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Big Year 2017

1. Andrey Vilyayev (43)
2. Alexandr Katuncev (35)
3. Anna Yasko (33)
4. Serg Silan (23)
5. Askar Isabekov (21)
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rare birds records


Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)

© Aisagali Kadirov
2017-01-18
Tupkaragan, Mangystau.

The first winter record of Rosy Starling in Kazakhstan.


Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

© Anna Yasko
2017-01-12
Aktau, Mangystau

Rare winter record of Black Kite in Kazakhstan. Previously recorded in winter time in Almaty oblast (Karpov, Belyalov, 2009; Berezovikov, 2014; Karpov, no pub) and in Mangysjlak (Yasko, www.birds.kz; V.Kovshar, no pub).

Березовиков Н.Н. 2014. Зимняя встреча черноухого коршуна Milvus migrans lineatus в городе Алматы // Рус. орнитол. журн. 23 (1082): 3957.


White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2017-01-10
Taraz vicinity

Twelve White Storks were recorded by Malik Nukusbekov 10 of January, 2017 near Taraz city. It's first record of group wintering of White Storks in Kazakhstan, and the second winter record in Taraz vicinity, the first one was 10 of January, 1992 (Kolbintsev, 1992). Also winter records of single birds are known to south from Shymkent.


Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

© Oleg Belyalov
2017-01-02
Almaty region

The second record of Dalmatian Pelican in Sorbulak in winter time. The first record was 27th of December, 2014 (O.Belyalov, www.birds.kz).


Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

© Askar Isabekov
2016-12-18
Ust-Kamenogorsk. Strelka.

First reliable record of Harlequine Duck in Kazakhstan. There is only note of E.A.Eversmann (1866) about winter records in the lakes of southern steppes, but this record is too unclear. Near the borders of Kazakhstan recorded only at Nezhinka village near Orenburg where male duck was shot by N.A.Zarudny (1888). Both records related to the second half of XIX centure.

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unidentified birds


2017-01-19

Аскар Исабеков: "вы уж там сами разберитесь" - это ценное указание ))) Что видно определенно - это голые цевки, что оставляет в кругу подозреваемых курганника
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2017-01-03

Николай Балацкий: Олег, это действительно молодая славка ястребиная. Молодые без пестрин, глаза тёмные.

2016-11-18

Алексей Кошкин: Летом, прошлогодние, "как на подбор" хохотуньи(скорее всего они)собираются вместе отдельными группами по 50-100 особей и "бездельничают" на открытых
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