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Big Year 2013

The winner will submit the pictures of the largest number of bird species taken on the territory of our country during this year.

supported by "Bloomsbury Publishing" / rewards

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2013
6. Zuban Ivan (204)
10. Lyakhov Oleg (164)
16. Voronova Vera (120)
17. Belyalov Oleg (116)
23. Silan Serg (79)
24. Magazov Aibar (76)
30. Sarayev Fedor (67)
31. Kim Natali (66)
32. Meek Albert (60)
44. Chagai Andrei (14)
47. Kozlov Denis (12)
51. Karpov Fedor (7)
58. Fijen Thijs (3)
70. Best Nigel (1)
72. Gubin Boris (1)
80. San Lyudmila (1)

all species photographed in 2013


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2013-01-02)
2. Tufted Duck (2013-01-02)
3. Northern Bullfinch (2013-01-02)
4. Great Tit (2013-01-02)
5. Eurasian Nuthatch (2013-01-02)
6. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2013-01-02)
7. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2013-01-02)
8. Common Redpoll (2013-01-02)
9. Eurasian Collared Dove (2013-01-02)
10. Tree Sparrow (2013-01-02)
11. Upland Buzzard (2013-01-03)
12. White-winged Grosbeak (2013-01-03)
13. Eastern Buzzard (2013-01-03)
14. Common Goldeneye (2013-01-03)
15. Smew (2013-01-03)
16. Japanese Waxwing (2013-01-03)
17. Goosander (2013-01-03)
18. Mallard (2013-01-03)
19. Common Pheasant (2013-01-04)
20. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2013-01-04)
21. Eurasian Siskin (2013-01-04)
22. Red-fronted Serin (2013-01-04)
23. Mistle Thrush (2013-01-04)
24. Hen Harrier (2013-01-05)
25. Red-breasted Merganser (2013-01-05)
26. Common Chaffinch (2013-01-05)
27. Common Raven (2013-01-05)
28. Carrion Crow (2013-01-05)
29. Lammergeier (2013-01-05)
30. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2013-01-05)
31. Coal Tit (2013-01-05)
33. Alpine Accentor (2013-01-05)
34. Goldcrest (2013-01-05)
35. Bohemian Waxwing (2013-01-05)
36. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2013-01-06)
37. Eurasian Jackdaw (2013-01-06)
38. Mew Gull (2013-01-06)
39. Common Kestrel (2013-01-06)
40. Twite (2013-01-06)
41. White-Winged Woodpecker (2013-01-06)
42. Grey Heron (2013-01-06)
43. Common Sparrowhawk (2013-01-06)
44. Brambling (2013-01-06)
45. Common Buzzard (2013-01-06)
46. Fieldfare (2013-01-06)
47. Hawfinch (2013-01-07)
48. Caspian Gull (2013-01-07)
49. Laughing Dove (2013-01-07)
50. Whooper Swan (2013-01-07)
51. Black-throated Thrush (2013-01-07)
52. Cinereous Vulture (2013-01-07)
53. Golden Eagle (2013-01-07)
54. Northern Goshawk (2013-01-07)
55. Black-Billed Magpie (2013-01-07)
56. Spotted Nutcracker (2013-01-07)
57. Songar Tit (2013-01-07)
58. Black-headed Gull (2013-01-08)
59. Mute Swan (2013-01-08)
60. House Sparrow (2013-01-08)
61. Hooded Crow (2013-01-09)
62. Little Grebe (2013-01-09)
63. Ferruginous Duck (2013-01-09)
64. Azure Tit (2013-01-09)
65. Merlin (2013-01-09)
66. Great Grey Shrike (2013-01-09)
67. Crested Lark (2013-01-10)
68. Rook (2013-01-10)
69. White-Backed Woodpecker (2013-01-10)
70. Baikal Bullfinch (2013-01-11)
71. Peregrine Falcon (2013-01-11)
72. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2013-01-12)
