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Zaburunie, North Caspian Sea


2017-05-20| Askar Isabekov
duration 1 час
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rout
equipment бинокль Штурман 110x50
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# species number comment

1Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)11

2Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)30

3Greater Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)15

4Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)15

5Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)25

6Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)10

7Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)1

8Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)25

9Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)50

10Little Stint (Calidris minuta)20

11Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)20

12Dunlin (Calidris alpina)2

13Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)5

14Pallas's Gull (Larus ichthyaetus)50

15Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)5

16Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)5

17Black Tern (Chlidonias nigra)2

18White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)50

19Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)2

20Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)2

21European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)5

22Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)3

23Hoopoe (Upupa epops)2

24Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)5

25Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)1

26Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)1

27Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)5

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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

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1. Isabekov Askar (304)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (284)
3. Gubin Boris (255)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (239)
5. Golubeva Anna (207)
6. Yasko Anna (198)
7. Katuncev Alexandr (177)
8. Vorobyov Vladimir (166)
9. Malkov Yuriy (149)
10. Nukusbekov Malik (149)

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