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Best photos of the month, May 2012.

Kentish Plover | Aisagali Kadirov | 3

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 2

Egyptian Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 2

European Nightjar | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Eurasian Roller | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Steppe Grey Shrike | Andrey Vilyayev | 2

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Andrey Vilyayev | 2

Eurasian Bittern | Andrey Vilyayev | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

European Bee-eater | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Common Redshank | Aidar Ayazbayev | 2

Rosy Starling | Aidar Ayazbayev | 2

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Andrey Vilyayev | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Green Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pallid Harrier | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Dalmatian Pelican | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Steppe Grey Shrike | Andrey Vilyayev | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Common Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Askar Isabekov | 1

Spotted Redshank | Askar Isabekov | 1

Spotted Redshank | Askar Isabekov | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-tailed Godwit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Rufous Bush Robin | Askar Isabekov | 1

Ferruginous Duck | Askar Isabekov | 1

Great Crested Grebe | Askar Isabekov | 1

Whooper Swan | Askar Isabekov | 1

Rosy Starling | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Roller | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 1

Saxaul Sparrow | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eastern Scops-Owl | Askar Isabekov | 1

White-capped Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 1

Tawny Pipit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Mongolian Finch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Steppe Greater Short-toed Lark | Askar Isabekov | 1

Grey-necked Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 1

Crimson-winged Finch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Cuckoo | Askar Isabekov | 1

Alpine Swift | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Common Swift | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Great White Pelican | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Common Kingfisher | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Common Sandpiper | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Meadow Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Slender-billed Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Caspian Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Black-winged Pratincole | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Blue-capped Redstart | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

White Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Barn Swallow | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Oriental Turtle Dove | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Little Ringed Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Ferruginous Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Yellow-eyed Pigeon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Ruddy Shelduck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Whimbrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Spotted Redshank | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Sandpiper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Whimbrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

European Nightjar | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Mongolian Finch | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Grey-necked Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Greater Short-toed Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Stonechat | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Spotted Flycatcher | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Whinchat | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Steppe Grey Shrike | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Greater Flamingo | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Glossy Ibis | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Red-throated Pipit | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Bimaculated Lark | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Dunlin | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Curlew Sandpiper | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Red-necked Phalarope | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Terek Sandpiper | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Common Cuckoo | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Horned Lark | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Pied Bushchat | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Whinchat | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Black-winged Stilt | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Tern | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

White-winged Tern | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Demoiselle Crane | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Whooper Swan | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Northern House Martin | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Collared Pratincole | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Black-tailed Godwit | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eurasian Whimbrel | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Sandpiper | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Temminck's Stint | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Spotted Redshank | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Great White Pelican | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Grey Heron | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Terek Sandpiper | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eurasian Roller | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Kingfisher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Black-tailed Godwit | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Greenshank | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Northern Lapwing | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Black Kite | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

East Siberian White Wagtail | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Rosy Starling | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Ruddy Shelduck | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Ruddy Shelduck | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Ruddy Turnstone | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Redshank | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Kentish Plover | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Greater Flamingo | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Bar-tailed Godwit | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Little Tern | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Redshank | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Redshank | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Terek Sandpiper | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Curlew Sandpiper | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Redshank | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Ruddy Turnstone | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Ruddy Turnstone | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Little Ringed Plover | Aidar Ayazbayev | 1

Common Moorhen | Aidar Ayazbayev | 1

Common Tern | Aidar Ayazbayev | 1

Lesser White-fronted Goose | Ivan Zuban | 1

Red-breasted Goose | Ivan Zuban | 1

Red-breasted Goose | Ivan Zuban | 1

Short-eared Owl | Ivan Zuban | 1

Lesser Sand Plover | Antonina Fokina | 1

Black-headed Gull | Askar Isabekov | 1

Demoiselle Crane | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Rosy Starling | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-eared Kite | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Shelduck | Askar Isabekov | 1

White Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Linnet | Askar Isabekov | 1

Calandra Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Pine Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Booted Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

White-winged Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Pallas's Gull | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

White Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Black-crowned Night Heron | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Woodcock | Natalya Borovaya | 1

Black Lark | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Great Crested Grebe | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Common Raven | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Egyptian Vulture | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Kentish Plover | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Little Stint | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Steppe Grey Shrike | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

White-headed Duck | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Kentish Plover | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Syke's Warbler | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Black-winged Stilt | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

North Mongolian Yellow Wagtail | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Black-tailed Godwit | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Little Tern | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Little Bustard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Great Cormorant | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Rosy Starling | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Ruddy Shelduck | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Kentish Plover | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Terek Sandpiper | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Red-necked Phalarope | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Kentish Plover | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Greater White-fronted Goose | Ivan Zuban | 1

Greater Spotted Eagle | Ivan Zuban | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pied Avocet | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black Tern | Askar Isabekov | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 1

Yellow-eyed Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 1

Bearded Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Himalayan Vulture | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Black Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Common Sparrowhawk | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Ruddy Shelduck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Lesser Sand Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Crimson-winged Finch | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Black-tailed Godwit | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Greater Flamingo | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Garganey | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Egyptian Vulture | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Red-headed Bunting | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Steppe Grey Shrike | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Eurasian Bittern | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

European Golden Oriole | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

White-winged Tern | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Curlew Sandpiper | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 1

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 1

European Golden Oriole | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-headed Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

White-Winged Woodpecker | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Yellow-eyed Pigeon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Whimbrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Garganey | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Black-crowned Night Heron | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Rosefinch | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Little Tern | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Greater Ringed Plover | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Northern Shoveler | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Grey Plover | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Temminck's Stint | Askar Isabekov | 1

Lesser Sand Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

White-capped Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Stonechat | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Demoiselle Crane | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Pallid Harrier | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Yellow-eyed Pigeon | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Pied Avocet | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

White-capped Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Eurasian Wigeon | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Great Crested Grebe | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Ruddy Turnstone | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Glossy Ibis | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Squacco Heron | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Whinchat | Andrey Vilyayev | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Lesser Sand Plover | Antonina Fokina | 1

Lesser Sand Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Grey Plover | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Turkestan Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Whimbrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Yellow Wagtail | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Dalmatian Pelican | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Oystercatcher | Askar Isabekov | 1

Turkestan Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Grey-necked Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

rare birds records


Desert Lark (Ammomanes deserti)

© Mark Pestov
2018-05-01
Mangistau province, Karakiyanskiy District, Kaplankyr Chink

First record on the territory of Kazakhstan.


Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-12-10

The first winter record of Whiskered Tern in Kazakhstan.


Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-12-10

The first winter record of the Marsh Sandpiper in Kazakhstan.


Solitary Snipe (Gallinago solitaria)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-11-27

A rare wintering species in the western part of Kazakhstan. In the Mangistau region, it has been recorded three times before. At the Tushchibek spring A.P. Moiseev caught a female on February 6, 1967 (Karpov, Kovshar, 2011), one bird was encountered on a stream near the Khangababa mosque on November 13, 2007 (Belyalov, 2008), at the non-freezing stream in the Tamshaly tract - one bird on February 2, 2014 (Belyalov, 2014).

unidentified birds


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2022-12-25

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more unidentified birds...