Darbaza gorge, Southern Kazakhstan.

2017-07-07| Askar Isabekov
duration 2 часа
weather солнечно, +40

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1Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)1

2Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)1

3Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)1

4Little Owl (Athene noctua)5выводок

5Common Swift (Apus apus)5

6Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)42 пары

7Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)3

8Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)5

9Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)5

10Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)2пара

11Variable Wheatear (Oenanthe picata)7

12Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)1

13Rock Sparrow (Petronia petronia)3

14Grey-necked Bunting (Emberiza buchanani)1

15Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)1



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rare birds records

Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
VKO Katon-Karagay

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

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev

New species for Sorbulak system.

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
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.

Finsch's Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)

© Malik Nukusbekov
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

The new species for Moinkum desert. The known breeding range of Finsch's Wheatear in Kazakhstan covers Mangyshlak, Ustyurt and Kyzylkum desert. The records in area eastward of Syrdaria river were not known. In May of 2017, Sergey Domashevski recorded adults and huveniles in Togyzkentau, NW of Moinkum desert. This record indicate to expantion of breeding range in eastern direction.

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Big Year 2018

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1. Isabekov Askar (256)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (251)
3. Gubin Boris (226)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (212)
5. Yasko Anna (168)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (137)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (137)
8. Nukusbekov Malik (131)
9. Malkov Yuriy (130)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (122)