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Bird Watching

Bird Watching, Kyrgyzstan


 

If you like bird watching we can organize a special tour for you. There are more than 300 species of birds in Kyrgyzstan. We can include in your tour such pristine places of our nature where no civilization at all. Also you will see on the way the most famous highlights of Kyrgyzstan! Please, contact us for more info!

You can find and explore the following birds:

Black-throated Loon (Black-throated Diver, Arctic Loon) - Gavia arc-tica

Used to breed in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan; rare vagrant with few numbers wintering in Issyk Kul. In Kazakhstan rare breeding migrant from central regions and eastwards.
14/7 2 (probably breeding pair; yelping aah-oww call heard at night) Kurgaldzino Nature Re-serve and 15/7 4 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Slavonian Grebe - Podiceps auritus
Kyrgyzstan: Breeds country-wide; winters partly in Issyk Kul. Few observations in 2003 due to windy conditions in the prime breeding area around Son Kul. 10/7 2 Son Kul.

Black-necked Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis
Breeds Kyrgyzstan: Distribution country-wide; winters in big numbers in Issyk Kul. 2/7 1 Tüp region, 9/7 2 Lake east of Balykchy, 10/7 11 Son Kul and 15/7 110 Kurgaldzino Nature Re-serve

Little Grebe - Podiceps ruficollis
2/7 1 Karakol - Tüp region and 13/7 2 Bishkek - Almaty.

Great Crested Grebe - Podiceps cristatus
Kyrgyzstan Republic: Breeds countrywide. 7/7 15 Barskaun plateau, 10/7 290 (in one colony) Son Kul and 15/7 16 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Red-necked Grebe - Podiceps grisegena
14/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Dalmatian Pelican - Podiceps crispus
14/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve 15/7 41 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 17/7 5 Sorbu-lak.

Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo
Kyrgyzstan Republic: Breeds in West Tien Shan; at present, colonies in Chui Valley and in the north of the country near Bishkek. 12/7 2 Son Kul - Bishkek, 14/7 250 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 15/7 150 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 18/7 1 Western Taukum-Turenga Forest and 19/7 5 Turenga Forest.

Black-crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax
Breeds in the north of Kyrgyzstan. 28/6 1 juv. Almaty - Bishkek and 30/6 1 ad.% Bishkek - Karakol

Great Egret - Egretta alba
14/7 5 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 4 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Fiskehejre - Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea
28/6 1 Bishkek, 2/7 2 Tüp region, 13/7 12 Almaty - Astana with the Tran Siberian Railway, 16/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve - Astana, 18/7 1 artesian wells, western Taukum and 19/7 3 Turenga Forest.

Black Stork - Ciconia nigra
2/7 1 Tüp Region and 11/7 1 Son Kul.

Greater Flamingo - Phoenicopterus ruber roseus
15/7 37 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Knopsvane - Mute Swan - Cygnus olor
15/7 4 (2ad.+2juv.) Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Greylag Goose - Anser anser
11/7 4 Son Kul and 15/7 450 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Gravand - Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna
8-9/7 1 pair with 6 pullus Salt lake is the first confirmed breeding finding of this species in Kyrgyzstan. 15/7 25 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea
2/7 5 Karakol -Tüp, 2/7 1 Tüp region, 6/7 2 Tamga-Mountain valleys east of Karakol, 8 and 9/7 1 pair with 6 pullus Salt Lake, 10/7 45 Son Kul and 11/7 2 Son Kul.

Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
15/7 10 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Gadwall - Anas strepera
2/7 15 Tüp region, 9/7 10 Lake east of Balykchy, 10/7 1 Son Kul and 15/7 1 Kurgaldzino Na-ture Reserve

Northern Pintail - Anas acuta
14/7 5 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Northern Shoveller - Anas clypeata
9/7 8 Lake east of Balykchy, 10/7 2 Son Kul and 15/7 15 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

European Widegeon - Anas penelope
15/7 2 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
14/7 5 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Garganey - Anas querquedula
2/7 2 %% Tüp region.

(Common) Pochard - Aythya ferina
9/7 1 Lake east of Balykchy, 14/7 5 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 420 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Red-crested Pochard - Netta rufina
Kyrgyzstan: Breeds country-wide in small numbers; resident in Issyk Kul; in winter there are large concentrations. Issyk Kul is one of the world's most important wintering sites. 9/7 25 Lake east of Balykchy, 14/7 6 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 15/7 21 Kurgaldzino Nature Re-serve and 18/7 6 Western Taukum - Turenga Forest.

Ferruginous Duck - Aythya nyroca
Kyrgyzstan: Migrant; possibly breeds in north of the country. A few birds winter in Issyk Kul. 14/7 11 Astana - Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula
2/7 2%% Tüp region, 10/7 11 Son Kul and 14/7 20 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula
14/7 20 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Goosander - Mergus merganser
Kyrgyzstan: Resident; winters in Issyk Kul and larger rivers. 7/7 25 Barskaun plateau.

White-headed Duck - Oxyura leucocephala
15/7 300%% (20&/juv.) Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Lammergeier - Gypaetus barbatus
Kyrgyzstan: Resident country-wide. 29/6 2 (1. 2.K. and 1 ad.) Ala Archa, 30/6 1 Ala Archa, 4/7 2 May Saz, 5/7 3 May Saz, 7/7 1 Adult Barskaun gorge, 9/7 2 Son Kul and 11/7 3 (2ad.+1juv.) Son Kul.

Griffon Vulture - Gyps fulvus
By some authors not regarded as resident in Central Asia. However rarely recorded espe-cially in the centre of the country. Breeds in colonies on several places in Kyrgyzstan. 4/7 1 May Saz.

Himalayan Griffon Vulture - Gyps himalayensis
Kyrgyzstan: Resident country-wide. 29/6 2 Ala Archa, 30/6 1 Ala Archa, 7/7 1 Barskaun gorge and 11/7 5 Son Kul.

Black Vulture/ Cinerous Vulture - Aegypius monachus
Kyrgyzstan: Resident country-wide. 11/7 2 Son Kul.

Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos
Kyrgyzstan: Resident country-wide in mountainous areas. 29/6 1 ad. Ala Archa, 4/7 1 juv. May Saz, 7/7 3 (2ad.+1juv.) Barskaun gorge and 7/7 1 juv. Barskaun plateau.

Steppe Eagle - Aquila nipalensis
3/7 1 ad. Tüp Region - Karakol.

Booted Eagle - Hieraaetus pennatus
3/7 1 (light type) Tüp Region - Karakol, 17/7 1 (dark type) Taukum and 18/7 1 Turenga For-est.

Black-eared Kite - Milvus lineatus
Black Kite (Milvus migrans); now regarded more as European and South Asian species; M. lineatus was former regarded as a subspecies of M. migrans. In Central Asia further north-wards M. lineatus is referred to as the Black-eared Kite. Breeds in the north of Kyrgyzstan; migrant in big numbers. 1/7 1 Semjenon Skoje, 2/7 1 Karakol -Tüp, 2/7 5 Tüp region, 3/7 2 Tüp Region - Karakol, 3/7 1 Karakol - May Saz, 6/7 3 Mountain valleys east of Karakol-Tamga, 13/7 1 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 17/7 3 Almaty - Western Taukum, 18/7 1 Western Taukum, 18/7 2 Western Taukum -Turenga Forest, 18/7 1 Turenga Forest, 19/7 2 Turenga Forest and 19/7 1 Turenga Forest - Almaty.

