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March 8-12. Chilik, Ile river, Charyn, Sorbulak.


2021-03-12| Askar Isabekov

Four-days birding around Almaty with Kirill Tanayev. Now is inter-season, difficult to find birds, comparatively many be only in water (migrating ducks in Sorbulak lake), but only Himalayan Vulture, White-winged Woodpecker, and Saxaul Sparrow may be comparatively garanteed ticks for Kiril. We decided to look for them in east of Almaty. Weather forecast was the rain in all days of trip.

March 8th. As our birding started after lunch time, and weather forecast was a rain, we tried to take something before the rain. The option to go to Sorbulak was rejected, as all other trips out of city. We went to Sairan reservoir where quickly took photos of both species of Dippers and Masked Wagtials. While we were taking photos I understood that our city is probably one of a littile number of birding spots where birders have opportunity to watch and take photos of two species of Dippers, and even from a short distance. After Sairan we immediately went to Kulja road, then to BAK road, and slowly drived by it to Chilik village. Weather was overcast, light was very bad, but the expected rain was not started. Of the birds we saw in road sides the Waxwings, Upland Buzzard, and Merlin may be noted. One more news: the BAK road is almost all under construction, means is out of asphalt. In parts with asphalt there are the ready to work construction machineries. Nighting place was in Baiseit village.

March 9th. Wether forecast is a day without rain. Today's plan is birding in buckthorn trees thickets in Chilik river before lunch time, and after lanch go to Asian Poplar forest in Ile river. Morning was sunny but windy. There is not snow in Chilik river, but berries of buckthorn are also abcent. Due this reason birds are a bit, much less than in January. Only not intersting Common Starlings and Jackdows were in big number. Good records are the first in this year Isabelline Shrike and White-winged Woodpecker (tick of Kirill).

The Asian Poplar forest is still empty, we saw just White-winged Woodpeckers and Turkestan Tits. I many times attempted to attract Saxaul Sparrows by the sound, but nobody reacted, definitely they are still in seasonal migrations. In road sides also a bit of activity. Sometimes we noticed the birds of prey. This night we spent in Baiseit too. Price is 6000 tenge for double room, including shower, toilet. It's really very comgortable to spend night out of city, a big time saving, especially because traffic jams and night driving.

March 10th. Today we are going to visit Himalayan Vultures in Charyn. Kulyktau ridge is still covered by snow, some slopes are whole snowy. We couldn't reach the final destination by car, but easy did it by walk. We found one expected lifer (Himalayan Vulture) and two unexpected ones (Upland Buzzard and Rock Bunting). That place we might to find more lifers, but mid-March is too early for most of local breeding birds. But Isabelline Wheatears are already appeared, started to occupy holes; we even watched the activy fight of two males. In a back way we tried to find Horned Larks in Bartogai reservoir area, but found only Rock Sparrows.

March 12th. Sorbulak. Making pause in the snowy and rainy day inside the city, today we go to Sorbulak lake. Weather is sunny, worm, and windy. Sorbulak is real place of huge number of birds. Thousands of Ducks, dozens of Egrets and Herons, but majority of all the rest are still by singles. Cormorants are in breeding plumage, Dalmatian Pelicans are with red bills. The some of Waders species are presented in a bit of specimens. The Water Pipit in southern coast are a lot, it's a pitty we had not more time to watch them, inside the so large group we might to find the Pipit of other species, after all. Sorbulak was very nice, bright, abudant, diverse. In total during 4 days we recorded 96 species of birds, it's good result for mid-March.


