Best photos of the month, September 2015.

Common Chiffchaff | Malik Nukusbekov | 3

Sociable Lapwing | Askar Isabekov | 2

Greater Flamingo | Timur Iskakov | 2

Tibetan Common Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Eurasian Hobby | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Great Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 2

Guldenstadt's Redstart | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Big Year 2019

rare birds records

White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Fedor Karpov

Fisrt winter record of White-winged Tern in Kazakhstan.

Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Ivan Bevza

First record of Arctic Skua in South-Eastern Kazakhstan. Generally rare bird in inner part of continent. In Kazakhstan was recorded mostly in large lakes (in Caspian Sea near Atyrau and Mangyshlak, in Tengiz, in Aral Sea, in Telikol lakes, in road to Arnasai lake, in Chelkar lake), and also in Naurzum reserve and Chokpak ringing station.

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Ivan Bevza

Two Red-brested Geese were recorded in flock of Ruddy Shelducks in Kapchagai reservoir. First record for Kapchagai, thirds one for South-Eastern Kazakhstan.

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

© Marina Gudimova
Mangictauskaya oblast', g. Aktau

Second record of Long-tailed Tit in Mangyshlak peninsula. The first one was almost exactly 3 years ago at November 05, 2016 (A.Yasko,