Marsh Harrier - Circus aeruginosus
14/7 4 (3ad.%%) Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Montagu's Harrier - Circus pygargus
Kyrgyzstan: Breeds in open areas almost country-wide. 30/6 1 ad.% Bishkek - Karakol, 14/7 1 ad.% Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 15/7 2 (pair) Kurgaldzino Nature Re-serve and 16/7 1 ad.% Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve - Astana.

Pallid Harrier - Circus macrourus
Kyrgyzstan: Breeds uncommonly in the north of the country in open low areas. Not as com-mon in Kazakhstan one should expect. 14/7 1ad.% Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 14/7 1 pair + 1 juv. Astana - Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 15/7 8 (6ad.%%) and 16/7 2ad.%% Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve - Astana.

Long-legged Buzzard - Buteo rufinus
30/6 2 Bishkek - Ala Archa, 30/6 1 Ala Archa - Bishkek, 30/6 2 Bishkek - tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 2/7 1 Karakol-Tüp region, 3/7 Tüp Region - Karakol, 7/7 1 Barskaun gorge, 8/7 2 Semi-desert area close to Tamga, 13/7 23 Almaty - Astana with the Transsibe-rian Railway, 15/7 7 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 16/7 1 Astana - Almaty with the Transsibe-rian Railway, 17/7 31 Almaty - Western Taukum, 17/7 2 Western Taukum, 18/7 5 Western Taukum and 18/7 2 artesian wells near Western Taukum.

Eurasian Buzzard - Buteo buteo
Ssp Steppe Buzzard (fox-red type). 1/7 1 Semjenov Skoje, 2/7 1 Karakol-Tüp region, 3/7 4 Tüp Region - Karakol, 3/7 1 Karakol - May Saz, 6/7 2 Mountain valleys east of Karakol and 16/7 1 Astana - Almaty with the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Northern Sparrowhawk - Accipiter nisus
30/6 1& Ala Archa.

Shikra Sparrowhawk - Accipiter badius
18/7 1 breeding pair Turenga Forest.

Common Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus
29/6 1 Ala Archa, 30/6 1 Ala Archa, 1/7 1 tentcamp between Bishkek and Karakol, 1/7 2 Bishkek - Karakol, 2/7 1 Karakol - Tüp region, 2/7 4 Tüp region, 4/7 5 May Saz, 5/7 1 Karakol - Tamga, 6/7 1 Mountain valleys east of Karakol-Tamga, 11/7 4 Son Kul, 12/7 1 Son Kul - Bishkek, 13/7 113 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 14/7 50 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 15/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 16/7 21 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve - Astana and 18/7 2 Turenga Forest.

Red-footed Falcon - Falco vespertinus
Vagrant in Kyrgyzstan and fairly common in Kazakhstan. 14/7 60 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 14/7 10 Astana - Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 16/7 20 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve - Astana and 16/7 20 Astana - Almaty with the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Hobby - Falco subbuteo
15 specimens observed. 28/6 2 hills SW of Bishkek, 29/6 2 Ala Archa, 2/7 1 Karakol-Tüp region, 2/7 2 Tüp Region, 5/7 1 Karakol-Tamga, 6/7 1 Tamga-Mountain valleys east of Kara-kol, 7/7 2 Barskaun gorge, 8/7 1 Semi-desert area close to Tamga, 12/7 1 Bishkek and 18/7 1 breeding pair Turenga Forest.

Merlin - Falco columbarius
11/7 1& Son Kul and 14/7 1 ad.% + 2 ad.&& Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve - polygam male with two females nesting 50m from each other.

Saker Falcon - Falco cherrug
13/7 4 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway. Interesting observations in central Kazakhstan; more birds should be expected in that region?

Laggar Falcon - Falco biarmicus/jugger
11/7 1 Son Kul; a very interesting observation in breeding season...

Laggar/Saker Falcon - Falco cherrug/biarmicus
9/7 1 Son Kul and 18/7 1 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway.

Himalayan Snowcock - Tetraogallus himalayensis
Kyrgyzstan: Resident countrywide in mountainous areas. Altai Kongehøne Altai Snowcock Tetraogallus altaicus - not observed in Kyrgyzstan. 3/7 Karakol-May Saz 2, 4/7 2 May Saz and 5/7 3 May Saz.

Chukar Partridge - Alectoris chukar
30/6 4 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol and 8/7 1 Semi-desert area close to Tamga.

Common Quail - Coturnix coturnix
1/7 1 Semjenov Skoje, 2/7 1 Karakol-Tüp region, 2/7 2 Tüp region, 3/7 2 Tüp region - Kara-kol, 7/7 2 Tamga and 8/7 3 Tamga.

Corncrake - Crex crex
7/7 4 Tamga and 8/7 3 Tamga.

Common Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus
Kyrgyzstan: Widespread though in low numbers. Resident in valleys and near mountains. 30/6 1 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol and 6/7 1% Tamga-Karakol.

Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus
14/7 2 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Little Crake - Porzana parva
9/7 1 Lake east of Balykchy.

Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus
30/6 1 Bishkek - Karakol, 2/7 1 Karakol -Tüp region and 18/7 1 Western Taukum -Turenga Forest.

Black Coot - Fulica atra
2/7 5 Karakol - Tüp region, 10/7 11 Son Kul, 11/7 53 Son Kul, 13/7 1 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 14/7 50 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 525 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Common Crane - Grus grus
Breeds in SE Kazakhstan. Migrates through Kyrgyzstan in large numbers in spring and au-tumn, mainly in the north of the country. 15/7 2 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Demoiselle Crane - Anthropoides virgo
10/7 2 Son Kul, 11/7 6 Son Kul, 14/7 6 Astana - Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve,15/7 15 Kur-galdzino Nature Reserve and 17/7 3 Western Taukum. Observations from Son Kul are inter-esting; could be breeding birds. Migrates in large numbers in spring, mainly in the north of the country.

Common Oyestercatcher - Haematopus ostralegus
13/7 1 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway and 19/7 2 Turenga Forest.

sandpiper sp. 13/7 20 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway.

Pied Avocet - Recurvirostra avosett
15/7 16 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus
9/7 1 % lake outside Balykchy, Issyk Kul, 15/7 6 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 18/7 1 Western Taukum-Turenga Forest and 18/7 2 ad. + 4 juv. at artesian wells, Western Taukum.

Ibisbill - Ibidorhyncha struthersii
Kyrgyzstan: Resident mainly in the centre and east of the country; breeding along/in high mountain streams, lower in winter. Sometimes in small groups. 6/7 6 ad. on breeding site in a mountain valley SE of Karakol.

