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Big Year 2017

The winner will submit the pictures of the largest number of bird species taken on the territory of our country during this year.

You can see previous years competitions results here: 2013 2014 2015 2016

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2017
4. Anna Yasko (189)
5. Boris Gubin (189)
7. Yuriy Malkov (183)
9. Serg Silan (167)
13. Ainur Iskakova (117)
14. Natali Kim (99)
15. Oleg Belyalov (96)
24. Aibar Magazov (55)
27. Irina Sedykh (45)
28. Gleb Bolbotov (34)
31. Kirill Tanaev (29)
32. Ivan Bevza (27)
37. Dauren Omarov (20)
40. Darren Bell (8)
59. Denis Kozlov (2)
66. Andrew Simon (1)
71. Mark Pestov (1)

all species photographed in 2017


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
2. Rock Pigeon (01-01)
3. Coal Tit (01-01)
4. Common Chaffinch (01-01)
5. Eurasian Dipper (01-01)
7. Bohemian Waxwing (01-01)
9. Long-eared Owl (01-01)
10. Great Tit (01-02)
11. Azure Tit (01-02)
12. Tree Sparrow (01-02)
13. Great White Egret (01-02)
14. House Sparrow (01-02)
15. Lesser Whitethroat (01-02)
17. Common Sparrowhawk (01-02)
18. Eurasian Goldfinch (01-02)
19. Dalmatian Pelican (01-02)
20. Steppe Eagle (01-02)
21. Whooper Swan (01-02)
22. Fieldfare (01-02)
23. Mistle Thrush (01-02)
26. Goldcrest (01-02)
27. Baikal Bullfinch (01-02)
28. Hawfinch (01-02)
29. Hooded Crow (01-02)
30. Eurasian Siskin (01-03)
33. Yellowhammer (01-03)
35. Mute Swan (01-03)
36. Blue Tit (01-03)
37. Willow Ptarmigan (01-03)
38. Green Sandpiper (01-03)
39. Northern Bullfinch (01-03)
41. Common Goldeneye (01-04)
42. Baraba Steppe Gull (01-04)
46. Laughing Dove (01-04)
49. Water Rail (01-05)
50. Mew Gull (01-05)
51. Mallard (01-05)
52. Eurasian Jackdaw (01-05)
53. Calandra Lark (01-05)
54. Common Mynah (01-05)
55. Rook (01-05)
56. Goosander (01-05)
57. Smew (01-05)
58. Brambling (01-05)
59. Turkestan Tit (01-05)
60. Common Chiffchaff (01-07)
61. Carrion Crow (01-07)
62. Solitary Snipe (01-07)
64. Common Pochard (01-07)
65. Tufted Duck (01-07)
66. Wood Pigeon (01-08)
67. Grey Heron (01-08)
68. Ruddy Shelduck (01-08)
69. Cinereous Vulture (01-08)
70. Crested Lark (01-09)
71. Grey Partridge (01-09)
72. Peregrine Falcon (01-09)
76. White Stork (01-10)
77. Upland Buzzard (01-10)
78. Greylag Goose (01-10)
80. Eastern Buzzard (01-10)
81. Corn Bunting (01-10)
82. Eurasian Linnet (01-10)
83. Greater Scaup (01-11)
84. Willow Tit (01-11)
85. Eurasian Nuthatch (01-11)
86. Little Owl (01-11)
88. Saker Falcon (01-11)
89. Great Grey Shrike (01-11)
90. Little Grebe (01-11)
91. Black Kite (01-12)
92. Black Woodpecker (01-12)
93. Stock Pigeon (01-12)
94. Meadow Pipit (01-12)
96. Steppe Horned Lark (01-12)
97. Bearded Tit (01-12)
98. Common Starling (01-12)
100. Common Kingfisher (01-14)
101. Pygmy Cormorant (01-14)
102. Greater Flamingo (01-14)
103. Hen Harrier (01-14)
104. Black-headed Gull (01-14)
105. Caspian Gull (01-14)
106. Pallas's Gull (01-14)
107. Great Cormorant (01-14)
108. Eurasian Wigeon (01-15)
109. Ibisbill (01-15)
110. Northern Wren (01-15)
111. Lammergeier (01-15)
112. Red-fronted Serin (01-15)
114. Northern Goshawk (01-16)
115. Red Crossbill (01-16)
117. Sky Lark (01-16)
118. Rosy Starling (01-18)
119. Eurasian Jay (01-18)
120. Bean Goose (01-19)
122. European Robin (01-20)
