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Ile Alatau National Park. Kokjailau.

2009-10-25 | Askar Isabekov

In the city the summer is still there, but mountains became snowy already about two weeks ago. The northern slopes of mountains are already snow covered, and southern ones are still open. In the mixed forest I watched Goldcrests. On meadows the flock of Grey-headed Goldfinches and some Azure Tits were feeding. Also on meadows on the border of spruce forest I saw one Grey Shrike. In spruce forest Nutcrackers were visible and hearable all time. Birds were not a lot, even the usually numerous Great Tits, Magpies and Carrion Crows. [...... read more ]


Maly Sorbulak lakes. Ile region. Almaty oblast.

2009-10-11 | Askar Isabekov

Today I with Andrey Kovalenko went to lakes of system Maly Sorbulak. [...... read more ]


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Almaty. Butakovka.

2009-10-10 | Askar Isabekov

On Little Almatinka river I saw Grey Wagtail. The bird did not departed till. But in the city I observed the first Hooded Crow. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Sergei Shmygalev
2020-09-05

Fifth record in Kazakhstan. The first two refer to Sorbulak: July 16, 2009 (Kovalenko, Dyakin 2009) and December 7, 2013 (Belyalov, Fedorenko 2014); another bird was observed in December 2014 - January 2015 in the vicinity of Taldykorgan (Belyaev, Berezovikov 2015); On July 10, 2019, one bird was found by A. Putilin in the Kostanaynay region on the territory of the Alty Sai eco park (see www.birds.kz).


Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum)

© Konstantin Andrussenko
2020-11-19
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ridder

A very rare resident bird. On the website birds.kz this is only the third photographic record of the species.


Zarudny's Sparrow (Passer zarudnyi)

© Svetlana Baskakova
2020-10-25
Kyzylorda oblast, Kyzylkum desert.

A new species for the fauna of Kazakhstan. The Passer simplex zarudnyi lives in the Karakum Desert and the southern part of the Kyzylkum Desert (Stepanyan 1990). This is the first find in the northern part of Kyzylkum!


Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris erythropygia)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-10-23
VKO Katon-Karagay

This is the first record of the Prunella collaris erythropygia in the kazakh part of Altai, where it was only supposed to be found (Gavrilov 1999).

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unidentified birds


2020-12-04

Аскар Исабеков: это восточный канюк.

2020-11-29

Александр Катунцев: теньковка.

2020-11-22

Алексей Тимошенко: А.В.Кошкину:как пример могу привести мои наблюдения этой осенью, просматривая тысячи фотографий белолобых гусей заметил, что в разных выводках [....]

2020-11-18

Алексей Кошкин: Вроде чернозобик по размеру и клюву. Но если и не перелинял, то темный и не видно пестрых кроющих крыла.

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