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Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)

© Gennadiy Dyakin

2013-08-11
Almaty region, Sorbulak



Rare bird. Previous known meeting on Sorbulak was 16 years ago - May 19, 1997 (Belyalov, Karpov - Selevinia, 2012, pp. 82-108)

Merlin (Falco columbarius pallidus)

© Vassiliy Fedorenko

2013-07-27
Alakol salt lake, Zhambyl region



Very early meeting and away from nesting sites. This may indicate a nesting Merlins in the region.

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

© Albert Salemgareyev

2013-09-18



September 18, 2013 Salemgareevym Albert and Urazalieva Ruslan was met white stork in the vicinity of the village Sadyrbaev, Akmola region. It is not known to what sub-species is the bird. However, this is the first meeting of the White Stork in the region and fly very far from known nesting sites, and from the venues of the species as a whole.

Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2010-05-20
Altai Mts



This is the first photographic record of Altai snowcock from Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is the westernmost tip of this species distribution and there are only several small populations in remote areas of Altai mountain ranges.

Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)

© Aibar Magazov

2013-09-07
Western Kazakhstan oblast, Syrym region, Ulenta.



Photographed by Aibar Magazov in Ulenta (Western Kazakhstan oblast) at September 07, 2013.

Menetries Warbler (Sylvia mystacea mystacea)

© Victoria Kovshar

2009-04-21
artifitial island in North-East Caspian Sea



One bird was photographed at April 24, 2009 on artificial island in North Caspian Sea by Victoria Kovshar.

Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola)

© Oleg Lyakhov

2013-08-01
Pavlodar Area, Borly



Female (or jyvenile) was photographed by Oleg Lyakhov at Borly lake (Pavlodar oblast).

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Aisagali Kadirov

2013-03-28
Tupkaragan, Mangystau.



At January 12, 2013 on coast of caspian Sea near Fort-Shevchenko Victoria Kovshar observed the flock of Long-tailed Ducks (about 800 birds) in mixed flock with Common Goldeneyes (more than 3000 birds). At March 28, 2013 the same birds were observed by Aisagali Kadirov.

Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

© Oleg Belyalov

2013-06-21
Almaty region



Nesting of Chiffchaff was found in Zhetizhol ridge (Tien Shan) by Oleg Belyalov and Victoria Kovshar.

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata sarudnyi)

© Vassiliy Fedorenko

2013-06-15
Akterek village, Almaty region



Nesting of Spotted Flycatcher was found in Zhetizhol ridge (Tien Shan) by Oleg Belyalov and Vassily Fedorenko.

Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)

© Alexey Timoshenko

2012-05-04
Batpakkol lake, Kamysty reg, Kostanay oblast,



Female Flycatcher was photographed by Aleksei Timoshenko on May 04, 2012 at Batpakkol lake, Kustanai oblast.

Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Aleksey Koshkin

2007-05-06
korgalzhin



Photographed by Aleksei Koshkin in Kurgaldzhin Reserve in May 6th 2007.

Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Vassiliy Fedorenko

2013-02-16
Bayserke village, Almaty region



Presumably adult male Dusky Thrush was photographed by Vassily Fedorenko in group of Black-throated Thrushes in the Russian Olive thickets near Baiserke village (Ile region, Almaty oblast) at Fenruary 16, 2013.

Red-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis)

© Gennadiy Dyakin

2013-01-19
Akbastau, Almaty region



Single Red-throated Thrush was recorded by Gennady Dyakin at January 19, 2013 in mixed flock of different birds feeding on the russian olive thickets in valley of Ile river near Akbastau village (Almaty oblast).

Japanese Waxwing (Bombycilla japonica)

© Denis Afanasiev

2013-01-03
Almaty. Observatory.



Japanese Waxwing was caught by Denis Astafiev at January 3rd 2013 in the apple garden in foothills of Ile Alatau. New species for Kazakhstan.

White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma varia)

© Madina Dyussebayeva

2012-08-01
Kolsay lake, Almaty obl.



The second record in the Kazakhstan's part of Kungei Alatau.

Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)

© Fedor Sarayev

2012-05-24
Atyrauskaja oblast, Priembenskaja ravnina, karier Munajlemola



The colony of Spanish Sparrow was founded by Fedor Sarayev on the Emba valley at Munajlemola quarry on May 24, 2012.

Redwing (Turdus iliacus)

© Askar Isabekov

2012-11-25
Almaty, Republic Square.



One foraging on thuja bird was observed in flock with Black-throated Thrushes and Blackbirds at 25th November 2012. Next days this bird was also noticed by other birdwatchers.

Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)

© Aleksey Koshkin

2007-04-12
korgalzhin



The second vagrant bird in Kurgaldzhino.

Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus aureus)

© Zhaskairat Nurmukhambetov

2012-11-05
Kokesem, Ustyurt.



Probably vagrant from Big Balkhan (Turkmenia).

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni)

© Aleksey Koshkin

2008-05-10
karazhar



Passage migrant was recorded by Aleksey Koshkin in Kurgaldzhino.

