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Little Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.


2017-07-21| Askar Isabekov
duration 7.30-17.00
weather солнечно
rout объезд вокруг 1-го, 2-го и 3-го водохранилищ Малого Сорбулака
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# species number comment

1Black-Necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)20

2Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)5

3Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)45

4Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)500

5Great White Egret (Egretta alba)8

6Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)5

7Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)250

8Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)3

9Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)15

10Gadwall (Anas strepera)10

11Garganey (Anas querquedula)30

12Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)10

13Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)10

14Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)2

15Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)7

16White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)5

17Black Kite (Milvus migrans)5

18Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus)1

19Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)2

20Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)1

21Barbary Falcon (Falco pelegrinoides)2молодые

22Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)4

23Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)1

24Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)5

25Common Coot (Fulica atra)15

26Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)20

27Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)2

28Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)10

29Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)70

30Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)60

31Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)2

32Common Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)3

33Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)5

34Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)15

35Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)7

36Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)15

37Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)5

38Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)10

39Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)10

40Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)3

41Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)30

42Little Stint (Calidris minuta)50

43Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii)50

44Dunlin (Calidris alpina)5

45Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)5

46Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)10

47Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)150

48Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)15

49Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)30

50Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)10

51Little Tern (Sterna albifrons)1

52Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)3

53Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)15

54Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)4

55Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)3

56Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)8

57European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)2

58Hoopoe (Upupa epops)1

59Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)5

60Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)130

61Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)1

62Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)5

63Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)50

64Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)100

65Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)10

66Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)2

67Rook (Corvus frugilegus)500

68Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)5

69Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum)5

70House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)5

71Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)5

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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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