Stone Curlew - Burhinus oedicnemus
18/7 1 Turenga Forest.

Common Pratincole - (Collared Pratincole) - Glareola pratincola
18/7 1 artesian wells near Western Taukum.

Black-winged Pratincole - Glareola nordmanni
14/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 1 colony; approx. 150 birds Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius
Kyrgyzstan Republic and Kazakhstan Republic: Breeds de country-wide. 8/7 1 Salt lake, 15/7 10 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 17/9 Western Taukum, 18/7 1 artesian wells near Western Taukum and 18/7 2 Turenga Forest.

Common Ringed Plover - Charadrius hiaticula
15/7 2 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Kentish Plover - Charadrius alexandrinus
8/7 1 Salt lake and 15/7 15 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Lesser Sand Plover - Charadrius mongolus
10/7 10 (3juv.) Son Kul. Local race pamirensis.

Grey Plover - Pluvialis squatarola
15/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Northern Lapwing - Vanellus vanellus
Kyrgyzstan Republic: Breeds country-wide; gathering during migration in large flocks; a few birds winter. 2/7 10 Karakol -Tüp region, 14/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 66 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Sanderling - Calidris alba
15/7 10 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Dunlin - Calidris alpina
15/7 100 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea
15/7 5 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Temminck's Stint - Calidris temminckii
17/7 1 Western Taukum.

Little Stint - Calidris minuta
15/7 3500+ Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola
28/6 2 Almaty - Bishkek, 11/7 1 Son, 15/7 14 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 18/7 1 arte-sian wells at Western Taukum.

Green Sandpiper - Tringa ochropus
1/7 1 Semjenov Skoje, 4/7 1 May Saz, 12/7 1 Son Kul - Bishkek and 13/7 1 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway.

Terek Sandpiper - Xenus cinercus
15/7 20 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Common Redshank - Tringa totanus
30/6 1 Bishkek - Karakol, 8/7 3 Saltlage, 9/7 2 Saltlage, 10/7 33 Son Kul, 11/7 25 Son Kul,

15/7 120 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 19/7 2 Turenga Forest.

Spotted Redshank - Tringa erythropus
15/7 11 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia
8/7 1 Salt lake, 10/7 1 SON, 15/7 15 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 19/7 1 Turenga For-est.

Marsh Sandpiper - Tringa stagnatilis
15/7 8 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa
15/7 261 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Bar-tailed Godwit - Limosa lapponica
15/7 4 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Eurasian Curlew - Numenius arquata
14/7 6 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Common Snipe - Gallinago gallinago
9/7 4 lake outside Balychky

Red-necked Phalarope - Phalaropus lobatus
15/7 2250 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Ruff - Philomachus pugnax
15/7 500 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos
28/6 2 Almaty - Bishkek, 29/6 3 Ala Archa, 30/6 1 Bishkek - Karakol, 4/7 2 May Saz, 6/7 3 mountain valley near Karakol, 6/7 2 Karakol-Tamga, 8/7 2 salt lake. Issyk Kul, 10/7 1 Son Kul, 12/7 1 Son Kul and 15/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Black-headed Gull - Larus ridibundus
5/7 10 Karakol-Tamga, 8/7 40 Salt lake, 9/7 1 Lake east of Balykchy, 10/7 1 Son Kul, 10/7 210 and 15/7 300 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Slender-billed Gull - Larus genei
15/7 10 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Yellow legged - Larus cachinnans
Steppemåge - Larus cachinnans/heuglini/barabensis

8/7 25 Salt lake, 10/7 1 Son Kul, 14/7 10 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 15/7 2 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 220 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Great Black-headed Gull - Larus ichthyaetus
14/7 4ad. Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 10 ad. Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Little Cull - Larus minutus
15/7 2 (1ad+1juv.) Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Little Tern - Sterna albifrons
Breeds in Issyk Kul; rare migrant to northern lakes. Incredible that this species occur in the Middle of Asia. I have seen this species in the centre of Tien Shan Mountains. If one looks at the possible migrant routes - which must be the rivers, the tern have to migrate through China to reach Kyrgyzstan. 15/7 2 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 17/7 1 Sorbulak.

Common Tern - Sterna hirundo
30/6 7 Bishkek - Karakol, 2/7 1 Karakol-Tüp region, 2/7 10 Tüp region, 8/7 25 Salt lake, 9/7 1 Lake east of Balykchy, 10/7 20 Son Kul, 11/7 25 Son Kul, 13/7 1 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 14/7 20 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 15/7 30 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 18/7 2 Western Taukum-Turenga Forest, 18/7 2 Turenga Forest and 19/7 10 Turenga Forest.

Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia
14/7 2 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 15 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Black Tern - Chlidonias niger
15/7 6 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

White-winged Black Tern - Chlidonias leucoptera
14/7 1 Astana - Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 78 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Black-bellied Sandgrouse - Pterocles orientalis
17/7 108 Western Taukum, 18/7 40 Western Taukum and 18/7 1 artesian wells near Western Taukum.

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse - Pterocles alchata
17/7 1 Western Taukum

Pallas's Sandgrouse - Syrrhaptes paradoxus
1/7 1& semi-desert area north of Issyk-Kul.

Rock Dove - Columba livia
30/6 5 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 1/7 3 Bishkek - Karakol and 4/7 5 May Saz.

(Eastern Rock Dove) - Columba rupestris
1/7 1 Semjenov Skoje, 4/7 6 May Saz, 5/7 2 May Saz and 5/7 8 May Saz.

Wood Pigeon - Columba palumbus
Ssp. C.p.casiotis is resident in Tien Shan. 28/6 1 hills SW of Bishkek, 30/6 3 Bishkek - Ala Archa, 3/7 1 Tüp Region-Karakol and 14/7 3 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway.

Turkestandue - Yellow-eyed Pigeon - Eversmann's Dove (Eastern Stock Pigeon) - Columba eversmanni
18/7 9 Turenga Forest and 19/7 68 Turenga Forest (more flocks e.g. 11, 27 and 14 speci-mens)

Tyrkerdue - Eurasian Collared Dove (Collared Turtle Dove) - Streptopelia decaocta
28/6 1 Bishkek, 30/6 1 Bishkek - Karakol and 13/7 11 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway.

Turteldue - Turtle Dove - Streptopelia turtur
30/6 1 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol.

Østlig Turteldue - Oriental Turtle Dove (Rufous Turtle Dove) - Streptopelia orientalis
Kyrgyzstan: Breeds country-wide; migrant. 1/7 2 semi-desert area north of Issyk-Kul, 1/7 1 Bishkek - Karakol, 5/7 6 Karakol-Tamga, 6/7 1 Mountain valleys east of Karakol and 14/7 1 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway

Palmedue - Laughing Dove - Streptopelia senegalensis
28/6 1 Bishkek and 13/7 1 Bishkek - Almaty.

