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Fakeevo. Between Volga and Ural rivers.


2017-06-01| Askar Isabekov
duration
weather солнечно
rout
equipment бинокль Штурман 10х50
notes


# species number comment

1Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)1

2Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)1

3Great White Egret (Egretta alba)1

4Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)1

5Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)1

6Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)2

7Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)1

8Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)3

9Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)3

10Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)1

11Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)2

12Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)20

13Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata)10

14Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)2

15Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)3

16White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)1

17European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)25

18Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)5

19Hoopoe (Upupa epops)1

20Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)3

21Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)1000

22White-winged Lark (Melanocorypha leucoptera)1

23Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)15

24Rook (Corvus frugilegus)3

25Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)3

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2017

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2016

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2015

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rare birds records


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2018-02-11
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record in Sorbulak lakes. Only spring records are known before this one: May 30, 1995 (Erokhov, 2002), April 11, 1999 (Grachev, 2002), and April 23, 2017 (Dyakin, www.birds.kz). In winter time Pygmy Cormorant is not rare in Chardara reservoir (Erokhov et al, 2006; Kovalenko, Kravchenko, 2007; Kovalenko, Karpov, 2008); recent years was observed in Taraz (Kolbintsev, 2009; M.Nukusbekov, www.birds.kz; A.Balykin, www.birds.kz), in foothill part of Chu river valley (Belyalov, Karpov, 2009), one specimen was photographed at December 23, 2017 in Taldykurgan vicinity (A.Belyaev, www.birds.kz).


Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-02-17
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

Rare observation of Black Kite in Kazakhstan in winter time. Previously in winter time recorded in Almaty oblast (Karpov, Belyalov, 2009; Berezovikov, 2014; S.Shmygalev, www.birds.kz); in Mangyshlak (Yasko, 2017); and in Chardara (A.Kovalenko, www.birds.kz).

Березовиков Н.Н. 2014. Зимняя встреча черноухого коршуна Milvus migrans lineatus в городе Алматы // Рус. орнитол. журн. 23 (1082): 3957.
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В. 2009. О зимней встрече чёрного коршуна в Алматинской области // Selevinia: 234.
Ясько А.О. 2017. Орнитологические наблюдения в городе Актау // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1399): 382-394.


Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

© Sergey Ukhov
2018-01-22
Bautino, Mangystau

First record in Mangyshlak peninsula.


Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-01-28
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

The second winter record of Black Redstart in S and SE Kazakhstan. Before this record one male was observed in 7th of February, 1998 in Zhabagly village (Чаликова, 2008).

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1. Askar Isabekov (81)
2. Andrey Vilyayev (55)
3. Boris Gubin (49)
4. Alexandr Katuncev (44)
5. Anna Yasko (44)

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