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

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

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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)

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

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

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1 September 2012, photo by Tao Li from Qinggeda Lake, has been confirmed a new record in Xinjiang.

Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

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Aketao kalakule lake

17 September 2014, photo by Yinxin Peng from Karakul Lake, has been confirmed as a new record of birds in China.

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Big Year 2018

1. liang nigulayi (100)
2. Binzhao Lv (72)
3. Marmot (63)
4. Rezaq Hassan (48)
5. yang feifei (41)