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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

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2019
5. Yasko Anna (53)
13. Kim Natali (42)
16. Malkov Yuriy (35)
17. Silan Serg (35)
19. Merz Marina (34)
20. Bevza Ivan (33)
23. Bolbotov Gleb (15)
24. Gubin Boris (14)
28. Sivokon Olga (6)

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. Coal Tit (2019-01-03)
49. Willow Tit (2019-01-03)
50. Black Lark (2019-01-03)
51. Tufted Duck (2019-01-04)
52. Smew (2019-01-04)
53. Common Mynah (2019-01-04)
54. Water Pipit (2019-01-05)
55. Yellowhammer (2019-01-05)
56. Corn Bunting (2019-01-05)
57. Common Kestrel (2019-01-05)
58. Northern Reed Bunting (2019-01-05)
59. Horned Lark (2019-01-05)
60. Water Rail (2019-01-05)
61. Hen Harrier (2019-01-05)
62. Grey Partridge (2019-01-05)
63. Crested Lark (2019-01-05)
64. Great White Egret (2019-01-05)
65. Caspian Gull (2019-01-05)
66. Mew Gull (2019-01-05)
67. Black Redstart (2019-01-05)
68. Black-headed Gull (2019-01-05)
69. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2019-01-05)
70. European Robin (2019-01-05)
71. Common Snipe (2019-01-05)
72. Ibisbill (2019-01-05)
73. Common Treecreeper (2019-01-06)
74. Eurasian Jay (2019-01-06)
75. Chukar Partridge (2019-01-06)
76. Eversmann's Redstart (2019-01-06)
77. Eurasian Jackdaw (2019-01-06)
78. Daurian Jackdaw (2019-01-06)
79. Spotted Nutcracker (2019-01-06)
80. Common Buzzard (2019-01-06)
81. Wallcreeper (2019-01-06)
82. Eastern Buzzard (2019-01-06)
83. Turkestan Tit (2019-01-06)
84. Northern Wren (2019-01-06)
85. Rook (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. Red Crossbill (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. Bewick's Swan (2019-01-18)
120. Little Grebe (2019-01-19)
121. Steppe Eagle (2019-01-19)
122. Ruddy Shelduck (2019-01-19)
123. Baraba Steppe Gull (2019-01-19)
124. Greylag Goose (2019-01-19)
125. Common Shelduck (2019-01-19)
126. Common Pochard (2019-01-19)
127. Red-crested Pochard (2019-01-19)
128. Eurasian Linnet (2019-01-19)
129. Common Chiffchaff (2019-01-19)
130. Long-legged Buzzard (2019-01-19)
131. Red-breasted Merganser (2019-01-20)
132. Great Crested Grebe (2019-01-21)
133. Common Starling (2019-01-22)
134. Bean Goose (2019-01-23)
135. Pine Bunting (2019-01-26)
136. Black-Necked Grebe (2019-01-31)
137. Lammergeier (2019-02-01)
138. Short-eared Owl (2019-02-02)
139. Blue Tit (2019-02-02)
140. Blue Whistling Thrush (2019-02-03)
141. Songar Tit (2019-02-03)
142. White-winged Grosbeak (2019-02-03)
143. Alpine Accentor (2019-02-03)
144. Ring-billed Gull (2019-02-08)
145. Western Marsh-Harrier (2019-02-08)
146. Northern Lapwing (2019-02-09)
147. Common Redshank (2019-02-09)
148. Pygmy Cormorant (2019-02-09)
149. Northern Black Grouse (2019-02-10)
150. Asian Rosy-Finch (2019-02-14)
151. Red-breasted Goose (2019-02-15)
152. Greater White-fronted Goose (2019-02-15)
153. Grey Heron (2019-02-15)
154. Common Coot (2019-02-15)
155. Stock Pigeon (2019-02-15)
156. Long-tailed Duck (2019-02-16)
157. Finsch's Wheatear (2019-02-16)
158. Mongolian Finch (2019-02-16)
159. Little Owl (2019-02-16)
160. Desert Finch (2019-02-16)
161. Pallas's Gull (2019-02-17)
162. Northern Shoveler (2019-02-17)
163. Little Bustard (2019-02-17)
164. Calandra Lark (2019-02-19)
165. Eurasian Wigeon (2019-02-19)
166. Willow Ptarmigan (2019-02-23)
167. Dalmatian Pelican (2019-02-24)
168. Masked Wagtail (2019-02-24)
169. Great Cormorant (2019-02-28)
170. Yellow-breasted Tit (2019-03-01)
171. Cetti's Warbler (2019-03-02)
172. Ferruginous Duck (2019-03-02)
173. White Wagtail (2019-03-03)
174. Great Bustard (2019-03-03)
175. Common Crane (2019-03-03)
176. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2019-03-05)
177. Black-throated Accentor (2019-03-06)
178. Desert Wheatear (2019-03-08)
179. Isabelline Wheatear (2019-03-08)
180. Rock Bunting (2019-03-08)
181. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2019-03-09)
182. Black Kite (2019-03-09)
183. Isabelline Shrike (2019-03-10)
184. Pied Wheatear (2019-03-11)
185. Greater Flamingo (2019-03-12)
186. Citrine Wagtail (2019-03-12)
187. Alpine Swift (2019-03-12)
188. Eurasian Woodcock (2019-03-13)
189. Hoopoe (2019-03-14)
190. Steppe Grey Shrike (2019-03-14)
191. Greater Sand Plover (2019-03-14)
192. Greater Short-toed Lark (2019-03-14)
193. Macqueen's Bustard (2019-03-14)
194. Asian Desert Warbler (2019-03-14)
195. Demoiselle Crane (2019-03-15)
196. Northern Wheatear (2019-03-15)
197. Bimaculated Lark (2019-03-15)
198. Variable Wheatear (2019-03-15)
199. Griffon Vulture (2019-03-16)
200. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2019-03-16)
201. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2019-03-16)
202. Saker Falcon (2019-03-16)
203. Barn Swallow (2019-03-17)
204. Pallid Harrier (2019-03-18)
205. Little Ringed Plover (2019-03-18)
206. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2019-03-18)
207. Great White Pelican (2019-03-18)
208. Dunnock (2019-03-19)
209. Common Stonechat (2019-03-20)
210. Turkestan Shrike (2019-03-20)
211. Black Woodpecker (2019-03-21)
212. Rustic Bunting (2019-03-21)
213. Garganey (2019-03-22)
214. Ruff (2019-03-22)
215. Kentish Plover (2019-03-22)
216. Indian Sparrow (2019-03-22)
217. Slender-billed Gull (2019-03-23)

