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Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)

© Ainur Iskakova

2018-04-25



One more record of rare vagrant visitor in Kazakhstan.

Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)

© Andrey Kovalenko

2018-04-25
Aktau



The first record in Mangyshlak peninsula. The closest breeding spots of Wallcreeper are located in Kopetdag and Great Balkhan mountains (Turkmenia), more than 500 kms to south.

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellochettusia leucura)

© Igor Torgachkin

2018-04-20
Sudzhukskaya lagoon, Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Krai.



The first record in the Krasnodarsky krai

Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

© Sergey L. Volkov

2013-06-04
Vitimsky nature reserve, Northern Transbaikalia



A rare vagrant in the northeastern Transbaikalia.

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellochettusia leucura)

© Igor Torgachkin

2018-04-20
Sudzhukskaya lagoon, Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Krai.



The first record in the Krasnodarsky krai

Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)

© Mishail Belousow

2018-04-08




Black Lark (Melanocorypha yeltoniensis)

© Nikita Yablokov

2018-04-07
Krasnoyarsk region



The first record in Krasnoyarsk Krai and in the southcentral Siberia.

White-winged Lark (Melanocorypha leucoptera)

© Evgeniy Sofronov

2018-04-05




White-winged Lark (Melanocorypha leucoptera)

© Evgeniy Sofronov

2018-04-05




Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata)

© Irina Malykina

2017-05-10
Vladivostok




Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)

© Mikhail Kalagin

2018-03-25



The first record in the Ulyanovsk region.

Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)

© Mikhail Kalagin

2018-03-25



The first record in the Ulyanovsk region.

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

© Marina Zubareva

2018-01-11
Irkutsk



A very rare wintering speies in Irkutsk Region; the first photo record.

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)

© Askar Isabekov

2018-03-10
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



First photo of rare wintering species in Sorbulak, and generelly in SE Kazakhstan. Before this record male and female were observed in flock of Tufted Ducks at February 2nd, 2003; and single bird at Jabuary 18th, February 21st, and March 13th of 2004 (Belyalov, Karpov 2012).

Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus)

© Ilya Sukhov

2018-03-11
Altaisky Krai, Shelabolikha



The first photo-record with the sufficient quality for Altai Krai.

Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2018-03-09
Almaty region, g. Taldykorgan



Second record of Dunnock in South-Easten Kazkahstan. Only one record for region was known before: at January 10, 1993 in northern foothills of Zailisky Alatau ridge, in sandthorn thickets of Chilik river four Dunnocks were recorded (Губин, 2002).

Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

© Ivan Lavrenchuk

2018-03-04
Novograd-Volynski



The first fact of bird wintering in the North Ukraine.

Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia)

© Evgeniy Man

2018-01-08



One of the few registrations of the species in Ukraine. The birds wintered in Uzhhorod.

Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus)

© Mishail Belousow

2018-02-23



The first photo-record of this species in Tomsk Region.

Stock Pigeon (Columba oenas)

© Sergey L. Volkov

2017-09-19
Vitimsky nature reserve, Northern Transbaikalia




Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov

2018-02-11
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



First winter record in Sorbulak lakes. Only spring records are known before this one: May 30, 1995 (Erokhov, 2002), April 11, 1999 (Grachev, 2002), and April 23, 2017 (Dyakin, www.birds.kz). In winter time Pygmy Cormorant is not rare in Chardara reservoir (Erokhov et al, 2006; Kovalenko, Kravchenko, 2007; Kovalenko, Karpov, 2008); recent years was observed in Taraz (Kolbintsev, 2009; M.Nukusbekov, www.birds.kz; A.Balykin, www.birds.kz), in foothill part of Chu river valley (Belyalov, Karpov, 2009), one specimen was photographed at December 23, 2017 in Taldykurgan vicinity (A.Belyaev, www.birds.kz).

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2018-02-17
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.



