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Birdwatching Reports


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 Arys river flood land, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 8
2017-07-08 Murynkarak, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 20
2017-07-08 Forest Well, Southern Kazakhstan.Askar Isabekov 15
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

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rare birds records


Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)

© Ivan Bevza
2017-11-17

The second record in Semirechye. On November 17,18 and 21st one Lesser White-fronted Goose and five White-fronted Geese were observed together at one of Karachingil lakes. Before this 3 birds had been met on March 9th of 2003 in the floodplain of Kopy near the Saz railway station (Karpov, Belyalov, Kovshar 2004).
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В., Ковшарь В.А. Первая встреча пискульки на юго-востоке Казахстана//Каз. орнитол. бюлл. 2003. Алматы, 2004. С. 135.


Meadow Bunting (Emberiza cioides)

© Anna Yasko
2017-11-01
Aktau, Mangystau region

The first record on Mangyshlak. The nearest known record points are located too much to east: Karatau ridge (Nukusbekov, www.birds.kz; Chalikova, Kolbintsev, 2005) and the foothills of Talas Alatau (Belousov, www.birds.kz).


Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2017-10-28
VKO Katon-Karagay

The easternmost record in Kazakhstan. During migration Blackcap mostly occurs in Western Kazakhstan. For a long time the easternmost record was the observation in Borovoe (Shtegman, 1934). In Kurgaldzhino birds were recorded both in spring and autumn migration (Koshkin, 2017). In Russia this species distributes in east up to Tomsk and Kemerovo oblast (Ryabitsev, 2014; Vasilchenko, 2004). In China first Blackcap was recorded in 2012 in Kashi (Guo H., Ma M., 2013), also birds were later observed at November 21st and December 29th of 2013 (www.xinjiang.birds.watch). Probably the occurring of Blackcaps so far to east relates to the new wintering spots of the eastern populations of this species.

Васильченко А.А. «Птицы Кемеровской области». Кемерово: Кузбассвузиздат, 2004-488 с. Гаврилов Э.И. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.
Рябицев В.К. "Птицы Сибири". Москва-Екатеринбург, Изд-во "Кабинетный ученый", 2014. Guo H., Ma M. Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)-a new bird record in China [Chinese]. Zoological Research, 2013, Oct. 34(5). P. 507-508


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2017-10-15
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel', Ajnabulak

Rare migrant in Almaty oblast, and first record for Altyn-Emel National Park.

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Big Year 2017

1. Askar Isabekov (306)
2. Alexandr Belyaev (263)
3. Boris Gubin (202)
4. Anna Yasko (200)
5. Gennadiy Dyakin (199)
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