Category Archives: Kazakhstan Birds

Western Tienshan Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site

As reported by BirdLife International, Europe and Central Asia, the Western Tienshan region of Kazakhstan has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not surprising as it is not only very beautiful, it also abounds with wonderful flora and fauna … Continue reading

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Rosy Starlings

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White-headed Ducks in Kazakhstan supported by OSME

http://www.osme.org/content/osme-and-obc-jointly-fund-white-headed-duck-surveys-kazakhstan OSME contributes to survey in Kazakhstan. A pair of these iconic wildfowl are nesting at Sorbulak Lake near Almaty

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Birding Tour of Kazakhstan

Just completed an incredible 12 day tour of Kazakhstan with http://www.rubythroatbirding.com 222 birds seen and heard including this rare glimpse of the critically endangered Sociable Plover, doing what they should be doing to perpetuate their sadly declining species. Not a … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland in the Steppes of Central Asia

Winter Steppe Wonderland After the warmth of United Arab Emirates, back to the winter cold of Kazakhstan. Since arriving in Almaty, the weather has been dreary, with regular snowfalls. The Tien Shan Mountains rise to 5,000 metres (16,404ft) within sight … Continue reading

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Last Autumn Visit to the Kazakhstan Steppes

On Wednesday, headed out for our last trip into the wilds of Kazakhstan to check out the migration scene.  It is all but over!  Wildfowl are still moving through though, but in reduced numbers.  The surprise of the day were … Continue reading

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Frosty Misty Morning on the Kaskelen River, Kazakhstan

Early morning mist on the Kaskalen River near Shamalgen, Kazakhstan, 12 Nov 2014

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