123. Red-crested Pochard (01-20)
124. Snow Bunting (01-21)
125. Godlewski's Bunting (01-21)
126. Meadow Bunting (01-21)
127. Pallas's Rosefinch (01-21)
128. Great Rosefinch (01-21)
129. Common Raven (01-22)
130. Wallcreeper (01-22)
131. Daurian Jackdaw (01-22)
132. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (01-24)
133. Ring-billed Gull (01-24)
134. Spotted Nutcracker (01-26)
135. Pine Grosbeak (01-28)
136. Pine Bunting (01-28)
138. Common Kestrel (02-04)
139. Harlequin Duck (02-04)
140. Long-tailed Tit (02-05)
142. Common Coot (02-12)
143. Northern Pintail (02-12)
144. Black Lark (02-12)
146. Gadwall (02-19)
147. Common Teal (02-19)
148. Herring Gull (02-20)
149. Great Crested Grebe (02-20)
151. Black-Necked Grebe (02-20)
152. Masked Wagtail (02-21)
153. Eurasian Bittern (02-21)
154. Altai Buzzard (02-22)
155. White-winged Lark (02-23)
156. Spanish Sparrow (02-24)
157. Common Crane (02-25)
158. Bewick's Swan (02-27)
159. Common Redpoll (03-01)
160. Eurasian Woodcock (03-02)
161. Bimaculated Lark (03-02)
162. Ferruginous Duck (03-02)
163. Rock Bunting (03-04)
165. Citrine Wagtail (03-07)
166. Common Redshank (03-07)
167. Redwing (03-08)
168. White Wagtail (03-09)
169. Northern Shoveler (03-09)
170. Brown Accentor (03-11)
171. Brown Dipper (03-11)
172. Isabelline Wheatear (03-12)
173. Steppe Grey Shrike (03-12)
174. Chukar Partridge (03-13)
176. Hoopoe (03-15)
177. Northern Lapwing (03-16)
179. Water Pipit (03-16)
180. Common Shelduck (03-16)
182. Common Snipe (03-17)
183. Pied Wheatear (03-17)
184. Isabelline Shrike (03-17)
186. Common Quail (03-18)
187. Turkestan Shrike (03-19)
188. Black Stork (03-19)
189. Demoiselle Crane (03-19)
190. Long-tailed Duck (03-19)
191. Slender-billed Gull (03-19)
192. Common Treecreeper (03-19)
193. Common Stonechat (03-20)
194. Golden Eagle (03-20)
195. Desert Wheatear (03-20)
196. Cetti's Warbler (03-20)
198. Greater Sand Plover (03-20)
199. Kentish Plover (03-20)
200. Dunlin (03-20)
201. Pander's Ground-Jay (03-20)
202. Finsch's Wheatear (03-20)
205. Osprey (03-20)
207. Collared Pratincole (03-20)
208. Desert Finch (03-21)
209. Hodgson's Rosefinch (03-21)
212. Bluethroat (03-21)
213. Great Bustard (03-21)
214. Short-eared Owl (03-22)
215. Garganey (03-22)
216. Ruff (03-22)
218. Purple Heron (03-22)
220. Booted Eagle (03-22)
222. Macqueen's Bustard (03-22)
224. Grey Wagtail (03-24)
226. Jack Snipe (03-24)
227. Northern Wheatear (03-24)
228. Common Swift (03-24)
229. Pied Avocet (03-25)
230. Caspian Tern (03-28)
231. Northern Hazelhen (03-29)
232. Eurasian Scops-Owl (03-29)
233. White-headed Duck (03-29)
235. Little Bustard (03-30)
236. Sandwich Tern (03-31)
238. Rock Sparrow (04-01)
239. Common Sandpiper (04-01)
240. Barn Swallow (04-02)
241. Red-throated Thrush (04-02)
243. Spotted Redshank (04-02)
244. Song Thrush (04-03)
246. Common Tern (04-04)
247. Menetries Warbler (04-04)
248. Montagu's Harrier (04-05)
249. Eurasian Curlew (04-05)
250. Glossy Ibis (04-05)
251. Red-billed Chough (04-06)
252. Tree Pipit (04-06)
253. Saxaul Sparrow (04-06)
254. Black-winged Stilt (04-06)
255. Wood Lark (04-07)
256. Common Moorhen (04-08)
257. Grey-headed Wagtail (04-08)
258. Eurasian Redstart (04-09)
259. Sand Martin (04-09)
260. Tawny Pipit (04-09)
261. Lesser Kestrel (04-09)
262. Paddyfield Warbler (04-11)
264. Eurasian Wryneck (04-12)
