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2016-12-28 | Askar Isabekov

Mobile virsion of the site BIRDS.KZ is availavle now in read only mode. [...... read more ]


Harlequin Duck in Ust-Kamenogorsk.

2016-12-18 | Askar Isabekov

Five day ago, 13 of December was very sunny therefore I went to the birding to Strelka after noon. I took photos of bright sunlit Ducks, some time followed Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, shot three or four Dippers, and twice tried to take White-tailed Sea-Eagle in Ulba river. Two interesting records. First one: perhaps due to warm weather one of Dipper began to sing the song. Second one: flying Sea-Eagle flushed Goldeneyes, and latters move from the far part of gulf to the near one. When I came back to home I continue my work and don’t select and view the photos. But I did it yesterday (17 of December), and I found the Harlequin Duck in some photos.Of course today I went to Strelka right in morning, and I was lucky guy. Firstly, I was in Strelka right between morning and day snowfalls. Secondly, as soon I arrived to Strelka and took binocular as the flock of about 30 Goldeneyes comes to the water beside me. One Harlequin Duck was together with Goldeneyes. About one hour I was taking photos [...... read more ]


Tundra Swan in Xinjiang

2016-12-12 | Askar Isabekov

Tundra Swan with neck-ring transmitter earlier found by Oleg Belyalov near Almaty right now found in Xinjiang by Mo Bei in XinYuan according to Gou Jun, the leader of Xinjaing Birdwatcher Society. Thanks! [...... read more ]


India: West Bengal - Sikkim

2016-12-04 | Gennadiy Dyakin

Под конец 2016 года группа казахстанских бердвочеров совершила очередную зарубежную поездку. На 1-м фото думаю многие узнают знакомые лица. Опять в Индию, на этот раз штаты Сикким и Западная Бенгалия, в основном гималайская часть. В индийских Гималаях мы уже были , но в западной части (серия репортажей Аскара начиная с этого: http://birds.kz/v2blogentry.php?l=ru&a=20150105000101). Теперь же решили проверить восточную. Наш маршрут получился следующий: 26.11.16. Delhi - Bagdogra (West Bengal)27.11.16. Rissium Forest - Pedong (West Bengal)28.11.16. Paiengaon Forest - Rissium Forest - Rishop (West Bengal)29.11.16. Rissium Forest - Rangpo Forest (West Bengal) - Aritar (Sikkim)30.11.16. [...... read more ]


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Запоздалые!

2016-12-02 | Malik Nukusbekov

Запоздалые!По моим наблюдениям это очень редкий случай, что журавли-красавки летят так поздно. Обычно они через нас пролетает с конца августа и по сентябрь-октябрь. Предполагаю, что эта самка красавки имела позднюю кладку, и пока ее птенец достаточно окреп, чтобы долететь до мест зимовки, уже наступила поздняя осень.Как они переждали прошлые холода, я и представить не могу. У нас в данное время неустойчивая погода, скорее всего, они переждут непогоду где-то недалеко. В ближайшие дни и на следующей неделе синоптики обещают нам сильный ветер, дождь [...... read more ]


дендро парк

2016-12-01 | Alexandr Katuncev

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rare birds records


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).


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. According to unpublished data, one birds was observed on May 13, 2021 on artesians in western Betpakdala by Svetlana Baskakova and Nicolas Moulin. Also recently, in the Turkestan region in the Karaktau 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).

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unidentified birds


2022-07-02

Анна Ясько: Вероятно, южная бормотушка.

2022-07-02

Анна Ясько: Тусклая пеночка.

2022-07-02

Анна Ясько: Может быть, молодой чекан черноголовый или может варакушка. Но уверенно по данному фото не могу сказать.

2022-07-02

Анна Ясько: Фото одно? Если есть еще (в другом ракурсе), то загрузите, пожалуйста. Тут вариантов два: садовая камышевка или северная бормотушка. Я склоняюсь [....]

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