1. Crocus alatavicus


2. White-bellied Dipper


3. Brown Dipper


4. Bokaidyntau ridge


5. Isabelline Shrike


6. White-winged Woodpecker


7. Rough-legged Buzzard


8. Turkestan Tit


9. Himalayan Vulture


10. Kungei Alatau


11. Rock Bunting


12. Upland Buzzard


13. Rock Sparrow


14. Citrine Wagtail


15. Great Cormorant in breeding plumage


16. Dalmatian Pelecans


17. Pallas's Gull


18. Ferruginous Ducks


19. Pied Avocets


20. Pied Wheatear


21. Little Ringed Plover


22. Water Pipit


23. Desert Wheatear


24. Desert Finch


25. Isabelline Wheatear


# species number

1Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

2Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

3Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)

4Great White Egret (Egretta alba)

5Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

6Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

7Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)

8Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

9Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

10Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

11Common Teal (Anas crecca)

12Gadwall (Anas strepera)

13Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)

14Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)

15Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

16Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)

17Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)

18Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)

19Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

20Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

21Smew (Mergellus albellus)

22Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

23Common Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

24Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus)

25Upland Buzzard (Buteo hemilasius)

26Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

27Eastern Buzzard (Buteo japonicus)

28Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)

29White-tailed Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

30Himalayan Vulture (Gyps himalayensis)

31Merlin (Falco columbarius)

32Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

33Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar)

34Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

35Common Coot (Fulica atra)

36Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)

37Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

38Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

39Common Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)

40Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)

41Pallas's Gull (Larus ichthyaetus)

42Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)

43Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)

44Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

45Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

46Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)

47White-Winged Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucopterus)

48Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)

49Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)

50Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra)

51Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)

52Sky Lark (Alauda arvensis)

53Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)

54Masked Wagtail (Motacilla personata)

55Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)

56Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)

57Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

58Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

59Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis)

60Black-Billed Magpie (Pica pica)

61Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)

62Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)

63Rook (Corvus frugilegus)

64Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)

65Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)

66Common Raven (Corvus corax)

67Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

68Eurasian Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

69Brown Dipper (Cinclus pallasii)

70Black-throated Accentor (Prunella atrogularis)

71Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)

72Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)

73Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)

74Eversmann's Redstart (Phoenicurus erythronotus)

75Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)

76Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)

77Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)

78Azure Tit (Parus cyanus)

79Great Tit (Parus major)

80Turkestan Tit (Parus bokharensis)

81House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

82Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

83Rock Sparrow (Petronia petronia)

84Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

85Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)

86Red-fronted Serin (Serinus pusillus)

87European Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

88Eurasian Siskin (Carduelis spinus)

89Grey-headed Goldfinch (Carduelis caniceps)

90Eurasian Linnet (Acanthis cannabina)

91Desert Finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta)

92Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra)

93Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)

94Pine Bunting (Emberiza leucocephala)

95Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia)

96Northern Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)

comments:
2021-03-14. Александр Катунцев:

Классно съездили.


2021-03-14. komarale:

Очень интересно


2021-03-15. Геннадий Колотин:

Отличная поездка! А оляпки на Сайране и летом держаться?


2021-03-15. Аскар Исабеков:

Нет, Геннадий, как только откроется вода в верховьях, так они и уйдут в горы.


2021-03-17. Алексей Кошкин:

Почему-то вспомнилась книга с детства "Алитет уходит в горы"



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rare birds records


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).


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-01-09
Almaty, Aitykov str.

The first record of Pygmy Cormorant in Almaty in general and, in particular, during the winter. The expansion of the Pygmy Cormorant to the northeast concerns not only the probable nesting area, but also the wintering grounds. The nearest winter finds are Sorbulak and Taldykorgan (winter 2017-18, one bird each). In this connection, it is worth noting a significant number of birds in the Almaty (40) and Sorbulak (20) records this winter.


Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-12-22
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record for Sorbulak (-10 ° С). Before that, the latest sighting at Sorbulak was on November 24, 2006 (3 birds, Belyalov, Karpov, 2013). Twice the wintering of Pied Avocet were recorded on Shardara (7 birds on January 14, 2018 and 35 birds on January 11, 2020, B. M. Gubin, S. Baskakova, A. Isabekov).


Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-12-22
Komsomol. Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record of the Buff-bellied Pipit.

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2020-10-28

Аскар Исабеков: спасибо, Виктор! ктырей много вдов и они, конечно, сильно похожи друг на друга, боюсь, что придется их ловить в следующем году, чтобы опознать. [....]

2020-10-25

Viktor: Напоминает легендарный военный истребитель И-16! ))

2020-09-29

Аскар Исабеков: если бы было до рода, я бы наверное, согласился, но тут пока определение до ранга семейства.

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