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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


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Anna Yasko
2019-02-18
Aktau, Mangystau region

Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsuls. In the middle of the last century Red-breasted Goose was common migrant in coast of Mangyshlak (Gubin, 2015), due wintering place was in Southern Caspian Sea. Then wintering places moved to Black Sea coast in Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine, in that regard the migration path changed.

Губин Б.М. Орнитофауна п-ова Мангышлак // Птицы пустынь Казахстана. Часть 1. Алматы, 2015.

Полевой определитель гусеобразных птиц России / ред.-сост. Е. Е. Сыроечковский. - Москва: Рабочая группа по гусеобразным Северной Евразии: Всероссийский научно-исследовательский ин-т охраны природы, 2011


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Askar Isabekov
2019-02-15
Koksarai kotregulator. Southern Kazakhstan

Rare vagrant, far from the basic migration path.


Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

© Natali Kim
2019-01-19
Eastern Kazakhstan

The nothernmost winter record of Little Grebe in Kazakhstan. Usual Little Grebe winterings are in southern and south-eastern Kazakhstan, but recent years wintering range enlarged to North-East up to Alacol depression (Berezovikov, 2005, 2012).


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Kanat Kenzhegulov
2018-12-30
Aktau, Karakol

First winter record for Kazakhstan, second one for Central Asia. First single bird was recorded January 16, 2009 at Issyk-Kul lake.

Kulagin S, Sagymbayev S, Flechtner S, 2008. First winter record of Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) in Cenral Asia // Selevinia: 259.

more rarities...

unidentified birds


2019-04-21

Анна Ясько: Мне кажется вид лунихи точно определить будет сложновато. Даже по фото, на которых объект в фокусе и в более удобном для определения ракурсе,
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2019-04-20

Николай Балацкий: Сергей, согласен, что овсянка на последнем фото может являться самкой, как и вот эта.

2019-04-18

Руслан Телегин: Похоже, гибридная. Возле здания акимата города снял на клумбе. Поздно уже было, пасмурно. Бегали и кормились особей 6-7, видно только прилетели,
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2019-04-17

Вадим Ивушкин: Этот по маховым точно малый.

more unidentified birds...