Category Archives: Tienshan Mountains

Autumn in the Tienshan Mountains

On the spur of the moment, decided to head into the mountains as the weather was perfect: sunny warm at +15degC and only a light breeze in exposed places.  Didn’t need coats, gloves and hats even at 2,500m a.s.l.  We … Continue reading

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Eagles of the Steppes & Mountains of SE Kazakhstan

We are fortunate to have some great raptors in our SE Kazakhstan region.  Almaty is at the divide between Palearctic and Himalayan flora and fauna species so we are doubly blessed. Steppe Eagles are the most numerous and our lakes … Continue reading

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Autumn in Ili-Alatau National Park, Tienshan Mountains

Headed into the mountains this morning leaving before dawn.  The colours are impressive now and although no bird photos worth sharing, it was a great morning.  Rained lightly all morning.  Best birding was above Big Almaty Lake at about 2,500m … Continue reading

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