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Best photos of the month, July 2018.

European Bee-eater | Konstantin Andrussenko | 4

Long-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 3

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 3

Dalmatian Pelican | Alexandr Belyaev | 3

Black-throated Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 2

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Curlew | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Hoopoe | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Caspian Gull | Anna Yasko | 2

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 2

Hoopoe | Andrei Kuryashkin | 2

Hoopoe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 2

Eurasian Curlew | Konstantin Andrussenko | 2

Black-Necked Grebe | Konstantin Andrussenko | 2

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 2

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 2

Dalmatian Pelican | Alexandr Belyaev | 2

rare birds records


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.


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Ivan Bevza
2019-11-18

Two Red-brested Geese were recorded in flock of Ruddy Shelducks in Kapchagai reservoir. First record for Kapchagai, thirds one for South-Eastern Kazakhstan.

unidentified birds


2020-01-18

Владимир Казенас: Большое спасибо, Аскар!!!

2020-01-17

Аскар Исабеков: Марина, Вы можете переместить этого голубя в сизари, но, мне кажется, что лучше его удалить.

more unidentified birds...