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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
3. Boris Gubin (202)
4. Anna Yasko (200)
7. Yuriy Malkov (189)
9. Serg Silan (173)
14. Ainur Iskakova (118)
15. Natali Kim (104)
16. Oleg Belyalov (98)
25. Aibar Magazov (62)
27. Irina Sedykh (45)
28. Ivan Bevza (42)
29. Gleb Bolbotov (34)
32. Kirill Tanaev (29)
37. Dauren Omarov (20)
41. Andrew Simon (12)
44. Darren Bell (8)
62. Denis Kozlov (2)
67. Anna Graber (1)
74. 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. Grey-necked Bunting (04-16)
276. Moustached Warbler (04-18)
277. Willow Warbler (04-20)
278. Bar-tailed Godwit (04-20)
280. Common Rosefinch (04-20)
282. Caspian Plover (04-20)
283. Eurasian Whimbrel (04-21)
284. European Bee-eater (04-22)
285. Red-rumped Swallow (04-22)
286. Great Reed Warbler (04-22)
287. Common Cuckoo (04-22)
288. Common Nightingale (04-23)
290. Gull-billed Tern (04-23)
292. Grey Plover (04-23)
293. Wood Sandpiper (04-23)
295. Little Tern (04-23)
296. Red-Necked Grebe (04-23)
297. Indian Sparrow (04-23)
298. Common Greenshank (04-23)
299. Black Tern (04-24)
301. Long-tailed Shrike (04-24)
302. Alpine Swift (04-24)
303. Pied Flycatcher (04-25)
304. Little Egret (04-25)
305. White-winged Tern (04-25)
306. Marsh Sandpiper (04-25)
307. Terek Sandpiper (04-25)
308. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (04-25)
309. Ortolan Bunting (04-25)
310. Blackcap (04-26)
311. Common Whitethroat (04-26)
312. Red-throated Pipit (04-26)
313. Whinchat (04-26)
314. Merlin (04-26)
315. Eurasian Hobby (04-27)
316. Little Stint (04-27)
317. Temminck's Stint (04-27)
318. Rufous Bush Robin (04-27)
320. Pallid Harrier (04-29)
322. Pale Sand Martin (04-30)
324. Syke's Warbler (05-04)
326. Red-headed Bunting (05-04)
327. Booted Warbler (05-04)
331. Hume's Whitethroat (05-05)
332. Spotted Flycatcher (05-05)
333. Thrush Nightingale (05-05)
334. Eurasian Roller (05-06)
335. Red-backed Shrike (05-06)
336. Ruddy Turnstone (05-07)
337. Curlew Sandpiper (05-07)
338. Greenish Warbler (05-07)
339. Red-footed Falcon (05-08)
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. Sociable Lapwing (05-14)
351. Little Gull (05-17)
353. Lanceolated Warbler (05-20)
354. Sedge Warbler (05-20)
355. White's Thrush (05-20)
356. Blue Rock Thrush (05-21)
359. Richard's Pipit (05-21)
360. Barred Warbler (05-22)
363. European Nightjar (05-25)
365. Eurasian Spoonbill (05-27)
366. Upcher's Warbler (05-28)
367. Egyptian Vulture (05-28)
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)
389. Asian Rosy-Finch (07-14)
390. Rock Ptarmigan (07-14)
393. Barbary Falcon (07-21)
394. Sanderling (07-22)
395. Olive-backed Pipit (07-26)
396. Daurian Partridge (07-30)
397. Himalayan Vulture (07-30)
398. Griffon Vulture (07-30)
399. Arctic Loon (08-07)
400. Black-breasted Tit (08-07)
401. Savi's Warbler (08-12)
402. 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)
410. Levant Sparrowhawk (09-13)
411. Ural Owl (09-16)
413. Eyebrowed Thrush (10-02)
414. Rustic Bunting (10-05)
415. Red-breasted Goose (10-08)
416. Siberian Pipit (10-14)
417. Lapland Longspur (10-15)
418. Red Phalarope (10-22)
419. Altai Snowcock (10-23)
420. Siberian Accentor (11-11)
422. Northern Hawk Owl (11-25)

Big Year 2017

1. Askar Isabekov (306)
2. Alexandr Belyaev (263)
3. Boris Gubin (202)
4. Anna Yasko (200)
5. Gennadiy Dyakin (199)
more...

rare birds records


Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)

© Ivan Bevza
2017-11-17

The second record in Semirechye. From November 17 to December 7 one Lesser White-fronted Goose and five White-fronted Geese were observed together at one of Karachingil lakes. Before this 3 birds had been met on March 9th of 2003 in the floodplain of Kopy near the Saz railway station (Karpov, Belyalov, Kovshar 2004).
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В., Ковшарь В.А. Первая встреча пискульки на юго-востоке Казахстана//Каз. орнитол. бюлл. 2003. Алматы, 2004. С. 135.


Meadow Bunting (Emberiza cioides)

© Anna Yasko
2017-11-01
Aktau, Mangystau region

The first record on Mangyshlak. The nearest known record points are located too much to east: Karatau ridge (Nukusbekov, www.birds.kz; Chalikova, Kolbintsev, 2005) and the foothills of Talas Alatau (Belousov, www.birds.kz).


Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2017-10-28
VKO Katon-Karagay

The easternmost record in Kazakhstan. During migration Blackcap mostly occurs in Western Kazakhstan. For a long time the easternmost record was the observation in Borovoe (Shtegman, 1934). In Kurgaldzhino birds were recorded both in spring and autumn migration (Koshkin, 2017). In Russia this species distributes in east up to Tomsk and Kemerovo oblast (Ryabitsev, 2014; Vasilchenko, 2004). In China first Blackcap was recorded in 2012 in Kashi (Guo H., Ma M., 2013), also birds were later observed at November 21st and December 29th of 2013 (www.xinjiang.birds.watch). Probably the occurring of Blackcaps so far to east relates to the new wintering spots of the eastern populations of this species.

Васильченко А.А. «Птицы Кемеровской области». Кемерово: Кузбассвузиздат, 2004-488 с. Гаврилов Э.И. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.
Рябицев В.К. "Птицы Сибири". Москва-Екатеринбург, Изд-во "Кабинетный ученый", 2014. Guo H., Ma M. Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)-a new bird record in China [Chinese]. Zoological Research, 2013, Oct. 34(5). P. 507-508


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2017-10-15
Almatinskaja obl., Nac. park Altyn-JEmel', Ajnabulak

Rare migrant in Almaty oblast, and first record for Altyn-Emel National Park.

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recent video

2017-11-17. Slavonian Grebe (Yuriy Malkov), Slavonian Grebe (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-11-10. Ring-billed Gull (Anna Yasko).

2017-10-21. Bewick's Swan (Yuriy Malkov).

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

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

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unidentified birds


2017-12-17

Анна Ясько: Степной орел?

2017-12-14

Малик Нукусбеков: здесь определит очень сложно, и не могу сказать 100% восточный..... скрой всего гибрид....

2017-12-07

Александр Катунцев: https://o-prirode.ru/kurgannik/Также встречаются птицы темного окраса с черновато-бурым цветом оперения, маховыми перьями светлыми внизу и с тёмной каемкой,
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2017-12-04

Александр Катунцев: С х о д н ы е в и д ы. К таковым относятся два вида завирушек: черногорлая и бледная. От первой отличается светлым горлом, от второй - яркой окраской.
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2017-12-01

Ясько Анна: На мой взгляд, пропорции у этих двух птиц одинаковые. Сидящая птица также по пропорциям на канюка не похожа (маленькая голова).Кстати, вот
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