265. Hume's Warbler (04-14)
266. Shikra (04-14)
267. Pallas's Sandgrouse (04-14)
269. Black-tailed Godwit (04-14)
271. Brown-necked Raven (04-15)
273. Mongolian Finch (04-16)
274. Moustached Warbler (04-18)
275. Willow Warbler (04-20)
276. Bar-tailed Godwit (04-20)
278. Common Rosefinch (04-20)
280. Caspian Plover (04-20)
281. Eurasian Whimbrel (04-21)
282. European Bee-eater (04-22)
283. Red-rumped Swallow (04-22)
284. Great Reed Warbler (04-22)
285. Common Nightingale (04-23)
287. Gull-billed Tern (04-23)
289. Grey Plover (04-23)
290. Wood Sandpiper (04-23)
292. Little Tern (04-23)
293. Red-Necked Grebe (04-23)
294. Indian Sparrow (04-23)
295. Common Greenshank (04-23)
296. Black Tern (04-24)
298. Long-tailed Shrike (04-24)
299. Alpine Swift (04-24)
300. Pied Flycatcher (04-25)
301. Little Egret (04-25)
302. White-winged Tern (04-25)
303. Marsh Sandpiper (04-25)
304. Terek Sandpiper (04-25)
305. Common Cuckoo (04-25)
306. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (04-25)
307. Ortolan Bunting (04-25)
308. Blackcap (04-26)
309. Common Whitethroat (04-26)
310. Red-throated Pipit (04-26)
312. Whinchat (04-26)
313. Merlin (04-26)
314. Eurasian Hobby (04-27)
315. Little Stint (04-27)
316. Temminck's Stint (04-27)
317. Rufous Bush Robin (04-27)
319. Pallid Harrier (04-29)
321. Pale Sand Martin (04-30)
323. Syke's Warbler (05-04)
325. Red-headed Bunting (05-04)
326. Booted Warbler (05-04)
330. Hume's Whitethroat (05-05)
331. Spotted Flycatcher (05-05)
332. Thrush Nightingale (05-05)
333. Eurasian Roller (05-06)
334. Red-backed Shrike (05-06)
335. Ruddy Turnstone (05-07)
336. Curlew Sandpiper (05-07)
337. Greenish Warbler (05-07)
338. Red-footed Falcon (05-08)
340. Grey-necked Bunting (05-09)
341. Lesser Grey Shrike (05-10)
342. Great White Pelican (05-10)
343. Whiskered Tern (05-12)
344. Eurasian Dotterel (05-12)
345. Garden Warbler (05-12)
346. Variable Wheatear (05-13)
349. Masked Shrike (05-13)
350. Little Gull (05-17)
352. Lanceolated Warbler (05-20)
353. Sedge Warbler (05-20)
354. White's Thrush (05-20)
355. Blue Rock Thrush (05-21)
358. Richard's Pipit (05-21)
359. Barred Warbler (05-22)
362. European Nightjar (05-25)
364. Eurasian Spoonbill (05-27)
365. Upcher's Warbler (05-28)
366. Egyptian Vulture (05-28)
367. Sociable Lapwing (05-30)
369. Twite (05-31)
370. Striated Scops-Owl (05-31)
371. Slavonian Grebe (06-05)
372. Pacific Swift (06-05)
373. Siberian Rubythroat (06-06)
375. Pied Bushchat (06-09)
376. Icterine Warbler (06-16)
378. Oriental Cuckoo (06-18)
379. Songar Tit (06-18)
381. Dusky Warbler (06-27)
382. White-winged Scoter (06-27)
384. Black-faced Bunting (06-27)
386. Himalayan Accentor (07-02)
387. Hill Pigeon (07-07)
388. Asian Rosy-Finch (07-14)
389. Rock Ptarmigan (07-14)
392. Barbary Falcon (07-21)
393. Sanderling (07-22)
394. Olive-backed Pipit (07-26)
395. Daurian Partridge (07-30)
396. Himalayan Vulture (07-30)
397. Griffon Vulture (07-30)
398. Arctic Loon (08-07)
399. Black-breasted Tit (08-07)
400. Savi's Warbler (08-12)
401. Spotted Crake (08-12)
403. Little Bittern (08-13)
404. River Warbler (08-16)
407. Siberian Tit (08-30)
408. Baillon's Crake (09-02)
409. Levant Sparrowhawk (09-13)
411. Ural Owl (09-16)
413. Eyebrowed Thrush (10-02)
414. Red-breasted Goose (10-08)
415. Siberian Pipit (10-14)