73. Eurasian Dipper (2013-01-12)
74. Long-tailed Duck (2013-01-12)
75. Great White Egret (2013-01-13)
76. Rough-legged Buzzard (2013-01-13)
77. Long-eared Owl (2013-01-13)
78. Northern Reed Bunting (2013-01-13)
79. Common Mynah (2013-01-17)
80. Eurasian Blackbird (2013-01-17)
81. European Greenfinch (2013-01-19)
82. Ural Owl (2013-01-19)
83. Red-throated Thrush (2013-01-19)
84. Common Pochard (2013-01-19)
85. Greater Scaup (2013-01-19)
86. Eversmann's Redstart (2013-01-19)
87. Stock Pigeon (2013-01-19)
88. Daurian Jackdaw (2013-01-19)
89. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2013-01-19)
90. Grey Partridge (2013-01-20)
91. Black Lark (2013-01-20)
92. Red Crossbill (2013-01-21)
93. Eurasian Jay (2013-01-22)
94. Yellow-breasted Tit (2013-01-23)
95. Corn Bunting (2013-01-24)
96. Pine Bunting (2013-01-24)
97. Common Kingfisher (2013-01-24)
98. Horned Lark (2013-01-24)
99. Snow Bunting (2013-01-24)
100. Redwing (2013-01-26)
101. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2013-01-26)
102. Eurasian Goldfinch (2013-01-26)
103. Rock Pigeon (2013-01-26)
104. Great Crested Grebe (2013-01-27)
105. Eurasian Linnet (2013-01-27)
106. Common Starling (2013-01-27)
107. Wallcreeper (2013-01-28)
108. Greylag Goose (2013-01-28)
109. Rock Sparrow (2013-01-28)
110. Greater White-fronted Goose (2013-01-28)
111. Common Treecreeper (2013-01-29)
112. Calandra Lark (2013-01-29)
113. Steppe Eagle (2013-01-29)
114. Red-crested Pochard (2013-02-02)
115. Short-eared Owl (2013-02-02)
116. Yellowhammer (2013-02-06)
117. Red-billed Chough (2013-02-10)
118. Yellow-billed Chough (2013-02-10)
119. European Robin (2013-02-11)
120. Black-throated Accentor (2013-02-13)
121. Northern Wren (2013-02-13)
122. Western Marsh-Harrier (2013-02-13)
123. Dusky Thrush (2013-02-16)
124. Water Rail (2013-02-16)
125. Willow Tit (2013-02-17)
126. Tawny Owl (2013-02-17)
127. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2013-02-18)
128. Blue Tit (2013-02-18)
129. Meadow Pipit (2013-02-21)
130. Chukar Partridge (2013-02-22)
131. Gadwall (2013-02-23)
132. Pallas's Gull (2013-02-24)
133. Northern Pintail (2013-02-24)
134. Northern Hazelhen (2013-02-24)
135. Black Redstart (2013-02-27)
136. Saker Falcon (2013-02-27)
137. Finsch's Wheatear (2013-02-28)
138. Rock Bunting (2013-03-02)
139. Masked Wagtail (2013-03-02)
140. Northern Lapwing (2013-03-02)
141. Eurasian Wigeon (2013-03-02)
142. Sky Lark (2013-03-02)
143. Cetti's Warbler (2013-03-05)
144. Long-tailed Tit (2013-03-06)
145. Citrine Wagtail (2013-03-06)
146. Green Sandpiper (2013-03-06)
147. Long-legged Buzzard (2013-03-06)
148. Pied Wheatear (2013-03-06)
149. Northern Wheatear (2013-03-06)
150. Black Kite (2013-03-06)
151. Desert Finch (2013-03-06)
152. Great Cormorant (2013-03-10)
153. Dalmatian Pelican (2013-03-10)
154. Turkestan Tit (2013-03-10)
155. Desert Wheatear (2013-03-10)
156. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2013-03-10)
157. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2013-03-10)
158. White Wagtail (2013-03-10)
159. Ruddy Shelduck (2013-03-10)
160. Pygmy Cormorant (2013-03-13)
161. Hoopoe (2013-03-14)
