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Almaty.

2011-08-31 | Askar Isabekov

Within a day I saw in the city's center one Hoopoe (near Tulpar autoshop) and two Hobbies (near Republic Palace). [...... read more ]


Medeo, Ile Alatau National Park.

2011-08-30 | Askar Isabekov

In the thickets of Little Almaty river over the dam I observed a lot of Leaf Warblers, mostly Greenish Warblers, but I also noticed Sulphur-bellied Warblers and probably Chiffchaffs. The Grey Wagtails were very actively too. In addition to Warblers and Wagtails I watched one Brown Dipper, one Azure Tit, one Blue Whistling Thrush, Magpies, Mynahs. [...... read more ]


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Almaty, Republic Square.

2011-08-29 | Askar Isabekov

I saw A lot of Common Whitethroats and some Barred Warblers, and also one Sparrowhawk, Stonechats (females only), one Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroats which became quite more. [...... read more ]


Karasai region, Almaty oblast.

2011-08-27 | Askar Isabekov

Near our summer house I saw one Spotted Flycatcher and the flock of soaring Bee-eaters which also were perching on wires. [...... read more ]


Almaty, Republic Square.

2011-08-25 | Askar Isabekov

The Turkestan Shrike's migration became active, today I saw about 6-7 Shrikes both adults and juveniles. Also I watched Common Whitethroats, Stonechats (about ten birds, all females), Lesser Whitethroats, one Hoopoe, Bluethroat, Barred Warbler, Sparrowhawk, Mynahs, Magpies. In the crown of high birch-trees I notices many little birds, but couldn't shoot of even observe them. I guess that they were Leaf Warblers and also Stonechats and Lesser Whitethroats. [...... read more ]


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Almaty, Republic Square.

2011-08-21 | Askar Isabekov

Today most of all I watched the Common Whitethroats. Aslo I saw several female Stonechats, three Lesser Whitethroats, two Barred Warblers, one Hume's Warbler, Sparrowhawk, two Wood Pigeons, Mynahs, Magpies and probably Booted Warbler. [...... read more ]


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Almaty, Republic Square.

2011-08-14 | Askar Isabekov

Morning. All the yesterday's birds, plus - one Sparrowhawk, minus - Stonechats. [...... read more ]


Almaty, Republic Square.

2011-08-13 | Askar Isabekov

Morning. I saw not less than three tens Common Whitethroats, it was surprising to me that Whitethroats were feeding on the ground, searching the food among the roses. Two Barred Warblers were as usually shyer than Whitethroats, the Common Nightingales were hiding in bushes. I ran into also other little birds, but I had not time to make out them. Again I saw yesterday's Stomechats and Turkestan Shrike.In the square at Republic Museum I heard Warblers, and in Samal saw one Wood Pigeon and two Laughing Doves. [...... read more ]


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Almaty, Republic Square.

2011-08-12 | Askar Isabekov

At the evening, almost at sunset time, I walked on the square near the city's akimat. I saw two Turkestan Shrikes, several Common Whitethroats and three females of Stonechat. Once the Hobby flew by. Probably I ran into the Barred Warblers and one Bluethroat but I am not sure. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


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


Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

© Steve Klasan
2018-09-09
Korgalzhyn

The second record for Tengiz-Korgalzhyn area. Before this record one bird was observed at December 12, 1969 in floodland of Nura river.
Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.


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.

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Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Isabekov Askar (304)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (279)
3. Gubin Boris (252)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (239)
5. Golubeva Anna (207)
6. Yasko Anna (198)
7. Katuncev Alexandr (177)
8. Vorobyov Vladimir (166)
9. Malkov Yuriy (148)
10. Nukusbekov Malik (147)

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2018-10-15

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2018-10-15

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2018-10-06

Андрей Баздырев: Да, Анна, второй особенно похож. Правда, у этого брови светлой практически нет...

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