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Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)

© Andrey Shatalov

2021-06-12



First found nesting in the Kostanay region. Eurasian Wryneck breeds in Ural valley (in south to Budarino village), Ilek valley, on Kokchetav upland, in Irtysh valley, on Southwest Altai and Southern Altai. (Gavrilov 1999). For the Naurzum Nature Reserve, it is listed as a rare migrant (Bragin 2017). It is worth noting that before that, the Eurasian Wryneck was photographed in the summer period in the Kostanay region near the village of Nadezhdinka on July 10, 2015 (Yuri Malkov, birds.kz).

Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)

© Andrei Kuryashkin

2020-05-14
Semey



The first finding of nesting Bearded Tits in the Semipalatinsk Irtysh region. In the east of Kazakhstan, the closest nesting area is the Zaysan depression. // Куряшкин А.Н. 2020. Усатая синица Panurus biarmicus – новый гнездящийся вид Семипалатинского Прииртышья // Рус. орнитол. журн. 29 (1974): 4283-4287.

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo)

© Maxim Afanasiev

2021-06-15



The 2nd encounter of the species in the western Yakutia.

Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2021-06-09
VKO Katon-Karagay



A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. First photo for birds.kz.

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

© Yuriy Kodrul

2021-05-07
Kherson Oblast, Shpindiyar lowering



Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) is a new species in the avifauna of Ukraine. Yuriy Kodrul and Mykola Zmievsky saw the bird in the Shpyndiyar pod ("pod" - gently sloping closed drainless lowering of the relief) in the Kherson region. This North American sandpiper lasted in the place of observation until May 12. O. Sapuga, O. Komarovsky and V. Rudenko also managed to see it. Congrats!

Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)

© Aleksey Bolshakov

2021-05-29



A scarce species at the eastern limit of its range.

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2021-05-22
Priblizhnaya, KBR




Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2021-05-22
Priblizhnaya, KBR




Grey-capped Woodpecker (Dendrocopos canicapillus)

© Vasiliy Dugintsov

2021-05-20



The first record of a nest of a Grey-capped Woodpecker in the Amur region.

Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov

2021-05-14
North Osetia, Chmi




Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

© Alexey Denisov

2021-05-19
Irkutsk region, Irkutsk



A rare vagrant in the Irkutsk Region; the 3rd or 4th location.

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© Dmitriy Shevtsov

2021-05-14
North Osetia, Chmi




Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

© Nina Shteinbrenner

2021-05-16



The forst photo-record of the species in the Kemerovo Region. Formerly, vagrants were known on the Salair Ridge and in the Tom' River valley tens of years ago, and in the Kuznetsk steppe there were records in late XIXth century ony.

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2021-05-07



The first photo Clangula hyemalis from the south of Kazakhstan on birds.kz. In general, a rare record. The last known finds date back to the 20th century.

Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides)

© Denis Kazakov

2021-04-29




White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Serg Silan

2021-05-09
Kazakhstan



A rare record for the Kazakh part of Altai. In total, three summer finds of Zoothera varia are known, concentrated on the Ivanovsky and Tigiretsky ridges: a singing male on June 13, 2003 (Panov, Karpov 2003), a juvenile on July 7, 2019, and a young bird on August 7, 2020 (Bolbotov 2020), and only one autumn - September 19, 2010 in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Loginova, Loginov 2011). The next record on May 9, 2021 on the southern slope of the Ulba ridge suggests that it is settling in the direction of the Bukhtarma Valley. (N.N.Berezovikov, written communication).

Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla)

© Vyacheslav Yusupov

2021-05-12
Kstovo




Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

© Nikita Yablokov

2021-05-11
Krasnoyarsk krai



A rare vagrant in the Krasnoyarsk Kray.

Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla)

© Vyacheslav Yusupov

2021-05-12
Kstovo




Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Andrey Mis\'kov

2021-05-03



Few observations of the species in Ukraine are known, mainly during autumn migration. The difficulty of detection is due to the fact that the birds are kept on the high seas. The second record at the Tylihul estuary.

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus)

© Yevgen Chernolyev

2021-05-09
Odesa oblast



A low quantitative, periodically nesting species. 2 consecutive observations in the south of Ukraine: the first bird was found in the evening of May 8 by Yuriy Kodrul and Mykola Zmievsky in the Shpindiyarsky Pod in the Kherson region. The next morning, another bird was seen by Oleksiy Zolotov in the lower reaches of the Tylihul estuary.

Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov

2021-05-02
North Osetia, Vladikavkaz




Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov

2021-05-02
North Osetia, Vladikavkaz




Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes)

© Alexandr Fedulin

2021-05-01



The third record of the species for the Teniz-Korgaldzhinsky region and the first photographic record. Previously, observations in the Korgaldzhino village were known in May 2013 by the Dutch ornithologist F. Tis and on August 20 A. Kovalenko // Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)

© Andrey Bazdyrev

2021-04-27
Kolarovo, Tomsk district, Tomsk region



The first observation in more than 100 years in the Tomsk region and first photographic registration.

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)

© Svetlana Vasilkova

2021-04-23



A rare migrant in the Baikal region.

Amur White Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis)

© Sergey Chumakov

2021-04-20



The first record of this subspecies in Krasnoyarsk Kray, the westernmost find in Russia.

Little Curlew (Numenius minutus)

© Valery Shokhrin

2021-04-16
Prymorsky kray, Kievka river



A very rare migratory species of Primorsky Krai.

Alpine Swift (Apus melba)

© Igor Kozytsky

2021-04-17
Ukraine, Kharkiv



Potentially the first observation in a Kharkiv Region.

Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus)

© Anna Golubeva

2021-03-29



First records of Pink-footed Goose in Moscow oblast. Was found by Tatiana Danilina at March 27th, 2021.

Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus)

© Anna Golubeva

2021-03-29



First records of Pink-footed Goose in Moscow oblast. Was found by Tatiana Danilina at March 27th, 2021.

Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)

© Victor Natykanets

2021-03-27
Pripyat river floodplain, Turov town surrounding, biological reserve "Turov meadow", Zhitkovichi district, Gomel region




Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis)

© Oleg Burkovskiy

2020-09-05



The second record of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper on Sakhalin.

Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus)

© Andrey Bazdyrev

2021-03-16
Tomsk, Tomsk region



The first record in the Tomsk Region, and in the Western Siberia too.

White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2021-03-10
VKO Katon-Karagay



The first record of the species in the Kazakh part of Altai, confirmed by a photo.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov

2021-03-01
Aktau



The first reliable record of the Great Black-backed Gull on the territory of Kazakhstan. There are indications of finds of this gull in the Caspian Sea between the mouths of the Volga and the Urals, as well as near Omsk (Dolgushin 1962). Vagrant are known to the Makhachkala region (Tatarinkova 1970).

Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Askar Isabekov

2021-02-28
Uzunagach, Almaty oblast.



A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. On February 27 and 28, two birds kept in the thickets of silverberries near the village of Uzynagash (43 km west of Almaty). This is the sixth record of the Dusky Thrush for Kazakhstan. Records of this species are known for the Syrdarya, near the village of Dzhulek (October 16, 1927), near Almaty (February 16, 2013), as well as Ust-Kamenogorsk (October 14 and 16, 2016), Kurgaldzhino (May 7, 2020).

Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)

© Timur Abduraupov

2019-06-01
Surkhandarya region, Aktepa hunting farm



First observation of this species in Uzbekistan

Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Timur Abduraupov

2020-03-19
Tashkent city, Yakkasaray district, st. Askia



First observation of this species in Uzbekistan

Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov

2021-02-18
North Osetia, Vladikavkaz





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