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Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii)

© Anna Golubeva

2017-07-13




Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii)

© Anna Golubeva

2017-07-13




Black-faced Bunting (Ocyris spodocephalus)

© Natalya Borovaya

2017-06-27
poselie Black Uba, VKO



This is the first record for more than 80 years. Only a single record is known at wintering in the Zaisan hollow (Zalesskie, 1931), N.A. Zarudnyi got the vagrants on April 6, 1912 and October 25, 1913 near Tashkent. From the main list of ornithofauna this species was excluded in 2005 by E.I Gavrilov (Gavrilov E., Gavrilov A., 2005) due to the lack of records for a long period.
Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan", Almaty, 2005

Oriental Cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2017-06-18
VKO Katon-Karagay



This is the first photo fixation of species on birds.kz.

Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei)

© Igor Fefelov

2017-06-11
Selenga River delta, Kabansk District, Buryatia



The 2nd registration in the Selenga River delta. In total, only about ten records is known in the Eastern Asia east from the breeding range of this species.

Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus)

© Olexandr Ghryb

2015-08-26
Zhytomyr region, Chudniv district, near the village of Krasnohirka



Rare vagrant species. Possibly it is the first observation of this species in Zhytomyr region.

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

© Maxim Yakovlev

2017-05-26
Vulkovo



A rare vagrant bird. It is known about a 10 observations of this specie in the country at the time of publication .

Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus)

© Vlad Gedziuk

2017-06-05
Rivnenske smitiezvalische



The first registration of this specie in Rivne region.

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

© Aleksandr Gontcharov

2017-05-13



The first observation in Kemerovo Region after 1926.

Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)

© Anna Yasko

2017-05-08
Saura, Mangystau



This is a rare record for Mangyshlak. There were only a few records in Fetisovo: one bird was on May 3, 2005; The singing of males was heard on May 11 and 23 in 2005 and 2006; one bird was feeding near a hedge on May 15-17, 2012 (Gubin, 2015).
Gubin B.M. Ornithofauna of the Mangyshlak peninsula // Birds of the deserts of Kazakhstan. Book 1. Almaty 2015. P. 22-149.

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucura)

© Andrey Kovalenko

2017-05-13
Kanshengel, Almaty area.



That was a rare vagrant species in the Semirechye. The nearest places where the breeding range was known is the lower reaches of the river Chu, west of this meeting something about 500 kilometers. For a long time, birds were met in the lower reaches of the river Ile - June 24, 1933 in the tract Miyaly and June 21, 1942 on the lake Akkol (Sludsky, 1953; Dolgushin, 1962). In the last decade, they were marked twice: 1. On July 21 and 23, 2006 (Bevza, 2011), a young bird was seen in the Karachingil tract (lower reaches of the Turgen river); 2. It was photographed at Sorbulak on July 27, 2013 (G. Dyakin, A. Fokina, www.birds.kz).

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Anna Yasko

2017-05-09
Aktau, Mangystau



It was a rare record for Mangyshlak. Before that, records are known on June 1-2, 1888, in the region of the Sherkala mountain and the Akmysh springs, on May 6, 1947 near of Fort-Shevchenko, on May 7, 1964 in the tract Danga and May 17, 2009 near the Kaunda hollow.
Gubin B.M. Ornithofauna of the Mangyshlak peninsula // Birds of the deserts of Kazakhstan. Book 1. Almaty 2015. P. 22-149.

Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Gennadiy Dyakin

2017-04-23
Sorbulak, Almaty region



That was the fourth record of this species for Semirechye and the third for the Sorbulak system.

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis saxatilis)

© Alexandr Fedulin

2017-04-15
Korgalzhyn, Akmola oblast.



This was a rare record for the Teniz-Korgalzhinsky region. Before that, only five records had been known: in 1980 and 1983 (Krivitsky et al., 1985), in 2005 (V. Khrokov, oral communication), one female bird in Karazhar, on May 13, 2009, one male bird in Korgalzhyn village on May 22, 2011 (J. Kamp, oral communication).
Koshkin A.V Ornithofauna of the Teniz-Korgalzhyn region (Central Kazakhstan) // Rus. ornithol. journal. 2017, Vol. 26, no. 1415: 909-956.

Sociable Lapwing (Chettusia gregaria)

© Nadezhda Orlova

2015-04-20
Sychevka, Altai Krai



The first photo record of this species for the eastern part of Altaiski Krai.

Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2017-03-27
Almatinskaja obl.. g. Taldykorgan



For the first time, it was noted for the Dzhungar Alatau region, in general, it is a rare record for the entire Semirechie region, where it was only observed on Sorbulak on May 30, 1995 (Erokhov, 2002) and on April 11, 1999 (Grachev, 2002).

Wood Lark (Lullula arborea)

© Ainur Iskakova

2017-04-07



It was a very rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan and the second photofixation on the site. Before this, Wood Lark was photographed in Fort-Shevchenko on 12 March, 2016, by Aisagali Kydyr.

