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

Pygmy Cormorant (Microcarbo pygmeus)

© daobazi
Xinjiang Changji Manas County National Wetland Park

Dec. 28, 2018, LIU Zhongde found this species in Manas River wetland.
Cyдиловская (1936) reported this species in Tien Shan, China. This recent discovery of Pygmy Cormorant clears up some of the historical doubts and the species can now be safely added to the Chinese avifauna.

Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata)

© gebi huyang

15 Sept 2018, shot from Dafdar,Tashkurghan has been confirmed a new record in Xinjiang.

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.

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Big Year 2019

1. Binzhao Lv (134)
2. Daxian (92)
3. Marmot (54)
4. Liujianming (53)
5. Gou Jun (42)
6. DING Peng (37)
7. hpx (15)
8. Rezaq Hassan (13)
9. yang feifei (10)
10. wolflx (2)