162. Greater Short-toed Lark (2013-03-14)
163. Isabelline Shrike (2013-03-14)
164. Common Redshank (2013-03-14)
165. Common Coot (2013-03-14)
166. Water Pipit (2013-03-14)
167. Demoiselle Crane (2013-03-14)
168. Isabelline Wheatear (2013-03-15)
169. Blue-capped Redstart (2013-03-15)
170. Ruff (2013-03-17)
171. Common Oystercatcher (2013-03-17)
172. Wood Pigeon (2013-03-18)
173. Northern Shoveler (2013-03-19)
174. Bearded Tit (2013-03-19)
175. Common Teal (2013-03-19)
176. Garganey (2013-03-19)
177. Bimaculated Lark (2013-03-19)
178. White Stork (2013-03-21)
179. Northern House Martin (2013-03-21)
180. Turkestan Shrike (2013-03-22)
181. Osprey (2013-03-22)
182. Common Chiffchaff (2013-03-22)
183. Black Stork (2013-03-22)
184. Tawny Pipit (2013-03-22)
185. Black Woodpecker (2013-03-22)
186. Common Snipe (2013-03-22)
187. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2013-03-23)
188. White-headed Duck (2013-03-23)
189. Little Ringed Plover (2013-03-23)
190. Little Bustard (2013-03-23)
191. Barn Swallow (2013-03-23)
192. Black-breasted Tit (2013-03-24)
193. Baraba Steppe Gull (2013-03-24)
194. Common Crane (2013-03-25)
195. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2013-03-25)
196. Common Shelduck (2013-03-26)
197. Lapland Longspur (2013-03-27)
198. Slender-billed Gull (2013-03-28)
199. Dunlin (2013-03-28)
200. Pallid Harrier (2013-03-28)
201. Grey Wagtail (2013-03-29)
202. Kentish Plover (2013-03-29)
203. Common Stonechat (2013-03-29)
204. Egyptian Vulture (2013-03-30)
205. Himalayan Vulture (2013-03-30)
206. Pied Avocet (2013-03-30)
207. Yellow Wagtail (2013-03-30)
208. Common Moorhen (2013-03-30)
209. Black-winged Stilt (2013-03-30)
210. Black-Necked Grebe (2013-03-30)
211. Pallas's Reed Bunting (2013-03-31)
212. Blue Whistling Thrush (2013-03-31)
213. Brown Dipper (2013-03-31)
214. Bluethroat (2013-03-31)
215. Northern Black Grouse (2013-03-31)
216. Tree Pipit (2013-04-01)
217. Common Swift (2013-04-02)
218. Lesser Whitethroat (2013-04-04)
219. Eurasian Whimbrel (2013-04-04)
220. Sociable Lapwing (2013-04-05)
221. Meadow Bunting (2013-04-05)
222. Common Tern (2013-04-06)
223. Black-headed Wagtail (2013-04-06)
224. Booted Eagle (2013-04-06)
225. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2013-04-06)
226. Little Stint (2013-04-06)
227. Black-eared Wheatear (2013-04-07)
228. Paddyfield Warbler (2013-04-07)
229. Hume's Warbler (2013-04-08)
230. Whinchat (2013-04-08)
231. Song Thrush (2013-04-09)
232. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2013-04-10)
233. Red-throated Pipit (2013-04-10)
234. Caspian Plover (2013-04-10)
235. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2013-04-11)
236. Black-crowned Night Heron (2013-04-12)
237. Great White Pelican (2013-04-13)
238. Black-tailed Godwit (2013-04-13)
239. Red-breasted Goose (2013-04-13)
240. Common Sandpiper (2013-04-13)
241. Eurasian Roller (2013-04-13)
242. Eurasian Curlew (2013-04-13)
243. Eurasian Redstart (2013-04-13)
244. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2013-04-13)
245. Black Tern (2013-04-14)
246. Collared Pratincole (2013-04-14)
247. Little Tern (2013-04-14)
248. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2013-04-15)
