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Almaty, Samal.

2012-06-30 | Askar Isabekov

Male Scops Owl change its day location from chestnut tree to wild apricot near my door what means the flight chicks out of the nest occurred or are proposed. Owl didn’t pay attention to passed people but opened the eyes and fluffed one’s feathers when the cat appeared. [...... read more ]


Sorbulak, Akterek.

2012-06-23 | Askar Isabekov

On the Little Sorbulak lakes I watched Mute Swans, one Dalmatian Pelican, many Ducks unidentified in morning light, the pair of Black-bellied Sandgrouses flew to watering-place, Great Crested Grebes, Grey Herons and White Egrets. On the Big Sorbulak the birds were much more, I noticed Pintails, Wigeons, Shovelers, Gadwalls, Ruddy Shelducks, Dalmatian nad Great White Pelicans. Garganeys, Common Redshank, Black-winged Stilts, one Kentish Plover, both Common and Rosy Starlings, one Black Tern, a lot of Sand Martins, Great Crested Grebes, several Lapwings; raptors: Marsh Harrier, White-tailed Sea-Eagle, Hobby.On the way to Akterek (Bishkek highway) noticed the Lesser Grey Shrike, two Long-legged Buzzards, several Rollers. The absence of European Bee-eater and Long-tailed Shrike was surprising; the small number of the Rollers and Buzzards too. In Akterek there were a lot of Black-headed Penduline Tits; I saw also one Paradise Flycatcher and the family of Chukars. [...... read more ]


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Almaty.

2012-06-14 | Askar Isabekov

Male Scops Owl continues to sleep all day on the chestnut. Near Botanical Garden on the tree I noticed the Wood Pigeon. [...... read more ]


Big Almaty Lake.

2012-06-10 | Askar Isabekov

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Bura, Akkol, Southern Trans-Balkhash area.

2012-06-02 | Askar Isabekov

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rare birds records


Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus)

© Fedor Shakula
2022-05-13
The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).

The northernmost record of the Trumpeter Finch on the territory of Kazakhstan. A few more southern records are known: on the territory of Mangystau, on artesians near the village of Kanshengel, both in nesting and non-nesting time. Also recently, in the Turkestan region in the Karatau mountains in the eastern part of the Kyzylkum desert, on May 9-10, 2021, two pairs of the Trumpeter Finch and an unfinished nest, subsequently abandoned, were found (Fedorenko, 2022).


Pale Rock-Finch (Carpospiza brachydactyla)

© Fedor Shakula
2022-05-13
Kyzylorda region, northern coast of Butakov Bay on the Aral Sea

The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).


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.

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unidentified birds


2022-05-22

Игорь+Фефелов: Да, с клювом что-то странное. И непохоже, что он был бы испачкан... Он даже для не только монгольского, но и для любоо зуйка слишком мал

2022-05-22

Анна Ясько: Скорее всего, зеленая и есть.

2022-05-20

Сергей Силантьев: Что, соловей, это понятно.....В прошлом году я не одного обыкновенного не встретил, а в этом году только они и попадаются.....Вот и хотел узнать, [....]

2022-05-19

Анна Ясько: Северная бормотушка.

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