rare birds records
Pygmy Cormorant (Microcarbo pygmeus)
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)
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)
© The Birds Record committee
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.