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.
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.