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellochettusia leucura)

© Mikhail Kalagin

2017-04-15



New species for Ulyanovsk region

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellochettusia leucura)

© Mikhail Kalagin

2017-04-15



New species for Ulyanovsk region

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

© Valerii Bogdanovich

2017-05-12
Buryatia. Selenginsky region, Gusinoe lake.



A rare vagrant in Transbaikalia. First foto-proof for Republic of Buryatia. These birds may be arrived migrants or may have spent winter in the open water close to the electric plant.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)

© Gennadiy Dyakin

2017-03-21
South Kazakhstan



A rare record in the territory of Kazakhstan outside the Caspian Sea.

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

© Igor Torgachkin

2017-03-14
City Novorossiysk, Krasnodar region, Sudzhukskaya lagoon.



The second year of observations purple sandpiper in Novorossiysk (the first meeting was in 2016 in the same place), made by a number of observers.

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

© Igor Torgachkin

2017-03-14
City Novorossiysk, Krasnodar region, Sudzhukskaya lagoon.



The second year of observations purple sandpiper in Novorossiysk (the first meeting was in 2016 in the same place), made by a number of observers.

Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus)

© Ilya Ukolov

2014-10-04
Moscow region



rare record in Moskow region

Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus)

© Ilya Ukolov

2014-10-04
Moscow region



rare record in Moskow region

Mediterranean Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus brookei)

© Anatoly Levin

2016-06-02
Caspian see north-east part



The first record of the Mediterranean Peregrine Falcon (Falco Peregrinus brookei) in the territory (territorial waters) of Kazakhstan.

Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)

© Sofia Buntovskaya

2016-01-23
Listvyanka, Irkutsk Oblast', Lake Baikal



A rare vagrant in the southern part of the Lake Baikal area. The first wintering trial.

Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

© Ivan Bevza

2017-02-04



It was a rare winter record of the species for Semirechie. Before this, one bird was photographed on a plain adjoining the southern coast of the Kapchagai Reservoir on December 17, 2016 (G. Dyakin, birds.kz), one bird was observed on the river Chu in the area near Kordai village in January 2008 (Belyalov, Karpov, 2009).

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

© Alexandr Katuncev

2014-12-11
Актау



The first photo of the species in the winter.

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

© Evgeniy Sofronov

2017-02-04



New species for Ulyanovsk region

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

© Mikhail Kalagin

2017-02-04



New species for Ulyanovsk region

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

© Evgeniy Sofronov

2017-02-04



New species for Ulyanovsk region

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

© Mikhail Kalagin

2017-02-04



New species for Ulyanovsk region

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

© Oleg Belyalov

2017-01-02
Almaty region



That was the fourth winter record of a Dalmatian Pelican in the South-East of Kazakhstan. The first two records were in December 1998 at Sorbulak and in 2007 in the Alakol hollow (Berezovikov, 2008). Another meeting at Sorbulak was on December 27, 2014 (O. Belyalov, www.birds.kz).
Berezovikov N.N. 2008. Winter records of the Dalmatian Pelicans Pelecanus crispus on the reservoirs of South-Eastern Kazakhstan // Rus. ornithol. journal. 17 (413): 613-614

Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)

© Aisagali Kadirov

2017-01-18
Tupkaragan, Mangystau.



The first winter record of Rosy Starling in Kazakhstan.

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

© Anna Yasko

2017-01-12
Aktau, Mangystau



Rare winter record of Black Kite in Kazakhstan. Previously recorded in winter time in Almaty oblast (Karpov, Belyalov, 2009; Berezovikov, 2014; Karpov, no pub) and in Mangysjlak (Yasko, www.birds.kz; V.Kovshar, no pub).

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.

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2017-01-10
Taraz vicinity



Twelve White Storks were recorded by Malik Nukusbekov 10 of January, 2017 near Taraz city. It's first record of group wintering of White Storks in Kazakhstan, and the second winter record in Taraz vicinity, the first one was 10 of January, 1992 (Kolbintsev, 1992). Also winter records of single birds are known to south from Shymkent.

Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

© Alexander Nastachenko

2016-12-11
Dniprodzerzhinsk HPS



Rear vagrant to Ukraine. One bird was found in Dniprodzerzhins'k on hydroelectric dam.

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Alexander Nastachenko

2017-01-05
Dnipropetrovsk



The first whinter observation of Black-legged Kittiwake in the continental part of Ukraine. The bird was founded by Pol Bredbier and Olexandr Nastachenko 2017 January, 05. The second observation with Black-legged Kittiwake in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)

© Igor Torgachkin

2016-04-23
City Novorossiysk, Krasnodar region, Sudzhukskaya lagoon.



Greater Sand Plover was observed and photographed at 23rd of April 2016 in Novorossisk city, on the coast of Sudzhuk gulf, by birdwatcher I.P.Torgachkin. It is new vagrant species to Krasnodarsky krai, North Caucasus.


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