Gøg - Eurasian Cuckoo - Cuculus canorus
28/6 1 Almaty - Bishkek, 28/6 1 Bishkek, 30/6 1 Bishkek, 2/7 3 Karakol-Tüp region, 2/7 1 Tüp Region, 3/7 1 Tüp Region -Karakol, 6/7 1 Tamga-Karakol, 7/7 1 Tamga, 8/7 4 Tamga, 8/7 3 Tamga-Semi-desert area close to Tamga, 9/7 2 Salt Lake, 12/7 1 Son-Bishkek and 18/7 1 Turenga Forest.

Natugle - Tawn y Owl - Strix aluco
29/6 1 Bishkek. An interesting observation. Kyrgyz population known from forested areas around Fergana.

Skovhornugle - Long-eared Owl - Asio otus
30/6 1 Bishkek - Karakol

Mosehornugle - Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus
14/7 1 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 15/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 16/7 12 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve - Astana.

Kirkeugle - Little Owl - Athene noctua
8/7 1 Semi-desert area close to Tamga and 12/7 1 Bishkek.

Dværghornugle - Eurasian Scops Owl - Otus scops
18/7 1 Turenga Forest

Stribet Dværghornugle - Pallid Scops Owl - Otus brucei
18/7 2 Turenga Forest.

Natravn - European Nightjar - Caprimulgus europaeus
17/7 1 Western Taukum.

Mursejler - Eurasian Swift - Apus apus
28/6 100 Bishkek, 30/6 50 area north of tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 6/7 52 Karakol - Tamga, 7/7 100 Barskaun gorge, 8/7 5 Semi-desert area close to Tamga, 8/7 1 Salt lake and 9/7 21 Salt lake. In litt. common breeding migrant in Kazakhstan Republic.

Alpesejler - Alpine Swift - Apus melba
28/6 20 Bishkek.

Hærfugl - Hoopoe - Upupa epops
30/6 2 Bishkek - Karakol, 2/7 1 Karakol-Tüp region, 5/7 1 Karakol-Tüp region, 6/7 5 Tamga-Mountain valleys east of Karakol, 8/7 5 Tamga, 8/7 4 Salt lake, 12/7 8 Son - Bishkek, 13/7 8 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 15/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 17/7 3 Western Taukum.

Isfugl - European Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
30/6 1 Bishkek - Karakol

Ellekrage - European Roller - Coracias garrulus
28/6 1 Almaty - Bishkek, 28/6 16 hills SW of Bishkek, 29/6 5 Bishkek - Ala Archa, 30/6 5 Bishkek - Karakol, 1/7 1 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 6/7 1 Tamga - Karakol, 12/7 6 Son Kul - Bishkek, 13/7 175 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 17/7 1 Almaty - Western Taukum, 18/7 5 Turenga Forest, 19/7 3 Turenga Forest and 19/7 25 Turenga Forest - Almaty.

Biæder - European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster
29/6 2 Bishkek, 29/6 4 hills SW of Bishkek, 13/7 103 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 16/7 1 As-A and 18/7 Western Taukum-Turenga Forest.

White-winged Woodpecker - Dendrocopos leucopterus
Kyrgyzstan Republic: Though stated as a resident in forested and (even small) wooded ar-eas country-wide, its difficult to asses the actual distribution in Kyrgyzstan Republic. In gen-eral woodpeckers are rare in Kyrgyzstan Republic. 19/7 2 Turenga Forest.

Vendehals - Northern Wryneck - Jynx torquilla
29/6 1 Bishkek

Sanglærke - Skylark - Alauda arvensis
28/6 2 sg. hills SW of Bishkek, 2/7 1 sg. Karakol - Tüp region, 7/7 15 sg. Tamga, 8/7 6 sg. Tamga, 9/7 2 sg. Lake east of Balykchy, 11/7 6 sg. Son Kul and 15/7 20 sg. Kurgaldzino Na-ture Reserve

Toplærke - Crested Lark - Galerida cristata
1/7 2 semi-desert area north of Issyk-Kul, 17/7 2 Western Taukum and 18/7 1 Western Tau-kum.

Korttået Lærke - Greater Short-toed Lark - Calandrella brachydactyla (cinerea?)

More species/ssp in Kyrgyzstan: Asian Short toed Lark Calandrella cheleensis breeds in dry steppes and arable land almost country-wide. Hume's Short-toed Lark - Calandrella acuti-rostris: Breeds in dry areas, in general higher in the mountains than other Calandrellas. Mainly occurs in the west of the country. Winters in India: 1/7 16 semi-desert area north of Issyk-Kul, 8/7 2 Salt lake, 9/7 2 Salt lake, 14/7 100 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 17/7 100 Western Taukum. And Greater

Short-toed Lark Calandrella cinerea. Three calandrella larks (Short toed Larks) are men-tioned and five as by Flint. Calandrella. brachydactyla now includes C. cincrea. In English name is Greater Short toed Lark while the Russian and Kyrgyz names read 'Little' Short toed Lark, possibly a confused translation. C. leucophaea and C. pispoletta are regarded as falling C. rufescens. However sometimes, C. rufescens is considered as species of C. cheleensis;. Confused? We are looking forward to Mr. Alströms explanation.

Dværglærke - Lesser Short-toed Lark - Calandrella rufescens
ssp. Not recognised (dukhunensis or/and pispoletta?) 1/7 6 semi-desert area north of Issyk-Kul, 14/7 20 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 15/7 80 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 17/7 200 Western Taukum. Some authors suggest C. rufescens actually is the Asian Short toed Lark. Even in the hand, the Calandrella species are extremely difficult to recognise.

Kalanderlærke - Calandra Lark - Melanocorypha calandra
Kyrgyzstan: Resident mainly in the west of the country in grassy areas: 28/6 8 sg. males hills SW of Bishkek and 17/7 22 Western Taukum. The Bimaculated Lark (Østlig Kalanderlærke) Melanocorypha bimaculata breeds mainly in western desert areas of Kazakhstan.

Hvidvinget Lærke - White-winged Lark - Melanocorypha leucoptera
8/7 2 north of Issyk Kul is an interesting observation for Kyrgyzstan - could be breeding birds14/7 20 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 16/7 3 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve - Astana and 17/7 40 Western Taukum.

Sortlærke - Black Lark - Melanocorypha yeltoniensis
14/7 80 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 15/7 225 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 16/7 30 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve - Astana.

Bjerglærke - Shore Lark - Eremophila alpestris
Kyrgyzstan: Resident country-wide also at higher altitude; lower in winter 10/7 23 Son Kul, 11/7 20 Son Kul, 12/7 10 Son Kul and 12/7 1 Son Kul - Bishkek.

Digesvale - Sand/Pale Martin - Riparia riparia
28/6 2 hills SW of Bishkek, 8/7 several colonies 20-50 birds Salt lake, 14/7 500 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 15/7 3.000 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 17/7 100 Sorbulak probably including sp/ssp. diluta.

Klippesvale - Crag Martin - Ptyonoprogne rupestris
4/7 15 Karakol - May-Saz

Landsvale - Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
28/6 20 Almaty - Bishkek, 1/7 4 semi-desert area north of Issyk-Kul, 1/7 200 Bishkek - Kara-kol, 1/7 50 Semjenov Skoje, 8/7 2 Semi-desert area close to Tamga, 9/7 Salt lake, 13/7 1 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 14/7 200 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 15/7 50 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 17/7 20 Western Taukum and 18/7 10 Western Taukum.

