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Almaty, Samal.

2012-06-30 | Askar Isabekov

Male Scops Owl change its day location from chestnut tree to wild apricot near my door what means the flight chicks out of the nest occurred or are proposed. Owl didn’t pay attention to passed people but opened the eyes and fluffed one’s feathers when the cat appeared. [...... read more ]


Sorbulak, Akterek.

2012-06-23 | Askar Isabekov

On the Little Sorbulak lakes I watched Mute Swans, one Dalmatian Pelican, many Ducks unidentified in morning light, the pair of Black-bellied Sandgrouses flew to watering-place, Great Crested Grebes, Grey Herons and White Egrets. On the Big Sorbulak the birds were much more, I noticed Pintails, Wigeons, Shovelers, Gadwalls, Ruddy Shelducks, Dalmatian nad Great White Pelicans. Garganeys, Common Redshank, Black-winged Stilts, one Kentish Plover, both Common and Rosy Starlings, one Black Tern, a lot of Sand Martins, Great Crested Grebes, several Lapwings; raptors: Marsh Harrier, White-tailed Sea-Eagle, Hobby.On the way to Akterek (Bishkek highway) noticed the Lesser Grey Shrike, two Long-legged Buzzards, several Rollers. The absence of European Bee-eater and Long-tailed Shrike was surprising; the small number of the Rollers and Buzzards too. In Akterek there were a lot of Black-headed Penduline Tits; I saw also one Paradise Flycatcher and the family of Chukars. [...... read more ]


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Almaty.

2012-06-14 | Askar Isabekov

Male Scops Owl continues to sleep all day on the chestnut. Near Botanical Garden on the tree I noticed the Wood Pigeon. [...... read more ]


Big Almaty Lake.

2012-06-10 | Askar Isabekov

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Bura, Akkol, Southern Trans-Balkhash area.

2012-06-02 | Askar Isabekov

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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


2018-12-15

Шевцов Дмитрий: Однозначно варакушка, и хвост ее виден и передник уже начал образовываться на груди.

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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