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total species: 69
total photos: 70
total videos: 0
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1. Black-throated Accentor (2022-01-20)
2. Brambling (2022-01-20)
3. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2022-01-20)
4. Northern Wren (2022-01-20)
5. European Greenfinch (2022-01-20)
6. Great White Egret (2022-01-20)
7. Green Sandpiper (2022-01-20)
8. Northern Reed Bunting (2022-01-20)
9. Eversmann's Redstart (2022-01-20)
10. Tree Sparrow (2022-01-20)
11. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2022-01-20)
12. Black-throated Thrush (2022-01-20)
13. Azure Tit (2022-01-21)
14. Hooded Crow (2022-01-21)
15. Great Tit (2022-01-21)
16. Mew Gull (2022-01-22)
17. Yellowhammer (2022-01-22)
18. Rock Pigeon (2022-01-22)
19. European Robin (2022-01-22)
20. Eurasian Goldfinch (2022-01-22)
21. Black-Billed Magpie (2022-01-22)
22. Eurasian Jackdaw (2022-01-22)
23. Eurasian Blackbird (2022-01-22)
24. Common Chaffinch (2022-01-22)
25. Whooper Swan (2022-01-22)
26. Ruddy Shelduck (2022-01-22)
27. Smew (2022-01-22)
28. Black-headed Gull (2022-01-22)
29. Carrion Crow (2022-01-22)
30. Caspian Gull (2022-01-22)
31. Goosander (2022-01-22)
32. Eurasian Collared Dove (2022-01-22)
33. Common Kestrel (2022-01-22)
34. Common Sparrowhawk (2022-01-22)
35. Mallard (2022-01-22)
36. Mute Swan (2022-01-22)
37. Common Pheasant (2022-01-26)
38. Eastern Buzzard (2022-01-26)
39. Rook (2022-01-26)
40. Common Mynah (2022-01-27)
41. Twite (2022-01-27)
42. Red-crested Pochard (2022-01-27)
43. Pied Avocet (2022-01-27)
44. Long-tailed Duck (2022-01-27)
45. Little Grebe (2022-01-27)
46. Horned Lark (2022-01-27)
47. Red-fronted Serin (2022-01-27)
48. Eurasian Linnet (2022-01-27)
49. Corn Bunting (2022-01-27)
50. Common Shelduck (2022-01-27)
51. Common Goldeneye (2022-01-27)
52. Calandra Lark (2022-01-27)
53. Great Crested Grebe (2022-01-27)
54. Common Raven (2022-02-04)
55. Tufted Duck (2022-02-04)
56. Wallcreeper (2022-02-04)
57. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2022-03-01)
58. Pallas's Gull (2022-03-01)
59. Long-legged Buzzard (2022-03-01)
60. Sky Lark (2022-03-01)
61. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2022-03-05)
62. House Sparrow (2022-03-05)
63. Redwing (2022-03-05)
64. Common Treecreeper (2022-03-05)
65. Eurasian Jay (2022-03-07)
66. Eurasian Siskin (2022-03-07)
67. Fieldfare (2022-03-07)
68. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2022-03-07)
69. Hawfinch (2022-03-07)

recent uploads


2022-03-07. Sky Lark, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard, Pallas's Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Redwing, Common Treecreeper, Eurasian Jay, Eurasian Siskin, Fieldfare, Grey-Headed Woodpecker, Hawfinch.

2022-02-05. Common Raven, Tufted Duck, Wallcreeper.

2022-01-27. Calandra Lark, Common Goldeneye, Common Shelduck, Corn Bunting, Eurasian Linnet, Red-fronted Serin, Great Crested Grebe, Steppe Horned Lark, Little Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, Pied Avocet, Red-crested Pochard, Twite, Common Mynah.

2022-01-26. Ring-necked Pheasant, Eastern Buzzard, Rook.

2022-01-22. Black-headed Gull, Carrion Crow, Caspian Gull, Goosander, Eurasian Collared Dove, Common Kestrel, Common Sparrowhawk, Mallard, Mute Swan, Ruddy Shelduck, Smew, Whooper Swan, Common Chaffinch, Eurasian Blackbird, Eurasian Jackdaw, Black-Billed Magpie, Eurasian Goldfinch, European Robin, Rock Pigeon, Yellowhammer, Mew Gull.

2022-01-21. Azure Tit, Great Tit, Hooded Crow.

2022-01-20. Black-throated Thrush, Black-throated Accentor, Brambling, Grey-headed Goldfinch, Northern Wren, European Greenfinch, Great White Egret, Green Sandpiper, Northern Reed Bunting, Eversmann's Redstart, Tree Sparrow, White-tailed Sea-Eagle.

rare birds records


Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

© Anna Yasko
2022-05-08
Aktau, Mangystau

Rare record to western part of Kazakhstan. Prior to this, two birds were observed in Kenderli on May 6, 2009 (Neve et al., 2010), one bird - in the northern Caspian on April 10, 2015 (Karpov, 2015).


Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2022-05-04

The first registration in Central Kazakhstan and the farthest record to the east from the range and, possibly, the most northern one. In Kazakhstan, the Semi-collared Flycatcher occurs on migration off the coast of the Caspian Sea.


Eurasian Dipper (Cinclus cinclus baicalensis)

© Andrei Kuryashkin
2022-02-08
Shulbinsk

The farthest vagrant down the Irtysh from the main habitats in Kazakhstan.


Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)

© Kudaibergen Amirekul
2022-02-11
Aksu-Jabagly, South Kazakstan

A rare morph of the Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis var. relictа, occurring within Kazakhstan during the passage and summer time in the Central and Southern Altai (Kovshar 2005; Kolbintsev 2005; Berezovikov, Alekseev 2013; Berezovikov 2007, 2013), in winter in the lower reaches of the Bukhtarma (Berezovikov, Rekuts 2021), as well as in the south - in Aksu - Dzhabagly (Sanzhar Abdikhalyk, see the gallery birds.kz).

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recent video

2022-03-21. Common Treecreeper (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2022-03-12. Black-Billed Magpie (Raouf Bairashev).

2022-02-19. Great Spotted Woodpecker (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2022-01-30. Goldcrest (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2022-01-27. Grey Partridge (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2021-12-19. White-browed Tit-Warbler (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2021-12-17. Ring-billed Gull (Anna Yasko).

2021-12-14. Red-headed Bunting (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2021-12-04. Hooded Crow (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2021-11-08. Alpine Accentor (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2021-10-13. Yellow Wagtail (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2021-09-27. Common Moorhen (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2021-09-23. Black-tailed Godwit (Gennadiy Dyakin).

2021-09-06. Spotted Flycatcher (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2021-09-04. Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

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unidentified birds


2022-05-18

Игорь Фефелов: Сложно. По окрасе, на мой взгляд, ближе к хохлатому - темное кистевое пятно почти не выражено.

2022-05-17

Сергей Л. Волков: Самка. Вид не скажу.

2022-05-17

Сергей Л. Волков: Зеленая пеночка вроде бы. Но лучше и с других ракурсов посмотреть, если снимки есть.

2022-05-17

Ольга Сивоконь: По размеру эта кукушка показалась немного меньше по сравнению с другими, увиденными в тот день

2022-05-17

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