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Almaty. Samal.

2010-04-22 | Askar Isabekov

7 am. I watched this year's first Red-rumped Swallows. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2010-04-18 | Askar Isabekov

Sunny day. Hume's Warbler were very active, they flew almost everywhere. The Blackbirds, Great Tits and Greenfinches sang. The Lesser Whitethroats appeared. Also I noticed one flying by Hoopoe and one Common Kestrel perching on he building of city administration. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2010-04-17 | Askar Isabekov

At day I saw Turkestan Shrike and at evening I heard this year's first Scops Owl. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Little Almaty river.

2010-04-13 | Askar Isabekov

In early morning on the river I saw one Wood Pigeon, several Grey Wagtails, unidentified little Leaf Warblers and probably one Cetti's Warbler. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2010-04-12 | Askar Isabekov

Today I saw Hoopoe in the city. [...... read more ]


Ile river valley.

2010-04-03 | Askar Isabekov

Today I with Raufael Bairashev made trip to Ile valley in Kapchagay area. During all time we saw many Black Kites both in flocks of about 30 birds and singles. Twice we saw flocks of Demoiselle Cranes. There are a lot of Coots, Crested Grebes in the small lakes; we saw Common Pochards and one Eurasian Bittern too. On the roadsides we noticed one Hoopoe, one Black Redstart, dozens of Pied Wheatears, one Isabelline Wheatear, Chaffinches, Azure Tits, Great Tits, one Corn Bunting, one Stonechat, Turkestan Shrike, Isabelline Shrike, Water Pipit, Tree Pipit, and a lot of Rooks, Jackdaws, Carrion Crows. On one meadow we observed the large mixed flock of different Wagtails. There were White, Masked, Yellow, Citrine and Black-headed Wagtails. [...... read more ]


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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 (304)
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


2018-12-16

Владимир Казенас: Спасибо большое за варакушку. Никак не ожидал.

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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