Karatau, Berkara gorge.

2017-07-11| Askar Isabekov
duration 3 часа
weather солнечно

# species number comment

1Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)1

2Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)30

3Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

4Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)1

5Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)1

6Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)3

7Masked Wagtail (Motacilla personata)1

8Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)25

9European Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)10с кормом

10Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)1

11Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)2

12Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)25

13Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)153 выводка

14Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)40слетки

15Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)5

16Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)4



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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)
9. Malkov Yuriy (139)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (132)