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Birdwatching Reports


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2017-02-13 Lenger, South KazakhstanKudaibergen Amirekul 1
2017-02-02 Almaty. Askar Isabekov 13
2017-01-31 Almaty. Askar Isabekov 2
2017-01-30 Almaty. Askar Isabekov 11
2017-01-26 Almaty. Askar Isabekov 3
2017-01-25 Almaty. Dendropark.Askar Isabekov 10
2017-01-18 Ust-Kamenogorsk. Strelka.Askar Isabekov 13
2017-01-16 Ust-Kamenogorsk.Askar Isabekov 15
2017-01-14 Karakol lake, MangystauAnna Yasko 33
2017-01-11 Ust-Kamenogorsk. Strelka.Askar Isabekov 11
2017-01-11 Ust-Kamenogorsk. Park Zhastar (Kirova).Askar Isabekov 4
2017-01-08 Ust-KamenogorskAskar Isabekov 14
2017-01-06 Ust-Kamenogorsk.Askar Isabekov 1
2017-01-03 Republic Square/AlmatySanzhar Abdikhalyk 2
2017-01-02 Prohodnoe Ushelye/AlmatySanzhar Abdikhalyk 10
2017-01-02 Dam in the Maloe Almatinskoe UshelyeSanzhar Abdikhalyk 1
2017-01-02 Ekopost/Ferma SunkarSanzhar Abdikhalyk 1
2017-01-02 Ust-Kamenogorsk.Askar Isabekov 10
2017-01-01 Republic Square, AlmatySanzhar Abdikhalyk 11
2017-01-01 Rosha Bauma/AlmatySanzhar Abdikhalyk 7
2017-01-01 Ust-Kamenogorsk.Askar Isabekov 2
2016-12-25 Ust-Kamenogorsk.Askar Isabekov 11
2016-12-22 Ust-Kamenogorsk. Strelka.Askar Isabekov 12
2016-12-21 Ust-Kamenogorsk.Askar Isabekov 11
2016-12-20 Ust-Kamenogorsk.Askar Isabekov 12
2016-12-19 Ust-KamenogorskAskar Isabekov 15
2016-12-17 Ust-Kamenogorsk. Park Zhastar (Kirova).Askar Isabekov 8
2016-12-11 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Eastern KazakhstanAskar Isabekov 23
2015-10-26 Northern foothills of the Manrak ridgeAnna Barashkova 1

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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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