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Best photos of the month, June 2019.

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 16

Sociable Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Red-footed Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Common Pheasant | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Northern Black Grouse | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Hoopoe | Askar Isabekov | 11

Masked Wagtail | Natali Kim | 11

Greater White-fronted Goose | Ainur Iskakova | 11

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Marina Gudimova | 11

Whooper Swan | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Red-footed Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Long-eared Owl | Vladimir Shefer | 10

Grey-necked Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 10

Long-eared Owl | Natali Kim | 10

Common Cuckoo | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Black-winged Stilt | Marina Gudimova | 10

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Common Whitethroat | Natali Kim | 9

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Golden Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Black Stork | Aleksandr Polyakov | 9

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 8

Meadow Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Pied Bushchat | Malik Nukusbekov | 8

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Mistle Thrush | Ivan Bevza | 8

Steppe Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Relict Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Relict Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 7

Eastern Scops-Owl | Oleg Belyalov | 7

Rock Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 7

Booted Warbler | Natali Kim | 7

Eurasian Wryneck | Natali Kim | 7

Rosy Starling | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Eurasian Linnet | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Black Stork | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 7

Sociable Lapwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Long-eared Owl | Natali Kim | 7

Eurasian Wryneck | Natali Kim | 7

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

rare birds records


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).

unidentified birds


2020-10-25

Аскар Исабеков: возможно какие-то жаворонки, но ничего не видно

2020-10-24

Аскар Исабеков: Вот это правильный подход - если возникает монгольская или хохотунья - то сразу же надо выкладывать на определение и пусть там висит до скончания [....]

more unidentified birds...