Ashyozek river, between Volga and Ural rivers.

2017-05-29| Askar Isabekov
duration 30 минут
equipment Бинокль Штурман 10х50

# species number comment

1Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)8

2Greater Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)2

3Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)84 гнезда

4Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)42 гнезда

5Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)2

6Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)30

7Little Stint (Calidris minuta)1

8Dunlin (Calidris alpina)15

9Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)4

10Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei)6

11Mew Gull (Larus canus)1

12Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)30около 15 гнезд

13Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)2

14White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)1



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rare birds records

Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Sveta Ashby

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, 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
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first nest of Altai Snowcock found in Kazakhstan. Previously only several broods were recorded.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev

New species for Sorbulak system.

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
Aktau, Mangistau region

Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsula. Previously the following records are known: June 1-2 1888 in area of Sherkala mountain and Akmysh well, May 06, 1947 in vicinity of Fort-Shevchenko, May 07, 1964 in Danga, May 17, 2009 near Kaundy depression, and May 09, 2017 in the square of Aktau city.

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