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Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes)

© Alexandr Fedulin

2021-05-01



The third record of the species for the Teniz-Korgaldzhinsky region and the first photographic record. Previously, observations in the Korgaldzhino village were known in May 2013 by the Dutch ornithologist F. Tis and on August 20 A. Kovalenko // Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2021-03-10
VKO Katon-Karagay



The first record of the species in the Kazakh part of Altai, confirmed by a photo.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov

2021-03-01
Aktau



The first reliable record of the Great Black-backed Gull on the territory of Kazakhstan. There are indications of finds of this gull in the Caspian Sea between the mouths of the Volga and the Urals, as well as near Omsk (Dolgushin 1962). Vagrant are known to the Makhachkala region (Tatarinkova 1970).

Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Askar Isabekov

2021-02-28
Uzunagach, Almaty oblast.



A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. On February 27 and 28, two birds kept in the thickets of silverberries near the village of Uzynagash (43 km west of Almaty). This is the sixth record of the Dusky Thrush for Kazakhstan. Records of this species are known for the Syrdarya, near the village of Dzhulek (October 16, 1927), near Almaty (February 16, 2013), as well as Ust-Kamenogorsk (October 14 and 16, 2016), Kurgaldzhino (May 7, 2020).

Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Alexey Timoshenko

2021-01-17
Karamendy vill., Kostanay reg.



The first record of this species in more than half a century on the territory of the Naurzum reserve.

Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov

2021-01-09
Almaty, Aitykov str.



The first record of Pygmy Cormorant in Almaty in general and, in particular, during the winter. The expansion of the Pygmy Cormorant to the northeast concerns not only the probable nesting area, but also the wintering grounds. The nearest winter finds are Sorbulak and Taldykorgan (winter 2017-18, one bird each). In this connection, it is worth noting a significant number of birds in the Almaty (40) and Sorbulak (20) records this winter.

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

© Askar Isabekov

2020-12-22
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



First winter record for Sorbulak (-10 ° С). Before that, the latest sighting at Sorbulak was on November 24, 2006 (3 birds, Belyalov, Karpov, 2013). Twice the wintering of Pied Avocet were recorded on Shardara (7 birds on January 14, 2018 and 35 birds on January 11, 2020, B. M. Gubin, S. Baskakova, A. Isabekov).

Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Askar Isabekov

2020-12-22
Komsomol. Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



First winter record of the Buff-bellied Pipit.

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2020-12-10
VKO Katon-Karagay



The third record of the species for the Katon-Karagai state national nature park and the fourth for the Southern Altai. Before single birds were seen during spring migration and in winter on April 30 and December 11, 2005 in the gardens of the village Katon-Karagai (Starikov 2006, Chelyshev 2006), as well as on December 3, 2018, two robins were seen in the northern spurs of the Narym ridge (Berezovikov 2019).

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor)

© Alexandr Fedulin

2020-11-08



A rare record for the Korgalzhyn reserve. In total, 3 sightings are known: one bird each on December 5, 1986 and November 27, 2008, two birds - on May 1, 2009. // Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

© Andrei Kuryashkin

2020-11-27
Semey



The first photo of a European Robin from the east of Kazakhstan on the website birds.kz. The first registration for Semey in the last 70 years.

Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Sergei Shmygalev

2020-09-05



Fifth record in Kazakhstan. The first two refer to Sorbulak: July 16, 2009 (Kovalenko, Dyakin 2009) and December 7, 2013 (Belyalov, Fedorenko 2014); another bird was observed in December 2014 - January 2015 in the vicinity of Taldykorgan (Belyaev, Berezovikov 2015); On July 10, 2019, one bird was found by A. Putilin in the Kostanaynay region on the territory of the Alty Sai eco park (see www.birds.kz).

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum)

© Konstantin Andrussenko

2020-11-19
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ridder



A very rare resident bird. On the website birds.kz this is only the third photographic record of the species.

Zarudny's Sparrow (Passer zarudnyi)

© Svetlana Baskakova

2020-10-25
Kyzylorda oblast, Kyzylkum desert.



A new species for the fauna of Kazakhstan. The Passer simplex zarudnyi lives in the Karakum Desert and the southern part of the Kyzylkum Desert (Stepanyan 1990). This is the first find in the northern part of Kyzylkum!

Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris erythropygia)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2020-10-23
VKO Katon-Karagay



This is the first record of the Prunella collaris erythropygia in the kazakh part of Altai, where it was only supposed to be found (Gavrilov 1999).

Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2020-10-18
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'



Second record for the Altyn-Emel National Park. For the first time, one birds of this species were recorded in a flock of Water Pipits on October 14, 2017, as well as on October 18 and 20 (Belyaev 2018).

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2020-11-08
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan



The first photo registration of the species in the eastern part of Kazakhstan. This exclusively seagull in Kazakhstan occurs in spring mainly in the Caspian Sea (Kondratenko 2015, Mishchenko, Karpov 2016, www.birds.kz). Outside the Caspian Sea, autumn vagrants on the river are known Chu river November 1, 1928 and Issyk-Kul October 10, 1932 (Dolgushin 1962a), Tengiz on November 9, 2002 (Koshkin 2002), in the Karkaralinsk area on December 7, 2008 a dead bird was found (Reznichenko 2010a).

Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2020-09-19
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'



The first record for "Alty-Emel" National Park.

Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2020-10-24
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'



Second record for the Altyn-Emel National Park. For the first time this species was recorded in the park in the crowns of elm on October 12, 2017. Also, on October 14, 15 and 19, the one birds kept in the same place (Belyaev, 2018).

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2020-10-25
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'



Rare birds in South-Eastern Kazakhstan, and second record for "Altyn-Emel" National Park.

Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2020-09-17
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'



A new species for the Altyn-Emel National Park and the first photo record of the species on the site www.birds.kz in South-Eastern Kazakhstan.

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2020-09-20
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'



Rare birds in South-Eastern Kazakhstan, and second record for "Altyn-Emel" National Park.

Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2020-10-24
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'



The first record for "Altyn-Emel" National Park. Rare birds in South-Eastern Kazakhstan.

Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2020-10-18
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'



Second record for the Altyn-Emel National Park. For the first time, two birds of this species were recorded in a flock of Water Pipits on October 14, 2017 feeding in a swamp by a pond. On October 18 and 20, one bird was seen in the same place (Belyaev 2018).

Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2020-10-23
VKO Katon-Karagay



First found in Southern Altai. The first find was fixed by photographing A. Gabdulina on October 21, 2020 in the gorge of the middle reaches of the Bukhtarma River above the village of Moyildy (Kamenka). The next day it was observed there. On October 23, it was fhotographing V.M. Vorobyov a one kilometer from this place. // Габдуллина А.У., Березовиков Н.Н., Воробьёв В.М. 2020. Первая находка краснокрылого стенолаза Tichodroma muraria на Южном Алтае // Рус. орнитол. журн. 29 (1993): 5131-5135.

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

© Andrey Kovalenko

2020-10-13
Caspian Sea, Tup-Karagan.



The first photo record in birds.kz website. A rare pass migrant for Kazakhstan. It is known that in Mangyshlak the red-throated loon was found on migration and, possibly, wintered occasionally in the Caspian Sea (Dolgushin, 1960).

Caucasian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus lorenzii)

© Gennadiy Dyakin

2018-05-08
Fakel, Mangistau region



A new species for Kazakhstan. The habitat of Phylloscopus lorenzii covers Turkey, the Caucasus, Transcaucasia and northern Iran.

Grey-headed Lapwing (Microsarcops cinereus)

© Ivan Bevza

2020-09-09
lowerTurgen river, Almaty oblast.



first record in Kazakhstan

Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov

2020-08-23



The third sighting of the species at Mangyshlak. Before to this, one migrant bird was recorded on April 11, 2009 in South Mangyshlak and another on April 19, 2009 in the Kaundy depression (Neve et al., 2010).

White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)

© Aldiyar Saparbayev

2020-07-01
Zhanaqala v., Zhanaqala district, West-Kazakhstan region



First record in Western Kazakhstan oblast for birds.kz.

Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina)

© Anna Yasko

2020-08-16
Aktau, Mangystau region



Rare pass mugrant in Mangyshlak peninsula. First record in Mangyshlak for birds.kz

White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Gleb Bolbotov

2019-07-07
East Kazakhstan region, Ivanovsky ridge



First photo of White's Thrush from Kazakhstan part of Altai in birds.kz. Perhaps it's first evident of breeding of this species in South-Western Altai.

Pallas's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus)

© Sean Minns

2020-07-13
Prorva area, Atyrau Oblast



Pallas's Sea-Eagle is rare summer visitor in Kazakhstan. Mostly recorded in eastern part of country. In western Kazakhstan in former times it was recorded in Mangyshlak, relatevely recent record is only observation of two birds in Urda forest in the end of June, 1990. So this record is first for western part of Kazakhstan in recent 30 years.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

© Natali Kim

2020-07-13
Eastern Kazakhstan



First record of breeding Peregrine Falcon in high-rise building in large city. Before 1950-60-s Peregrine Falcon was regular breeding bird in cities of Europe, but desapeared after using pesticides by human. In XXI centure Peregrine Falcon became to appeare in large cities, there are articles about nesting in Irkutsk, Ufa, Moscow. But in Kazakhstan this is first record ever.

Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius)

© Svetlana Baskakova

2020-06-23



First photorecord in birds.kz

White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Alexey Timoshenko

2020-06-03
Uly-Zhylanshyk riv., Kostanay reg.



Second record of White's Thrush in Kustanai oblast. At September 03, 1938 one bird was observed in Naurzum reserve.

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

© Berik Ryspaev

2020-05-27
Korgalzhinski zapovednik.Egindikolski raion. Akmolinskaya oblast.



first record in Central Kazakhstan

Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata)

© Konstantin Andrussenko

2020-05-15
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ust-Kamenogorsk



Second photo record in birds.kz website.

Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

© Aisagali Kadirov

2020-05-23
Tupkaragan, Mangystau.



First photo record of Long-tailed Shrike in Mangyshlak peninsula. At August 1987 it was observed in Beineu. Also breeding was recorded in summer 2016 in Atyrau.

Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

© Sean Minns

2020-05-02
Bautino



Third record of Woodchat Shrike in Kazakhstan. During one week male and female were observed in one spot. Previously observed also in Mangyshlak peninsula, Aktau city at May 03 2015 and May 08 2019 (A.Yasko).


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