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Ile Alatau National Park. Kokjailau.

2009-10-25 | Askar Isabekov

In the city the summer is still there, but mountains became snowy already about two weeks ago. The northern slopes of mountains are already snow covered, and southern ones are still open. In the mixed forest I watched Goldcrests. On meadows the flock of Grey-headed Goldfinches and some Azure Tits were feeding. Also on meadows on the border of spruce forest I saw one Grey Shrike. In spruce forest Nutcrackers were visible and hearable all time. Birds were not a lot, even the usually numerous Great Tits, Magpies and Carrion Crows. [...... read more ]


Maly Sorbulak lakes. Ile region. Almaty oblast.

2009-10-11 | Askar Isabekov

Today I with Andrey Kovalenko went to lakes of system Maly Sorbulak. [...... read more ]


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Almaty. Butakovka.

2009-10-10 | Askar Isabekov

On Little Almatinka river I saw Grey Wagtail. The bird did not departed till. But in the city I observed the first Hooded Crow. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Sveta Ashby
2018-05-21
Kanshengel

Fist record of Amur Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis) in Kazakhstan. Most of systematics treat this taxon as subspecies of White Wagtail (Mac Kinnon&Phillips, 2000; Степанян, 2003; Roberts, 2006; Brazil, 2014; Clements, 2016; HBW, 2016) but include it to special group of eastern races. Breeding range of this bird contains Far East Russia, Korea peninsula, SW Japan, central and eastern China. Winters in Southern Asia eastward to Northern India. Records of vagrant birds known in Vitim Reserve (Russia, Northern Trans-Baikal area) at April 29, 2014 (S.L.Volkov, www.sibrids.ru) and in Eastern Mongolia (Gombobaatar & Monks, 2011). From November 27 to December 2 of 2015 one male was observed in Finland (Kujala, Päijät-Häme), it's third record in Western Palearctic.


Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2018-05-29
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first nest of Altai Snowcock found in Kazakhstan. Previously only several broods were recorded.


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev
2018-05-06

New species for Sorbulak system.


Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2018-05-09
Aktau, Mangistau region

Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsula. Previously the following records are known: June 1-2 1888 in area of Sherkala mountain and Akmysh well, May 06, 1947 in vicinity of Fort-Shevchenko, May 07, 1964 in Danga, May 17, 2009 near Kaundy depression, and May 09, 2017 in the square of Aktau city.

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Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Isabekov Askar (279)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (267)
3. Gubin Boris (243)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (183)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (165)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (157)
8. Golubeva Anna (150)
9. Malkov Yuriy (140)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (132)

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unidentified birds


2018-08-18

Николай Балацкий: Виктор, спасибо, что выставили фото с большим разрешением! И я уточнил, что на представленных вами шести снимках разные три особи: одна птица
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2018-08-18

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2018-08-16

Николай Балацкий: Да, болотная камышовка. У тростниковой 2ПМ-вырезка на уровне окончания ТМ.

2018-08-14

Анна Ясько: Ноги черноватые, подмышки с желтизной. Теньковка, вроде.

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