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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
2. Anna Yasko (77)
9. Boris Gubin (35)
10. Serg Silan (32)
13. Natali Kim (28)
18. Ivan Bevza (21)
21. Yuriy Malkov (16)
23. Aibar Magazov (11)
24. Irina Sedykh (9)

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)
40. Common Goldeneye (01-04)
41. Baraba Steppe Gull (01-04)
45. Laughing Dove (01-04)
48. Water Rail (01-05)
49. Mew Gull (01-05)
50. Mallard (01-05)
51. Eurasian Jackdaw (01-05)
52. Calandra Lark (01-05)
53. Common Mynah (01-05)
54. Rook (01-05)
55. Goosander (01-05)
56. Smew (01-05)
57. Brambling (01-05)
58. Turkestan Tit (01-05)
59. Common Chiffchaff (01-07)
60. Northern Bullfinch (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. Eurasian Woodcock (03-02)
160. Bimaculated Lark (03-02)
161. Ferruginous Duck (03-02)
162. Rock Bunting (03-04)
164. Citrine Wagtail (03-07)
165. Common Redshank (03-07)
166. Redwing (03-08)
167. White Wagtail (03-09)
168. Northern Shoveler (03-09)
169. Brown Accentor (03-11)
170. Brown Dipper (03-11)
171. Isabelline Wheatear (03-12)
172. Steppe Grey Shrike (03-12)
173. Chukar Partridge (03-13)
175. Hoopoe (03-15)
176. Northern Lapwing (03-16)
178. Water Pipit (03-16)
179. Common Shelduck (03-16)
181. Common Snipe (03-17)
182. Pied Wheatear (03-17)
183. Isabelline Shrike (03-17)
185. Turkestan Shrike (03-19)
186. Black Stork (03-19)
187. Demoiselle Crane (03-19)
188. Long-tailed Duck (03-19)
189. Slender-billed Gull (03-19)
190. Common Stonechat (03-20)
191. Golden Eagle (03-20)
192. Desert Wheatear (03-20)
193. Cetti's Warbler (03-20)
195. Greater Sand Plover (03-20)
196. Kentish Plover (03-20)
197. Dunlin (03-20)
198. Desert Finch (03-21)
199. Hodgson's Rosefinch (03-21)
201. Short-eared Owl (03-22)
202. Garganey (03-22)
203. Ruff (03-22)
204. Grey Wagtail (03-24)

Big Year 2017

1. Askar Isabekov (88)
2. Anna Yasko (77)
3. Alexandr Katuncev (62)
4. Andrey Vilyayev (61)
5. Malik Nukusbekov (51)
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rare birds records


Mediterranean Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus brookei)

© Anatoly Levin
2016-06-02
Caspian see north-east part

The first record of the Mediterranean Peregrine Falcon (Falco Peregrinus brookei) in the territory (territorial waters) of Kazakhstan.


Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

© Ivan Bevza
2017-02-04

Редкая зимняя встреча вида для Семиречья. До этого одна птица была сфотографирована на равнине, примыкающей к южному побережью Капчагайского водохранилища 17 декабря 2016 г. (Г. Дякин, birds.kz), одну птицу наблюдали на р. Чу в районе с. Кордай в январе 2008 г. (Белялов, Карпов, 2009).


Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

© Alexandr Katuncev
2014-12-11
Актау

The first photo of the species in the winter.


Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

© Oleg Belyalov
2017-01-02
Almaty region

Четвертая зимняя встреча кудрявого пеликана на Юго-Востоке Казахстана. Первые две встречи были в декабре 1998 г. на Сорбулаке и в 2007 г. в Алакольской котловине (Березовиков, 2008). Еще одна встреча на Сорбулаке датируется 27 декабря 2014 г. (О.Белялов, www.birds.kz).

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recent video

2017-03-25. White-winged Tern (Yuriy Malkov), Pied Avocet (Yuriy Malkov), Ruff (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-03-24. Blyth's Reed Warbler (Yuriy Malkov), Ruddy Turnstone (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-03-23. Harlequin Duck (Viktor Kolesnikov).

2017-03-22. Booted Warbler (Yuriy Malkov), Little Gull (Yuriy Malkov), White Wagtail (Yuriy Malkov), Northern Bullfinch (Yuriy Malkov), Grey Heron (Yuriy Malkov), White-winged Tern (Yuriy Malkov), Bar-tailed Godwit (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-03-21. Wood Sandpiper (Yuriy Malkov), Common Crane (Yuriy Malkov).

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unidentified birds


2017-03-21

Анна Ясько: На 3 и 4 снимках, самец обыкновенной овсянки (возможно, с некоторой примесью генов белошапочной, судя по коричневым помаркам ближе к горлу).
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2017-03-21

Борис Губин: Думаю, что это сарыч (B.B.vulpinus),самка которого снова загнездилась в паре с курганником на том же месте, что подряд два года назад. Сейчас она
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2017-03-12

Анна Ясько: Я не против, пусть будет камышевкой. Как предположила Галина, скорее всего садовая.

2017-02-21

Олег Белялов: Я принял птицу за caligata просто посмотрев на пальцы. Она в английском Booted - обутая. Есть разница в цвете. Как-то в мае видимо 2000 я встречал таких
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2017-02-16

Павел: Не, Олег, у нас, казахских орнитологов, есть уже плохая примета: появилось новое фото канюка - жди конфликта.Есть загадочный мохноногий сарыч.
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