Rare observation of Black Kite in Kazakhstan in winter time. Previously in winter time recorded in Almaty oblast (Karpov, Belyalov, 2009; Berezovikov, 2014; S.Shmygalev, www.birds.kz); in Mangyshlak (Yasko, 2017); and in Chardara (A.Kovalenko, www.birds.kz).

Березовиков Н.Н. 2014. Зимняя встреча черноухого коршуна Milvus migrans lineatus в городе Алматы // Рус. орнитол. журн. 23 (1082): 3957.
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В. 2009. О зимней встрече чёрного коршуна в Алматинской области // Selevinia: 234.
Ясько А.О. 2017. Орнитологические наблюдения в городе Актау // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1399): 382-394.

Thick-billed Warbler (Phragamaticola aedon)

© Sergey L. Volkov

2017-06-11
Bodaibo, Irkutsk region



A find of a breeding birds to the north of the well-known continuous border of the range

Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)

© Olexandr Ghryb

2018-02-10
Zhytomyr region, Romaniv district, village Myropil



May be it is first wintering bird of this specie in the region and one of some registration in winter for the North Ukraine.

Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)

© Olexandr Ghryb

2018-02-11
Zhytomyr region, Romaniv district, village Myropil



First observation with this species in winter far from Azov-Black See region on North.

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

© Vlad Gedziuk

2018-01-14
Ozero Basiv Kut m.Rivne



Rare specie in winter in the region.

Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)

© Andrey Vyalkov

2018-02-10
Vladivostok



The second registration in Primorsky Krai.

Japanese Thrush (Turdus cardis)

© Dmitry Korobov

2010-05-02
Japanese Sea




Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

© Sergey Ukhov

2018-01-22
Bautino, Mangystau



First record in Mangyshlak peninsula.

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2018-01-28
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.



The second winter record of Black Redstart in S and SE Kazakhstan. Before this record one male was observed in 7th of February, 1998 in Zhabagly village (Чаликова, 2008).

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Julia Buyanova

2017-09-23
Meshchera National Park, Vladimir Region




Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Julia Buyanova

2017-09-23
Meshchera National Park, Vladimir Region




White-winged Lark (Melanocorypha leucoptera)

© Andrey Vilyayev

2018-01-16
Iuzhnokazakhstanskaia oblast, Koksaraiskoe vodokhranilishche



First record of so huge number of wintering White-winged Larks in Kazahstan. In Arys irrigated lands the observers recorded eight flocks of 150 to 15 000 birds, totally about 30 000 birds. The reason of the concentration of Larks in one spot is the snowy weather in the day before the day of record.

Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2017-12-23
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan



First winter record in Dzhungar Alatau area. The closest wintering spots of Pygmy Cormorant are known in Chu river valley near Korday village, border of Kyrgyz Republic (Белялов, Карпов 2008). Also in wintering recorded in Issyk-Kul lake (Кулагин 2006).

Белялов О.В., Карпов Ф.Ф. 2008. Обследование мест зимовки птиц в предгорной части поймы реки Чу // Каз. орнитол. бюл.: 88-93. Кулагин С.В. 2008. Малый баклан Phalacrocorax pygmaeus – новый зимующий вид Иссык-Куля // Рус. орнитол. журн. 17 (435): 1262 [2006].

Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

© Tatiana Menshikova

2018-01-18
Ozernoe, Chuy Valley




Dark-eyed (Oregon) Junco (Junco oreganus)

© Maksim Antipin

2016-02-11
Chukotskiy AO, Provideniya




Thayer's Gull (Larus thayeri)

© Yuri Artukhin

2015-01-25
The Sea of Okhotsk




Daurian Jackdaw (Corvus daurica)

© Konstantin Samodurow

2017-04-02



A very rare vagrant in Tomsk Region, the first photo-record.

Rustic Bunting (Ocyris rusticus)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2018-01-08
Nalchik, KBR




Rustic Bunting (Ocyris rusticus)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2018-01-08
Nalchik, KBR





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