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Big Year 2019

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 2017 2018

supported by "Bloomsbury Publishing" / rewards

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2019
4. Malkov Yuriy (23)
5. Kim Natali (22)
7. Silan Serg (21)
12. Gubin Boris (13)
14. Merz Marina (13)
15. Yasko Anna (13)
25. Bevza Ivan (2)

all species photographed in 2019


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Hawfinch (2019-01-01)
2. Northern Bullfinch (2019-01-01)
3. Fieldfare (2019-01-01)
4. Red-fronted Serin (2019-01-01)
5. Brambling (2019-01-01)
6. Eurasian Blackbird (2019-01-01)
7. Black-Billed Magpie (2019-01-01)
8. Eurasian Nuthatch (2019-01-01)
9. Eurasian Dipper (2019-01-01)
10. Long-tailed Tit (2019-01-01)
11. Hooded Crow (2019-01-01)
12. Great Tit (2019-01-01)
13. Rock Pigeon (2019-01-01)
14. Common Redpoll (2019-01-01)
15. Bohemian Waxwing (2019-01-01)
16. Common Chaffinch (2019-01-01)
17. Azure Tit (2019-01-02)
18. Eurasian Siskin (2019-01-02)
19. Carrion Crow (2019-01-02)
20. Great Rosefinch (2019-01-02)
21. Black-throated Thrush (2019-01-02)
22. Mistle Thrush (2019-01-02)
23. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2019-01-02)
24. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2019-01-02)
25. Common Sparrowhawk (2019-01-02)
26. Goosander (2019-01-02)
27. Tree Sparrow (2019-01-02)
28. Mallard (2019-01-02)
29. Common Goldeneye (2019-01-02)
30. Great Grey Shrike (2019-01-02)
31. Eurasian Collared Dove (2019-01-02)
32. Laughing Dove (2019-01-02)
33. Eurasian Goldfinch (2019-01-02)
34. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2019-01-02)
35. Baikal Bullfinch (2019-01-02)
36. Upland Buzzard (2019-01-02)
37. Golden Eagle (2019-01-02)
38. Common Raven (2019-01-02)
39. Rough-legged Buzzard (2019-01-02)
40. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2019-01-02)
41. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2019-01-02)
42. Common Pheasant (2019-01-02)
43. Peregrine Falcon (2019-01-02)
44. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2019-01-03)
45. White-Backed Woodpecker (2019-01-03)
46. Merlin (2019-01-03)
47. Northern Goshawk (2019-01-03)
48. Tufted Duck (2019-01-04)
49. Smew (2019-01-04)
50. Common Mynah (2019-01-04)
51. Willow Tit (2019-01-04)
52. Water Pipit (2019-01-05)
53. Yellowhammer (2019-01-05)
54. Pine Bunting (2019-01-05)
55. Common Kestrel (2019-01-05)
56. Northern Reed Bunting (2019-01-05)
57. Horned Lark (2019-01-05)
58. Water Rail (2019-01-05)
59. Hen Harrier (2019-01-05)
60. Grey Partridge (2019-01-05)
61. Crested Lark (2019-01-05)
62. Great White Egret (2019-01-05)
63. Caspian Gull (2019-01-05)
64. Mew Gull (2019-01-05)
65. Black Redstart (2019-01-05)
66. Black-headed Gull (2019-01-05)
67. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2019-01-05)
68. European Robin (2019-01-05)
69. Common Snipe (2019-01-05)
70. Ibisbill (2019-01-05)
71. Common Treecreeper (2019-01-06)
72. Eurasian Jay (2019-01-06)
73. Chukar Partridge (2019-01-06)
74. Eversmann's Redstart (2019-01-06)
75. Eurasian Jackdaw (2019-01-06)
76. Daurian Jackdaw (2019-01-06)
77. Spotted Nutcracker (2019-01-06)
78. Common Buzzard (2019-01-06)
79. Wallcreeper (2019-01-06)
80. Corn Bunting (2019-01-06)
81. Eastern Buzzard (2019-01-06)
82. Turkestan Tit (2019-01-06)
83. Northern Wren (2019-01-06)
84. Rook (2019-01-07)
85. Coal Tit (2019-01-07)
86. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2019-01-07)
87. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2019-01-07)
88. Meadow Bunting (2019-01-07)
89. European Greenfinch (2019-01-07)
90. White-Winged Woodpecker (2019-01-07)
91. Goldcrest (2019-01-07)
92. Bearded Tit (2019-01-07)
93. Gadwall (2019-01-07)
94. Whooper Swan (2019-01-07)
95. Mute Swan (2019-01-07)
96. Long-eared Owl (2019-01-07)
97. Wood Pigeon (2019-01-08)
98. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2019-01-08)
99. Godlewski's Bunting (2019-01-09)
100. Ural Owl (2019-01-10)
101. Sky Lark (2019-01-10)
102. Cinereous Vulture (2019-01-10)
103. Spanish Sparrow (2019-01-11)
104. Common Teal (2019-01-11)
105. Pallas's Rosefinch (2019-01-12)
106. Black Lark (2019-01-12)
107. Brown Dipper (2019-01-13)
108. Solitary Snipe (2019-01-13)
109. Northern Pintail (2019-01-13)
110. Yellow-billed Chough (2019-01-13)
111. Red-breasted Rosefinch (2019-01-13)
112. Himalayan Snowcock (2019-01-13)
113. Red-billed Chough (2019-01-13)
114. House Sparrow (2019-01-13)
115. Rock Sparrow (2019-01-14)
116. Redwing (2019-01-17)
117. Snowy Owl (2019-01-18)
118. Snow Bunting (2019-01-18)
119. Little Grebe (2019-01-19)
120. Steppe Eagle (2019-01-19)
121. Ruddy Shelduck (2019-01-19)
122. Baraba Steppe Gull (2019-01-19)

