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2014-03-01 | Almaty area. Sorbulak. | Andrey Kovalenko

2014-06-19 | SKO | Ivan Zuban

2013-06-19 | | Aleksandr Klimenko

2014-07-19 | | Svetlana Aleinikova

2015-06-27 | | Aleksandr Klimenko

2015-05-22 | | Sergei Shmygalev

2016-09-07 | korgalzhin | Aleksey Koshkin

2016-08-07 | Sonkul, Kyrgyzstan. | Askar Isabekov

2016-08-03 | Avangeldi | Aleksey Koshkin

2017-01-15 | Shymkent, Yuzhno Kazakhstanskaya obl. | Andrey Vilyayev

2017-02-13 | | Sergei Shmygalev

2017-06-04 | Almatinskaja obl.,g. Taldykorgan | Alexandr Belyaev

2017-06-25 | Ertai. Zhambyl oblast. | Malik Nukusbekov

2017-05-27 | | Vladislav Blokhin

2017-07-04 | | Erik Baidavletov

2017-07-30 | Ertai. Zhambyl oblast. | Malik Nukusbekov

2017-08-05 | Karatau, Berkara. | Askar Isabekov

2017-09-03 | | Aibar Magazov

2017-09-02 | Eastern Kazakhstan | Serg Silan

2017-08-21 | Eastern Kazakhstan | Serg Silan

2017-08-29 | Almatinskaja obl.,Terskej Alatau, Bol'shoj Kakpak | Alexandr Belyaev

2017-10-11 | Mangistau | Maksut Nurkabayev

2016-03-22 | | Alexandr Fedulin

2017-10-06 | Korgalzhin | Aleksey Koshkin

2016-04-23 | Mangystau region | Anna Yasko

2017-12-02 | Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan | Alexandr Belyaev

2017-12-03 | Ertai. Zhambyl oblast. | Malik Nukusbekov

2017-12-17 | Karakol, Aktau, Mangystau region | Anna Yasko


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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rare birds records


Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)

© Ivan Bevza
2017-11-17

The second record in Semirechye. From November 17 to December 7 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.


Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus)

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

Rare birds in South-Eastern Kazakhstan, and first record for "Alty-Emel" National Park.

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2017-11-17. Slavonian Grebe (Yuriy Malkov), Slavonian Grebe (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-11-10. Ring-billed Gull (Anna Yasko).

2017-10-21. Bewick's Swan (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-10-19. Grey Heron (Natali Kim), Masked Wagtail (Natali Kim).

2017-10-14. Spotted Crake (Anna Yasko), Sandwich Tern (Anna Yasko), Common Chiffchaff (Anna Yasko).

2017-09-22. Grey Plover (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-09-20. Dunlin (Askar Isabekov), Spotted Redshank (Natali Kim).

2017-08-23. Eurasian Curlew (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-08-21. Himalayan Vulture (Askar Isabekov).

2017-08-04. Common Kingfisher (Natali Kim).

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