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Big Year 2020

1. Golubeva Anna (379)
2. Isabekov Askar (311)
3. Semenov Andrey (298)
4. Sukhov Ilya (281)
5. Bazdyrev Andrey (275)
6. Sizov Alexey (275)
7. Belyaev Alexandr (271)
8. Dyakin Gennadiy (269)
9. Chernykh Andrey (259)
10. Sapuga Alex (256)
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rare birds records


Goosander (Mergus merganser)

© Gleb Kirillov
2020-07-07



Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Sergei Shmygalev
2020-09-05

Fifth record in Kazakhstan. The first two refer to Sorbulak: July 16, 2009 (Kovalenko, Dyakin 2009) and December 7, 2013 (Belyalov, Fedorenko 2014); another bird was observed in December 2014 - January 2015 in the vicinity of Taldykorgan (Belyaev, Berezovikov 2015); On July 10, 2019, one bird was found by A. Putilin in the Kostanaynay region on the territory of the Alty Sai eco park (see www.birds.kz).


Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum)

© Konstantin Andrussenko
2020-11-19
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ridder

A very rare resident bird. On the website birds.kz this is only the third photographic record of the species.


Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris erythropygia)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-10-23
VKO Katon-Karagay

This is the first record of the Prunella collaris erythropygia in the kazakh part of Altai, where it was only supposed to be found (Gavrilov 1999).


Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2020-10-18
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel'

Second record for the Altyn-Emel National Park. For the first time, one birds of this species were recorded in a flock of Water Pipits on October 14, 2017, as well as on October 18 and 20 (Belyaev 2018).

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unidentified birds


2020-11-29

Александр Перевозов: В полете, к сожалению, нет.

2020-11-29

Наталья Воробьева: Не могу понять какая это пустельга.

2020-11-29

Александр Катунцев: теньковка.

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