Rødrygget Svale - Rep-rumped Swallow - Hirundo daurica
Extremely rare in summer 2003. Only a single observation 29/6 1 Bishkek.

Bysvale - House Martin - Delichon urbica
30/6 1500 Bishkek, 1/7 100 Bishkek - Karakol and 15/7 50 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Markpiber - Tawny Pipit - Anthus campestris
1/7 2 semi-desert area north of Issyk-Kul and 15/7 2 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Bjergpiber - Water Pipit - Anthus spinoletta
5/7 3 May Saz, 9/7 3 Son Kul and 11/7 5 Son Kul.

Skovpiber - Tree Pipit - Anthus trivialis
30/6 6 Ala Archa, 3/7 3 Tüp region - Karakol and 4/7 1 May Saz.

Hvid Vipstjert - White Wagtail - Motacilla alba
Local subspecies personata very distinct and by some authors recognised as a species M. Personata (Maskevipstjert). Breeds almost country wide; some birds winter. 28/6 4 Almaty - Bishkek, 29/6 1 Bishkek - Ala Archa, 30/6 1 Ala Archa, 30/6 2 Bishkek - Karakol, 1/7 1 Sem-jenov Skoje, 2/7 3 Karakol-Tüp region, 2/7 4 Tüp region, 3/7 9 Karakol-May Saz, 6/7 2 Tamga - Karakol, 7/7 5 Barskaun gorge and 7/7 2 Tamga.

Gul Vipstjert - Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava
Three subspecies recognised during the journey: flava, feldegg, lutea (rare). Breeds almost country wide in meadows and open fields 11/7 1 Son Kul, 14/7 150 Kurgaldzino Nature Re-serve, 15/7 140 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 25 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Citronvipstjert - Citrine Wagtail - Motacilla citreola
Breeds almost country wide in wet meadows but not high in the mountains Two ssp. recog-nised during the journey. Most common is the ssp. M.c.calcarata - few specimens were rec-ognised as ssp. M.c.werae. 4/7 12 May Saz, 7/7 15 Tamga, 8/7 14 Tamga (4 M.c.werae), 9/7 26 Lake east of Balykchy (2 M.c.werae), 9/7 1 Lake east of Balykchy - Son Kul, 10/7 2 Son Kul and 12/7 2 Son Kul - Bishkek.

Bjergvipstjert - Grey Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea
Always near rocky streams, reservoirs; also high in the mountains. 29/6 7 Ala Archa, 1/7 1 Semjenov Skoje, 2/7 2 Karakol, 2/7 3 Tüp Region, 3/7 1 Tüp region - Karakol, 3/7 20 Kara-kol-May Saz, 4/7 1 May Saz, 6/7 4 Mountain valleys east of Karakol and 7/7 3 Barskaun gorge.

Vandstær - Dipper (White-throated Dipper) - Cinclus cinclus
Local ssp. C.c.leucogaster - has white belly - is found in Tian Shan. 29/6 1 Ala Archa, 30/6 1 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 2/7 2 Tüp Region, 5/7 1 May Saz and 6/7 2 Moun-tain valleys east of Karakol.

Himalaya Vandstær - Brown Dipper (Himalayan Dipper) - Cinclus pallasii
29/6 1 Ala Archa and 11/7 1 Son Kul.

Alpejernspurv - Alpine Accentor - Prunella collaris
9/7 2 Son Kul.

Sortstrubet Jernspurv - Black-throated Accentor - Prunella atrogularis
Kyrgyzstan Republic: Common resident in coniferous areas in the eastern and northern part of the country. 29/6 19 Ala Archa, 30/6 8 Ala Archa, 2/7 3 Tüp Region, 4/7 6 May Saz and 5/7 4 May Saz.

Altai Accentor [Himalayan Accentor] - Prunella himalyana
Kyrgyzstan: Resident almost country wide in higher mountains; above tree line, lower in win-ter. 5/7 4 May Saz and 7/7 3 Barskaun plateau.

Brown Accentor - Prunella fulvescens
Kyrgyzstan: Resident nearly country wide in mountains; lower in winter. 4/7 1 sg. May Saz and 11/7 5 Son Kul.

Sydlig Nattergal - Nightingale - Luscinia megarhynchos
28/6 1 sg. Bishkek, 29/6 1 Bishkek, 30/6 1 Bishkek - Karakol, 30/6 2 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol and 1/7 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol.

Blåhals - Bluethroat - Luscinia svecica
Ssp. not recognised (pallidogularis?). 14/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Himalaya Rubinnattergal - Himalayan Rubythroat - Luscinia pectoralis
30/6 2 (1sg.) Ala Archa, 4/7 1 May Saz, 5/7 1 sg. May Saz, 5/7 3 May Saz and 7/7 2 Bar-skaun plateau.

Rødstjert - Common Redstart - Phoenicurus phoenicurus
29/6 6 (4 sg.%%; 1% probably ssp. samamisicus ) Ala Archa and 30/6 1% Ala Archa.

Hvidkronet Rødstjert - Güldenstädts Redstart - Phoenicurus erythrogaster.
5/7 3%% May Saz and 7/7 4 (2 pairs) Barskaun plateau.

Husrødstjert - Black Redstart - Phoenicurus ochruros
Ssp. phoenicuroides Breeds country-wide; in general migrates to Iran and India

7/7 1% Barskaun gorge and 8/7 1% Salt lake.

Altairødstjert - Eversmann's Redstart - Phoenicurus erythronotus
29/6 1 pair Ala Archa, 4/7 1% May Saz, 6/7 1 pair May Saz, 6/7 1% Mountain valleys east of Karakol and 7/7 2%% Barskaun gorge.

Blue-headed Redstart - Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus
29/6 1% Ala Archa and 7/7 1 sg.% Barskaun gorge.

Stenpikker - Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe
2/7 1% Tüp region, 7/7 2(1%) Tamga, 10/7 2(1%), 11/7 5 (4%%), 14/7 2 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 11 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Isabellastenpikker - Isabelline Wheatear - Oenanthe isabellina
28/6 1 juv. hills SW of Bishkek, 1/7 5 semi-desert area north of Issyk-Kul, 4/7 10 May Saz. 8/7 1 Semi-desert area close to Tamga, 8/7 1 Salt lake, 10/7 34 Son Kul, 11/7 28 Son Kul, 12/7 5 Son Kul - Bishkek, 13/7 19 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 17/7 5 Western Taukum and 18/7 20 Western Taukum.

Ørkenstenpikker - Desert Wheatear - Oenanthe deserti
1/7 2%% semi-desert area north of Issyk-Kul.

Nonnestenpikker - Pied Wheatear - Oenanthe pleschanka
1/7 3 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 1/7 2 (1%) semi-desert area north of Issyk-Kul, 8/7 2%% Semi-desert area close to Tamga and 8/7 4 Salt lake

Østlig Nonnestenpikker - Variable Wheatear - Oenanthe picata
30/6 3 (2%%) tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol and 8/7 12 Semi-desert area close to Tamga.

