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С Новым 2021 годом!

2020-12-31 | Andrey Shatalov

Поздравляю всех участников с Новым Годом, всем удачной фотоохоты и побольше лайферов. Всем здоровья, никогда не болейте. [...... read more ]

Sorbulak, the last birding of year.

2020-12-22 | Askar Isabekov

Trip to Sorbulak together with Gennady Dyakin. It's quite a cold (about -10C in the morning), misty, but windless. There are mist on the water everywhere, the trees and bushes are frosted over (also known as 'winter tale'), but snow still not too much. Today is shortest day of the year. Considering birding with Gennady always is from sunrise until sunset, it means today is shortest birding of the year together with Gennady Dyakin.Actually the Sorbulak lakes today is just little open water in the mouthes of channels. In The Big Sorbulak open water is about 200 m in lenght, the wide is difficulut to understand but less than lenght in my opinion. Usually in winter time we reach the mouth of channel from the north, but today we first time did it from the southern coast. We aslo first time in history approached to Ducks by ice, commonly we just look them from the coast. Open water was undeer the mist, light was a few (we get the point almost right at 10 am), birds in water were almost invisible. [...... read more ]

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rare birds records

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

© Artem Andryuchshenko

For the first time recorded in the Balkhash region and in general in the south-east of Kazakhstan. The Pied Flycatcher occurs on migration mostly in Western Kazakhstan, since 1999, 1-3 birds have been regularly observed in Karazhar and Korgalzhyn (Koshkin 2017), two spring records in the east of Kazakhstan in Ust-Kamenogorsk and Serebryansk are also known (see gallery this website).

Siberian Flycatcher (Muscicapa sibirica)

© Alexandr Belyaev
VKO, Katon-Karagajskij GNPP, Arshaty

Very rare species on breeding and migration. The first photo of a Siberian Flycatcher on the site birds.kz.

Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov

For the first time, the fact of nesting of Eurasian Roller in Mangystau was established. Summer finds of vagrant birds are known, but nesting in Mangyshlak was not confirmed (Korelov, 1970).

Redwing (Turdus iliacus)

© Andrei Kuryashkin

The first winter meeting in the Semipalatinsk Irtysh region. //Куряшкин А.Н. 2020. Первая зимняя встреча белобровика Turdus iliacus в Семипалатинском Прииртышье.// Рус. орнитол. журн. 29 (2005): 5678-5680.

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