Aksakal well, Southern Kazakhstan.

2017-07-09| Askar Isabekov
duration 2 часа
weather солнечно

# species number comment

1Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)1

2Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)6

3Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)8

4Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)5

5Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)20

6Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)10

7White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucura)6

8Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)2

9Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)3

10Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)5

11Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)10

12Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)1

13Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)10

14Little Stint (Calidris minuta)8

15Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)2

16Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)2

17Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata)150

18Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis)10

19Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)50

20Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)2

21Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)2

22Black-headed Wagtail (Motacilla feldegg)2

23Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)2

24Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus)20

25Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata)1

26Syke's Warbler (Hippolais rama)5

27Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)5

28Indian Sparrow (Passer indicus)

29Desert Finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta)10

30Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps)15



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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 (190)
4. Boris Gubin (189)
5. Anna Yasko (189)