Aktau. Mangistau.

2017-10-05| Askar Isabekov
duration 3 часа
weather солнце
rout набережная

# species number comment

1Black-Necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)5

2Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)10

3Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)2

4Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)50

5Common Teal (Anas crecca)15

6Black Kite (Milvus migrans)2

7Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)1

8Common Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)1

9Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)1

10Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)1

11Greater Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)1

12Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)2

13Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)1

14Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)30

15Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)15

16Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)20

17Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)20

18White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)5

19Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)1

20Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)3

21Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)1

22Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)10

23Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)1

24Eurasian Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)3

25European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)1

26Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)2

27House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)50

28Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)5

29Desert Finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta)15

30Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus)1

31Northern Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)5



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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

supported by

1. Isabekov Askar (280)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (267)
3. Gubin Boris (243)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (188)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (165)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (158)
8. Golubeva Anna (150)
9. Malkov Yuriy (140)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (132)