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Best photos of the month, July 2020.

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 21

Northern Goshawk | Yuriy Malkov | 17

Savi's Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 15

Curlew Sandpiper | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Indian Golden Oriole | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Spotted Nutcracker | Serg Silan | 14

Bluethroat | Andrey Shatalov | 14

Ruddy Turnstone | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Greenshank | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Bearded Tit | Ainur Iskakova | 13

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 12

Common Cuckoo | Yevgeny Belousov | 12

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Andrey Shatalov | 12

Asian Paradise Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 11

Pygmy Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 11

Peregrine Falcon | Natali Kim | 11

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Hobby | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Eastern Common Cuckoo | Askar Isabekov | 10

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 10

Menetries Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 10

Garganey | Askar Isabekov | 10

Mallard | Natali Kim | 10

Common Sandpiper | Natali Kim | 10

European Bee-eater | Yuriy Malkov | 10

Common Tern | Anna Yasko | 10

Little Tern | Anna Yasko | 10

Booted Warbler | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Water Rail | Ainur Iskakova | 10

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Konstantin Andrussenko | 10

Common Kestrel | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Eurasian Hobby | Askar Isabekov | 9

Indian Golden Oriole | Askar Isabekov | 9

Macqueen's Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 9

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 9

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 9

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 9

Masked Wagtail | Natali Kim | 9

Peregrine Falcon | Natali Kim | 9

Common Tern | Natali Kim | 9

Common Tern | Natali Kim | 9

Northern Lapwing | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Glossy Ibis | Anna Yasko | 9

Great White Egret | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 9

Common Cuckoo | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Grey Heron | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

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...