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Birdwatching Reports


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2018-02-02 Alexey Kurochkin 21
2018-01-26 Alexey Kurochkin 25
2018-01-06 Baiserke. Ile river valley.Askar Isabekov 27
2018-01-03 Ozernoe gorge. Ile Alatau National Park.Askar Isabekov 10
2017-10-14 Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.Askar Isabekov 55
2017-10-11 Almaty. Dendropark.Askar Isabekov 8
2017-10-07 Zhykandy cape. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 22
2017-10-07 Kuryk. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 13
2017-10-06 Garden in Peschany cape. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 17
2017-10-06 Kuryk. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 23
2017-10-05 Aktau. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 31
2017-10-05 Zhykandy cape. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 25
2017-10-04 Aktau. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 43
2017-10-04 Karakol. Aktau. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 11
2017-10-03 Kenderli bay. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 20
2017-10-03 Gorge. Kenderli bay. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 14
2017-10-03 Fetisovo, Kenderli bay, Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 24
2017-10-03 Fetisovo, base. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 9
2017-10-02 Shymkent, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 1
2017-10-02 Fetisovo, Kenderli bay. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 26
2017-10-02 Fetisovo, rocks near bay. Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 20
2017-10-01 Kuryk, Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 40
2017-10-01 Zhanaozen - Fetisovo, Mangistau.Askar Isabekov 5
2017-09-23 Cosmostation, Ile Alatau National Park.Askar Isabekov 13
2017-09-16 Aidarly, Southern Trans-Balkhash area. Almaty oblast.Askar Isabekov 12
2017-09-16 Kanshengel, Southern Trans-Balkhash area. Almaty oblast.Askar Isabekov 55
2017-09-16 Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.Askar Isabekov 27
2017-09-15 Shymkent, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 1
2017-09-15 Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.Askar Isabekov 65
2017-09-02 Almaty. Republic Square.Askar Isabekov 16
2017-08-30 Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.Askar Isabekov 1
2017-08-27 Almaty. Republic Square.Askar Isabekov 14
2017-08-26 Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.Askar Isabekov 106
2017-08-19 Prorva portMikhail Antonov 2
2017-08-19 Almaty. Republic Square.Askar Isabekov 18
2017-08-13 Almaty. Republic Square.Askar Isabekov 15
2017-08-12 Zhanaarna Darren Bell 9
2017-08-07 Sairam-Ugam National Park.Askar Isabekov 15
2017-08-06 Kelinshektau. Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 32
2017-08-05 Karatau, Kamenoe (Taskol) lake.Askar Isabekov 19
2017-08-05 Karatau, Berkara.Askar Isabekov 25
2017-08-05 Karatau, Zhanatas.Askar Isabekov 9
2017-08-04 Karatau, Berkara.Askar Isabekov 17
2017-07-30 Big Almaty Channel roadAskar Isabekov 13
2017-07-30 Springs in Big Boguty MtsAskar Isabekov 31
2017-07-30 Kuluktau mts foothills. Almaty oblast.Askar Isabekov 31
2017-07-29 Little Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.Askar Isabekov 71
2017-07-21 Little Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.Askar Isabekov 71
2017-07-18 Canyon Badam-say, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 8
2017-07-11 Karatau, Berkara gorge.Askar Isabekov 16
2017-07-10 Shymkent, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 1
2017-07-10 KaratauAskar Isabekov 1
2017-07-09 Aksakal well, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 30
2017-07-09 Kyzylkum desert, Arabian road, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 2
2017-07-09 Kyzylkum desert, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 7
2017-07-08 Forest Well, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 15
2017-07-08 Arys river flood land, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 8
2017-07-08 Murynkarak, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 20
2017-07-07 Syrdaria river near Bairkum, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 11
2017-07-07 Kyzylkum desert, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 17
2017-07-07 Tabakbulak, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 2
2017-07-07 Darbaza gorge, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 15
2017-07-02 Ile Alatau National Park. Talgar pass.Askar Isabekov 7
2017-06-27 Little Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.Askar Isabekov 55
2017-06-18 Kimasar gorge. Ile-Alatau National park.Askar Isabekov 11
2017-06-16 Birkolik, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 7
2017-06-08 The lake in north of Aralsk.Askar Isabekov 17
2017-06-06 Ural river deltaAskar Isabekov 29
2017-06-03 Zhanazhol, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 5
2017-06-01 Fakeevo. Between Volga and Ural rivers.Askar Isabekov 25
2017-06-01 Kushum chanel near Zhangala. Between Volga and Ural rivers.Askar Isabekov 10
2017-05-31 Between Volga and Ural rivers. South of Iskra.Askar Isabekov 11
2017-05-31 Between Volga and Ural rivers. South of Kamysh-Samar.Askar Isabekov 12
2017-05-30 Saikhin. Between Volga and Ural riversAskar Isabekov 6
2017-05-30 Kielitas, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 2
2017-05-30 Between Volga and Ural rivers.Askar Isabekov 1
2017-05-30 50 km to south of Iskra. Between Volga and Ural rivers.Askar Isabekov 13
2017-05-29 Naryn sands between Volga and Ural rivers.Askar Isabekov 4
2017-05-29 Urda pine forest, between Volga and Ural rivers.Askar Isabekov 9
2017-05-29 Saikhin-Shungai. Between Volga and Ural riversAskar Isabekov 26
2017-05-29 Ashyozek river, between Volga and Ural rivers.Askar Isabekov 14
2017-05-29 Naryn sands between Volga and Ural rivers.Askar Isabekov 20
2017-05-28 North Trans-Caspian Sea area. Suindilk, single poplar-tree.Askar Isabekov 14
2017-05-28 North Trans-Caspian Sea area. Grove near salt lake Khaki. Askar Isabekov 16
2017-05-28 North Trans-Caspian Sea area. Silverberry near salt lake Khaki. Askar Isabekov 9
2017-05-28 North Trans-Caspian Sea area. Poplar grove near salt lake Khaki. Askar Isabekov 14
2017-05-24 Zhylak-Ata, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 4
2017-05-22 North Trans-Caspian Sea area. Atanyn Basy.Askar Isabekov 12
2017-05-22 Kosagash, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 1
2017-05-22 North Trans-Caspian Sea areaAskar Isabekov 1
2017-05-22 North Trans-Caspian Sea area. YdranAskar Isabekov 11
2017-05-21 Northern Trans-Caspian Sea areaAskar Isabekov 9
2017-05-20 Isatai, North Caspian SeaAskar Isabekov 16
2017-05-20 Zaburunie, North Caspian SeaAskar Isabekov 27
2017-05-19 Alatau, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 7
2017-05-16 Alatau, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 1
2017-05-16 Ganushkino, delta of Volga.Askar Isabekov 22
2017-05-14 Ganushkino, delta of Volga.Askar Isabekov 20
2017-05-13 Caspian depression, near Koshalak.Askar Isabekov 9
2017-05-13 Caspian depression, Koshalak.Askar Isabekov 3

