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Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata)

© Galina Katanova

2017-06-23
Vologda region, Vozhegodsky district



Rare record of lanceolated warbler in Vologodskaya oblast.

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Galina Katanova

2018-09-22
Vologodskaya oblast, Vozhegodsky raion



Rare (probably first) record in Vologodskaya oblast.

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

© Vyacheslav Zametnya

2018-10-07
Leningrad region, Bolshaya Izhora.



First record in Leningrad Oblast. Many times recorded in neighbor regions: in Pskov Oblat [Zarudny, 1910], Estonia [Mank, 1970], central Finland [Lilja, 1964], Karelia [Neifeld, 1970].

Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)

© Askar Isabekov

2018-10-07
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.



Second photo record of Long-billed Dowitcher in Kazakhstan. The first one was recorded in Sorbulak lakes too at September 7th, 2014 (Fedorenko, Isabekov, Dyakin, 2014). Group of birdwatchers with Peter Kennely also watched this bird in Sholak lake near Kurgaldzhino village at May 15, 2005, but unfortunately no evidence of this record was provided.
Орнитологический вестник Казахстана и Средней Азии, вып. 3, Алматы, 2014: 211-212

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo)

© Luiza Mardonova

2017-05-25
Tyumenskaya oblast, Berdyuzhsky District, Lake Kushluk



Very rare found on the far south of the region

Pallas's Rosefinch (Carpodacus roseus)

© Dmitry Porshnev

2016-10-22
Yalutorovsk



Rare species on the South of ourregion. One of the few photos.

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

© Luiza Mardonova

2017-08-19
Tyumenskaya oblast, Uporovskiy district, surroundings of the village of Kizak



First record in Tyumen region in August 2017

Oriental Greenfinch (Chloris sinica)

© Sergey L. Volkov

2018-06-12
Bodaibo, Irkutsk region



The first meeting in northern Trans-Baikal area and in Irkutsk region.

Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

© Steve Klasan

2018-09-09
Korgalzhyn



The second record for Tengiz-Korgalzhyn area. Before this record one bird was observed at December 12, 1969 in floodland of Nura river.
Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov

2018-07-22
North Osetia, Kardzhin



First nesting record for Osetia

Pallas's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus)

© Andreyenkov Oleg and Nataly

2018-06-23
The bridge over the river Charysh



The 2nd photo-confirmed record in Russia in the last 50-60 years.

Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

© Igor Fefelov

2018-06-10
Selenga River delta, Kabansk District, Buryatia



A rare vagrant in Buryatia. The 2nd confirmed record in the
Selenga delta, and the first one for a group of birds.

Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Sveta Ashby

2018-05-21
Kanshengel



Fist record of Amur Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis) in Kazakhstan. Most of systematics treat this taxon as subspecies of White Wagtail (Mac Kinnon&Phillips, 2000; Степанян, 2003; Roberts, 2006; Brazil, 2014; Clements, 2016; HBW, 2016) but include it to special group of eastern races. Breeding range of this bird contains Far East Russia, Korea peninsula, SW Japan, central and eastern China. Winters in Southern Asia eastward to Northern India. Records of vagrant birds known in Vitim Reserve (Russia, Northern Trans-Baikal area) at April 29, 2014 (S.L.Volkov, www.sibrids.ru) and in Eastern Mongolia (Gombobaatar & Monks, 2011). From November 27 to December 2 of 2015 one male was observed in Finland (Kujala, Päijät-Häme), it's third record in Western Palearctic.

Little Owl (Athene noctua)

© Andreyenkov Oleg and Nataly

2017-08-02



Very rare breeding bird in Novosibirsk region.

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)

© Mishail Belousow

2018-06-01



A rare vagrant in the continental Western Siberia.

Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov

2018-05-29
VKO Katon-Karagay



The first nest of Altai Snowcock found in Kazakhstan. Previously only several broods were recorded.

White-naped Crane (Grus vipio)

© Maxim Afanasiev

2018-05-28
Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Suntarsky ulus, village Suntar



The 2nd encounter in Yakutia.

Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin

2018-05-09
Aktau, Mangistau region



Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsula. Previously the following records are known: June 1-2 1888 in area of Sherkala mountain and Akmysh well, May 06, 1947 in vicinity of Fort-Shevchenko, May 07, 1964 in Danga, May 17, 2009 near Kaundy depression, and May 09, 2017 in the square of Aktau city.

Finsch's Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)

© Malik Nukusbekov

2018-05-25
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.



The new species for Moinkum desert. The known breeding range of Finsch's Wheatear in Kazakhstan covers Mangyshlak, Ustyurt and Kyzylkum desert. The records in area eastward of Syrdaria river were not known. In May of 2017, Sergey Domashevski recorded adults and huveniles in Togyzkentau, NW of Moinkum desert. This record indicate to expantion of breeding range in eastern direction.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev

2018-05-06



New species for Sorbulak system.

Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)

© Irina Malykina

2018-05-23
Vladivostok




Pale Rock-Finch (Carpospiza brachydactyla)

© Alexandr Belyaev

2018-05-09
Mangistauskaja obl., vpadina Karagie



New species for Kazakhstan. The closest breeding spots are located in Turkmenistan, at a distance about 600 km (Stepanyan, 2003). Also recorded in areas near southern cliff of Ustyurt (Mischenko, Scherbak, 1980; Bukreev, 1997), 400 km in south of this record. In the western coast of Caspian Sea Pale Rock-Finch lives in NE Dagestan (400 km in west direction, behind the sea). It should also be noted that Sergei Bukreev (2000) found birds with territotial behavior in Baskunchak lake (48˚N) near Kazakhstan-Russia border; this record is much more north than Caucasus and Mangyshlak (43˚-44˚N), about 600 km to NW.

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni)

© Alexandr Masalev

2018-04-26
Kostroma




Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)

© Valerii Bogdanovich

2018-04-26
Buriatia, ivolginski raion, Beloe lake.



A rare vagrant for Buryatia.

Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)

© Andrey Vilyayev

2018-04-22
Almatinskaya obl., Malaisary



Rare record of Blue Whistling Thrush ouside the Northern Tian Shan. In addition to this record the following ones are known: in Taukum desert (April 28-29 1996, Berezovikov, Erokhov, 1996); in Chulak mountains (April 14 1973, Kovshar, Berezovikov, 2001); and in upper Charyn river (June 14 1980, Kubykin, 1991).

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.

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




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.

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





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