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Birding Tours in Kazakhstan

Birds of Mountains and Deserts (April 29 - May 11, May 14 - May 24, 2018)

Day 1. Arrival. Red-headed Bunting, Eurasian Roller, Eurasian Bee-eater
Day 2. Dalmatian Pelican, White-headed Duck, White-tailed Sea-Eagle
Day 3. Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Greater Sand Plover, Brown-necked Raven
Day 4. Yellow-eyed Pigeon, White-winged Woodpecker, Saxaul Sparrow
Day 5. Golden Eagle, Eastern Rock Nuthatch, Lesser Kestrel
Day 6. Mongolian Finch, Crimson-winged Finch, Pallas's Sandgrouse
Day 7. Himalayan Vulture, Meadow Bunting, Rock Bunting
Day 8. Moving to highlands. Indian Orilole, White-crowned Penduline Tit
Day 9. Hodgson's Rosefinch, Guldenstadt's Redstart, Lammergeier
Day 10. Himalayan Rubythroat, White-browed Tit-Warbler, Red-mantled Rosefinch
Day 11. Departure. City Birding.

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Birds of Silk Road (June 15 - June 26, 2018)

Day 1. Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Inidan Golden Oeiole, Shikra
Day 2. Egyptian Vulture, Long-legged Buzzrad, Eastern Rock Nuthatch
Day 3. Demoiselle Crane, Little Bustard, Collared Pratincole
Day 4. Golden Eagle, White-throated Robin, Upcher's Warbler
Day 5. Desert Wheatear, Chukar Partridge, Eurasian Eagle-Owl
Day 6. Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Raven
Day 7. Great White Pelican, Oriental Lark, Black-bellied Sandgrouse
Day 8. Pygmy Cormorant, Glossy Ibis, Ferruginous Duck
Day 9-10. Black-breasted Tit, Yellow-breasted Tit, Blue Whistling Thrush
Day 11. Moving to Almaty. Departure.

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50 species of mountain birds (June 1 - June 11, July 1 - July 11, 2018)

Day 1. Golden Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Mongolian Finch, Crimson-winged Finch
Day 2. Himalayan Vulture, Meadow Bunting, Rock Bunting
Day 3. Moving to highlands. Indian Orilole, White-crowned Penduline Tit
Day 4. Hodgson's Rosefinch, Guldenstadt's Redstart, Lammergeier
Day 5. Himalayan Rubythroat, White-browed Tit-Warbler, Red-mantled Rosefinch
Day 6. Moving to Western Tien Shan. White Stork, Asian Paradise Flycatcher
Day 7. Egyptian Vulture, Long-legged Buzzrad, Eastern Rock Nuthatch
Day 8. Black-breasted Tit, Yellow-breasted Tit, Blue Whistling Thrush
Day 9. Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Raven
Day 10. Golden Eagle, Upcher's Warbler
Day 11. Moving to Almaty. Departure.
During 10 days we will watch 50 species of special mountain birds

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1-2 days birding tours in all seasons

Almaty. Tien Shan highlands, deserts of Balkhash area, Sorbulak lakes are the all year-round birding spots around Almaty.

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Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Belyaev Alexandr (223)
2. Isabekov Askar (219)
3. Gubin Boris (206)
4. Yasko Anna (156)
5. Dyakin Gennadiy (150)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (128)
7. Andrussenko Konstantin (120)
8. Vorobyov Vladimir (120)
9. Muravskiy Vladimir (115)
10. Malkov Yuriy (109)

rare birds records


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© Alexandr Belyaev
2018-05-09
Mangistauskaja obl., vpadina Karagie



Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)

© Ainur Iskakova
2018-04-25

One more record of rare vagrant visitor in Kazakhstan.


Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)

© Andrey Vilyayev
2018-04-22
Almatinskaya obl., Malaisary

Rare record of Blue Whistling Thrush ouside the Northern Tian Shan. In addition to this record the following ones are known: in Taukum desert (April 28-29 1996, Berezovikov, Erokhov, 1996); in Chulak mountains (April 14 1973, Kovshar, Berezovikov, 2001); and in upper Charyn river (June 14 1980, Kubykin, 1991).


Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2018-04-25
Aktau

The first record in Mangyshlak peninsula. The closest breeding spots of Wallcreeper are located in Kopetdag and Great Balkhan mountains (Turkmenia), more than 500 kms to south.