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total species: 6
total photos: 10
total videos: 0
total blogposts: 0

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1. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2018-04-02)
2. Corncrake (2018-05-05)
3. Menetries Warbler (2018-05-07)
4. Little Bittern (2018-05-28)
5. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2018-05-28)
6. Arctic Warbler (2019-05-20)

recent uploads


2019-05-25. Arctic Warbler.

2018-07-16. Little Bittern, Corncrake, Menetries Warbler, Clamorous Reed Warbler.

2018-07-13. Semi-collared Flycatcher.

recent comments


2019-05-26. to photo # 06190000701 (Arctic Warbler)

Сергей Силантьев: Здесь тоже вопрос к знатокам....По каким признакам птица отнесена к таловке?


2018-07-19. to photo # 06190000401 (Corncrake)

Sean Minns: I was very fortunate to see this bird in the dunes on the beach at Bautino. We also found another dead bird sadly killed by a cat at the Hotel Dostyk.


2018-07-17. to photo # 06190000601 (Clamorous Reed Warbler)

Анна Ясько: Thanks for the explanation. The question arose because the primary projection is not visible in the photo, and the color of the plumage is not always obvious in the photo. So I asked.


2018-07-17. to photo # 06190000601 (Clamorous Reed Warbler)

Sean Minns: The birds were singing. Moreover, it can be identified in short primary projection, overall upper parts and underparts coloration.Usually I’d have expected Great Reed Warbler, but we are getting regular records of Clamorous Reed Warbler suggesting a [....]


2018-07-16. to photo # 06190000601 (Clamorous Reed Warbler)

Анна Ясько: Почему именно туркестанская?


2018-07-16. to photo # 06190000401 (Corncrake)

Анна Ясько: Коростель - это здорово! Галерея сайта бедна на этот вид. Интересно, почему? От того, что редко встречается или от того, что скрытная? Мне довелось [....]


Big Year 2019

1. Isabekov Askar (298)
2. Muravskiy Vladimir (212)
3. Sukhov Ilya (201)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (199)
5. Belyaev Alexandr (184)
6. Malkov Yuriy (172)
7. Gudimova Marina (142)
8. Katuncev Alexandr (142)
9. Vorobyov Vladimir (140)
10. Belousov Yevgeny (136)
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rare birds records


Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Aleksandr Putilin
2019-07-10

Rare and northernmost record in Kazakhstan. Forth record, prevoius three ones were in South-Easthern Kazakhstan: July 4th 2009, December 7th 2013 (both Sorbilak lake), and from December 13, 2014 to January 24, 2015 (Taldykurgan).


Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2019-06-12
Korgalzhyn, Akmola oblast.

New species for Kazakhstan.


Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Andrey Borodin
2019-05-29



Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

© Anna Yasko
2019-05-08
Aktau, Mangystau region

The second record of the Woodchat Shrike in Kazakhstan. The first one was recorded on May 3, 2015, also in Aktau (Mangistau).

more rarities...

recent video

2019-09-19. Tree Pipit (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2019-09-16. Black-eared Kite (Natali Kim).

2019-09-03. Yellow Wagtail (Natali Kim).

2019-09-01. Common Shelduck (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2019-08-26. Yellow Wagtail (Natali Kim).

2019-08-23. Black-winged Stilt (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2019-08-07. Common Snipe (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2019-08-04. Common Kestrel (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2019-08-02. Common Stonechat (Natali Kim).

2019-07-31. Steppe Eagle (Aldiyar Saparbayev), Red-footed Falcon (Aldiyar Saparbayev), Common Kestrel (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2019-07-21. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Natali Kim).

2019-07-15. Common Moorhen (Natali Kim), Common Rosefinch (Natali Kim).

more video...

unidentified birds


2019-09-21

Кудайберген Амирекул: Обыкновенный козодой

2019-09-21

Кудайберген Амирекул: Белая лазоревка

2019-09-21

Кудайберген Амирекул: Черный коршун

2019-09-13

Аскар Исабеков: координаты тоже, это была пробная загрузка

2019-09-06

Алдияр Сапарбаев: Извиняюсь за качество. Может возможно будет определить.

more unidentified birds...