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Best photos of the month, January 2019.

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 22

Himalayan Snowcock | Gennadiy Dyakin | 18

Wallcreeper | Askar Isabekov | 17

Northern Wren | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 17

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 16

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 16

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Viktor Kolesnikov | 16

Common Kestrel | Anna Yasko | 16

Peregrine Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Caspian Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Bean Goose | Viktor Kolesnikov | 15

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 15

Eurasian Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 14

Little Grebe | Viktor Kolesnikov | 14

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 14

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 14

Long-tailed Tit | Vladimir Vorobyov | 14

Coal Tit | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 14

Common Chaffinch | Suhaaz Abdul Khader | 14

Common Chiffchaff | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 13

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 13

Godlewski's Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 13

Crested Lark | Anna Yasko | 13

Baikal Bullfinch | Marina Merz | 13

Common Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 12

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 12

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 12

Eurasian Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Brambling | Yevgeny Belousov | 12

Common Raven | Vladimir Vorobyov | 12

Hawfinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 12

Snow Bunting | Yuriy Malkov | 12

White-Backed Woodpecker | Andrei Kuryashkin | 12

Long-eared Owl | Nurlan Ongarbayev | 12

Willow Tit | Viktor Grishenkov | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Marina Merz | 12

Bean Goose | Marina Merz | 12

Coal Tit | Askar Isabekov | 11

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 11

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 11

Bewick's Swan | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Wallcreeper | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Red-billed Chough | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Hawfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 11

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Smew | Natali Kim | 11

Bean Goose | Natali Kim | 11

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 11

Common Starling | Yevgeny Belousov | 11

Great Rosefinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 11

Great Rosefinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 11

Red-breasted Merganser | Anna Yasko | 11

Common Kestrel | Anna Yasko | 11

Pallas's Rosefinch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 11

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 10

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 10

Altai Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 10

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 10

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 10

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 10

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 10

Ural Owl | Vladimir Vorobyov | 10

Northern Bullfinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 10

Northern Bullfinch | Yuriy Malkov | 10

Water Rail | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Mallard | Anna Yasko | 10

Yellowhammer | Anna Yasko | 10

Redwing | Anna Yasko | 10

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Suhaaz Abdul Khader | 10

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 9

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 9

Peregrine Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 9

Mistle Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 9

Crested Lark | Askar Isabekov | 9

Whooper Swan | Askar Isabekov | 9

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eurasian Nuthatch | Natali Kim | 9

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 9

Smew | Natali Kim | 9

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 9

Bean Goose | Natali Kim | 9

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 9

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 9

Smew | Natali Kim | 9

Bean Goose | Natali Kim | 9

Black Lark | Malik Nukusbekov | 9

House Sparrow | Aibar Magazov | 9

Rock Pigeon | Alexandr Katuncev | 9

Snow Bunting | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Water Rail | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Long-eared Owl | Anna Yasko | 9

Eurasian Blackbird | Anna Yasko | 9

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 9

Eurasian Nuthatch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 9

Eurasian Nuthatch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 9

Hawfinch | Marina Merz | 9

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Viktor Kolesnikov | 9

Himalayan Snowcock | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Himalayan Snowcock | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 9

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...