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Almaty. Republic Square.

2010-10-26 | Askar Isabekov

I saw flock of Black-throated Thruses, about ten birds. Thrushes fed in grass under birch-trees and lindens together with Rooks. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2010-10-24 | Askar Isabekov

This year fist Chaffinches and Bramblings. Hooded Crows appeared too. [...... read more ]


Ile Alatau National Park.

2010-10-03 | Askar Isabekov

Kazachka river, road to Kokjailau. There are a bit of birds, but in Kokjailau valley birds never were a lot. From time to time little birds occured, I identified only Grey-headed Goldfinches, Coal Tits in spruce forest and two Blue-capped Redstarts on the border of Pine forest and meadow. Goldcrests and Mistle Thrushes were identified by sounds but may be I mistook. I also head other little birds but I can't identify all birds by sound, so didn't tell any special about these birds. Raptors. One Golden Eagle, one Kestrel, one Sparrowhawk. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Samal.

2010-10-02 | Askar Isabekov

In the Square near State Museum I saw Hume's Warblers, Great Tits, House Sparrows, Blackbirds, Mynahs and one Grey Wagtail. After lunch time in Karasai region I watch two Long-legged Buzzards. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

© Steve Klasan
2018-09-09
Korgalzhyn

The second record for Tengiz-Korgalzhyn area. Before this record one bird was observed at December 12, 1969 in floodland of Nura river.
Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.


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.

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Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Isabekov Askar (295)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (274)
3. Gubin Boris (252)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (230)
5. Golubeva Anna (207)
6. Yasko Anna (197)
7. Katuncev Alexandr (175)
8. Vorobyov Vladimir (165)
9. Nukusbekov Malik (145)
10. Malkov Yuriy (142)

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unidentified birds


2018-09-20

Сергей Силантьев: Нет, Сергей.....Этот случай из области невезухи.....Никак не могу снять ворона.....Попалась птица вроде на него похожая...успел сделать лишь один
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2018-09-20

Аскар Исабеков:
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2018-09-20

Сергей Л. Волков: По-моему, таловка. Верх равномерно зеленый, бровь шикарная, клюв большой. Большего на этих снимках я не вижу.

2018-09-20

Сергей Л. Волков: Мне кажется, птица здесь того же вида, что эта.

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