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Best photos of the month, March 2019.

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 21

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 20

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 19

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 18

Rock Sparrow | Andrey Kovalenko | 17

Isabelline Shrike | Oleg Belyalov | 17

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 16

Chukar Partridge | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Rough-legged Buzzard | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Long-tailed Tit | Ainur Iskakova | 15

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Black-throated Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 14

Macqueen's Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 14

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Spotted Nutcracker | Ainur Iskakova | 14

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 13

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 13

Isabelline Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 13

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 13

Chukar Partridge | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Northern Goshawk | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Fieldfare | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Pallas's Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Whooper Swan | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Goosander | Natali Kim | 13

Asian Desert Warbler | Kirill Tanaev | 13

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 12

Isabelline Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 12

Hawfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 12

Smew | Natali Kim | 12

Steppe Eagle | Aibar Magazov | 12

Common Redpoll | Ainur Iskakova | 12

Hawfinch | Marina Merz | 12

Steppe Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 12

Yellow-breasted Tit | Malik Nukusbekov | 12

Finsch's Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 11

Calandra Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Steppe Horned Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Variable Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Turkestan Black Redstart | Oleg Belyalov | 11

Black-Billed Magpie | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Black-throated Accentor | Malik Nukusbekov | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Alexandr Katuncev | 11

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Common Kestrel | Anna Yasko | 11

Isabelline Wheatear | Kirill Tanaev | 11

Common Goldeneye | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Eurasian Nuthatch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Spotted Nutcracker | Alexander Kvasha | 11

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 10

Isabelline Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 10

Carrion Crow | Askar Isabekov | 10

Desert Finch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Black-throated Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 10

Mute Swan | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Common Buzzard | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Tree Sparrow | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Himalayan Wagtail | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Black Kite | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Little Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Fieldfare | Natali Kim | 10

Goosander | Natali Kim | 10

Masked Wagtail | Yevgeny Belousov | 10

Yellow-breasted Tit | Malik Nukusbekov | 10

Daurian Shrike | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Black-throated Accentor | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Common Starling | Anna Yasko | 10

European Greenfinch | Marina Gudimova | 10

Goosander | Natali Kim | 10

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 10

Mute Swan | Askar Isabekov | 9

Citrine Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 9

Variable Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Pochard | Askar Isabekov | 9

Northern Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 9

Pallid Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 9

Greater Sand Plover | Askar Isabekov | 9

Steppe Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Sky Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Lesser Short-toed Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

White-headed Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 9

Yellowhammer | Natali Kim | 9

Siberian Common Starling | Natali Kim | 9

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 9

Black-headed Wagtail | Anna Yasko | 9

Isabelline Wheatear | Anna Yasko | 9

Great Cormorant | Marina Gudimova | 9

Common Redpoll | Marina Merz | 9

Black Redstart | Alexander Kvasha | 9

Central Asia Starling | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Rustic Bunting | Marina Gudimova | 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...