- For my study I went to Kazakhstan for two months to study Penduline Tits. The first period was spent in the village of Dzhabagly for the White-crowned Penduline Tit, the second part in Topar for the Black-headed Penduline Tit...Sander Bot reports.
- Three perfect days in the mountains
were a perfect end to the tour. The weather could not have been
better and in the glorious sunshine, the birds performed beautifully. A
stunning male Servertov’s Tit Warbler danced around the
bush tops just feet from us, as did a fine Sulphur-bellied
Rooke reports for Sunbird
- Kazakstan is the place to visit if you are interested in some
of the most sought-after species in the Western Palearctic. Besides
that it offers some fantastic scenery and a great variety of habitats...Henk
- Once again the scenery was breathtaking,
but all too soon we had to return to the Observatory Hotel
for lunch. We hadn’t been there long when an Eversmann’s
Redstart was found calling from a pine tree and it gave
excellent views in a really picturesque setting....Nick
Bray reports for Birdseekers Birdtours
- We were delighted to awake to a clear
sky, superb views of the mountains all around us and snowcocks
calling. After breakfast, we drove up to another observatory
situated 3300m up in the mountains. On the way up, we had
good views of an Altai Accentor and a few Water Pipits.
At the observatory we immediately picked up a fine male
Güldenstädt's Redstart, which was quickly followed by both
Red-billed & Yellow-billed Choughs....Vaughan
Ashby reports for Birdfinders
Republic of Kazakhstan
- The target species for most birdwatchers
in Kazakhstan are Sociable Lapwing, Relict Gull, Yellow-eyed
Stock Dove, White-throated Bushchat, Dalmatian Pelican,
Pallid Harrier, Black-winged Pratincole, Panders Ground
Jay, Saxaul Sparrow, Black Lark...Justin Jansen reports.
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
- By 0500 am we crossed the border between
Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan; half and hour later we were in Bishkek.
After accommodation, breakfast and few hours rest, we began bird
watching...Michael Westerbjerg Andersen reports.
- This trip covers a 13-day trip to Eastern
and Northern Kazakhstan taken by Valère Dupont, Wim Heylen, Jos
Rutten and David Van den Schoor. Our main aim was to see as many
birds as possible which are extremely rare vagrants in the Western
Palearctic like Pallas's Sandgrouse, Pale-backed Pigeon, Black-
and White-winged Lark....David Van den Schoor reports
- We saw some European Rollers and Lesser Grey
Shrikes along the road. At the Sorbulak Lake, 2 male Citrine Wagtails,
Dalmatian Pelicans, 1 Barabas' Gull, 4 Caspian Gulls, some Calandra
Larks and ± 10 000 pairs of Rose-coloured Starlings ; along
the road between the lake and Abjol, 1 Red-footed Falcon, 1 male
Pallid Harrier, ± 6 Long-legged Buzzards, 1 Booted Eagle, 3 Steppe
Eagles....Georges Olioso reports.
- The previous evening had seen an unseasonable
snow storm in the mountains so the boss-Algirdas- said that we'd
better postpone the mountains for a day and we set off for Lake
Bilikul, stopping at a gorge in the Karataut hills on the way.-
the bird list the first day in a new area is bound to be good.
ours was 84 species. rather a long list to put here, but included
many Lesser Grey Shrikes, Red-headed Buntings, Collared Pratincoles.
and raptors such as Montagu's Harners and Long-legged Buzzards.
The views across the plains to the high peaks of the Tien Shan
were stunning and I was eager to get closer to them....Dave