Birdwatching Reports

2017-10-14 Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.Askar Isabekov 55
2017-10-11 Almaty. Dendropark.Askar Isabekov 8
2017-10-07 Kuryk. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 13
2017-10-07 Zhykandy cape. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 22
2017-10-06 Kuryk. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 23
2017-10-06 Garden in Peschany cape. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 17
2017-10-05 Aktau. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 31
2017-10-05 Zhykandy cape. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 25
2017-10-04 Aktau. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 43
2017-10-04 Karakol. Aktau. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 11
2017-10-03 Fetisovo, Kenderli bay, Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 24
2017-10-03 Fetisovo, base. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 9
2017-10-03 Kenderli bay. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 20
2017-10-03 Gorge. Kenderli bay. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 14
2017-10-02 Fetisovo, Kenderli bay. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 26
2017-10-02 Fetisovo, rocks near bay. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 20
2017-10-02 Shymkent, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 1
2017-10-01 Kuryk, Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 40
2017-10-01 Zhanaozen - Fetisovo, Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 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 (279)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (267)
3. Gubin Boris (242)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (180)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (165)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (151)
8. Golubeva Anna (150)
9. Malkov Yuriy (139)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (132)


unidentified birds


Анна Ясько: Ноги черноватые, подмышки с желтизной. Теньковка, вроде.


Виктория Звягинцева: Выложила здесь


Анна Ясько: В полете, действительно, больше на канюка похож. Да и на деревьях (это же дерево?) больше канюки любят сидеть. Наверное, стоит перенести в канюки


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