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Best photos of the month, June 2019.

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 16

Sociable Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Red-footed Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Common Pheasant | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Hoopoe | Askar Isabekov | 11

Northern Black Grouse | Oleg Belyalov | 11

Masked Wagtail | Natali Kim | 11

Greater White-fronted Goose | Ainur Iskakova | 11

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Marina Gudimova | 11

Whooper Swan | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Red-footed Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Long-eared Owl | Vladimir Shefer | 10

Grey-necked Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Long-eared Owl | Natali Kim | 10

Common Cuckoo | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Black-winged Stilt | Marina Gudimova | 10

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Whitethroat | Natali Kim | 9

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Golden Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Black Stork | Aleksandr Polyakov | 9

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 8

Meadow Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Pied Bushchat | Malik Nukusbekov | 8

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Mistle Thrush | Ivan Bevza | 8

Steppe Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Relict Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Relict Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 7

Rock Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 7

Booted Warbler | Natali Kim | 7

Eurasian Wryneck | Natali Kim | 7

Rosy Starling | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Eurasian Linnet | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Black Stork | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 7

Sociable Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Long-eared Owl | Natali Kim | 7

Eurasian Wryneck | Natali Kim | 7

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

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...