Sortstrubet Bynkefugl - Stonechat - Saxicola torquata
Ssp. maura 2/7 2 Tüp region and 14/7 2 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Stendrossel - Rock Thrush - Monticola saxatilis
8/7 5 (3%%) Semi-desert area close to Tamga.

Misteldrossel - Mistle Thrush - Turdus viscivorus
29/6 1 sg. Ala Archa, 30/6 3 Ala Archa, 2/7 1 Tüp Region, 5/7 1 May Saz and 7/7 1 Barskaun gorge.

Solsort - Blackbird - Turdus merula
In Kyrgyzstan Republic resident country-wide. 28/6 1 Bishkek, 29/6 2 Bishkek, 30/6 1 heard singing Bishkek - Ala Archa, 2/7 1 Karakol - Tüp, 6/7 1 Tamga - Karakol and 7/7 2 Tamga.

Sortstrubet Drossel - Black-throated Thrush - Turdus ruficollis atrogularis
7/7 1 Barskaun plateau.

Blue Whistling Thrush - Myiophoneus caerleus
Kyrgyzstan Republic: Resident in narrow mountain rivers; gorges. 29/6 1 Ala Archa, 6/7 1 in mountains near Karakol and 7/7 1 Barskaun gorge.

Tornsanger - Greater Whitethroat - Sylvia communis
All observations were singing specimens. 29/6 7 Ala Archa, 30/6 5 Ala Archa, 1/7 2 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 1/7 3 Semjenov Skoje, 2/7 2 Karakol-Tüp region, 3/7 2 Tüp Region-Karakol, 6/7 3 Mountain valleys east of Karakol-Tamga and 8/7 2 Semi-desert area close to Tamga.

Gærdesanger - Lesser Whitethroat - Sylvia curruca
Two subspecies are included: S.c.minula (Ørkengærdesanger) and S.c.althaea (Mørk Gærdesanger - Hume's Lesser Whitethroat), as the available information is insufficient to get a clear picture. Both species/subspecies breeds country-wide.

30/6 2 Bishkek

Ørkensanger - Desert Warbler - Sylvia nana
19/7 1 Turenga Forest.

Rørsanger - Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus scirpaceus
13/7 1 Bishkek - Almaty.

Lille Rørsanger - Paddyfield Warbler - Acrocephalus agricola
9/7 2 sg Lake east of Balykchy and 14/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Papyrussanger - Clamorous Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus stentoreus
13/7 3 sg. In a little lake/marsh Bishkek - Almaty.

Bleg Gulbug - Olivacceous Warbler - Hippolais pallida
Kyrgyzstan: Breeds in the north and west of the country in bushy areas, also in gardens, etc. 6/7 1 Mountain valleys east of Karakol-Tamga and 8/7 6 Salt lake.

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Lille Gulbug - Booted Warbler - Hippolais caligata
8/7 11 Salt Lake (both species were observed; they live sympatric) and 15/7 2 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Steppegulbug - Sykes Warbler (Southern Booted Warbler) - Hippolais rama
8/7 11 Salt Lake (both species were observed; they live sympatric), 18/7 2 Western Taukum, 18/7 2 Turenga Forest and 19/7 2 Turenga Forest.

Levant Gulbug (Upchers Gulbug) - Upcher's Warbler - Hippolais languida
2/7 1 sg. Karakol-Tüp region; an uncommon observation in northern Kyrgyzstan.

Lundsanger - Greenish Warbler - Phylloscopus trochiloides
Main subspecies are P.t.viridanus. Occasionally ssp. plumbeitarsus in eastern Kyrgyzstan, especially during migration (Sibirisk /Østlig Lundsanger). 29/6 22 Ala Archa, 30/6 11 Ala Ar-cha, 2/7 3 Tüp Region, 3/7 5 Tüp region - Karakol, 4/7 12 May Saz, 5/7 3 May Saz, 6/7 1 Mountain valleys east of Karakol, 6/7 Mountain valleys east of Karakol-Tamga and 12/7 1 Son-Bishkek.

Stensanger - Sulphur-bellied Warbler - Phylloscopus griseolus
4/7 1 May Saz

Humes Sanger - Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler - Phylloscopus humei
29/6 17 Ala Archa, 30/6 7 Ala Archa, 2/7 2 Tüp Region, 3/7 4 Tüp region - Karakol, 4/7 5 May Saz, 6/7 2 Mountain valleys east of Karakol and 7/7 1 Barskaun gorge.

Cettisanger - Cetti's Warbler - Cettia cetti
30/6 1 sg. Bishkek - Karakol, 1/7 3 sg. tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 9/7 1 Lake

east of Balykchy and 18/7 1 Western Taukum-Turenga Forest.

Savisanger - Savi's Warbler - Locustella luscinioides
13/7 1 sg. Bishkek - Almaty.

Violsanger - White-browed Tit Warbler (Severtzov's Tit Warbler, Stoliczka's Tit War-bler). - Leptopoecile sophiae
Kyrgyzstan Republic: Resident country-wide in higher mountains above tree line in scrub; winters at lower altitude. 30/6 5 Ala Archa and 4/7 7 May Saz.

Fuglekonge - Goldcrest - Regulus regulus
29/6 2 Ala Archa.

Musvit - Great Tit - Parus major
Kyrgyzstan: Resident in northern part of the country and Bishkek (Birds were introduced from Russia about 40 years mainly in Almaty and Bishkek; birds are now observed further west). Central Asian form (no yellow) and Siberian form (yellow breast with tie) now both occur in the region. 28/6 1 Bishkek, 1/7 1 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 2/7 1 Karakol and 5/7 1 Tamga.

Turkestan Tit - Parus bokharensis
18/7 1 Turenga Forest and 19/7 3 Turenga Forest.

Azurmejse - Azure Tit - Parus cyanus
Two subspecies/species are recognised in Kyrgyzstan: Azure Tit and Yellow-breasted (flavipectus). Resident in all types of forests and with a preference for near water; more com-mon in the east of the country. 28/6 1 ad. + 1 juv. hills SW of Bishkek, 1/7 1 Karakol, 2/7 1 Karakol-Tüp region, 7/7 5 Tamga and 8/7 10 Tamga. All observations were of Azure Tit (P.cyanus).

Rufous-naped Tit - Parus rufonuchalis
Kyrgyzstan Republic: Resident in mountain forests, mainly coniferous and juniper; most com-mon in the south and west of the country. 29/6 1 Ala Archa and 30/6 2 Ala Archa.

Sortmejse - Coal Tit - Parus ater
Kyrgyzstan: Resident in coniferous and mixed forests in hills and plains. Mainly in the cast of the country. 29/6 1 Ala Archa, 30/6 4 Ala Archa, 2/7 1 Tüp Region and 6/7 1 mountain valley SE of Karakol.

Skægmejse - Bearded Tit - Panurus biarmicus
9/7 18 lake outside Balychky, 14/7 55 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 40 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve.

