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Best photos of the month, August 2021.

Eurasian Spoonbill | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 14

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Ivan Bevza | 13

Eurasian Dotterel | Vadim Nagumanov | 13

Eurasian Collared Dove | Raouf Bairashev | 12

Long-eared Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Sanderling | Anna Yasko | 12

Pacific Golden Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

White-headed Duck | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 11

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 11

Little Crake | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 11

Common Snipe | Anna Yasko | 10

Common Starling | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 10

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Great Cormorant | Alexandr Katuncev | 9

Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker | Olga Sivokon | 9

Lesser Whitethroat | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Grey Wagtail | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Common Tern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Black-winged Stilt | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Little Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Eurasian Hobby | Vadim Nagumanov | 9

Common Kingfisher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Dalmatian Pelican | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Black Kite | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Black Stork | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Pied Avocet | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Eurasian Curlew | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Siberian Flycatcher | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Savi's Warbler | Anna Yasko | 8

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Ivan Bevza | 8

Terek Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Ruff | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Pacific Golden Plover | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Common Treecreeper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Eurasian Curlew | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Dalmatian Pelican | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Eurasian Spoonbill | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 8

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Black-winged Pratincole | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 8

Barred Warbler | Aisagali Kadirov | 7

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Citrine Wagtail | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Great White Egret | Vladimir Vorobyov | 7

Black-crowned Night Heron | Alexandr Katuncev | 7

Demoiselle Crane | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Terek Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Pacific Swift | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Eurasian Curlew | Anna Yasko | 7

Eurasian Curlew | Anna Yasko | 7

Ruddy Shelduck | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Common Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Wood Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Green Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Water Rail | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Blue Whistling Thrush | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Common Redshank | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Common Snipe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Grey Plover | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Black-winged Stilt | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Common Kingfisher | Olga Sivokon | 7

Grey Heron | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Grey Heron | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Barn Swallow | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Common Pochard | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Oriental Turtle Dove | Andrey Shatalov | 7

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Montagu's Harrier | Vadim Nagumanov | 7

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Ivan Bevza | 7

Eurasian Hobby | Vadim Nagumanov | 7

Pied Wheatear | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Spotted Flycatcher | Raouf Bairashev | 6

White-headed Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Eurasian Curlew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Pacific Golden Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Eurasian Curlew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Spotted Flycatcher | Yevgeny Belousov | 6

Black Kite | Valentin Zenkov | 6

Red-flanked Bluetail | Vladimir Vorobyov | 6

Common Kingfisher | Alexandr Katuncev | 6

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Black Redstart | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Mallard | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Common Kingfisher | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Common Kingfisher | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Black-winged Stilt | Ainur Iskakova | 6

Common Shelduck | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Western Marsh-Harrier | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Black-Necked Grebe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Little Grebe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Steppe Eagle | Konstantin Andrussenko | 6

European Bee-eater | Konstantin Andrussenko | 6

Long-tailed Shrike | Olga Sivokon | 6

Eurasian Hobby | Ruslan Telegin | 6

Western Marsh-Harrier | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Red-backed Shrike | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Northern Lapwing | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Red-footed Falcon | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Black-winged Stilt | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Ruff | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Sanderling | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Western Marsh-Harrier | Nurum Sagaliyev | 6

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Nurum Sagaliyev | 6

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Eurasian Curlew | Anna Yasko | 6

Bluethroat | Svetlana Baskakova | 6

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Eurasian Wryneck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Eurasian Spoonbill | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Common Whitethroat | Raouf Bairashev | 5

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Ferruginous Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Great Cormorant | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Bluethroat | Vladimir Vorobyov | 5

Red-necked Phalarope | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Common Kingfisher | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Grey Wagtail | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

House Sparrow | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Hume's Warbler | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Broad-billed Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 5

Eurasian Wryneck | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Common Chiffchaff | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Eurasian Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 5

Common Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 5

Eurasian Wryneck | Anna Yasko | 5

European Bee-eater | Anna Yasko | 5

Willow Warbler | Anna Yasko | 5

Isabelline Wheatear | Anna Yasko | 5

Black Kite | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 5

Bluethroat | Svetlana Baskakova | 5

Caspian Gull | Andrei Kuryashkin | 5

Yellow Wagtail | Andrei Kuryashkin | 5

Yellow Wagtail | Ainur Iskakova | 5

Northern Lapwing | Ainur Iskakova | 5

Common Greenshank | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Wood Sandpiper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Kingfisher | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Red-necked Phalarope | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Lesser Whitethroat | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Stonechat | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Pacific Golden Plover | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Greenshank | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Garganey | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Great White Egret | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Common Snipe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Northern Shoveler | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Northern Lapwing | Konstantin Andrussenko | 5

Black-winged Stilt | Konstantin Andrussenko | 5

Eurasian Curlew | Konstantin Andrussenko | 5

Greenish Warbler | Olga Sivokon | 5

Spotted Flycatcher | Olga Sivokon | 5

Black-winged Pratincole | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Kentish Plover | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Mute Swan | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Sanderling | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Eurasian Hobby | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Green Sandpiper | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Red-footed Falcon | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Great Crested Grebe | Andrey Shatalov | 5

Eurasian Collared Dove | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Crested Lark | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Red-Necked Grebe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Mallard | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Steppe Eagle | Artem Andryuchshenko | 5

Willow Ptarmigan | Nurum Sagaliyev | 5

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Ruff | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

Common Sandpiper | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

White-headed Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

European Nightjar | Aisagali Kadirov | 5

Barn Swallow | Viktor Kolesnikov | 5

Western Marsh-Harrier | Alexandr Katuncev | 5

Common Snipe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Eurasian Wryneck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Common Stonechat | Robert Parker | 5

Eurasian Dotterel | Vadim Nagumanov | 5

European Nightjar | Aisagali Kadirov | 5

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Eurasian Wryneck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Siberian Flycatcher | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Nurum Sagaliyev | 5

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


2023-02-09

Анна Ясько: Возможно, хохотунья. Птица трехлетняя, почти как взрослая, но есть черные помарки на маховых и кроющих крыла, а также на рулевых. Белые зеркальца [....]

2023-02-01

Андрей Коваленко: С такого ракурса вряд ли возможно что-то утверждать на 100%.

more unidentified birds...