Big Year 2017

1. Askar Isabekov (306)
2. Alexandr Belyaev (235)
3. Gennadiy Dyakin (190)
4. Boris Gubin (189)
5. Anna Yasko (189)
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rare birds records


Eyebrowed Thrush (Turdus obscurus)

© Anna Yasko
2017-10-02
Aktau, Mangystau region

The new species of the fauna of Kazakhstan. Eyebrowed Thrush is distributed from the east of Western Siberia (approximately to the line of Tomsk) to the Pacific Ocean. Vagrants were recorded in Western Europe.


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2017-10-05
Korgalzhin v.

The second record in Kurgaldzhinho. Three birds were observed. The first bird was recorded on Kulanotpes river on September 29th 1960. (Krivitsky et al, 1985).


Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)

© Mark Pestov
2017-05-13
Southern Ustyurt

The second record of this species in Kazakhstan. Two birds were observed on trees near the railway junction Taigyr in the Karakiyan district of Mangystau region. In the latest research of birds of Mangyshlak, Ustyurt and Peninsula Buzachi B.M. Gubin (2015) mentions the records of 31th August and 8th September 2010, when Patrick Palmen took the photos of the female bird in Fetisovo village.


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2017-07-24
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first evidence of the nesting this species on the Altai Tarbagatai Ridge in the Katon-Karagai National Park, where it was previously assumed to be Y.A. Kotukhov. He observed there a worried female bird on the mountain pass Burkhat (Starikov, 2006). First in breeding season for the territory of Kazakhstan it was noted on the Ivanovo Ridge in 1969, species later turned out to be common in the damp dark coniferous forest areas not only of Ivanovo, but also of the Lineysky ridge (Shcherbakov, 1974, 1978).

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recent video

2017-10-19. Grey Heron (Natali Kim), Masked Wagtail (Natali Kim).

2017-10-14. Common Chiffchaff (Anna Yasko), Sandwich Tern (Anna Yasko), Spotted Crake (Anna Yasko).

2017-09-22. Grey Plover (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-09-20. Dunlin (Askar Isabekov), Spotted Redshank (Natali Kim).

2017-08-23. Eurasian Curlew (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-08-21. Himalayan Vulture (Askar Isabekov).

2017-08-04. Common Kingfisher (Natali Kim).

2017-08-01. Red-backed Shrike (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-07-31. Chukar Partridge (Askar Isabekov), Common Sparrowhawk (Askar Isabekov).

2017-07-29. Broad-billed Sandpiper (Yuriy Malkov).

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unidentified birds


2017-10-20

Юрий Малков: Спасибо Анна,развеяли сомнения.Удалите пожалуйста.

2017-10-17

Анна Ясько: Альберт, есть ли фото, где видны пестрины на боках? Чисто визуально, я бы сказала, что это лесной конек: клюв довольно толстый и основание подклювья
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2017-10-15

Анна Ясько: Похож, только тот взрослый (и все же непонятно у него с цевками, неужели все же оперенные?). Может это та пара начудила? Шучу, но вдруг?

2017-09-21

Олег Белялов: Да, Анна, в этом случае нельзя и зелёную исключать. Иногда светлая полоса едва различима, а очень ярко смотрится видимо только у первогодков.
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2017-09-13

Аскар Исабеков: Мне кажется, что молодых птиц (а это же молодая, судя по чешуе на спине) лучше определять по взрослым особям, поскольку большинство признаков
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