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Best photos of the month, May 2013.

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Glossy Ibis | Aisagali Kadirov | 3

Spanish Sparrow | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great White Pelican | Raouf Bairashev | 2

Yellow-breasted Tit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Common Cuckoo | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Pallid Harrier | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Mew Gull | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Black Stork | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Eurasian Roller | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Steppe Greater Short-toed Lark | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Dalmatian Pelican | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Grey Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Black-headed Wagtail | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Black-winged Pratincole | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Grey-necked Bunting | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Greater Sand Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Mute Swan | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Black-headed Gull | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Temminck's Stint | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Spanish Sparrow | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Moustached Warbler | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Common Whitethroat | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Red-headed Bunting | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Common Raven | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Common Shelduck | Antonina Fokina | 2

Relict Gull | Antonina Fokina | 2

Collared Pratincole | Antonina Fokina | 2

Rock Bunting | Antonina Fokina | 2

Kentish Plover | Aibek Adilmagambetov | 2

Spotted Flycatcher | Natali Kim | 2

Hoopoe | Oleg Lyakhov | 2

Lesser Sand Plover | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Grey Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Mute Swan | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Grey Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Common Cuckoo | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Spotted Flycatcher | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Hoopoe | Antonina Fokina | 2

Black-headed Gull | Natali Kim | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Eurasian Roller | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Little Tern | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Calandra Lark | Albert Meek | 2

Spanish Sparrow | Antonina Fokina | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Antonina Fokina | 2

Common Tern | Natali Kim | 2

rare birds records


Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2020-01-18
Sorbulak, Almaty region

First record in Sorbulak during recent 10 years. Rarely observed in winter time in Sorbulak. Previously was observed at 2002, October 20 and 27 (1 male in winter plumage), and December 15 (female); at 2003, February 02 (1 female in channel); at 2004, December 12 (4 birds), December 19 (3 birds); at 2005 January 23 (1 bird); at 2010 October 24 (1 bird) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2012).


Spotted Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla severtzovi)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-01-11
Almaty area, Zailiysky Alatau.

First photo-record of Great Rosefinch in Ile-Alatau ridge. Previously regularly recorded in winter time in Almaty, but population was destroied in end of 90th by poachers. Recent 20 years was not observed in fact. In addition to autumn-winter records Great Rosefinches were recorded in highlands of Ili-Alatau ridge at May 5th, 1965 in altitude 2900 m (Gavrilov,1974); in first half od August, 1973 in altitude 3000 m, male (Gubin, 2002); and at March 23, 1975 in altitude 3300 m, singning male (Kovshar, et all, 1978).


White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Fedor Karpov
2019-01-20

Fisrt winter record of White-winged Tern in Kazakhstan.


Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Ivan Bevza
2019-11-06

First record of Arctic Skua in South-Eastern Kazakhstan. Generally rare bird in inner part of continent. In Kazakhstan was recorded mostly in large lakes (in Caspian Sea near Atyrau and Mangyshlak, in Tengiz, in Aral Sea, in Telikol lakes, in road to Arnasai lake, in Chelkar lake), and also in Naurzum reserve and Chokpak ringing station.

unidentified birds


2020-01-23

Дмитрий Шевцов: Да, только арчовый.

2020-01-21

Марина Гудимова: Нашла еще кадры. Тут лучше видно птичку.

more unidentified birds...