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Almaty, Republic Square.

2012-01-15 | Askar Isabekov

Today and yesterday night I saw the Owl. Owl perched not on the spruce-trees but on the sawn branches of trees. When I closed the Owl flew from tree to tree therefore I didn't shoot it. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2012-01-13 | Askar Isabekov

The first in this winter Red-fronted Serins. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2012-01-12 | Askar Isabekov

Yesterday night I walked on the Republic Square and saw the Rooks and Crows flushed from the birch-tree and flew out to the darkness. I thought it possible the Owl flushed resting or probably sleeping Crows. Tonight I again saw worrying Crows and then the Long-eared Owl. Owl behaved quite an easy, from time to time flew from place to another one, choosing to perch either the tops of spruce-trees or sticks. All the time Owl stayed the same territory. There were not Crows, so probably Owl hunted to rats. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Medeo.

2012-01-07 | Askar Isabekov

The city was misty but the weather in the mountains was very sunny. Birds were a bit; three Grey-headed Goldfinches, three Great Tits, one Azure Tit; usually numerous Carrion Crows and Magpies today were in a single number; only one or two second I watched two Crows pursued the little pale raptor (probably Kestrel or Sparrowhawk); on the river I watched White-bellied Dipper; the pair of Cinereous Vultures firstly rounded over the pine grove then flew out to the West. That's all. [...... 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 (284)
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 (148)

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unidentified birds


2018-10-18

Аскар Исабеков: Разделил серию, не халея отправляю на определение.

2018-10-17

Шевцов Дмитрий: Видимо степняк, белая полоса по низу крыла, маховые выглядят темнее кроющих.

2018-10-16

Аскар Исабеков: разделил

2018-10-15

Александр Беляев: Какой-то

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