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unidentified birds


2014-03-01 | Almaty area. Sorbulak. | Andrey Kovalenko

2013-06-19 | | Aleksandr Klimenko

2014-07-19 | | Svetlana Aleinikova

2015-06-27 | | Aleksandr Klimenko

2015-05-22 | | Sergei Shmygalev

2016-08-07 | Sonkul, Kyrgyzstan. | Askar Isabekov

2017-01-15 | Shymkent, Yuzhno Kazakhstanskaya obl. | Andrey Vilyayev

2017-02-13 | | Sergei Shmygalev

2017-06-25 | Ertai. Zhambyl oblast. | Malik Nukusbekov

2017-05-27 | | Vladislav Blokhin

2017-10-06 | Korgalzhin | Aleksey Koshkin

2018-03-22 | Moiynkum distr. Jambyl region | Vladimir Muravskiy

2018-04-21 | | Aibar Magazov

2018-05-10 | Kazakhstan | Serg Silan

2018-04-30 | Land of Larks, Ch-Ili Mnts. | Askar Isabekov

2018-05-08 | Fakel, Mangistau region | Gennadiy Dyakin

2018-05-12 | Almatinskaja obl., Sorbulakskaja sistema ozer | Alexandr Belyaev

2018-05-24 | VKO Katon-Karagay | Vladimir Vorobyov

2018-05-24 | Ertai. Zhambyl oblast. | Malik Nukusbekov

2018-05-20 | Kulyktau | Askar Isabekov

2018-05-30 | Kazakhstan | Serg Silan

2018-05-31 | Almatinskaja obl., Kokpekskoe ushhel'e | Alexandr Belyaev

2018-06-15 | | Boris Gubin

2018-06-10 | | Ruslan Qaldin

2018-06-17 | Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan | Alexandr Belyaev


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rare birds records


Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2018-05-29
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first nest of Altai Snowcock found in Kazakhstan. Previously only several broods were recorded.


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev
2018-05-06

New species for Sorbulak system.


Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2018-05-09
Aktau, Mangistau region

Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsula. Previously the following records are known: June 1-2 1888 in area of Sherkala mountain and Akmysh well, May 06, 1947 in vicinity of Fort-Shevchenko, May 07, 1964 in Danga, May 17, 2009 near Kaundy depression, and May 09, 2017 in the square of Aktau city.


Finsch's Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-05-25
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

The new species for Moinkum desert. The known breeding range of Finsch's Wheatear in Kazakhstan covers Mangyshlak, Ustyurt and Kyzylkum desert. The records in area eastward of Syrdaria river were not known. In May of 2017, Sergey Domashevski recorded adults and huveniles in Togyzkentau, NW of Moinkum desert. This record indicate to expantion of breeding range in eastern direction.


Pale Rock-Finch (Carpospiza brachydactyla)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2018-05-09
Mangistauskaja obl., vpadina Karagie

New species for Kazakhstan. The closest breeding spots are located in Turkmenistan, at a distance about 600 km (Stepanyan, 2003). Also recorded in areas near southern cliff of Ustyurt (Mischenko, Scherbak, 1980; Bukreev, 1997), 400 km in south of this record. In the western coast of Caspian Sea Pale Rock-Finch lives in NE Dagestan (400 km in west direction, behind the sea). It should also be noted that Sergei Bukreev (2000) found birds with territotial behavior in Baskunchak lake (48˚N) near Kazakhstan-Russia border; this record is much more north than Caucasus and Mangyshlak (43˚-44˚N), about 600 km to NW.

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recent video

2018-05-29. Common Nightingale (Andrei Kuryashkin), Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin), Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2018-05-27. Common Nightingale (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2018-05-24. Sanderling (Anna Yasko), Common Cuckoo (Anna Yasko), Black-eared Wheatear (Anna Yasko).

2018-05-22. Sky Lark (Yuriy Malkov).

2018-04-13. Calandra Lark (Anna Yasko).

2018-04-07. Hoopoe (Anna Yasko).

2018-03-19. Great Crested Grebe (Anna Yasko), Great Crested Grebe (Anna Yasko).

2018-03-10. Black-Necked Grebe (Anna Yasko), Crested Lark (Anna Yasko), Ring-billed Gull (Anna Yasko).

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