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Best photos of the month, May 2016.

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 4

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 3

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 3

Eurasian Hobby | Malik Nukusbekov | 3

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Common Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red-footed Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 2

European Golden Oriole | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 2

Macqueen's Bustard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Greater Spotted Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Egyptian Vulture | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Macqueen's Bustard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

White-tailed Lapwing | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Menetries Warbler | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Little Ringed Plover | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Ortolan Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

North Mongolian Yellow Wagtail | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Altai Snowcock | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Western Marsh-Harrier | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Little Stint | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Bluethroat | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Common Mynah | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Desert Wheatear | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

White-tailed Lapwing | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Willow Ptarmigan | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Calandra Lark | Valeriy Gryunberg | 2

Ortolan Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

White-winged Lark | Valeriy Gryunberg | 2

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Little Bustard | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Little Ringed Plover | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Steppe Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 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...