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rare birds records


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2018-02-11
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record in Sorbulak lakes. Only spring records are known before this one: May 30, 1995 (Erokhov, 2002), April 11, 1999 (Grachev, 2002), and April 23, 2017 (Dyakin, www.birds.kz). In winter time Pygmy Cormorant is not rare in Chardara reservoir (Erokhov et al, 2006; Kovalenko, Kravchenko, 2007; Kovalenko, Karpov, 2008); recent years was observed in Taraz (Kolbintsev, 2009; M.Nukusbekov, www.birds.kz; A.Balykin, www.birds.kz), in foothill part of Chu river valley (Belyalov, Karpov, 2009), one specimen was photographed at December 23, 2017 in Taldykurgan vicinity (A.Belyaev, www.birds.kz).


Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-02-17
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

Rare observation of Black Kite in Kazakhstan in winter time. Previously in winter time recorded in Almaty oblast (Karpov, Belyalov, 2009; Berezovikov, 2014; S.Shmygalev, www.birds.kz); in Mangyshlak (Yasko, 2017); and in Chardara (A.Kovalenko, www.birds.kz).

Березовиков Н.Н. 2014. Зимняя встреча черноухого коршуна Milvus migrans lineatus в городе Алматы // Рус. орнитол. журн. 23 (1082): 3957.
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В. 2009. О зимней встрече чёрного коршуна в Алматинской области // Selevinia: 234.
Ясько А.О. 2017. Орнитологические наблюдения в городе Актау // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1399): 382-394.


Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

© Sergey Ukhov
2018-01-22
Bautino, Mangystau

First record in Mangyshlak peninsula.


Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-01-28
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

The second winter record of Black Redstart in S and SE Kazakhstan. Before this record one male was observed in 7th of February, 1998 in Zhabagly village (Чаликова, 2008).

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Big Year 2018

1. Askar Isabekov (81)
2. Andrey Vilyayev (55)
3. Boris Gubin (49)
4. Alexandr Katuncev (44)
5. Anna Yasko (44)
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