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Almaty. Republic Square.

2010-10-26 | Askar Isabekov

I saw flock of Black-throated Thruses, about ten birds. Thrushes fed in grass under birch-trees and lindens together with Rooks. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2010-10-24 | Askar Isabekov

This year fist Chaffinches and Bramblings. Hooded Crows appeared too. [...... read more ]


Ile Alatau National Park.

2010-10-03 | Askar Isabekov

Kazachka river, road to Kokjailau. There are a bit of birds, but in Kokjailau valley birds never were a lot. From time to time little birds occured, I identified only Grey-headed Goldfinches, Coal Tits in spruce forest and two Blue-capped Redstarts on the border of Pine forest and meadow. Goldcrests and Mistle Thrushes were identified by sounds but may be I mistook. I also head other little birds but I can't identify all birds by sound, so didn't tell any special about these birds. Raptors. One Golden Eagle, one Kestrel, one Sparrowhawk. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2010-10-02 | Askar Isabekov

In the Square near State Museum I saw Hume's Warblers, Great Tits, House Sparrows, Blackbirds, Mynahs and one Grey Wagtail. After lunch time in Karasai region I watch two Long-legged Buzzards. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2021-03-10
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first record of the species in the Kazakh part of Altai, confirmed by a photo.


Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2021-03-01
Aktau

The first reliable record of the Great Black-backed Gull on the territory of Kazakhstan. There are indications of finds of this gull in the Caspian Sea between the mouths of the Volga and the Urals, as well as near Omsk (Dolgushin 1962). Vagrant are known to the Makhachkala region (Tatarinkova 1970).


Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-02-28
Uzunagach, Almaty oblast.

A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. On February 27 and 28, two birds kept in the thickets of silverberries near the village of Uzynagash (43 km west of Almaty). This is the sixth record of the Dusky Thrush for Kazakhstan. Records of this species are known for the Syrdarya, near the village of Dzhulek (October 16, 1927), near Almaty (February 16, 2013), as well as Ust-Kamenogorsk (October 14 and 16, 2016), Kurgaldzhino (May 7, 2020).


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-01-09
Almaty, Aitykov str.

The first record of Pygmy Cormorant in Almaty in general and, in particular, during the winter. The expansion of the Pygmy Cormorant to the northeast concerns not only the probable nesting area, but also the wintering grounds. The nearest winter finds are Sorbulak and Taldykorgan (winter 2017-18, one bird each). In this connection, it is worth noting a significant number of birds in the Almaty (40) and Sorbulak (20) records this winter.

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2021-04-20

Анна Ясько: Сложно сказать, хохотунья или барабинская. Птица еще не во взрослом наряде, это усложняет задачу.

2021-04-20

Анна Ясько: Каменка-плешанка, самка.

2021-04-20

Алдияр Сапарбаев: Черныш

2021-04-20

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