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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


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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Big Year 2018

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1. Askar Isabekov (83)
2. Andrey Vilyayev (55)
3. Boris Gubin (52)
4. Alexandr Katuncev (44)
5. Anna Yasko (44)

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