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Фотоконкурс

2021-01-27 | Svetlana Baskakova

Министерство экологии, геологии и природных ресурсов приглашает казахстанцев принять участие в фотоконкурсе о природе. Подробности здесь: https://www.photocontest.kz/inside/6/more/4/ [...... read more ]


Бетпак Дала

2021-01-24 | Svetlana Baskakova

С 19 по 24 января 2021 съездили в Карагандинскую область. Туда-сюда от Жабаглы до Жабаглы получилось 2600 с небольшим километров. В Туркестане - признаки весны, галки бьются за бетонные столбы, а в Бетпак Дале - зима в разгаре. [...... read more ]


Kurty - Sorbulak

2021-01-24 | Askar Isabekov

Trip with Gennady and Victoria by the route Kurty - Akchi - Little Sorbulak - Komsomol. Weather of most of day was cloudy, temperature in morning was definitely negative (Celsium), but in evening became quite a warm. We started in Kurty, snow is absolutely absent here, birds are a bit too. In the bushes under the dam we saw Grey-headed Goldfinches, mixed flock of Tits (Great and Turkestan ones), Blackbirds, we expected some other species of little Passerines which are usually numerous here, but nobody was found more. Then we were walking along the river between the bridge in village and the main bridge of highway. From time to time Mallards flew by, the Goshawk followed them, also we saw several White-tailed Sea-Eagles. In the bushes Long-tailed Rosefinches foraged, from the depressiion we flushed the flock of Chukars. Perhaps, the most interesting record is Wallcreeper, three years ago, in 2018, this bird also was watched here. Unfortunately Wallcreeper was so shy, almost immediately it [...... read more ]


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Happy Birthday, Askar!

2021-01-23 | Anna Yasko

Аскар! Поздравляем Вас с Днем рождения! Спасибо, что Вы есть, что дарите возможность нам мечтать, общаться, учиться чему-то новому! От сердца желаем Вам всего самого хорошего. Пусть впереди идет длинная дорога, а по пути встречаются радость, удача, дружба, взаимопомощь, счастье. И чтоб здоровью тоже было с Вами по пути. [...... read more ]


Sorbulak, the spring signs.

2021-01-19 | Askar Isabekov

Trip to Sorbulak with Gennady Dyakin and Victoria zvyagintseva. Weather forecast was sunny and warm day, in real during all day there was smoke, and temperature probably didn't up over zero. Our rout contained two points located far one from another: the open water of Big Sorbulak and the channel in Komsomol.Firstly we visited open water. We reached it without any troubles, and were happy to see the absence of mist. But the warming not only removed mist but also enlarged the open water. The ice plain of lake now is covered by hummocks and cracks, and though from a coast possible to view the quite fat ice, but ice bacame as thinner as closer to open water. We also heard the gurgling and crackling always. The warm water of channel makes melting the ice much faster as even the sun and warm air. In the open water there are the same birds as in prevoius visit, such as Mallards, Tufted Ducks, Goldeneyes, Goosanders, Smews. But Baraba Gulls appeared. They firstly stay in one dense group of several [...... read more ]


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Кальпесай

2021-01-17 | Svetlana Baskakova

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Сайран

2021-01-17 | Alexandr Katuncev

Сегодня у меня удачный день! Примерно в 11-00 на оз.Сайран сфотографировал Малого баклана, Крякву, двух Оляпок, а также Горную трясогузку. А в завершении (в разгаре дня - практически в обед!!!!) попалась Летучая мышь. К сожалению, Цапля пролетела рядом со мной, но я за ней не пошел. [...... read more ]


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Арыстанды

2021-01-15 | Svetlana Baskakova

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Терс-Ащыбулакское водохранилище

2021-01-14 | Svetlana Baskakova

Надо было опробовать машину после сложного ремонта и быстренько, уже во второй половине дня сгоняли на Терс. Машина, кстати, в порядке.У нас в Жабаглы вовсю светило солнце и звенела капель (+9 градусов), но после Чокпакского перевала стоит густая стена тумана (машины днем по трассе идут с аварийками) все деревья прогнулись под тяжестью покрывшего их инея. Терс крепко-накрепко заморожен, вместо птиц там палатки любителей подледного лова. Но река из-под плотины вытекает вполне бодро, там и побродили минут 20 - больше не выдержали, одетые не по сезону. [...... read more ]


Лыжная прогулка в предгорьях Аксу-Жабаглы

2021-01-09 | Svetlana Baskakova

Немного прогулялись с Федором Шакула, получилось 15,6 км за 3 ч. 51 мин. и 48 с. и 15 видов птиц. Было настолько заснежено-ослепительно-красиво, что даже не фотографировали. [...... read more ]


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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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