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Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)

© Nadezhda Orlova

2018-11-05
Altai region, Smolensk district



The first photo registration in Altai Krai, and the second photo registration in West Siberia.

Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea)

© Denis & Raisa Sayfutdinov

2018-11-16
Irkutsk city, Irkutsk region



A rare vagrant in the southern Siberia. The fourth record for the Baikal region, and the third one for Irkutsk Region.

Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)

© Andrey Fedotov

2017-04-24
Primorsky Krai, Nakhodka



Rare vagrant (migrant) species for Primorsky Krai

Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Alexey Timoshenko

2018-10-18
Kostanay reg., Naurzum rezerve



New species of Naurzum Reserve. In northern part of Kazakhstan Pygmy
Cormorant previously was recorded at October 6th, 1998 in Kulykol lake
(Pynnonen, 1999), about 180 km to west from the point of new record.
Also singles or group of 2-80 birds were regularly observed in
Kurgaldzhin Reserve since 2001.

Ерохов С.Н., Березовиков Н.Н. 2009. Материалы к орнитофауне озёрной
степи и лесостепи Кустанайской области. Часть 1 // Рус. орнитол. журн.
18 (516): 1715-1742.
Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный
Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

© Mishail Belousow

2018-05-13



The second registration in Tomsk Region.

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2018-11-03
Almatinskaja obl.,g.Taldykorgan



Rare vagrant visitors in SE Kazakhstan.

Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)

© Sergey L. Volkov

2014-10-13
Vitim river near the Delyun-Uran rapid, Northern Transbaikalia



The first meeting in the Irkutsk region.

Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)

© Sergey L. Volkov

2016-04-29
Vitimsky nature reserve, Northern Transbaikalia



The second meeting and the first photo registration of this species in Transbaikalia and Siberia.

Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)

© Radik Kutushev

2015-06-10



First photo record of Oriental Turtle Dove in Tatarstan.

Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

© Alexander Yakovlev

2018-07-01
Yamal Yamal-Nenets autonomous region



Too far to the North!

Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola)

© Mariya Lupinos

2018-05-22



One of the first obserwation in region for last 20 years!

White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)

© Mariya Lupinos

2018-08-26
Tyumen region, Sladkovsky district, lake Solyonoe (Tavolzhan)



Few number of breeding birds in southern part on Tyumen region

Pallas's Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus)

© Andrey Kovalenko

2018-10-14
Northern Caspian, Kalamkas.



Rare vagrant bird. First record in western part of Kazakhstan. Before observed in Central Kazakhstan (Kurgaldzhino), and in S and SE Kazakhstan.

Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)

© Maksim Mitropolskiy

2013-06-14
Karakalpakstan, Saryukamush Lake



Watching of sinantrope species very far from any people (more then 150 km)

Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata)

© Galina Katanova

2017-06-23
Vologda region, Vozhegodsky district



Rare record of lanceolated warbler in Vologodskaya oblast.

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Galina Katanova

2018-09-22
Vologodskaya oblast, Vozhegodsky raion



Rare (probably first) record in Vologodskaya oblast.

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

© Vyacheslav Zametnya

2018-10-07
Leningrad region, Bolshaya Izhora.



First record in Leningrad Oblast. Many times recorded in neighbor regions: in Pskov Oblat [Zarudny, 1910], Estonia [Mank, 1970], central Finland [Lilja, 1964], Karelia [Neifeld, 1970].

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

© Askar Isabekov

2018-10-07
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



Second photo record of Long-billed Dowitcher in Kazakhstan. The first one was recorded in Sorbulak lakes too at September 7th, 2014 (Fedorenko, Isabekov, Dyakin, 2014). Group of birdwatchers with Peter Kennely also watched this bird in Sholak lake near Kurgaldzhino village at May 15, 2005, but unfortunately no evidence of this record was provided.
Орнитологический вестник Казахстана и Средней Азии, вып. 3, Алматы, 2014: 211-212

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo)

© Luiza Mardonova

2017-05-25
Tyumenskaya oblast, Berdyuzhsky District, Lake Kushluk



Very rare found on the far south of the region

Pallas's Rosefinch (Carpodacus roseus)

© Dmitry Porshnev

2016-10-22
Yalutorovsk



Rare species on the South of ourregion. One of the few photos.

