rare birds records
Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
© Evgeniya Николаевна
Nizhnee Beloe Lake, Buryatia
A rare vagrant for Buryatia.
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
© Natali Petrunina
Balagannoe, Olskiy rayon, Sea of Okhotsk, Magadanskaya oblast,
Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)
© Aleksandr Putilin
Rare and northernmost record in Kazakhstan. Forth record, prevoius three ones were in South-Easthern Kazakhstan: July 4th 2009, December 7th 2013 (both Sorbilak lake), and from December 13, 2014 to January 24, 2015 (Taldykurgan).
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
© Andreyenkov Oleg and Nataly
The first photo-record of this species in Novosibirsk Region.
Savi's Warbler (Locustella luscinioides)
© Dmitriy Shevtsov
North Osetia, Kardzhin
First record for Osetia