Tag Archives: Steppe

Saiga – A Central Asian Environmental Initiative

From Wikipedia:The saiga antelope is a critically endangered antelope that originally inhabited a vast area of the Eurasian steppe zone from the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and Caucasus into Dzungaria and Mongolia. This strange-looking fellow tenuously inhabits the Central … Continue reading

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Black-bellied Sand-grouse in Flight

Kazakhstan July 2016

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Dubai World Record Eagle Flight

Still on the subject of bird senses in my recent blog Homing Instinct in Birds – How do they do it? this follows a White-tailed Eagle’s spotting success as it is launched from the top of the Burj Khalifa, at … Continue reading

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Springtime in Kazakhstan

The deluge of rain has made a huge difference this year in our SE corner of Kazakhstan. The land explodes with life in a myriad of colours, particularly lush green and gorgeous red hues of poppy. The rains will peter … 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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Collared Pratincole

Kazakhstan  15 June 2015 June 2015

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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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