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Silicon Valley Observation Notes

2020-02-12 | Andrey Vilyayev

Hello everybody! I had the chance to travel for two weeks in January in Silicon Valley, USA, California. The first impression is that I got into a “bird watcher” paradise. California birds live close to people and seem to enjoy all the legal rights of citizens of America and the state of California. All conditions have been created for their living and preservation of their natural habitat. What I dreamed about before the trip was - the first to see an American condor and - the second a hummingbird. Lucky, photographed and a dream and more. Were met as exotic for our mountains, steppes, and familiar to us. In total, more than 60 species. The definition of birds was made by FIELD GUIDE to the Birds of NORTH AMERICA (J.L.Dunn, J.Alderfer, 7 ed.). Forgive me professionals, I could be wrong. So, for the fulfillment of dreams! [...... read more ]


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С Днем рождения Борис Михайлович

2018-01-30 | Andrey Vilyayev

Прошел еще один наш общий год. И снова как один из рубежей наступил день рождения.День Рождения нашего общего Друга, Учителя, Гуру орнитологии – Бориса Михайловича!Вчера был с ним на сьемках. На руку ему присела синичка. Не велика синичка, да та ещё птичка говорит русская пословица. «Синица в руках лучше журавля в небе» или на инглиш «one bird in the hand is worth ten in the woods». Думаю, настоящая жизнь начинается не тогда, когда ты родился, а тогда, когда мы освобождаемся от зависимости выживать. Когда наконец-то забываем о своей животной сущности. Когда наконец-то [...... read more ]


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Abdikhalyk Sanzhar
Afanasiev Maxim
Aleinikova Svetlana
Azanov Aleksey
Bairashev Raouf
Balykin Alexandr
Baskakova Svetlana
Baskakova Svetlana
Batyrkhanuly Kanat
Bazdyrev Andrey
Belousov Yevgeny
Belousow Mishail
Belyaev Alexandr
Belyaev Ivan
Belyalov Oleg
Bobachenko Elena
Boksorn Alina
Bolshakov Aleksey
Borisov Eugeny
Borodin Andrey
Bredihina Nina
Buhl Johannes
Burkovsky Oleksandr
Buyanova Julia
Campeau Philippe
Chapurin Vladimir
Cherepanov Andrey
Chumakov Sergey
Davydik Konstantin
Demina Maria
Dubikovskiy Dmitry
Dvurekov Igor
Dyachenko Egor
Dyakin Gennadiy
Dyussebayeva Madina
Ebel Alexei
Erokhin Dmitry
Fattakhova Olga
Fedorenko Vassiliy
Fedotova Ekaterina
Fefelov Igor
Feldman Aleksandr
Flechtner Georg Stephan
Fokina Antonina
Garms Oleg
Gashkov Sergey
Gedziuk Vlad
Gontcharov Aleksandr
Gorelov Ignat
Govorova Elena
Gubin Boris
Guskov Aleksandr
Hristolyubova Galina
Isabekov Askar
Isakul Elnur
Ivanov Mihail
Ivushkin Vadim
Kaistro Viacheslav
Kalagin Mikhail
Kalashnikov Miphail
Kalinskiy Victor
Kalistratov Sergey
Kalyuzhnov Viktor
Karplyuk Pavel
Karyakin Igor
Katanova Galina
Katuncev Alexandr
Kazenas Vladimir
Khokhryakova Svetlana
Kim Natali
Kirillin Ruslan
Kiselev Andrei
Klasan Steve
Kleymenova Elena
Klueva Anastasia
Klyubina Yuliya
Kochetkov Alexandr
Kodrul Yuriy
Kolenov Sergey
Kolesnikov Viktor
Komarovskiy Alex
Komarovskyi Dmytro
Kondratenko Galina
Korshikov Leonid
Koshkin Aleksey
Koshkina Alyona
Kovalenko Andrey
Kovalev Konstantin
Kozodavov Serhiy
Kozytsky Igor
Kulenko Sergej
Kurochkin Alexey
Kuryashkin Andrei
Kuzmin Anatoliy
Lastukhin Albert
Latysh Igor
Lavrenchuk Ivan
Lazanov Aleksey
Leskovski Anatol
Levy Semion
MUSIENKO EVGENIYA
Maer Vladimir
Makhnina Alexandra
Malkov Yuriy
Malygina Olga
Malykina Irina
Mardonova Luiza
Martinson Stanislav
Masalev Alexandr
Meek Albert
Menshikova Tatiana
Moroz Viktor
Mosienko Vitaliy
Motyshev Nursultan
Muhin Uri
Muravskiy Vladimir
Naizagarin Aidar
Natykanets Victor
Nemezhikova Olga
Neslukhovsky Ivan
Nevski Michael
Noogen Summer Camp
Nukusbekov Malik
Ogleznev Sergey
Oleg and Nataly Andreyenkov
Omarov Dauren
Ortlieb Leon
Pankratov Vladimir
Pavlenko Elena
Petrovych Serhii
Pieplow Nathan
Pisarevskiy Sergey
Pleshkova Yana
Plotnikova Olga
Popov Oleg
Popova Irina
Pozhidaeva Liudmila
Priezzhih Vera
Prokopchuk Vadim
Raldugina Oksana
Rogal' Alexander
Romanov Konstantin
Samodurow Konstantin
Saparbayev Aldiyar
Sapuga Alex
Semenova Tatiana
Sevidov Viktor
Shapira Michael
Shatalov Andrey
Shcherbakov Igor
Shefer Vladimir
Shevchik Andrei
Shevtsov Dmitriy
Shichkova Ekaterina
Shmygalev Sergei
Shnayder Elena
Shteinbrenner Nina
Shursha Sergey
Silan Serg
Simon Andrew
Skachko Aleksandr
Snitsar Oleh
Sofronov Evgeniy
Solomakhin Denis
Sukhov Ilya
Timoshenko Alexey
Tkacheva Anna
Torgachkin Igor
Travelian Sergo
Turkovskiy ivan
Ukolov Ilya
Urazaliyev Ruslan
Vasilchenko Anna
Vedernikov Mikhail
Vilyayev Andrey
Vishnevskiy Vasiliy
Volkov Sergey
Volkov Sergey L.
Vorobyova Natalia
Vyalkov Andrey
Yablokov Nikita
Yakovlev Alexander
Yakovlev Alexey
Yasko Anna
Yusupov Vyacheslav
Zenkov Valentin
Zhbir Denis
Zhukov Victor
Zhurtov Khasan
Zolotov Alexey
Zotova Anastassiya
Zubareva Marina
Zvyaginceva Viktoriya
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rare birds records


Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)

© Sergey Chumakov
2020-03-10

The first photo-record in Krasnoyarsk Kray.


Red-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis)

© Irina Romanovskaia
2020-03-01

Third record of Red-throated Thrush in Kyrgyz Republic. First one was shot at March 22, 1958 in valley of At-Bashi river (Yanushevich et al, 1960). Second record of Red-throated Thrush was at February 10, 2002 near Ananievo village, coast of Issyk-Kul lake (Kulagin, 2009). Basing in this records Red-throated Thrush was included to checklist of birds of Kyrgyz Republic with a status of vagrant bird (Toropova, Kulagin, 2006).

Торопова В.И., Кулагин С.В. Третий систематический список птиц Кыргызстана// Selevinia, 2006. – С. 44-54.
Янушевич А.И., Тюрин П.С., Яковлева И.Д., Кыдыралиев А., Семёнова Н.И. 1960. Птицы Киргизии. Фрунзе, 2: 1-272.


Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)

© Igor Kozytsky
2020-02-16
Kharkivs'rf obl., Mala Rohan', Rohanka river

Rare migratory and wintering visitor. Just over ten observations are known in Ukraine.


Blue-capped Redstart (Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-02-10
Almaty.

First winter record of Blue-capped Redstart in Kazakhstan. Normally it appears in mid-March, Closest spring record in birds.kz was at March 2nd (20 days gap).

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1. Sikorsky Igor (172)
2. Bazdyrev Andrey (162)
3. Isabekov Askar (139)
4. Belyaev Alexandr (126)
5. Golubeva Anna (122)
6. Sapuga Alex (117)
7. Sofronov Evgeniy (114)
8. Mitropolskiy Maksim (113)
9. Luzanov Slava (109)
10. Romanovskaia Irina (104)
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unidentified birds


2020-04-04

Андрей Баздырев: Я бы к барабинской отнёс - размер крупных белых пятен на ПМ может быть относительно большим, но всегда заметно меньше чем у серебристой и, [....]

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Юрий Малков: Извините за неважное качество снимка.

2020-04-03

Валерий Шохрин: Амурский кобчик

2020-04-03

Андрей Баздырев: Вот тут обсуждали, предыдущую Calandrella из этого района. В итоге сошлись на сером, так как на leucophaea он не похож (в том числе по более мощному клюву), [....]

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