Fakeevo. Between Volga and Ural rivers.

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

# 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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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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Big Year 2018

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1. Isabekov Askar (279)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (267)
3. Gubin Boris (242)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (180)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (165)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (157)
8. Golubeva Anna (150)
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