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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. Malkov Yuriy (127)
12. Yasko Anna (93)
13. Silan Serg (85)
14. Kim Natali (79)
16. Merz Marina (73)
17. Bevza Ivan (70)
24. Gubin Boris (27)
28. Belyalov Oleg (19)
31. Bolbotov Gleb (16)
32. Tanaev Kirill (16)
33. Georgi Boris (12)
39. Sivokon Olga (6)
51. Rage Vitaliy (2)
52. Dalnova Olga (1)
54. Kim Mikhail (1)

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. Northern Hawk Owl (2019-03-06)
179. Desert Wheatear (2019-03-08)
180. Isabelline Wheatear (2019-03-08)
181. Rock Bunting (2019-03-08)
182. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2019-03-09)
183. Black Kite (2019-03-09)
184. Isabelline Shrike (2019-03-10)
185. Pied Wheatear (2019-03-11)
186. Greater Flamingo (2019-03-12)
187. Citrine Wagtail (2019-03-12)
188. Alpine Swift (2019-03-12)
189. Eurasian Woodcock (2019-03-13)
190. Hoopoe (2019-03-14)
191. Steppe Grey Shrike (2019-03-14)
192. Greater Sand Plover (2019-03-14)
193. Greater Short-toed Lark (2019-03-14)
194. Macqueen's Bustard (2019-03-14)
195. Asian Desert Warbler (2019-03-14)
196. Demoiselle Crane (2019-03-15)
197. Northern Wheatear (2019-03-15)
198. Bimaculated Lark (2019-03-15)
199. Variable Wheatear (2019-03-15)
200. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2019-03-15)
201. Griffon Vulture (2019-03-16)
202. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2019-03-16)
203. Saker Falcon (2019-03-16)
204. Barn Swallow (2019-03-17)
205. Pallid Harrier (2019-03-18)
206. Little Ringed Plover (2019-03-18)
207. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2019-03-18)
208. Great White Pelican (2019-03-18)
209. Dunnock (2019-03-19)
210. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2019-03-19)
211. Turkestan Shrike (2019-03-19)
212. Common Stonechat (2019-03-20)
213. Pander's Ground-Jay (2019-03-20)
214. Tawny Pipit (2019-03-20)
215. Green Sandpiper (2019-03-20)
216. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2019-03-20)
217. Black Woodpecker (2019-03-21)
218. Rustic Bunting (2019-03-21)
219. Garganey (2019-03-22)
220. Ruff (2019-03-22)
221. Kentish Plover (2019-03-22)
222. Indian Sparrow (2019-03-22)
223. White-tailed Lapwing (2019-03-22)
224. Black-tailed Godwit (2019-03-22)
225. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2019-03-22)
226. Slender-billed Gull (2019-03-23)
227. Eurasian Curlew (2019-03-23)
228. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2019-03-23)
229. Bluethroat (2019-03-23)
230. Pied Avocet (2019-03-23)
231. Tree Pipit (2019-03-23)
232. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2019-03-23)
233. Dunlin (2019-03-23)
234. Little Stint (2019-03-23)
235. White-headed Duck (2019-03-24)
236. Black-breasted Tit (2019-03-24)
237. White Stork (2019-03-25)
238. Black-headed Wagtail (2019-03-25)
239. Black Stork (2019-03-25)
240. Yellow Wagtail (2019-03-25)
241. Brown-necked Raven (2019-03-25)
242. White-winged Lark (2019-03-25)
243. Saxaul Sparrow (2019-03-26)
244. Northern Hazelhen (2019-03-26)
245. Lesser Kestrel (2019-03-28)
246. Grey Wagtail (2019-03-28)
247. Himalayan Vulture (2019-03-28)
248. Common Oystercatcher (2019-03-30)
249. Red-necked Phalarope (2019-03-31)
250. Caspian Tern (2019-04-03)
251. Black-crowned Night Heron (2019-04-04)
252. Eurasian Redstart (2019-04-04)
253. Common Tern (2019-04-05)
254. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2019-04-06)
255. Glossy Ibis (2019-04-06)
256. Jack Snipe (2019-04-06)
257. Caspian Plover (2019-04-06)
258. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2019-04-06)
259. Meadow Pipit (2019-04-07)
260. Common Moorhen (2019-04-07)
261. Common Swift (2019-04-07)
262. Song Thrush (2019-04-08)
263. Montagu's Harrier (2019-04-08)
264. Black-winged Stilt (2019-04-09)
265. Himalayan Accentor (2019-04-09)
266. Common Sandpiper (2019-04-10)
267. Pied Flycatcher (2019-04-11)
268. Osprey (2019-04-12)
269. Hume's Warbler (2019-04-13)
270. Greater Scaup (2019-04-15)
271. Common Greenshank (2019-04-15)
272. Paddyfield Warbler (2019-04-17)
273. Sand Martin (2019-04-19)
274. Common Kingfisher (2019-04-19)
275. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2019-04-20)
276. Northern House Martin (2019-04-20)
277. Wood Warbler (2019-04-21)
278. Willow Warbler (2019-04-21)
279. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2019-04-21)
280. Shikra (2019-04-22)
281. Eurasian Wryneck (2019-04-22)
282. Blackcap (2019-04-23)
283. Spotted Flycatcher (2019-04-24)
284. Barnacle Goose (2019-04-24)
285. Marsh Sandpiper (2019-04-24)
286. Lesser Whitethroat (2019-04-25)
287. Ortolan Bunting (2019-04-25)
288. Purple Heron (2019-04-26)
289. Collared Pratincole (2019-04-26)
290. Little Tern (2019-04-26)
291. Terek Sandpiper (2019-04-26)
292. Common Rosefinch (2019-04-26)
293. Common Nightingale (2019-04-26)
294. Booted Eagle (2019-04-27)
295. Slavonian Grebe (2019-04-27)
296. Common Cuckoo (2019-04-27)
297. Whinchat (2019-04-28)
298. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2019-04-28)
299. Blue-capped Redstart (2019-04-28)
300. Booted Warbler (2019-04-29)
301. Little Egret (2019-04-30)
302. White-winged Tern (2019-04-30)
303. Red-throated Pipit (2019-05-01)
304. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2019-05-01)
305. Lesser Sand Plover (2019-05-01)
306. Red-Necked Grebe (2019-05-01)
307. Spotted Redshank (2019-05-01)
308. Eurasian Whimbrel (2019-05-01)
309. Temminck's Stint (2019-05-01)
310. Black Tern (2019-05-01)
311. Greater Spotted Eagle (2019-05-01)
312. Little Bittern (2019-05-01)
313. Bar-tailed Godwit (2019-05-02)
314. Rosy Starling (2019-05-02)
315. Black-eared Wheatear (2019-05-02)
316. Long-tailed Shrike (2019-05-03)
317. Black-winged Pratincole (2019-05-03)
318. Greenish Warbler (2019-05-04)
319. Wood Sandpiper (2019-05-04)
320. Oriental Turtle Dove (2019-05-04)
321. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (2019-05-04)
322. Eurasian Hobby (2019-05-05)
323. European Bee-eater (2019-05-05)
324. Oriental Lark (2019-05-05)
325. Red-headed Bunting (2019-05-05)
326. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2019-05-07)
327. Savi's Warbler (2019-05-07)
328. Greater Ringed Plover (2019-05-07)
329. Eurasian Golden Plover (2019-05-07)
330. Little Gull (2019-05-07)
331. Himalayan Rubythroat (2019-05-07)
332. Great Reed Warbler (2019-05-07)
333. Syke's Warbler (2019-05-07)
334. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2019-05-07)
335. Woodchat Shrike (2019-05-08)
336. Grey-necked Bunting (2019-05-08)
337. Eurasian Spoonbill (2019-05-08)
338. Red-backed Shrike (2019-05-08)
339. Ruddy Turnstone (2019-05-10)
340. Brown Accentor (2019-05-10)
341. Gull-billed Tern (2019-05-11)
342. Arctic Loon (2019-05-12)
343. Eurasian Roller (2019-05-12)
344. White-throated Robin (2019-05-12)
345. Hume's Whitethroat (2019-05-12)
346. Richard's Pipit (2019-05-12)
347. Egyptian Vulture (2019-05-13)
348. Garden Warbler (2019-05-14)
349. Common Whitethroat (2019-05-14)
350. Lesser Grey Shrike (2019-05-15)
351. Curlew Sandpiper (2019-05-16)
352. Red-flanked Bluetail (2019-05-16)
353. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2019-05-17)
354. European Golden Oriole (2019-05-18)
355. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2019-05-18)
356. Grey Plover (2019-05-18)

