Samstag, 28. Juni 2014

поломка двигателя


On our way from Kuygan to the Kunawski Bridge, in the middle of the hot, dry and very sunny steppe, we have a breakdown ...

Dienstag, 24. Juni 2014


23. - 27.06.2014

Kuygan is a small village in the Balkhash region in Kazakhstan. The village is only 10 km away from the Balkhash lake. A river runs through and afterwards flows into the lake. This location causes a very good possibilty for fishing industry. So most people living in the village Kuygan work as fisherman. Just as Kasina, the lady that hosts us in her house. She is the manager of one of the little harbours in the village.
Also the kazakh working group, we are cooperating with, concerns oneself with fish research. Three of the five kazakh students, that are helping me, are examining fish properties in different areas of Kazakhstan for their thesis.
I use the location of Kuygan as another observation site for my bird studies. Here I do observations directly at the river, but also in the steppe around the village.

Sonntag, 22. Juni 2014

Reed and Birds


The next three month of my fieldwork in Kazakhstan are all about reed (Phragmites communis) and birds in the Ili Delta.

Mittwoch, 18. Juni 2014

База Делта

18. - 21.07.2014

Basa Delta is a tourist station for fishing, that is located in the middle of the Ili Delta in Kazakhstan. To get there one's have to beat a long journey. With the car you can almost get from Karaoy to Basa Delta. But the tourist station is located on an island, so the last 10 km you have to conquer by boat.
For me Basa Delta is the perfect place to do bird observations for my masterthesis.

Dienstag, 17. Juni 2014

Long way to Basa Delta


Today we try to go to Basa Delta, where I will do my first bird observations. But getting there is a big journey ...

Montag, 16. Juni 2014

Into the fiels of Kazakhstan


Today I am going into my fieldwork area in Kazakhstan. The next three month I will work in the Balkash area. The Balkash Lake is located 400 km in the northwest of Almaty. It is about 600 km long and really shallow. The Ili river flows into the Balkash Lake. In the south east of the lake, at the mouth, there arises the big Ili Delta. And this is my fieldwork area!

Samstag, 14. Juni 2014

немного Алматы


маленький осмотр достопримечательностей в Алматы.
Ein kleines Sightseeing in Almaty.

Donnerstag, 12. Juni 2014

поехали в Алматы


Auf geht's nach Almaty!