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Back in Korgalzhyn

2018-09-01 | Steve Klasan

Hi together,after three years I’m back at the Tengiz and Korgalzhyn Lakes.It’s really great to be here again and visit all the nice lakes, riverbanks and endless steppes. As in 2015 my main task is to do waterbird census in the area and provide reliable data on valuable species like White-headed Duck, Dalmatian Pelican and further species. Along this job I also like to watch out for passerine migration, taking photos and just spending time in the steppes.Passerine migration already started of course but is still a bit slow at the moment. Numerous flocks of Yellow Wagtails gather and are joined by some Citrine Wagtails and single Red-throated Pipits. In gardens, plantations and bushes Spotted Flycatchers and Lesser Whitethroats seems so to be the most common passerine at the moment followed by Greenish Warblers. Goodies within the gardens so far were a Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) and up to three Pied Flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca) but also Tree Pipits, Common Whitethroat [...... read more ]


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Some migrants in Korgalzhyn

2015-08-25 | Steve Klasan

Hi everybody,last days I routinely checked the bushes and trees in the center of Korgalzhyn (Akmola District) and found some interesting passerines. It all started on 22.08. when I did my first walk trough the city and just found two Pied Flycatchers and a quite colorful Phylloscopus-Warbler, after some brief views it turned out to be a Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix), other birds present where several Spotted Flycatchers and local Greenish Warblers and Lesser Whitethroats. During the last days I did the same round and found up to four Pied Flycatchers in the city center, other birds found during my walk where: Great Tit, Great spotted Woodpecker and some migrating Tree Pipits. Additionally the Wood Warbler was still present today (25.08.).The local Hobbys are still around with their fledged chicks, attacking noisily every Kestrel or Pallid Harrier thats passing the village.See attached some pictures of these guys. Greetings Steve [...... read more ]


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rare birds records


Little Gull (Larus minutus)

© Askar Isabekov
2019-10-12
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.

Rare bird in SE Kazakhstan. Group of 2 adult and 3 juvenile birds was observed. Fifth record in Sorbulak since 2003. Previously also observed only in autumn migration: August 9, 2003 (1 adult), October 27, 2006 (1), November 6 2004 (2) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2013); and October 5, 2014 (birds.kz).


Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Askar Isabekov
2019-10-10
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.

Third record for Sorbulak. Previously was observed at June 5, 2011 (2 birds) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2013), and June 21, 2014 (birds.kz).


Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica)

© Askar Isabekov
2019-10-10
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.

Second record for Sorbulak. Dirst one was at Nay 17, 2002 (Kovshar AF, 2002).


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Askar Isabekov
2019-10-07
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.

Red-breasted Goose is a rare vagrant in southern part of Kazakhstan. First obeservation in Sorbulak. Single bird was in flock of Ruddy Shelducks.

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Big Year 2019

1. Isabekov Askar (309)
2. Dyakin Gennadiy (216)
3. Muravskiy Vladimir (212)
4. Sukhov Ilya (201)
5. Belyaev Alexandr (192)
6. Malkov Yuriy (181)
7. Katuncev Alexandr (154)
8. Gudimova Marina (153)
9. Belousov Yevgeny (150)
10. Kovalenko Andrey (141)
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unidentified birds


2019-10-16

Мария Шведко: По ареалу ближе к барабинской, вероятность появления взрослого халея 31.08 меньше.

2019-10-14

Алдияр Сапарбаев: А можно предположить хохлатого осоеда?6 пальцев и длинный хвост.

2019-10-12

Олег Белялов: Из серии ребусов. В список добавлю и полевого. По форме головы мне "видится" как раз он. Но я бы не стал вообще выставлять такой снимок, поскольку
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2019-10-12

Анна Ясько: Думаю, что с проводами. Как раз над этим местом их несколько висит от дома к дому. Не раз уже попадались, к примеру, мертвые погоныши на казалось
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