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Shikra (Accipiter badius)

© Andrey Kovalenko

2022-06-22
Atyrau.



The northernmost nesting record in the Caspian region. Prior to this, since 2015, the Shikra has been found nesting in the Mangistau region of Aktau (see the birds.kz gallery), on April 22, 2019, one bird was photographed north of Aktau - in the city of Fort Shevchenko (A. Kydyr, birds.kz ).

White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2022-06-03
VKO Katon-Karagay



A new species for the Katon-Karagai National Park. A flock of 12 birds was recorded on May 20, 2022 in the floodplain of the middle reaches of the Bukhtarma in the Taylakova Yama tract, one bird on May 27, 2022 in the valley of the middle reaches of the Kara-Kaba on Lake Shoptykol, on June 3, 2022 in the Karazher tract, June 6 on the lake Yazevoe. Воробьёв В.М. 2022. Встреча белокрылой крачки Chlidonias leucopterus в среднем течении реки Бухтармы на Южном Алтае // Рус. орнитол. журн. 31 (2191): 2376-2379.

Great Snipe (Gallinago media)

© Martin Grienenberger

2022-04-21
Betpak Dala



The first record of the Great Snipe in Kazakhstan, after more than 30 years, confirmed by photography. The last record of this species dates back to 1987, when on May 7 a migrating Great Snipe was caught in the Tentek delta (Khrokov et al. 1993).

Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Yuriy Malkov

2022-06-04
karabalik



The first nesting record in the Kostanay region. It is known that the Ural Owl breeds in the South-Western Altai and Kalba, there is also evidence of nesting in the North Kazakhstan region (Zuban, Kalashnikov 2017) and in the East Kazakhstan region in forests north of Semey (Karpov, Levin 2005). In the Kostanay region, this species was occasionally found only during wintering (A.Yu. Timoshenko, G.Yu. Timoshenko 2021, Yu. Malkov, birds.kz).

Pale Rock-Finch (Carpospiza brachydactyla)

© Fedor Shakula

2022-05-13
Kyzylorda region, northern coast of Butakov Bay on the Aral Sea



The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).

Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus)

© Fedor Shakula

2022-05-13
The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).



The northernmost record of the Trumpeter Finch on the territory of Kazakhstan. A few more southern records are known: on the territory of Mangystau, on artesians near the village of Kanshengel, both in nesting and non-nesting time. According to unpublished data, one birds was observed on May 13, 2021 on artesians in western Betpakdala by Svetlana Baskakova and Nicolas Moulin. Also recently, in the Turkestan region in the Karaktau mountains in the eastern part of the Kyzylkum desert, on May 9-10, 2021, two pairs of the Trumpeter Finch and an unfinished nest, subsequently abandoned, were found (Fedorenko, 2022).

Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

© Anna Yasko

2022-05-08
Aktau, Mangystau



Rare record to western part of Kazakhstan. Prior to this, two birds were observed in Kenderli on May 6, 2009 (Neve et al., 2010), one bird - in the northern Caspian on April 10, 2015 (Karpov, 2015).

Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)

© Alexandr Fedulin

2022-05-04



The first registration in Central Kazakhstan and the farthest record to the east from the range and, possibly, the most northern one. In Kazakhstan, the Semi-collared Flycatcher occurs on migration off the coast of the Caspian Sea.

Eurasian Dipper (Cinclus cinclus baicalensis)

© Andrei Kuryashkin

2022-02-08
Shulbinsk



The farthest vagrant down the Irtysh from the main habitats in Kazakhstan.

Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)

© Kudaibergen Amirekul

2022-02-11
Aksu-Jabagly, South Kazakstan



A rare morph of the Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis var. relictа, occurring within Kazakhstan during the passage and summer time in the Central and Southern Altai (Kovshar 2005; Kolbintsev 2005; Berezovikov, Alekseev 2013; Berezovikov 2007, 2013), in winter in the lower reaches of the Bukhtarma (Berezovikov, Rekuts 2021), as well as in the south - in Aksu - Dzhabagly (Sanzhar Abdikhalyk, see the gallery birds.kz).

Pallas's Rosefinch (Carpodacus roseus)

© Andrei Kuryashkin

2022-02-06
Semey



A rare record for Semey, where this species was last recorded only in 1922 (Selevin 1926). Pallas's Rosefinch periodically appear in winter in the Altai foothills in the Irtysh valley of the East Kazakhstan region. Winter records are known in 2018 between Semey and Ust-Kamenogorsk in the village of Tavricheskoye (Berezovikov 2018). // Березовиков Н.Н. 2018. Налёт сибирских чечевиц Carpodacus roseus в степные предгорья Юго-Западного Алтая зимой 2017/18 года // // Рус. орнитол. журн. 27 (1695): 5601-5609. Селевин В.А. 2007. Залёт розовых чечевиц Carpodacus roseus и массовый налёт других вьюрковых в окрестности Семипалатинска // Рус. орнитол. журн. 16 (387): 1543-1547 [1926].

Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca)

© Julia Vakhmistrova

2021-11-25
Atyrau



The first photo-registration of a Velvet Scoter on the website and, possibly, in Kazakhstan. The Velvet Scoter is a rare breeding migrant, listed in the Red List of Kazakhstan.

Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2021-12-05
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan



The first record of the species in the winter.

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

© Aleksey Koshkin

2021-10-13
Korgalzhin



A rare record for the Teniz-Korgalzhyn region, recently described and separated as a new subspecies of the Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros murinus (Fedorenko, 2018). Probably, the available rare encounters that do not belong to the European subspecies refer specifically to Ph. o. murinus.

Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2021-12-01
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan



The second record of the Amur (White) Wagtail on the territory of Kazakhstan. Was first record on May 21, 2018 in the village Kanshengel, Almaty region (Sveta Ashby, birds.kz).

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

© Artem Andryuchshenko

2021-08-21



For the first time recorded in the Balkhash region and in general in the south-east of Kazakhstan. The Pied Flycatcher occurs on migration mostly in Western Kazakhstan, since 1999, 1-3 birds have been regularly observed in Karazhar and Korgalzhyn (Koshkin 2017), two spring records in the east of Kazakhstan in Ust-Kamenogorsk and Serebryansk are also known (see gallery this website).

Siberian Flycatcher (Muscicapa sibirica)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2021-08-16
VKO, Katon-Karagajskij GNPP, Arshaty



Very rare species on breeding and migration. The first photo of a Siberian Flycatcher on the site birds.kz.

Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov

2021-07-04



For the first time, the fact of nesting of Eurasian Roller in Mangystau was established. Summer finds of vagrant birds are known, but nesting in Mangyshlak was not confirmed (Korelov, 1970).

Redwing (Turdus iliacus)

© Andrei Kuryashkin

2020-01-03
Kurchatov



The first winter meeting in the Semipalatinsk Irtysh region. //Куряшкин А.Н. 2020. Первая зимняя встреча белобровика Turdus iliacus в Семипалатинском Прииртышье.// Рус. орнитол. журн. 29 (2005): 5678-5680.

Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)

© Andrey Shatalov

2021-06-12



First found nesting in the Kostanay region. Eurasian Wryneck breeds in Ural valley (in south to Budarino village), Ilek valley, on Kokchetav upland, in Irtysh valley, on Southwest Altai and Southern Altai. (Gavrilov 1999). For the Naurzum Nature Reserve, it is listed as a rare migrant (Bragin 2017). It is worth noting that before that, the Eurasian Wryneck was photographed in the summer period in the Kostanay region near the village of Nadezhdinka on July 10, 2015 (Yuri Malkov, birds.kz).

Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)

© Andrei Kuryashkin

2020-05-14
Semey



The first finding of nesting Bearded Tits in the Semipalatinsk Irtysh region. In the east of Kazakhstan, the closest nesting area is the Zaysan depression. // Куряшкин А.Н. 2020. Усатая синица Panurus biarmicus – новый гнездящийся вид Семипалатинского Прииртышья // Рус. орнитол. журн. 29 (1974): 4283-4287.

Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2021-06-09
VKO Katon-Karagay



A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. First photo for birds.kz.

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2021-05-07



The first photo Clangula hyemalis from the south of Kazakhstan on birds.kz. In general, a rare record. The last known finds date back to the 20th century.

White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Serg Silan

2021-05-09
Kazakhstan



A rare record for the Kazakh part of Altai. In total, three summer finds of Zoothera varia are known, concentrated on the Ivanovsky and Tigiretsky ridges: a singing male on June 13, 2003 (Panov, Karpov 2003), a juvenile on July 7, 2019, and a young bird on August 7, 2020 (Bolbotov 2020), and only one autumn - September 19, 2010 in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Loginova, Loginov 2011). The next record on May 9, 2021 on the southern slope of the Ulba ridge suggests that it is settling in the direction of the Bukhtarma Valley. (N.N.Berezovikov, written communication).

Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes)

© Alexandr Fedulin

2021-05-01



The third record of the species for the Teniz-Korgaldzhinsky region and the first photographic record. Previously, observations in the Korgaldzhino village were known in May 2013 by the Dutch ornithologist F. Tis and on August 20 A. Kovalenko // Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2021-03-10
VKO Katon-Karagay



The first record of the species in the Kazakh part of Altai, confirmed by a photo.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov

2021-03-01
Aktau



The first reliable record of the Great Black-backed Gull on the territory of Kazakhstan. There are indications of finds of this gull in the Caspian Sea between the mouths of the Volga and the Urals, as well as near Omsk (Dolgushin 1962). Vagrant are known to the Makhachkala region (Tatarinkova 1970).

Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Askar Isabekov

2021-02-28
Uzunagach, Almaty oblast.



A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. On February 27 and 28, two birds kept in the thickets of silverberries near the village of Uzynagash (43 km west of Almaty). This is the sixth record of the Dusky Thrush for Kazakhstan. Records of this species are known for the Syrdarya, near the village of Dzhulek (October 16, 1927), near Almaty (February 16, 2013), as well as Ust-Kamenogorsk (October 14 and 16, 2016), Kurgaldzhino (May 7, 2020).

Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Alexey Timoshenko

2021-01-17
Karamendy vill., Kostanay reg.



The first record of this species in more than half a century on the territory of the Naurzum reserve.

Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov

2021-01-09
Almaty, Aitykov str.



The first record of Pygmy Cormorant in Almaty in general and, in particular, during the winter. The expansion of the Pygmy Cormorant to the northeast concerns not only the probable nesting area, but also the wintering grounds. The nearest winter finds are Sorbulak and Taldykorgan (winter 2017-18, one bird each). In this connection, it is worth noting a significant number of birds in the Almaty (40) and Sorbulak (20) records this winter.

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

© Askar Isabekov

2020-12-22
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



First winter record for Sorbulak (-10 ° С). Before that, the latest sighting at Sorbulak was on November 24, 2006 (3 birds, Belyalov, Karpov, 2013). Twice the wintering of Pied Avocet were recorded on Shardara (7 birds on January 14, 2018 and 35 birds on January 11, 2020, B. M. Gubin, S. Baskakova, A. Isabekov).

Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Askar Isabekov

2020-12-22
Komsomol. Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



First winter record of the Buff-bellied Pipit.

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2020-12-10
VKO Katon-Karagay



The third record of the species for the Katon-Karagai state national nature park and the fourth for the Southern Altai. Before single birds were seen during spring migration and in winter on April 30 and December 11, 2005 in the gardens of the village Katon-Karagai (Starikov 2006, Chelyshev 2006), as well as on December 3, 2018, two robins were seen in the northern spurs of the Narym ridge (Berezovikov 2019).

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor)

© Alexandr Fedulin

2020-11-08



A rare record for the Korgalzhyn reserve. In total, 3 sightings are known: one bird each on December 5, 1986 and November 27, 2008, two birds - on May 1, 2009. // Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

© Andrei Kuryashkin

2020-11-27
Semey



The first photo of a European Robin from the east of Kazakhstan on the website birds.kz. The first registration for Semey in the last 70 years.

Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Sergei Shmygalev

2020-09-05



Fifth record in Kazakhstan. The first two refer to Sorbulak: July 16, 2009 (Kovalenko, Dyakin 2009) and December 7, 2013 (Belyalov, Fedorenko 2014); another bird was observed in December 2014 - January 2015 in the vicinity of Taldykorgan (Belyaev, Berezovikov 2015); On July 10, 2019, one bird was found by A. Putilin in the Kostanaynay region on the territory of the Alty Sai eco park (see www.birds.kz).

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum)

© Konstantin Andrussenko

2020-11-19
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ridder



A very rare resident bird. On the website birds.kz this is only the third photographic record of the species.

Zarudny's Sparrow (Passer zarudnyi)

© Svetlana Baskakova

2020-10-25
Kyzylorda oblast, Kyzylkum desert.



A new species for the fauna of Kazakhstan. The Passer simplex zarudnyi lives in the Karakum Desert and the southern part of the Kyzylkum Desert (Stepanyan 1990). This is the first find in the northern part of Kyzylkum!

Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris erythropygia)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2020-10-23
VKO Katon-Karagay



This is the first record of the Prunella collaris erythropygia in the kazakh part of Altai, where it was only supposed to be found (Gavrilov 1999).

Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2020-10-18
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'



Second record for the Altyn-Emel National Park. For the first time, one birds of this species were recorded in a flock of Water Pipits on October 14, 2017, as well as on October 18 and 20 (Belyaev 2018).


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