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White-capped Bunting – rarity in Kazakhstan

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The Best Consulate In The World?

In June, I’m off on a birding trip with Rubythroat Birding to Russia and Mongolia so, naturally, I need visas. Russia demands completion of a 7 page application and enough supportive paperwork to decorate a living room. Mongolia is the … Continue reading

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Migration Season Has Started in SE Kazakhstan!

My planned circuit of my favourite places – a round trip of 150km (it’s big country) – seemed to be off as it rained all night and the forecast was for more rain. But by 10.30 the clouds were thinning … Continue reading

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Great Birding This Week – Again

Another winter day out north of Almaty Kazakhstan. Beautiful sunny weather rising to +4C (It’s unseasonably +16C today in Almaty). Spring is arriving early this year here in Central Asia as elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere. 41 Sightings with an … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

Headed out this week (1st week of Feb 2016) into the wonderful winter landscape N of Almaty Kazakhstan.  Great birding – 32 species including eagles, winter ducks and a few LBJs Full list: 80 Whooper Swan 2 Ruddy Shelduck 100s … Continue reading

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Unacceptable Behaviour

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Raptorfest

This week, I visited a favourite birding spot near to Almaty and what I discovered blew my mind.  Hundreds of eagles, lots of Steppe Eagles but mostly White-tailed Eagles – the most I have ever seen in one place.  Most … Continue reading

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