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Tristram's Bunting (Ocyris tristrami)

© Maxim Afanasiev

2020-07-25
Sakha region, Suntar ulus



The first meeting in the Sakha region. The first observation of nesting in the Sakha region.

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov

2020-07-24
North Osetia, Kardzhin




Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

© Maxim Afanasiev

2020-07-22



The 2nd photo-record of a Moorhen's brood in Yakutia.

Pallas's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus)

© Sean Minns

2020-07-13
Prorva area, Atyrau Oblast



Pallas's Sea-Eagle is rare summer visitor in Kazakhstan. Mostly recorded in eastern part of country. In western Kazakhstan in former times it was recorded in Mangyshlak, relatevely recent record is only observation of two birds in Urda forest in the end of June, 1990. So this record is first for western part of Kazakhstan in recent 30 years.

White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov

2018-11-25
KBR, Tambukan




Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov

2020-07-19
North Osetia, Kardzhin




Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)

© Vladimir Pankratov

2020-07-12
Biysk Altai krai




Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

© Natali Kim

2020-07-13
Eastern Kazakhstan



First record of breeding Peregrine Falcon in high-rise building in large city. Before 1950-60-s Peregrine Falcon was regular breeding bird in cities of Europe, but desapeared after using pesticides by human. In XXI centure Peregrine Falcon became to appeare in large cities, there are articles about nesting in Irkutsk, Ufa, Moscow. But in Kazakhstan this is first record ever.

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)

© Marach Igor

2020-07-03



The fifth confirmed observation for Ukraine and the second in a row in the Kyiv region (the previous one took place on November 15, 2019 at the Kyiv reservoir).

Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius)

© Svetlana Baskakova

2020-06-23



First photorecord in birds.kz

Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov

2020-06-24
North Osetia, Kardzhin




Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

© Andrey Mis\'kov

2020-06-13



Rare vagrant. Over the last decade, it has been observed in Odesa, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk, Cherkasy regions and the Crimea.

White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Alexey Timoshenko

2020-06-03
Uly-Zhylanshyk riv., Kostanay reg.



Second record of White's Thrush in Kustanai oblast. At September 03, 1938 one bird was observed in Naurzum reserve.

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

© Berik Ryspaev

2020-05-27
Korgalzhinski zapovednik.Egindikolski raion. Akmolinskaya oblast.



first record in Central Kazakhstan

Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus)

© Alexandr Kochetkov

2020-05-31
Altai krai



The first meeting in the Altai Territory.

Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus)

© Maxim Yakovlev

2020-05-28
Lake Katlabuh, Odessa region



Rare vagrant species. The Third observation in Ukraine and the third within the Odesa region. Previous observations took place in 1837 and 2019. The Bird was found by M. Yakovlev and O. Haidash.

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis)

© Myrzabek Ozubekov

2020-05-24
Kochkor



The first photo registration of a Black-Bellied Sandgrouse on birds.kg.

Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)

© Pavel Panchenko

2020-05-28
Odesa region, Yuzhy tawn.



A rare migratory bird in the south of Ukraine. The first observation in Odesa region.

Siberian Stonechat (Saxicola maurus)

© Nikola Zmievskiy

2020-05-27
Berislav district. Kherson region.



The Westernmost observation and the first on the territory of the Right Bank steppe in the nesting period, a brood was observed. Actively settles in the western direction, the nearest known places of regular nesting are in the south of the Kherson area.

Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata)

© Konstantin Andrussenko

2020-05-15
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ust-Kamenogorsk



Second photo record in birds.kz website.

Oriental Greenfinch (Chloris sinica)

© Jack Wilshere

2020-05-28



The first photo-record (and probably the first record; the previous recirds stays unconfirmed) in the Republic of Buryatia.

Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

© Askar Isabekov

2020-03-14
Bishkek



Very rare or probably unique case of nesting of Long-legged Buzzards in the center of large city.

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

© Nadejda Popova

2020-05-25
Irkutsk



A very rare and episodically nesting vagrant in the Irkutsk Region and the Repubic of Buryatia. The first photo-record in the Baikal region.

Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum)

© Natalia Honcharyk

2020-05-26



Rare migratory and nesting bird in northern Ukraine. The third observation in 2020 for the country and the first from Kyiv region (also observed by V. Kazannyk in Sumy and I. Kozytsky in Kharkiv region).

Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

© Aisagali Kadirov

2020-05-23
Tupkaragan, Mangystau.



First photo record of Long-tailed Shrike in Mangyshlak peninsula. At August 1987 it was observed in Beineu. Also breeding was recorded in summer 2016 in Atyrau.

Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)

© Igor Fefelov

2020-05-22
Sukhovskaya, Angarsk District, Irkutsk Region



The species has the much limited range in the Irkutsk Region. The first record in this region for the last ten years (and, additionally, outside of the only known breeding location).

Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)

© Mishail Belousow

2020-05-17



A rare vagrant in the Tomsk Region.

Black-headed Wagtail (Motacilla feldegg)

© Vyacheslav Yusupov

2020-05-14
Krasnogorka




Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)

© Valerii Bogdanovich

2020-05-20



The first registration of this species in Republic of Butyatia, and in the 'Baikalian Siberia' in total, much east from its range.

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

© Family Kuzhel

2020-05-11
Heorhiivka, Donetsk obl.




Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

© Andrei Kiselev

2020-05-03
Ozery.Moscow region




Eurasian Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)

© Galina Katanova

2020-05-13
Vologda region




Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

© Sean Minns

2020-05-02
Bautino



Third record of Woodchat Shrike in Kazakhstan. During one week male and female were observed in one spot. Previously observed also in Mangyshlak peninsula, Aktau city at May 03 2015 and May 08 2019 (A.Yasko).

Bimaculated Lark (Melanocorypha bimaculata)

© Galina Katanova

2020-05-10
Vologda region




Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Yevgen Chernolyev

2020-05-04
Odesa oblast



Rare species. The first observation at the Tyligul estuary.
A flock of 5 birds was observed by Pavlo Panchenko near the village of Koshary on May 3. On May 2, Dmytro Milyutin photographed another flock of 16 birds near the village of Kayiry.

Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Alexandr Fedulin

2020-05-07



Generaly rare observation in Kazakhstan. Only 4 birds were observed before this record: one bird was shot at October 16, 1927 in Syrdaria by E.Spengenberg; other 3 were photographed at February 16, 2013 near Almaty (V.Fedorenko), at October 15 and 16, 2016 in Ust-Kamenogorsk (V.Kolesnikov). First record in Kurgaldzhino.

Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides)

© Marina Zubareva

2020-05-04
Irkutskaya obl. pos. Kultuk



A very rare vagrant in Irkutsk Region.

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

© Aleksey Bolshakov

2020-05-02



In Irkutsk Region, the species is a rare vagrant with an occasional breeding record.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Evgeniy Sofronov

2020-04-28




Chinese Spot-billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)

© Andrey Chernykh

2020-04-26



An encounter well west from the breeding range.


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