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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 meeting with this specie 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




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




Siberian Accentor (Prunella montanella)

© Alexandr Kochetkov

2018-01-02
g. Novosibirsk



The first winter record of this species in Novosibirsk Region.

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

© Ivan Turkovskiy

2017-12-28




Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Ivan Turkovskiy

2017-12-28
Saruu Village, Issyk-kul region




Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula ulula)

© Aleksandr Klimenko

2017-11-25
Poperechka river, Ridder, VKO



The first photo record of this subspecies on the site birds.kz.

Amur White Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis)

© Sergey L. Volkov

2014-04-29
Vitimsky nature reserve, Northern Transbaikalia



Motacilla alba leucopsis. Vagrant subspecies in Eastern Siberia

Asiatic Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus)

© Maxim Afanasiev

2013-05-25



A very rare vagrant in Yakutia.

Eurasian Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)

© Maxim Afanasiev

2017-05-21



A vagrant record in the western Yakutia (probably the first find in this area).

Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

© Maxim Afanasiev

2017-06-23



The fourth record in Yakutia.

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

© Maxim Afanasiev

2015-06-05



Very rare vagrant in Yakutia.

Slavonian Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

© Khasan Zhurtov

2017-11-26
Bylyn,KBR



First record for Kabardino-Balkaria

Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum)

© Dmitry Korobov

2007-06-24
Primorskiy Kray



Rare passage species

White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)

© Valery Shokhrin

2013-08-22
Prymorskykray, Lazovsry rayon, selo Glazkovka



Rare passage species

Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)

© Valery Shokhrin

2015-10-22
Prymorsry kray, Lazovsry rayon, buhta Petrova



Rare passage species

Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)

© Ivan Bevza

2017-11-17



The second record in Semirechye. From November 17 to December 7 one Lesser White-fronted Goose and five White-fronted Geese were observed together at one of Karachingil lakes. Before this 3 birds had been met on March 9th of 2003 in the floodplain of Kopy near the Saz railway station (Karpov, Belyalov, Kovshar 2004).
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В., Ковшарь В.А. Первая встреча пискульки на юго-востоке Казахстана//Каз. орнитол. бюлл. 2003. Алматы, 2004. С. 135.

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

© Sergey Lakomov

2017-11-20
Severo-Kurilsk.Paramushir



Vagrant North American species to the North of the Kuril Islands

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)

© Alexander Perevozov

2012-03-15
Kronotsky Reserve, Kamchatka



Rare passage species from North of America

White-necked Petrel (Pterodroma cervicalis)

© Dmitry Korobov

2014-10-18
Sahalin



The first registration of White-necked Petrel Pterodroma cervicalis in territorial waters of Russia

White-cheeked Starling (Sturnus cineraceus)

© Tatyana Archimaeva

2010-06-19
r.Cheder, Tuva



A rare vagrant in Tuva.

Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)

© Tatyana Archimaeva

2015-06-10
Chadanskiy ugol'nyi razrez, Dzun-Khemchikskiy r-n, Tuva



Very rare species in Tuva.

Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus)

© Dmitry Korobov

2011-06-07
Primorskiy Kray



First record for Russia


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