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Ural river delta


2017-06-06| Askar Isabekov
duration 3 часа
weather солнечно
rout
equipment бинокль Штурман 10х50
notes по каналу вышли в море, где в течение часа вели наблюдение за птицами среди тростниковых островов


# species number comment

1Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)2

2Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)36

3Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)4

4Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)1

5Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)20

6Great White Egret (Egretta alba)3

7Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)1

8Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)2

9Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)15

10Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)12

11Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)4

12Garganey (Anas querquedula)2самцы

13Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)10

14Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)5

15Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)1

16Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)1

17Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)1

18Pallas's Gull (Larus ichthyaetus)15

19Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)7

20Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)1

21Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)3

22Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)8

23Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)3

24Black-headed Wagtail (Motacilla feldegg)1

25Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)20

26Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)5голос

27Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)2

28Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)5

29Eurasian Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus)1

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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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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)
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