Ashyozek river, between Volga and Ural rivers.

2017-05-29| Askar Isabekov
duration 30 минут
equipment Бинокль Штурман 10х50

# species number comment

1Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)8

2Greater Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)2

3Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)84 гнезда

4Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)42 гнезда

5Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)2

6Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)30

7Little Stint (Calidris minuta)1

8Dunlin (Calidris alpina)15

9Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni)4

10Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei)6

11Mew Gull (Larus canus)1

12Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)30около 15 гнезд

13Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)2

14White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)1



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rare birds records

Eyebrowed Thrush (Turdus obscurus)

© Anna Yasko
Aktau, Mangystau region

The new species of the fauna of Kazakhstan. Eyebrowed Thrush is distributed from the east of Western Siberia (approximately to the line of Tomsk) to the Pacific Ocean. Vagrants were recorded in Western Europe.

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Alexandr Fedulin
Korgalzhin v.

The second record in Kurgaldzhinho. Three birds were observed. The first bird was recorded on Kulanotpes river on September 29th 1960. (Krivitsky et al, 1985).

Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)

© Mark Pestov
Southern Ustyurt

The second record of this species in Kazakhstan. Two birds were observed on trees near the railway junction Taigyr in the Karakiyan district of Mangystau region. In the latest research of birds of Mangyshlak, Ustyurt and Peninsula Buzachi B.M. Gubin (2015) mentions the records of 31th August and 8th September 2010, when Patrick Palmen took the photos of the female bird in Fetisovo village.

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first evidence of the nesting this species on the Altai Tarbagatai Ridge in the Katon-Karagai National Park, where it was previously assumed to be Y.A. Kotukhov. He observed there a worried female bird on the mountain pass Burkhat (Starikov, 2006). First in breeding season for the territory of Kazakhstan it was noted on the Ivanovo Ridge in 1969, species later turned out to be common in the damp dark coniferous forest areas not only of Ivanovo, but also of the Lineysky ridge (Shcherbakov, 1974, 1978).

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Big Year 2017

1. Askar Isabekov (305)
2. Alexandr Belyaev (235)
3. Gennadiy Dyakin (189)
4. Boris Gubin (189)
5. Anna Yasko (189)