rare birds records


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Anna Yasko
2019-02-18
Aktau, Mangystau region

Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsuls. In the middle of the last century Red-breasted Goose was common migrant in coast of Mangyshlak (Gubin, 2015), due wintering place was in Southern Caspian Sea. Then wintering places moved to Black Sea coast in Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine, in that regard the migration path changed.

Губин Б.М. Орнитофауна п-ова Мангышлак // Птицы пустынь Казахстана. Часть 1. Алматы, 2015.

Полевой определитель гусеобразных птиц России / ред.-сост. Е. Е. Сыроечковский. - Москва: Рабочая группа по гусеобразным Северной Евразии: Всероссийский научно-исследовательский ин-т охраны природы, 2011


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Askar Isabekov
2019-02-15
Koksarai kotregulator. Southern Kazakhstan

Rare vagrant, far from the basic migration path.


Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

© Natali Kim
2019-01-19
Eastern Kazakhstan

The nothernmost winter record of Little Grebe in Kazakhstan. Usual Little Grebe winterings are in southern and south-eastern Kazakhstan, but recent years wintering range enlarged to North-East up to Alacol depression (Berezovikov, 2005, 2012).


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.

more rarities...

recent video

2019-03-23. Black Woodpecker (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2019-03-21. Little Grebe (Natali Kim).

2019-03-19. Bean Goose (Natali Kim), Tufted Duck (Natali Kim), White-tailed Sea-Eagle (Natali Kim), Eurasian Dipper (Natali Kim).

2019-03-08. Bean Goose (Natali Kim), Smew (Natali Kim).

2019-03-03. Calandra Lark (Vladimir Muravskiy).

2019-03-02. Goosander (Natali Kim).

2019-02-24. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2019-02-23. Yellowhammer (Natali Kim).

2019-02-16. Little Grebe (Natali Kim), Long-tailed Rosefinch (Natali Kim).

2019-02-10. Goosander (Gleb Bolbotov).

more video...

unidentified birds


2019-03-23

Сергей Л. Волков: Белошапочная овсянка: голова сравнительно светлая и довольно контрастная (в отличие от обыкновенной овсянки), дополнительным признаком
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2019-03-23

Аскар Исабеков: травник. у травника показательные красные ноги. можно спутать с турухтаном (но у турухтана короткий клюв, чуть загнутый вниз) или с щеголем
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2019-03-21

Сергей Силантьев: Анна, я прекрасно понимаю, что для определения этой чайки, как монгольской недостаточно информации в этих снимках, впрочем, как и для определения
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2019-03-14

Марина Гудимова: К сожалению, нет снимков для сравнения. Следующий раз буду умнее.

2019-03-13

Сергей Л. Волков: Благодарю.

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