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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


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.


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev
2018-05-06

New species for Sorbulak system.


Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2018-05-09
Aktau, Mangistau region

Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsula. Previously the following records are known: June 1-2 1888 in area of Sherkala mountain and Akmysh well, May 06, 1947 in vicinity of Fort-Shevchenko, May 07, 1964 in Danga, May 17, 2009 near Kaundy depression, and May 09, 2017 in the square of Aktau city.

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Big Year 2018

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1. Isabekov Askar (279)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (267)
3. Gubin Boris (242)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (181)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (165)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (157)
8. Golubeva Anna (150)
9. Malkov Yuriy (139)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (132)

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unidentified birds


2018-08-15

Андрей Баздырев: Молодые озёрные чайки - на верхней части охристый налёт, клюв не очень длинный.

2018-08-15

Анна Ясько: Туркестанский. Обыкновенный жулан гнездится севернее.

2018-08-15

Николай Балацкий: Похоже, что на камнях сидят парой самец и самка красноухой овсянки.

2018-08-15

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