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total species: 12
total photos: 19
total videos: 0
total blogposts: 0

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1. Little Egret (2009-09-07)
2. Citrine Wagtail (2012-04-24)
3. White Wagtail (2012-04-24)
4. Hoopoe (2012-04-26)
5. Eurasian Redstart (2012-04-26)
6. Red-Necked Grebe (2012-08-20)
7. Isabelline Wheatear (2012-08-26)
8. Common Kestrel (2012-08-29)
9. Eurasian Collared Dove (2012-08-29)
10. European Bee-eater (2012-08-29)
11. Bohemian Waxwing (2012-11-15)
12. Short-eared Owl (2013-02-02)

recent uploads


2013-05-04. Isabelline Wheatear, Eurasian Redstart.

2013-05-03. Bohemian Waxwing, Short-eared Owl, White Wagtail, Northern Citrine Wagtail, Hoopoe, Red-Necked Grebe, Common Kestrel, Eurasian Collared Dove, European Bee-eater.

2011-12-22. Little Egret, Little Egret, Little Egret.

recent comments


2013-12-02. to photo # 00570001202 (Common Kestrel)

Gubin: Это обыкновенная пустельга с черными когтями


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570001102 (Red-Necked Grebe)

Isabekov Askar: Red-Necked Grebe


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570001301 (Eurasian Collared Dove)

Isabekov Askar: Collared Dove


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570000701 (White Wagtail)

Исабеков Аскар: White Wagtail


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570001401 (European Bee-eater)

Исабеков Аскар: Eaurasian Bee-eater


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570001501 (Isabelline Wheatear)

Isabekov Askar: Isabelline Wheatear


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570001601 (Eurasian Redstart)

Isabekov Askar: Common Redstart


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570000502 (Short-eared Owl)

Best Nigel: Thanks ASkar, I was on an ice breaking vessel carrying out a seal survey when I saw the Owl. It was not frightened at all by the vessel. I think it must live on the Offshore islands that Agip/NCPOC have nearby. I have posted other photos but am not [....]


2013-05-03. to photo # 00570000502 (Short-eared Owl)

Isabekov Askar: Nigel, it's Short-eared Owl (note black over the eyes. Very intersting photo!


Big Year 2019

1. Isabekov Askar (296)
2. Muravskiy Vladimir (211)
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).

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recent video

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. Eurasian Hobby (Natali Kim), Common Moorhen (Natali Kim), Common Rosefinch (Natali Kim).

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unidentified birds


2019-09-16

Глеб Болботов: Насколько я понял, тут молодая Хохотуья и Серебристая? оперение крыла разное у этой парочки

2019-09-16

Алексей Кошкин: Скорее всего она. Красные ноги,черный клюв. Когда снимал не видел в полете на крыльях белых полос. Да и размеры с зуйка. В галерее не нашел похожей
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2019-09-16

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2019-09-13

Аскар Исабеков: координаты тоже, это была пробная загрузка

2019-09-11

Елена Бобаченко: Как интересно, у меня есть фото курганника с этих мест, окрас совсем другой, даже и не подумала на него! Пойду читать про курганника и канюка,
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