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Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

© Oleg Belyalov

2017-01-02
Almaty region



That was the fourth winter record of a Dalmatian Pelican in the South-East of Kazakhstan. The first two records were in December 1998 at Sorbulak and in 2007 in the Alakol hollow (Berezovikov, 2008). Another meeting at Sorbulak was on December 27, 2014 (O. Belyalov, www.birds.kz).
Berezovikov N.N. 2008. Winter records of the Dalmatian Pelicans Pelecanus crispus on the reservoirs of South-Eastern Kazakhstan // Rus. ornithol. journal. 17 (413): 613-614

Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)

© Aisagali Kadirov

2017-01-18
Tupkaragan, Mangystau.



The first winter record of Rosy Starling in Kazakhstan.

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

© Anna Yasko

2017-01-12
Aktau, Mangystau



Rare winter record of Black Kite in Kazakhstan. Previously recorded in winter time in Almaty oblast (Karpov, Belyalov, 2009; Berezovikov, 2014; Karpov, no pub) and in Mangysjlak (Yasko, www.birds.kz; V.Kovshar, no pub).

Березовиков Н.Н. 2014. Зимняя встреча черноухого коршуна Milvus migrans lineatus в городе Алматы // Рус. орнитол. журн. 23 (1082): 3957.
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В. 2009. О зимней встрече чёрного коршуна в Алматинской области // Selevinia: 234.

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2017-01-10
Taraz vicinity



Twelve White Storks were recorded by Malik Nukusbekov 10 of January, 2017 near Taraz city. It's first record of group wintering of White Storks in Kazakhstan, and the second winter record in Taraz vicinity, the first one was 10 of January, 1992 (Kolbintsev, 1992). Also winter records of single birds are known to south from Shymkent.

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

© Askar Isabekov

2016-12-18
Ust-Kamenogorsk. Strelka.



First reliable record of Harlequine Duck in Kazakhstan. There is only note of E.A.Eversmann (1866) about winter records in the lakes of southern steppes, but this record is too unclear. Near the borders of Kazakhstan recorded only at Nezhinka village near Orenburg where male duck was shot by N.A.Zarudny (1888). Both records related to the second half of XIX centure.

Red-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis)

© Ivan Bevza

2016-12-15



Rare winter visitor for Almaty region.

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

© Anna Yasko

2016-12-13
Aktau, Mangystau



Third record of the species in Kazakhstan, confirmed by photography. The first two records were December 9, 2014 in Bautino (Katuncev, www.birds.kz) and December 12, 2014 near Aktau (Katuncev, Isabekov, www.birds.kz).

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

© Anna Yasko

2016-12-03
Aktau, Mangystau



This is a new species for Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Ring-billed Gull inhabits in Northern America, but annually vagrant birds recorded in Western Europe and rarer observed in Central and Northern Europe. This is the first record of this bird in Caspian Sea coast. Probably the same bird was photographed in flock with Common Gulls (Larus canus) in the same place 7th of January and 5th of November 2015 (Yasko, www.birds.kz) but was identified only recently.

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2016-12-02



Very late and the only one known winter record of Demoiselle Cranes. Usually the autumn migration of Demoiselle Cranes occurs from late August to early September. The latest records on the Chokpak Pass refer to the end of October.

Siberian Accentor (Prunella montanella)

© Alexey Timoshenko

2016-11-09
Karamendy vill., Naurzumn reg., Kostanay oblast



Second record of Siberian Accentor in Naurzum Reserve, second photo record on site birds.kz

European Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros gibraltariensis)

© Aleksey Koshkin

2016-10-15
Korgalzhin



First record of European Blackstart (Phoenicurus ochruros gibraltariensis) in autumn. Before this record it observed four times in spring (March-April).

Coal Tit (Parus ater ater)

© Anna Yasko

2016-11-11
Aktau, Mangystau



Thirs record in Mangyshlak. Two previous were 57 years ago in November 1959 (pair and flock) (Poslavsky ect, 1964).

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)

© Vladimir Muravskiy

2016-11-01
K-28, Karasay District, Almaty Region



First photo record to South-Eastern Kazakhstan.

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Serg Silan

2016-11-06
Eastern Kazakhstan



Second record of straggler Flamingo in Irtysh river near Serebryansk city.

Siberian Accentor (Prunella montanella)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2016-11-06
Zhualy valley. Ertai.



Rare straggler bird. The first photo record in Kazakhstan.

Naumann's Thrush (Turdus naumanni)

© Ivan Bevza

2016-11-05
Almaty region



The first recors of Naumann's Thrush in Kazakhstan.

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

© Anna Yasko

2016-11-05
Kuryk, Mangystau



The first record of Long-tailed Tits in Mangyshlak.

Baikal Bullfinch (Pyrrhula cineracea)

© Yuriy Malkov

2016-10-18



The westernmost photo record of Baikal Bullfinch. In Kazakhstan only one more western report is known: the vagrant in mouth of Ural river near Atyrau in 18th October 1975.

