birdwatching blogs

New record of Pygmy Cormorant close to Xinjiang border

2017-03-27 | Isabekov Askar

Two days ago group of Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus) was found near Taldykrgan city not far from the Kazakhstan - Xinjiang border. This record means birds of this species can be observed in Ili river basin including Xinjiang territory. Please see map under the photos here - [...... read more ]

Happy Chinese New Year!

2017-01-28 | Isabekov Askar

My dear friends, let me congratulate you on the great day, the Chinese New Year! I wish you all the new in the new year! New birds, new countries, new new people, new impressions! Because new is always very good! [...... read more ]



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rare birds records

Sinai Rosefinch (Carpodacus synoicus)

© Marmot
Hetian County

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

© Allan Linn
Kuntibes, Muji, Akto

27 May 2018, photo by Allan from Kuntibes,Akto has been confirmed a new record in Xinjiang.

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

© Important Bird records
Kuohongqi, Qapqal County

On Sept. 26, 2017, RENGONG photographed a sandpiper in the Kuohongqi, Qapqal, Xinjiang. After checking with several experts and relevant references, the bird was identified as a Calidris melanotos. According to Zheng (2011)and Ma (2011), this was a new bird record in Xinjiang.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Important Bird records

8 May 2011, photo by Kashi bird watching society from Shufu County, has been confirmed a new record in Xinjiang.

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Big Year 2018

1. liang nigulayi (305)
2. Rick (290)
3. Binzhao Lv (273)
4. Lee Tao (268)
5. black lark (157)
6. yang feifei (143)
7. wen zhimin (142)
8. Allan Linn (139)
9. Marmot (125)
10. Rezaq Hassan (107)