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Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)

© Vyacheslav Yusupov

2019-12-25
Tepelevo




Lesser Short-toed Lark (Alaudala heinei)

© Jurii Moskalenko

2019-11-26
Yahorlyk Kut peninsula. Kherson region



Gray lark is a species of uncertain status. There is no reliable breeding data for the last 35 years. Single reliable observations available during migration and wintering.

Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)

© Vyacheslav Yusupov

2019-12-25
Tepelevo




Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

© Jozef Sas

2019-09-22
Tyligul, Odesa region



A rare vagrant bird for the fauna of Ukraine. The second reliable observation for the Odessa region and the Northwest Black Sea region. The bird was discovered by Polish animation photographers Józef Szołtun, Krzysztof Merski (aka Josef Sas), Paweł Makarewicz and Witold Lisicki in the lower lane of Tylihulskyi lyman.

Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2019-12-14
Nalchik, KBR




Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2019-12-14
Nalchik, KBR




Siberian Black-backed Gull (Larus heuglini)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2017-11-19
Maiskiy, KBR




Siberian Black-backed Gull (Larus heuglini)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2017-11-19
Maiskiy, KBR




Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Александр Mesiats

2019-11-13
Minsk region, Smolevichi city, Smolevichi reservoir



1st-winter Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla photographed at Smalyavichy district - 5th record for Belarus

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Andrei Shevchik

2019-11-16




Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug)

© Alexander Sobolev

2019-08-04
Lioznenskiy rayon




Bewick's Swan (Cygnus bewickii)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2019-11-23
Nalchik, KBR




Bewick's Swan (Cygnus bewickii)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2019-11-23
Nalchik, KBR




Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

© Andrei Bespalov

2019-10-10



The first record in the Altai Kray.

White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Fedor Karpov

2019-01-20



Fisrt winter record of White-winged Tern in Kazakhstan.

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)

© Alexey Zolotov

2019-11-15
Kyiv



The 4th confirmed registration in Ukraine and the first for the Kyiv region took place at the Kyiv Reservoir. The bird was discovered by Oleksiy Zolotov, Oleksiy Komarovskyi and Vakhtang Kipiani.

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Ivan Bevza

2019-11-18



Two Red-brested Geese were recorded in flock of Ruddy Shelducks in Kapchagai reservoir. First record for Kapchagai, thirds one for South-Eastern Kazakhstan.

Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Ivan Bevza

2019-11-06



First record of Arctic Skua in South-Eastern Kazakhstan. Generally rare bird in inner part of continent. In Kazakhstan was recorded mostly in large lakes (in Caspian Sea near Atyrau and Mangyshlak, in Tengiz, in Aral Sea, in Telikol lakes, in road to Arnasai lake, in Chelkar lake), and also in Naurzum reserve and Chokpak ringing station.

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

© Marina Gudimova

2019-11-07
Mangictauskaya oblast', g. Aktau



Second record of Long-tailed Tit in Mangyshlak peninsula. The first one was almost exactly 3 years ago at November 05, 2016 (A.Yasko, www.birds.kz).

Cotton Pygmy-Goose (Nettapus coromandelianus)

© Lars Edenius

2012-06-18
Sonkul



First and one only record in Kyrgyz Republic (and in all post-USSR area). Male in not-full breeding plumage was observed by group of Sweedinsh birdwatchers in coast of Sonkul lake. Probably bird made so long flight because a lot of rains in breeding range.

Eastern Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis)

© Ivan Turkovskiy

2019-03-01
Bishkek, Chui region



First record of Orphean Warbler in Kyrgyzstan.

Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2014-12-28
Chegem, KBR



First record for KBR

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

© Vladimir Maer

2019-11-09



The easternmost record of a vagrant in Siberia.

Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2014-12-28
Chegem, KBR



First record for KBR

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

© Maksim Mitropolskiy

2019-11-07
Qaraqalpakstan, Eastern Usturt, Churuk



Second observation in Uzbekistan

Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)

© Maksim Mitropolskiy

2019-11-07
Qaraqalpakstan, Eastern Usturt, Churuk



New species in Uzbekistan

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Aleksey Koshkin

2019-05-06
Korgalzhin



Third record in Central Kazakhstan, first spring record, two previous observations were in time of autumn migration: in Kulanotpes river at September 29th 1960 (Krivitsky et al, 1985), and in Kurgaldzhino village at October 05, 2017 (A.Fedulin, www.birds.kz).

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)

© Sergo Travelian

2019-10-14
Kyiv



The second record for 2019 year in Ukraine. Juvenile individual was photographed at Telbin Lake, Kyiv (North Ukraine) on October, 14. This is the 21th registration for Ukraine and this is the first registration for the Kyiv region. The first bird this year was observed on August 22, in the lower part of the Tylihulskyi lyman by P. Panchenko and O. Formaniuk.

Moustached Warbler (Lusciniola melanopogon)

© Family Kuzhel

2019-07-13
Heorhiivka Donetsk obl.



The first prooved observation in the Left-Bank Ukraine.

Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)

© Andrey Chernykh

2019-10-27



A vagrant in Novosibirdsk Region.

Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)

© Ilya Sukhov

2019-10-19



The first photo-record and probably the first registration of this species in Novosibirsk Region.

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Askar Isabekov

2019-10-10
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.



Third record for Sorbulak. Previously was observed at June 5, 2011 (2 birds) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2013), and June 21, 2014 (birds.kz).

Little Gull (Larus minutus)

© Askar Isabekov

2019-10-12
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.



Rare bird in SE Kazakhstan. Group of 2 adult and 3 juvenile birds was observed. Fifth record in Sorbulak since 2003. Previously also observed only in autumn migration: August 9, 2003 (1 adult), October 27, 2006 (1), November 6 2004 (2) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2013); and October 5, 2014 (birds.kz).

European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)

© Mihail Ivanov

2019-10-16



The rare nesting bird in Irkutsk Region. The first photo-record in this region.

Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica)

© Askar Isabekov

2019-10-10
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.



Second record for Sorbulak. First one was at May 17, 2002 (Kovshar AF, 2002).

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Askar Isabekov

2019-10-07
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.



Red-breasted Goose is a rare vagrant in southern part of Kazakhstan. First obeservation in Sorbulak. Single bird was in flock of Ruddy Shelducks.

Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus)

© Andrey Kovalenko

2019-10-05
Almaty area, Sorbulak.



Second record in Sorbulak. In generally, very rare record in eastern part of Kazakhstan.

Wood Lark (Lullula arborea)

© Aldiyar Saparbayev

2019-07-11
Kirsanov state nature reserve, West-Kazakhstan region



Wood lark is rare passage migrant in Kazakhstan. 3rd photo record in website www.birds.kz. It should also be noted that date of record (11th of July) indicates to possible of breeding.

Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)

© Denis & Raisa Sayfutdinov

2019-10-03
Kachug, Irkutsk region



The 4th encounter in Irkutsk Region (a vagrant and an occasional breeder).

Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Bakhtiyor Mardonov

2019-06-02
Chelek district, Samarkand village



Summer observation in Uzbekistan!


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