Big Year 2019

supported by

1. Isabekov Askar (46)
2. Vorobyov Vladimir (27)
3. Belyaev Alexandr (24)
4. Malkov Yuriy (23)
5. Kim Natali (22)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (21)
7. Silan Serg (21)
8. Ongarbayev Nurlan (20)
9. Kalyuzhnov Viktor (15)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (13)

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rare birds records


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Kanat Kenzhegulov
2018-12-30
Aktau, Karakol

First winter record for Kazakhstan, second one for Central Asia. First single bird was recorded January 16, 2009 at Issyk-Kul lake.

Kulagin S, Sagymbayev S, Flechtner S, 2008. First winter record of Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) in Cenral Asia // Selevinia: 259.


Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)

© Viktor Grishenkov
2018-10-26
Kamenka, Vostochno Kazakhstanskaya Oblast'.

The northernmost record of Wallcreeper in Kazakhstan. Outside Kazakstan only two more northern records from Alatisky Krai of Russia are known: valley of Chu river (S.Pisarevsky, sibirds.ru) and mouth of Ursul river (V.Pankratov, sibirds.ru).


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Aleksey Timoshenko
2018-10-18
Kostanay reg., Naurzum rezerve

New species of Naurzum Reserve. In northern part of Kazakhstan Pygmy
Cormorant previously was recorded at October 6th, 1998 in Kulykol lake
(Pynnonen, 1999), about 180 km to west from the point of new record.
Also singles or group of 2-80 birds were regularly observed in
Kurgaldzhin Reserve since 2001.

Ерохов С.Н., Березовиков Н.Н. 2009. Материалы к орнитофауне озёрной
степи и лесостепи Кустанайской области. Часть 1 // Рус. орнитол. журн.
18 (516): 1715-1742.
Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный
Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.


Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2018-11-03
Almatinskaja obl.,g.Taldykorgan

Rare vagrant visitors in SE Kazakhstan.

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recent video

2019-01-14. Mallard (Yuriy Malkov), Goosander (Yuriy Malkov).

2019-01-03. Caspian Gull (Natali Kim), Booted Warbler (Natali Kim), Eurasian Siskin (Natali Kim), Common Redpoll (Natali Kim), Eurasian Blackbird (Natali Kim).

2018-12-29. Eurasian Hobby (Natali Kim), Common Moorhen (Natali Kim), Ruff (Natali Kim), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Natali Kim), Grey Wagtail (Natali Kim), Common Stonechat (Natali Kim), Eurasian Dipper (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva), Common Redpoll (Yuriy Malkov).

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unidentified birds


2019-01-20

Андрей Баздырев: Самец - вполне себе испанец (белогорлая морфа)- маска чёрная, горло белое, бока шеи белые.

2019-01-11

Павел Пархаев: Я тогда создам дубль серии из молодых и положу "на определение". Аскар, пожалуйста, удали молодежь из этой серии

2019-01-04

Нурлан Онгарбаев: Не стали пугать птицу. Ноги не увидели.

2018-11-30

Сергей Л. Волков: Думал я, что у хохотуньи маховые в апреле не столь сильно обтрепанные. А оказывается, бывают такие. Но при этом бывают и совсем целые. Интересно,
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2018-11-24

Анна Ясько: Так вроде камышовая овсянка, самец.

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