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

© Luiza Mardonova

2017-08-19
Tyumenskaya oblast, Uporovskiy district, surroundings of the village of Kizak



First record in Tyumen region in August 2017

Oriental Greenfinch (Chloris sinica)

© Sergey L. Volkov

2018-06-12
Bodaibo, Irkutsk region



The first meeting in northern Trans-Baikal area and in Irkutsk region.

Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

© Steve Klasan

2018-09-09
Korgalzhyn



The second record for Tengiz-Korgalzhyn area. Before this record one bird was observed at December 12, 1969 in floodland of Nura river.
Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov

2018-07-22
North Osetia, Kardzhin



First nesting record for Osetia

Pallas's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus)

© Andreyenkov Oleg and Nataly

2018-06-23
The bridge over the river Charysh



The 2nd photo-confirmed record in Russia in the last 50-60 years.

Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

© Igor Fefelov

2018-06-10
Selenga River delta, Kabansk District, Buryatia



A rare vagrant in Buryatia. The 2nd confirmed record in the
Selenga delta, and the first one for a group of birds.

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

© Sveta Ashby

2018-05-21
Kanshengel



Fist record of Amur Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis) in Kazakhstan. Most of systematics treat this taxon as subspecies of White Wagtail (Mac Kinnon&Phillips, 2000; Степанян, 2003; Roberts, 2006; Brazil, 2014; Clements, 2016; HBW, 2016) but include it to special group of eastern races. Breeding range of this bird contains Far East Russia, Korea peninsula, SW Japan, central and eastern China. Winters in Southern Asia eastward to Northern India. Records of vagrant birds known in Vitim Reserve (Russia, Northern Trans-Baikal area) at April 29, 2014 (S.L.Volkov, www.sibrids.ru) and in Eastern Mongolia (Gombobaatar & Monks, 2011). From November 27 to December 2 of 2015 one male was observed in Finland (Kujala, Päijät-Häme), it's third record in Western Palearctic.

Little Owl (Athene noctua)

© Andreyenkov Oleg and Nataly

2017-08-02



Very rare breeding bird in Novosibirsk region.

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)

© Mishail Belousow

2018-06-01



A rare vagrant in the continental Western Siberia.

Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2018-05-29
VKO Katon-Karagay



The first nest of Altai Snowcock found in Kazakhstan. Previously only several broods were recorded.

White-naped Crane (Grus vipio)

© Maxim Afanasiev

2018-05-28
Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Suntarsky ulus, village Suntar



The 2nd encounter in Yakutia.

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin

2018-05-09
Aktau, Mangistau region



Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsula. Previously the following records are known: June 1-2 1888 in area of Sherkala mountain and Akmysh well, May 06, 1947 in vicinity of Fort-Shevchenko, May 07, 1964 in Danga, May 17, 2009 near Kaundy depression, and May 09, 2017 in the square of Aktau city.

Finsch's Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2018-05-25
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.



The new species for Moinkum desert. The known breeding range of Finsch's Wheatear in Kazakhstan covers Mangyshlak, Ustyurt and Kyzylkum desert. The records in area eastward of Syrdaria river were not known. In May of 2017, Sergey Domashevski recorded adults and huveniles in Togyzkentau, NW of Moinkum desert. This record indicate to expantion of breeding range in eastern direction.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev

2018-05-06



New species for Sorbulak system.

Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)

© Irina Malykina

2018-05-23
Vladivostok




Pale Rock-Finch (Carpospiza brachydactyla)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2018-05-09
Mangistauskaja obl., vpadina Karagie



New species for Kazakhstan. The closest breeding spots are located in Turkmenistan, at a distance about 600 km (Stepanyan, 2003). Also recorded in areas near southern cliff of Ustyurt (Mischenko, Scherbak, 1980; Bukreev, 1997), 400 km in south of this record. In the western coast of Caspian Sea Pale Rock-Finch lives in NE Dagestan (400 km in west direction, behind the sea). It should also be noted that Sergei Bukreev (2000) found birds with territotial behavior in Baskunchak lake (48˚N) near Kazakhstan-Russia border; this record is much more north than Caucasus and Mangyshlak (43˚-44˚N), about 600 km to NW.

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni)

© Alexandr Masalev

2018-04-26
Kostroma




Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

© Valerii Bogdanovich

2018-04-26
Buriatia, ivolginski raion, Beloe lake.



A rare vagrant for Buryatia.

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).

Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)

© Ainur Iskakova

2018-04-25



One more record of rare vagrant visitor in Kazakhstan.


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