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Almaty. Samal.

2011-03-30 | Askar Isabekov

Chaffinches, Bramblings. Males already have bright breeding plumage. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Dendropark.

2011-03-26 | Askar Isabekov

Many Chaffinches and Bramblings in little flocks permanently flew from pillar to post. White and Masked Wagtails stayed on open areas, mostly on snow. In far part of park I saw one hen Peasant and one Upland Buzzard. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2011-03-24 | Askar Isabekov

White-winged Grosbeaks, Greenfinches, Chaffinches, Blackbirds. [...... read more ]


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Ile Alatau National Park. Kim-Asar gorge.

2011-03-20 | Askar Isabekov

In mountains I saw flock of Great Cormorants about 30 birds flying from west to east. Probably birds flew from Issyk-Kul. Also saw Nutcrackers and Goldcrests. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2011-03-18 | Askar Isabekov

This spring first Masked Wagtail. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2011-03-07 | Askar Isabekov

In winter thaws Grey-headed Goldfinches sang the song as if they believed to early spring. This winter it was several times. But today's Goldfinch not sang but picked seeds from pine cones. But Chaffinches fed on ground. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Shikra (Accipiter badius)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2022-06-22
Atyrau.

The northernmost nesting record in the Caspian region. Prior to this, since 2015, the Shikra has been found nesting in the Mangistau region of Aktau (see the birds.kz gallery), on April 22, 2019, one bird was photographed north of Aktau - in the city of Fort Shevchenko (A. Kydyr, birds.kz ).


White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2022-06-03
VKO Katon-Karagay

A new species for the Katon-Karagai National Park. A flock of 12 birds was recorded on May 20, 2022 in the floodplain of the middle reaches of the Bukhtarma in the Taylakova Yama tract, one bird on May 27, 2022 in the valley of the middle reaches of the Kara-Kaba on Lake Shoptykol, on June 3, 2022 in the Karazher tract, June 6 on the lake Yazevoe. Воробьёв В.М. 2022. Встреча белокрылой крачки Chlidonias leucopterus в среднем течении реки Бухтармы на Южном Алтае // Рус. орнитол. журн. 31 (2191): 2376-2379.


Great Snipe (Gallinago media)

© Martin Grienenberger
2022-04-21
Betpak Dala

The first record of the Great Snipe in Kazakhstan, after more than 30 years, confirmed by photography. The last record of this species dates back to 1987, when on May 7 a migrating Great Snipe was caught in the Tentek delta (Khrokov et al. 1993).


Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Yuriy Malkov
2022-06-04
karabalik

The first nesting record in the Kostanay region. It is known that the Ural Owl breeds in the South-Western Altai and Kalba, there is also evidence of nesting in the North Kazakhstan region (Zuban, Kalashnikov 2017) and in the East Kazakhstan region in forests north of Semey (Karpov, Levin 2005). In the Kostanay region, this species was occasionally found only during wintering (A.Yu. Timoshenko, G.Yu. Timoshenko 2021, Yu. Malkov, birds.kz).

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unidentified birds


2022-09-27

Анна Ясько: Как пролёт чаек, так каждый раз головоломка. Чайка слева - барабинская или халей?

2022-09-27

Анна Ясько: Андрей, вероятно Вы правы.

2022-09-26

Кудайберген Амирекул: Предлагаю удалить фотографию.

2022-09-25

Анна Ясько: Тусклая пеночка.

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