Ile Pander's Ground-Jay (Podoces panderi ilensis)

© Ivan Belyaev

2012-07-05
South Balkhash, Bakanass plain



Brood of Pander's Ground-Jay was found by Ivan Belyaev in Southern Trans-Balkhash area.

Arctic Warbler (Phylloscopus borealis)

© Ruslan Urazaliyev

2011-05-28
Korgalzhyn, Akmola oblast.



At May 28, 2012 observed by Ruslan Urazaliev in Korgalzhyn village, Akmola oblast.

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

© Ruslan Urazaliyev

2012-05-17
Nygyman village vicinity. Karaganda oblast.



May 17, 2012 in Korgalzhyn Reserve, near the Nygyman village (Karaganda region), one Cattle Egret (Bubulbus ibis) was observed by Ruslan Urazaliyev, Timur Iskakov and Ksenia Yakhnovets. The bird was kept next to the small herd of horses.

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Andrey Vilyayev

2012-10-10
Betpackdala, N-W Zuantube village



At October 10, 2012 one feeding on ground bird in the mixed flock of Chaffinches and Bramblings was observed by Andrey Vilyayev from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Rufous-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)

© Machiel Valkenburg

2012-09-23
Almaty oblast - Sorbulak Lake



On 23 September 2012 Machiel Valkenburg was birding together with Mats Waern and Alexander Hellquist at the Sorbulak Dam. In a small group of Little Stints was also a juvenile stint. The bird immediately attracted attention due to head pattern, grey centers of the wingcoverts and a weakly developed mantle stripe.

Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

© Andrey Kovalenko

2012-09-13
Southern Kazakhstan, Zhuantobe.



Observed by Andrei Kovalenko in Western Betpakdala, in 50 km to NW from Zhuantobe village.

Pander's Ground-Jay (Podoces panderi panderi)

© Andrey Kovalenko

2012-09-03
Southern Kazakhstan, Kyzylkum



Photographed by Andrei Kovalenko in Kyzylkum desert.

Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus)

© Klaus Nigge

2009-05-09
Atanbaschink, Irgiz region, Aktobe oblast.



The single male of Oriental Plover was observed by Albert Salemgareev and Klaus Nigge in May 9, 2009 at Atanbaschink, in 25 km to east from the border of Irgiz-Turgay reserve (Irgiz region, Aktobe oblast). Oriental Plover was with pair of Caspian Plovers, where the male was permanently trying to banish it.

Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)

© Boris Gubin

2012-04-24
Mangistau. Fetisovo.



Pair of Semi-collared Flycatchers was observed in Fetisovo in April 24, 2012 by Boris Mikhailovich Gubin.

Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus)

© Antonina Fokina

2012-05-13
Sorbulak lake, Almaty region



One Lesser Sand Plover was noticed in May 9, 2012 on the sandy shore of southern coast of Sorbulak lake. Another birds was observed in same place in May 13, 1012.

Pander's Ground-Jay (Podoces panderi panderi)

© Aleksandr Kostukov

2011-03-17
Kyzylkumy. South Kazakhstan.



The bird stayed the Arab camp in the desert during the second half of winter until the end of March. Every day Jay fed at the saltmarsh near the camp. In late March bird disappeared, probably migrated to the nesting sites in the sand.

Red-breasted Rosefinch (Carpodacus puniceus)

© Gennadiy Dyakin

2012-01-01
Zailiyskiy Alatau, Kosmostancia



January 1, 2012, near Cosmostation (BAO) Gennady Dyakin and Andrei Kovalenko recorded three birds feeding on the thawed slope.

Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus crassirostris)

© Zhaskairat Nurmukhambetov

2011-04-26
Kokesem well, Ustyurt.



Trumpeter Finches were shot under the chink at well Kokesem in the rocky area in April 26, 2011 by Zhaskayrat Nurmuhambetov.

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Vassiliy Fedorenko

2011-10-02
Zhamankum lake, Almaty region



One bird was observed by Vassiliy Fedorenko and Oleg Belyalov at Sorbulak lakes.

White-capped Redstart (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus)

© Gennadiy Dyakin

2008-09-08
Almarasan gorge, Ile Alatau National Park



The first observation in Kazakhstan. Gennady Dyakin observed one bird in the gorge Almarasan.

Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Andrey Kovalenko

2009-07-16
Sorbulak lake, Almaty oblast



The first record of Indian Pond Heron in Kazakhstan. Observed in Lake Sorbulak by Gennady Dyakin and Andrei Kovalenko.

Plumbeous Water Redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosus)

© Gabor Papp

2011-06-09
Ayagoz river, Aktogay vicinity, Ayagoz region, East Kazakhstan oblast



First record of Plumbeous Water Redstart for Kazakhstan, bird was observed by Gabor Papp at June 09, 2011 on the Ayagoz river, close to Aktogai station, East Kazakhstan Oblast.

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Vladimir Shefer

2011-01-10
Ust-Kamenogorsk, Irtysh river



One bird was photographed by Vladimir Shefer on Irtysh river in the period of hard frost.

Godlewski's Bunting (Emberiza godlewskii decolorata)

© Vladilen Karassev

2009-01-02
Big Almaty Lake, Ile-Alatau National Park



Little flock was observed by Vladilen Karasyov near the Big Almaty lake.


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