Hvidhovedet Pungmejse - White-crowned Penduline Tit - Remiz coronatus
29/6 1 breeding pair at nest and 30/6 3 Bishkek - Karakol. Remarkable the nest were situ-ated in a depression on top of a hill, far away from the nearest water source. 30/6 3 Bishkek - Karakol.

Isabellatornskade - Isabelline Shrike - Lanius isabellinus
Local race phoenicuroides 28/6 1 pair Bishkek, 30/6 3 Bishkek - Karakol, 2/7 1 Karakol - Tüp region, 6/7 4 Karakol-Tamga, 8/7 3 Tamga, 14/7 3 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 18/7 Western Taukum-Turenga Forest.

Stor Tornskade - Great Grey Shrike - Lanius excubitor
Ssp L.e. Pallidirostris (Ørkentornskade) 18/7 3 Western Taukum -Turenga Forest.

Rosenbrystet Tornskade - Lesser Grey Shrike - Lanius minor
Kyrgyzstan Republic: Breeds country-wide; especially common along roads perching on wires. Numbers indicated less than actually occurred due that many perching birds were not identified when driving. 28/6 8 Almaty - Bishkek, 28/6 6 hills SW of Bishkek, 29/6 2 Bishkek-Ala Archa, 29/6 4 hills SW of Bishkek, 30/6 2 Bishkek-Ala Archa, 30/6 13 Bishkek - Karakol, 2/7 9 Tüp region, 5/7 10 Karakol-Tamga and 13/7 20 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway.

Husskade - Black-billed Magpie - Pica pica
Subspecies? 28/6 5 hills SW of Bishkek, 30/6 5 Bishkek - Ala Archa, 30/6 9 Ala Archa, 30/6 2 Bishkek - Karakol, 1/7 2 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 1/7 1 Bishkek - Karakol, 2/7 8 Tüp region, 4/7 3 May Saz, 6/7 1 Tamga-Mountain valleys east of Karakol, 8/7 1 Salt lake, 9/7 1 Salt lake, 12/7 1 Son Kul - Bishkek, 13/7 40 Almaty - Astana with the Transsibe-rian Railway, 14/7 60 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 15/7 1 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 16/7 5 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve - Astana, 18/7 3 Turenga Forest and 19/7 1 Turenga Forest..

Nøddekrige - Spotted Nutcracker - Nucifraga caryocatactes
2/7 1 Tüp Region, 4/7 4 May Saz and 5/7 9 May Saz.

Allike - Jackdaw - Corvus monedula
28/6 10 29/6 25 hills SW of Bishkek.

Alpekrage - Red-billed Chough - Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
29/6 15 Ala Archa, 30/6 6 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 3/7 50 Karakol-May Saz, 4/7 50 May Saz, 5/7 10 May Saz, 5/7 30 May Saz, 5/7 20 May Saz, 6/7 2 Mountain valleys east of Karakol, 7/7 4 Barskaun plateau, 8/7 1 Semi-desert area close to Tamga and 11/7 31 Son Kul.

Alpeallike - Alpine Chough - Pyrrhocorax graculus
29/6 40 Ala Archa, 3/7 30 Karakol-May Saz and 5/7 5 May Saz.

Råge - Rook - Corvus frugilegus
Kyrgyzstan: Resident country-wide; winters in big flocks; migrant in very large numbers through West Tien Shan. 29/6 125 B-Ala Archa, 30/6 100 B-Ala Archa, 30/6 60 Ala Archa, 1/7 50 Semjenov Skoje, 1/7 2000 Karakol, 2/7 100 Karakol-Tüp region, 6/7 1 Tamga-Karakol, 13/7 75.000+ Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway (huge flocks of post-breeding birds apparently gathering in central and SE corner of the steppe; probably many birds from colonies in Kyrgyzstan migrate north in summer. This explain the relative small number of birds seen in late summer e.g. around Issyk Kul, where Rooks are abundant May to medio June.

Gråkrage - Hooded Crow - Corvus cornix
29/6 1 Bishkek and 18/7 5 Almaty.

Sortkrage - Carrion Crow - Corvus corone
30/6 1 Ala Archa, 4/7 1 May Saz, 7/7 2 Barskaun gorge, 9/7 3 Lake east of Balykchy, 10/7 3 Son Kul, 13/7 2 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway, 15/7 220 Kurgaldzino Na-ture Reserve and 16/7 10 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve - Astana.

Ravn - Raven - Corvus corax
Ssp C.c.tibetanus? 29/6 1 Ala Archa, 1/7 1 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 1/7 2

Bishkek - Karakol, 1/7 1 Semjenov Skoje, 4/7 1 May Saz, 5/7 2 May Saz, 10/7 2 Son Kul and 19/7 5 Turenga Forest.

Stær - European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris
28/6 2 hills SW of Bishkek, 30/6 1 Bishkek-Ala Archa, 2/7 10 Tüp region, 7/7 1 Tamga, 8/7 1 Tamga, 9/7 79 Lake east of Balykchy, 13/7 4 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway and 15/7 50 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Rosenstær - Rose-coloured Starling - Sternus roseus
Arrives late in springtime; leaves by the end of July to Asia. Breeds in large colonies in the lower mountains, especially in the west of the country and all over West Tien Shan. 28/6 550 hills SW of Bishkek, 29/6 100 Bishkek-Ala Archa, 29/6 300 hills SW of Bishkek, 30/6 18 Bish-kek-Ala Archa, 1/7 21 tent camp between Bishkek and Karakol, 1/7 1 Semjenov Skoje, 13/7 1100 Bishkek-Almaty, 13/7 app.10.000 Almaty - Astana, 14/7 Astana - Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 14/7 20 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve, 18/7 26 artesian wells near Western Taukum and 19/7 4000 outside Almaty.

Almindelig Mynah - Common Myna (Indian Myna) - Acridotheres tristis
Kyrgyzstan Republic: Common resident in settlements and in the fields. Expanding north-wards? 28/6 7 Almaty - Bishkek, 28/6 9 Bishkek, 28/6 2 hills SW of Bishkek, 30/6 8 Bishkek, 30/6 Bishkek-Ala Archa, 30/6 5 Ala Archa, 30/6 42 Bishkek - Karakol, 1/7 7 Semjenov Skoje, 5/7 5 Karakol-Tamga, 5/7 4 Tamga, 7/7 13 Tamga, 13/7 Almaty - Astana with the Transsibe-rian Railway and 18/7 artesian wells near Western Taukum.

Pirol - Golden Oriole - Oriolus oriolus
Kyrgyzstan: Breeds country wide in lower forested areas, plantations along roads and groups of tall scattered trees - habits include inhabited areas usually parks and gardens. Kazakhstan Republic common country-wide except in central region. Few observations due to the late time of season, much more common and vocal in beginning of breeding season and during spring migration. 28/6 4 heard singing Almaty - Bishkek and 30/6 4 Bishkek - Karakol

Gråspurv - House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
28/6 25 Almaty - Bishkek, 28/6 50 Bishkek, 30/6 10 B, 7/7 22 Tamga, 8/7 20 Tamga, 13/7 60 Almaty - Astana with the Transsiberian Railway and 18/7 1 Western Taukum-Turenga For-est.