rare birds records


Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

© Anna Yasko
2019-05-08
Aktau, Mangystau region

The second record of the Woodchat Shrike in Kazakhstan. The first one was recorded on May 3, 2015, also in Aktau (Mangistau).


Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

© Yuriy Malkov
2019-04-24
karabalik

Rare passage migrant. One bird was observed in flock of the Greater White-fronted Gooses.


Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2019-04-24

The second record of the Spanish Sparrow in the region. One female kept in a flock of the Tree Sparrow. Before one male was observed on the south coast of Tengiz on July 27, 2000 (Koshkin, 2017). This is still the most northern records of vagrant birds of this species.


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

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recent video

2019-05-20. Ruddy Shelduck (Natali Kim), White-Backed Woodpecker (Natali Kim).

2019-05-17. Blue Whistling Thrush (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2019-05-14. Common Sandpiper (Natali Kim), Eurasian Wryneck (Natali Kim), European Greenfinch (Natali Kim), Eurasian Redstart (Natali Kim), Fieldfare (Natali Kim).

2019-05-13. Pied Wheatear (Konstantin Andrussenko).

2019-05-12. Rock Bunting (Konstantin Andrussenko).

2019-05-01. Common Oystercatcher (Konstantin Andrussenko).

2019-04-30. Peregrine Falcon (Konstantin Andrussenko).

2019-04-25. Black-Necked Grebe (Natali Kim).

2019-04-24. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Natali Kim).

2019-04-23. Common Kestrel (Aleksandr Polyakov).

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unidentified birds


2019-05-21

Александр Катунцев: Обыкновенная горлица.

2019-05-21

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2019-05-20

Марина Гудимова: Ань, она все-таки пела. Только уже не помню, как...

2019-05-20

Анна Ясько: Согласна с Алексеем Валентиновичем. Видны признаки и того и другого.

2019-05-20

Анна Ясько: Да, похоже, что садовая камышевка.

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