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Sorbulak

2020-11-28 | Askar Isabekov

Trip to Sorbualk. Yesterday weather forecast promised rain and snow of 94% probability, but nobody paniced. Gennady explained his calm by the words that here never be a long time rain, even it will be present just only during two hours. In real the forecast was true, but rain and snow were only during one and half hours. The weather in morning was cold (-2C), then it became warmer all day. Sky of course was cloudy, but after the snowfall sky was slightly opened, and the sunset was very nice. All day was windy, therefore Sorbulak was heavy stormed. In the way we discussed the wish-list, but it was short due the season, with the Gulls in the top, probably because my Caspian 'lifers' depended to it. Gulls were our first birds in Sorbulak, along the first dam there was a flock of about one and half hundreds birds, which I firstly considered as a Mew Gull due the rounded heads and short bills. But they was not Mew Gulls but one of the former 'argentatus' group, but definitly not Caspian Gulls [...... read more ]


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Гости

2020-11-21 | Natali Kim

На привычном месте, где жители каждый год в зимнее время подкармливают уток, прилетели три красавца! Держатся уже пару дней, их с удовольствием все кормят! Пара домашних гусей окольцованы, белый вроде нет. [...... read more ]


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Мангышлак. 4-12 ноября.

2020-11-12 | Askar Isabekov

4 ноября. Лечу на Мангышлак. В самолете в очередной раз посмотрел «Большой год», все-таки отличный фильм. Здорово, что авторы фильма не путают названия птиц, а еще в конце в титрах показывают все 755 видов, которые за год увидел Бостик. К обеду прилетел в Актау, и прямо около аэропорта достал камеру, потому что между редкими и низкорослыми карагачами увидел группу кормящихся птиц, среди которых были и дрозды - рябинники и, что интереснее, певчие. Несколько кадров и бердинг на Мангышлаке начался. Далее заезд в Актау на обед, и после дорога до Курыка (70 [...... read more ]


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Кызылкум-Аральское море. 21 октября - 6 ноября 2020 г.

2020-11-07 | Svetlana Baskakova

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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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