Indisk Spurv - Indian Sparrow Passer indicus (bactrianus)
Treated as a separate species; this is common practice in Kyrgyzstan and in Kazakhstan. Often associated with Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis. Difficult to find and identify in field - easily overlooked. Look at water sources (evening) where sandgrouses congregates to drink. Inhabits open country like desert, semi-desert and arid foothills. Abundant in SE Ka-zakhstan Republic, Guide to the Birds of the Kazakhstan Republic, Edward Gavrilov, Publi-cation issued by Institute of Zoology, Almaty, 2nd ed.2000. 17/7 4 Western Taukum

Skovspurv - Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus
2/7 1 Karakol - Tüp, 8/7 1 Semi-desert area close to Tamga and 14/7 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Saxaul Sparrow - Passer ammodendri
Very shy. 18/7 6 (3%) Turenga Forest and 19/7 10 Turenga Forest.

Spansk Spurv - Spanish Sparrow - Passer hispaniolensis
Less dependent on human settlements than P. domesticus. 17/7 8 Western Taukum and 18/7 20 Artesian well.

Stenspurv - Rock Petronia - Petronia petronia
8-9/7 40 (colony) salt lake Issyk-Kul.

Snefinke - White-winged Snow Finch (Snow Finch) - Montifringilla nivalis
10/7 12 Son Kul and 11/7 28 Son Kul.

Tornirisk - Eurasian Linnet - Carduelis cannabina
1/7 2 semi-desert area north of Issyk-Kul, 2/7 1 Tüp Region, 3/7 3 Tüp region - Karakol, 4/7 4 May Saz, 5/7 2 May Saz, 8/7 1& Tamga and 8/7 2 Semi-desert area close to Tamga.

Bjergirisk - Twite - Carduelis flavirostris
4/7 1 May Saz and 15/7 2 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve

Stillits - Goldfinch (European Goldfinch) - Carduelis carduelis
Complex occurrence of different species or/and races in Central Asia. Local race Grey-headed Goldfinch - paropanisi, lacks black and white head pattern. 23/6 7 Bishkek, 29/6 5 Ala Archa, 30/6 1 Bishkek - Ala Archa, 30/6 1 Ala Archa, 30/6 2 Bishkek - Karakol, 2/7 6 Karakol-Tüp region, 2/7 2 Karakol, 7/7 5 Tamga and 8/7 3 Tamga.

Grønirisk - Greenfinch - Carduelis chloris
28/6 3 Bishkek and 2/7 1 Karakol.

Rødpandet Irisk - Fire-fronted Serin (Red-fronted Serin) - Serinus pusillus
Resident country-wide in Kyrgyzstan. 29/6 8 Ala Archa, 30/6 6 Ala Archa, 2/7 10 Tüp Region, 3/7 2 Tüp region - Karakol, 4/7 15 May Saz, 5/7 10May Saz, 6/7 10 Mountain valleys east of Karakol and 7/7 20 Barskaun gorge.

White-winged Grosbeak - Mycerobas carnipes
Kyrgyzstan Republic: Resident country wide in higher parts of`juniper woodland from 2.400 m and upwards. Preference of bush vegetation less high than 3m. In winter at lower altitude. 30/6 1 Ala Archa.

Lille Korsnæb - Red Crossbill - Loxia curvirostra
Kyrgyzstan Republic: Resident in pine forests country wide. 7/7 1 Barskaun gorge.

Karmindompap - Common Rosefinch (Scarlet Rosefinch) - Carpodacus erythrinus
29/6 50 Ala Archa, 30/6 14 Ala Archa, 1/7 12 Semjenov Skoje, 2/7 10 Karakol-Tüp region, 2/7 5 Tüp region, 2/7 10 Tüp Region, 3/7 6 Tüp region - Karakol, 3/7 2 Tüp region - Karakol, 4/7 14 May Saz, 5/7 2 May Saz, 6/7 1 Mountain valleys east of Karakol, 6/7 2 Mountain val-leys east of Karakol-Tamga, 7/7 6 Barskaun gorge, 7/7 1 Tamga, 9/7 1 Lake east of Balyk-chy and 12/7 1 Son-Bishkek

Red-mantled Rosefinch - Carpodacus rhodochlamys
29/6 1% Ala Archa, 30/6 7 Ala Archa, 1/7 3 Semjenov Skoje, 2/7 5 Tüp Region, 4/7 11 May Saz, 5/7 2 May Saz, 5/7 1 Tamga and 6/7 2 Mountain valleys east of Karakol-Tamga

Mongolsk ørkendompap - Mongolian Trumpeter Finch - Bucanetes mongolicus
8/7 3 Semi-desert area close to Tamga.

Brandt's Mountain Finch (Brandt's Rosy Finch) - Lecosticte brandti
5/7 30 May Saz and 7/7 25 Barskaun plateau.

Plain Mountain Finch - Leucosticte nemoricola (Hodgson's Rosy-Finch, Hodgson's Mountain Finch)
3/7 75 Karakol-May Saz, 4/7 4 May Saz, 5/7 25 May Saz, 5/7 10 May Saz and 7/7 300 Bar-skaun gorge-Barskaun plateau.

Rørspurv - Reed Bunting - Emberiza schoeniclus
Minimum five subspecies occur in this region: Nominate, passerina, pallidor, pyrrhuloides and harterti. 14/7 26 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve and 15/7 10 Kurgaldzino Nature Reserve .

Bjerghortulan - Grey-necked Bunting - Emberiza buchanani
1/7 6 sg. %% semi-desert area north of Issyk-Kul and 8/7 12 Semi-desert area close to Tamga

Hvidkindet Værling - Pine Bunting - Emberiza leucocephalos
Resident but very local in some parts of the country, mainly Issyk Kul and western region. 3/7 4 sg.%%+1& Tüp Region-Karakol.

Klippeværling - Rock Bunting - Emberiza cia
Kyrgyzstan: Resident country-wide in dry open areas. Subspecies? 30/6 1 sg% Ala Archa, 3/7 1 Tüp Region-Karakol, 6/7 4 Mountain valleys east of Karakol-Tamga, 7/7 1 Barskaun plateau and 8/7 9 Semi-desert area close to Tamga.

Brunhovedet Værling - Red-headed Bunting - Emberiza bruniceps
28/6 15 hills SW of Bishkek, 30/6 1 sg. Bishkek - Karakol, 13/7 1 sg. Bishkek - Almaty, 17/7 100 Western Taukum, 18/7 1 Western Taukum-Turenga Forest and 19/7 1 Turenga Forest.

Kornværling (Bomlærke) - Corn Bunting - Miliaria calandra
2/7 1 Karakol-Tüp region, 6/7 1 Tamga-Mountain valleys east of Karakol, 7/7 7 Tamga and 8/7 5 Tamga. Miksture/MWA 10/2003









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