhstan. Before this record male and female were observed in flock of Tufted Ducks at February 2nd, 2003; and single bird at Jabuary 18th, February 21st, and March 13th of 2004 (Belyalov, Karpov 2012).


Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2018-03-09
Almaty region, g. Taldykorgan

Second record of Dunncock in South-Easten Kazkahstan. Only one record for region was known before: at January 10, 1993 in northern foothills of Zailisky Alatau ridge, in sandthorn thickets of Chilik river four Dunncocks were recorded (Губин, 2002).


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2018-02-11
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record in Sorbulak lakes. Only spring records are known before this one: May 30, 1995 (Erokhov, 2002), April 11, 1999 (Grachev, 2002), and April 23, 2017 (Dyakin, www.birds.kz). In winter time Pygmy Cormorant is not rare in Chardara reservoir (Erokhov et al, 2006; Kovalenko, Kravchenko, 2007; Kovalenko, Karpov, 2008); recent years was observed in Taraz (Kolbintsev, 2009; M.Nukusbekov, www.birds.kz; A.Balykin, www.birds.kz), in foothill part of Chu river valley (Belyalov, Karpov, 2009), one specimen was photographed at December 23, 2017 in Taldykurgan vicinity (A.Belyaev, www.birds.kz).


Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-02-17
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

Rare observation of Black Kite in Kazakhstan in winter time. Previously in winter time recorded in Almaty oblast (Karpov, Belyalov, 2009; Berezovikov, 2014; S.Shmygalev, www.birds.kz); in Mangyshlak (Yasko, 2017); and in Chardara (A.Kovalenko, www.birds.kz).

Березовиков Н.Н. 2014. Зимняя встреча черноухого коршуна Milvus migrans lineatus в городе Алматы // Рус. орнитол. журн. 23 (1082): 3957.
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В. 2009. О зимней встрече чёрного коршуна в Алматинской области // Selevinia: 234.
Ясько А.О. 2017. Орнитологические наблюдения в городе Актау // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1399): 382-394.

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Big Year 2018

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1. Isabekov Askar (160)
2. Gubin Boris (151)
3. Yasko Anna (106)
4. Belyaev Alexandr (105)
5. Andrussenko Konstantin (84)
6. Nukusbekov Malik (81)
7. Katuncev Alexandr (76)
8. Vorobyov Vladimir (75)
9. Dyakin Gennadiy (71)
10. Muravskiy Vladimir (69)

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unidentified birds


2018-04-23

Олег Белялов: Это самка vittata. Иногда встречаются пары где обе птицы vittata, но чаще бывают самцы vittata а паре с нормальными самками плешанок. Но это больше относится
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2018-04-20

Аскар Исабеков: Перевожу - анонимный комментатор высказывает мнение, что это северная бормотушка.

2018-04-17

Аскар Исабеков: Мне кажется общий зеленоватый фон может ввести в заблуждение. Мне кажется, что бровь более желтого цвета, чем окружающие части головы. Плюс
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2018-04-09

Александр Катунцев: хоть в канюках множество окрасок предположу, что этот-ближе к малому !

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