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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


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.

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unidentified birds


2019-04-22

Сергей Силантьев: пестрины на груди и боках......

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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