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Best photos of the month, May 2017.

Thrush Nightingale | Malik Nukusbekov | 3

Tufted Duck | Aibar Magazov | 3

Hoopoe | Alexandr Katuncev | 3

Common Shelduck | Valeriy Gryunberg | 3

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 3

Eurasian Roller | Malik Nukusbekov | 3

Hoopoe | Aibar Magazov | 3

Short-eared Owl | Ainur Iskakova | 3

Ruff | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Dotterel | Askar Isabekov | 2

Long-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Roller | Askar Isabekov | 2

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 2

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 2

Western Marsh-Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-tailed Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Mongolian Finch | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Ruddy Shelduck | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Eurasian Roller | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Northern Wheatear | Aibar Magazov | 2

Eurasian Wryneck | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Little Bustard | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Kentish Plover | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

European Bee-eater | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Eurasian Curlew | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Sociable Lapwing | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Northern Black Grouse | Valeriy Gryunberg | 2

Common Crane | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Black-tailed Godwit | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Bar-tailed Godwit | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Short-eared Owl | Ainur Iskakova | 2

Common Quail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Boris Gubin | 2

Long-tailed Shrike | Boris Gubin | 2

Ruff | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Rock Sparrow | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Eurasian Roller | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Eurasian Roller | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Lesser Short-toed Lark | Aibar Magazov | 2

Calandra Lark | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Long-eared Owl | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Eastern Scops-Owl | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 2

White-tailed Lapwing | Boris Gubin | 2

Willow Warbler | Aibar Magazov | 2

Eurasian Curlew | Sergei Shmygalev | 2

Great Crested Grebe | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Barn Swallow | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

Eurasian Bittern | Ainur Iskakova | 2

Long-eared Owl | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 2

Glossy Ibis | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Dotterel | Askar Isabekov | 2

Great Crested Grebe | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Eurasian Dotterel | Askar Isabekov | 2

Steppe Grey Shrike | Boris Gubin | 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...