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This page lists books about birds and birdwatching in Kazakhstan.

The books are listed by publication date with the most recent at the top.


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The New Birds of Kazakhstan

Arend Wassink

2015

"This full-colour book contains a wealth of new and up-to-date information on status, habitat, distribution and migration of all species recorded in Kazakhstan up to late 2015. The full colour maps give their breeding and temporal distribution. The text, including the introductory chapters, is illustrated with many high quality photographs."

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Birds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan

Raffael Ayť, Manuel Schweizer & Tobias Roth

Christopher Helm

2012

"Birds of Central Asia is the first field guide to include the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, along with neighbouring Afghanistan. This vast area includes a diverse variety of habitats, and the avifauna is similarly broad, from sandgrouse, ground jays and larks on the vast steppe and semi-desert to a broad range of raptors, and from woodland species such as warblers and nuthatches to a suite of montane species, such as snowcocks, accentors and snowfinches. Birds of Central Asia includes 141 high-quality plates covering every species (and all distinctive races) that occur in the region, along with concise text focusing on identification and accurate colour maps. Important introductory sections introduce the land and its birds. Birds of Central Asia is a must-read for any birder or traveller visting this remote region."

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Birds of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan

Raffael Ayť, Manuel Schweizer & Tobias Roth

Princeton Field Guides

Princeton University Press

2012

"Birds of Central Asia is the first-ever field guide to the avian population of this fascinating part of the world. From ground jays, larks, and raptors to warblers, nuthatches, and snowfinches, this comprehensive guide covers 618 species - including all residents, migrants, and vagrants - and 143 superb plates depict every species and many distinct plumages and races. This portable book contains important introductory sections on the land and its birds, and up-to-date color maps. The concise, authoritative text on facing pages highlights key identification features, such as status, voice, and habitat. Birds of Central Asia is indispensable for anyone interested in the birds of this remarkable and little-known region."

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Kazakhstan

Paul Brummell

Bradt Travel Guides

2011

"Landlocked between Russia and China, and surrounded by the shimmering Caspian Sea shores and the Altai and Tian Shan mountains, a trip to the exotic wilds of Kazakhstan will erase any association Westerners may have with the film Borat. Visit in May and find the slopes of the Tian Shan carpeted with tulips, base yourself in cosmopolitan Almaty and daytrip to the nearby mountains and forest (where the pious may encounter the legendary Buddhist kingdom of Shambala), or sample a glass of kumiss at a Kazakh dastarkhan. Now updated with more detail, Kazakhstan provides in-depth explanation of the rich and unique Kazakh traditions and nomadic heritage. The most comprehensive guide available, it's invaluable for anyone visiting or living in Kazakhstan."

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Important Bird Areas in Kazakhstan: Priority Sites for Conservation

Editor: S.L. Sklyarenko, G.R. Welch and M. Brombacher

Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan / BirdLife International / RSPB

2008

"This book is the first inventory of Important Bird Areas (IBA) in Kazakhstan. The basic principles of the IBA programme, its justification and the methodology used for IBA identification are described. The results of the IBA inventory and its relations to nature conservation in Kazakhstan are presented, the accounts for 121 IBAs identified in Kazakhstan which form part of the Central Asia IBA programme are given. In the appendices, the full lists of species for IBA criteria applying and other key items are provided."

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The Birds of Kazakhstan

Arend Wassink and Gerald Oreel

Arend Wassink

2007

Covers nearly 500 species that have been recorded in Kazakhstan. Introductory chapters include information on geography, habitats, climate, conservation, and migration. These are followed by a systematic list of species with details of habitat, status and distribution including maps.

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Last updated December 2013