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Saikhin-Shungai. Between Volga and Ural rivers


2017-05-29| Askar Isabekov
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equipment Штурман 10х50
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# species number comment

1Black Kite (Milvus migrans)1

2Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)2

3Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)2

4Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)5

5Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo)3

6Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)3

7Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)10

8Common Swift (Apus apus)10

9European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)15

10Hoopoe (Upupa epops)1

11Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)15

12Northern House Martin (Delichon urbica)15

13Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)12

14Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)8

15White-winged Lark (Melanocorypha leucoptera)5

16White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)2

17Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)1

18Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)5

19Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)3

20Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)2

21Rook (Corvus frugilegus)50

22Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)2

23Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)3

24Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)3

25House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)5

26Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)1

calendar

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2017

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2016

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2015

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rare birds records


Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)

© Ainur Iskakova
2018-04-25

One more record of rare vagrant visitor in Kazakhstan.


Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)

© Andrey Vilyayev
2018-04-22
Almatinskaya obl., Malaisary

Rare record of Blue Whistling Thrush ouside the Northern Tian Shan. In addition to this record the following ones are known: in Taukum desert (April 28-29 1996, Berezovikov, Erokhov, 1996); in Chulak mountains (April 14 1973, Kovshar, Berezovikov, 2001); and in upper Charyn river (June 14 1980, Kubykin, 1991).


Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2018-04-25
Aktau

The first record in Mangyshlak peninsula. The closest breeding spots of Wallcreeper are located in Kopetdag and Great Balkhan mountains (Turkmenia), more than 500 kms to south.


Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)

© Askar Isabekov
2018-03-10
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First photo of rare wintering species in Sorbulak, and generelly in SE Kazakhstan. Before this record male and female were observed in flock of Tufted Ducks at February 2nd, 2003; and single bird at Jabuary 18th, February 21st, and March 13th of 2004 (Belyalov, Karpov 2012).

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Big Year 2018

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1. Isabekov Askar (219)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (208)
3. Gubin Boris (206)
4. Yasko Anna (156)
5. Dyakin Gennadiy (145)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (128)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (120)
8. Muravskiy Vladimir (115)
9. Andrussenko Konstantin (113)
10. Malkov Yuriy (109)

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