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Serg Silan

2016-10-27
Eastern Kazakhstan



Recent years (2013,2015) some vagrant juvenile Flamingos were found in Siberia, Russia and Xinjiang far from breeding sites mostly in later October. In October 27th, 2016 wounded and exhausted juvenile Flamingo was found in the riverside of Irtysh near Serebryansk city.

Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Viktor Kolesnikov

2016-10-14
VKO



Th third record in Kazakhstan. On October 16, 1927 one bird was caught by E.Spangenberg in Szhulek village (Syr Darya); on February 16, 2013 photographed by V.Fedorenko near Almaty.

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius sewerzowii)

© Alexandr Katuncev

2016-10-24



Rare straggler in lower Ural river.

White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)

© Alexandr Fedulin

2016-09-15



During the first half of September 2016 the officers of Kurgaldzhino reserve and ASBK recorded about 20000 White-headed Ducks on the lakes of Kurgaldzhino lakes, including 8000 ducks in Esei lake and 9300 ducks in Saumalkol lake at September 15-16.

Western Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach erythronotus)

© Fedor Sarayev

2016-08-14
Atyrau. Victory park.



First breeding record to European part of Kazakhstan.

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Askar Isabekov

2016-06-09
isatai. Atyrau oblast.



Rare record

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

© Yevgeny Belousov

2016-07-23
South Kazakhstan, Chushkakol lake.



Rare record to the Southern Kazakhstan. In former times breeds in the lower reaches of the Syr Darya. Also recorded on Sorbulak near Almaty (30 May 1982). Breeding area and all other records related to the western part of Kazakhstan.

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Yevgeny Belousov

2016-07-22
South Kazakhstan, Chushkakol lake.



Rare record to Southern Kazakhstan.

Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)

© Aisagali Kadirov

2016-06-30
Tupkaragan, Mangystau.



Probably first record of Common Mynah in Mandyshlak.

Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)

© Anna Yasko

2016-07-28
Aktau, Mangystau



First record of breeding of Common Cuckoo in Mangyshlak.

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

© Yuriy Malkov

2016-07-11



First to Birds.kz record of European Robin in breeding time.

Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)

© Alexandr Fedulin

2016-07-03



First photo record of species in Kurgaldzhino.

Eurasian Linnet (Acanthis cannabina cannabina)

© Yuriy Malkov

2016-05-31
Kostanai oblast, Karabalyk region, Toguzak river, Terentievka village area.



First record of couple in breeding time in Kustanai oblast.

Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2016-06-16
VKO Katon-Karagay



The first photo of male Yellow-breasted Bunting on birds.kz site.

Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis meena)

© Askar Isabekov

2016-05-25
Krasny Svet. Western Kazakhstan.



Rare probably first record of Oriental Turtle Dove in European territory at breeding time. The closest breeding sites in Kazakhstan are in Kustanai oblast (780 km). Probably there are closer breeding sites in Southern Ural in Russian Federation.

Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

© Askar Isabekov

2016-06-17
Atyrau. Victory park.



Recorded June 14, 2016 by finnish birdwatcher Ilkka Sahi in Victory park, Atyrau. June 25, 2016 Feodor Sarayev observed two birds in the same place. August 12, 1987 recorded in Beineu (440 km from Atyrau) Closest breeding areas are in Syrdaria river and Bukhara oazis (1100 km).

Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica melanoleuca 'aurita')

© Askar Isabekov

2016-06-01
Inderborsk. Atyrau oblast.



Couple of Black-eared Wheatears were observed during 5 days on territory of das station near Inderborsk (Atyrau oblast). The northernmost record of the Black-eared Wheatear (170 km north of Atyrau, where it was observed June 26, 2009, June 10 2013, by Victoria Kovshar).

Eurasian Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus samamisicus)

© Anna Yasko

2016-04-20
Aktau, Mangystau



The second record of Eurasian Redstart (P.p.samamisicus) in Kazakhstan, previously vagrant bird was shot in Mangyshlak too (Mitropolsky, 1965).

Guldenstadt's Redstart (Phoenicurus erythrogaster)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2016-03-06



The forth record in Karatau. Once recorded in Boraldai (Gavrilov, 1999). In Kokbulak gorge two birds were observed at March 28, 2012 (Chalikova, 2012). Near Bazhi path one bird recorded (S.Domashevsky).

Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2016-01-17



First winter record in Kazakhstan.

Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata)

© Ivan Bevza

2015-09-05
Turgen river. Almaty oblast.



Second record for Almaty region

Greater Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)

© Alexandr Katuncev

2016-01-10



Third winter record in Kazakhstan. Previous records: one bird at December 12, 2010 (Karakol), three birds at December 14, 2011 (Karpov, Kovshar, 2011).


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