249. Sand Martin (2013-04-15)
250. Montagu's Harrier (2013-04-15)
251. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2013-04-15)
252. Grey-necked Bunting (2013-04-15)
253. Eurasian Crag Martin (2013-04-15)
254. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2013-04-15)
255. Griffon Vulture (2013-04-15)
256. Red-backed Shrike (2013-04-16)
257. Eurasian Bittern (2013-04-17)
258. Purple Heron (2013-04-18)
259. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2013-04-18)
260. Lesser White-fronted Goose (2013-04-18)
261. White-winged Lark (2013-04-19)
262. Steppe Grey Shrike (2013-04-20)
263. Himalayan Accentor (2013-04-20)
264. Willow Ptarmigan (2013-04-20)
265. Gull-billed Tern (2013-04-20)
266. Lesser Kestrel (2013-04-20)
267. Caspian Tern (2013-04-21)
268. Relict Gull (2013-04-22)
269. Common Whitethroat (2013-04-22)
270. Bar-tailed Godwit (2013-04-23)
271. Spanish Sparrow (2013-04-23)
272. Blue Rock Thrush (2013-04-23)
273. Marsh Sandpiper (2013-04-23)
274. Eurasian Wryneck (2013-04-24)
275. Red-rumped Swallow (2013-04-24)
276. Rufous Bush Robin (2013-04-24)
277. Pied Flycatcher (2013-04-24)
278. Eurasian Golden Plover (2013-04-24)
279. Greater Spotted Eagle (2013-04-25)
280. Lesser Grey Shrike (2013-04-25)
281. Eurasian Hobby (2013-04-25)
282. Common Greenshank (2013-04-25)
283. Greater Ringed Plover (2013-04-25)
284. Common Nightingale (2013-04-27)
285. Ortolan Bunting (2013-04-27)
286. Barred Warbler (2013-04-27)
287. Long-tailed Shrike (2013-04-27)
288. Common Cuckoo (2013-04-27)
289. Red-footed Falcon (2013-04-27)
290. Little Egret (2013-04-27)
291. Himalayan Rubythroat (2013-04-28)
292. Rosy Starling (2013-04-28)
293. Oriental Turtle Dove (2013-04-28)
294. Temminck's Stint (2013-04-28)
295. Wood Sandpiper (2013-04-28)
296. Willow Warbler (2013-04-29)
297. White-winged Tern (2013-04-30)
298. Western Capercaillie (2013-04-30)
299. Spotted Redshank (2013-05-01)
300. Shikra (2013-05-01)
301. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2013-05-01)
302. Spotted Flycatcher (2013-05-01)
303. Crimson-winged Finch (2013-05-02)
304. Thrush Nightingale (2013-05-02)
305. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2013-05-04)
306. Moustached Warbler (2013-05-05)
307. Common Rosefinch (2013-05-06)
308. Syke's Warbler (2013-05-06)
309. Red-headed Bunting (2013-05-06)
310. Red-Necked Grebe (2013-05-06)
311. Grey Plover (2013-05-07)
312. European Bee-eater (2013-05-07)
313. Black-winged Pratincole (2013-05-07)
314. Lesser Sand Plover (2013-05-08)
315. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2013-05-08)
316. Glossy Ibis (2013-05-09)
317. Ibisbill (2013-05-09)
318. Brown Accentor (2013-05-09)
319. Pale Sand Martin (2013-05-09)
320. European Golden Oriole (2013-05-09)
321. Indian Sparrow (2013-05-10)
322. Great Reed Warbler (2013-05-10)
323. Curlew Sandpiper (2013-05-10)
324. Bean Goose (2013-05-10)
325. Greater Sand Plover (2013-05-10)
326. Terek Sandpiper (2013-05-10)
327. Little Gull (2013-05-10)
328. Eurasian Spoonbill (2013-05-11)
329. Booted Warbler (2013-05-12)
330. European Turtle Dove (2013-05-15)
331. Arctic Loon (2013-05-15)
332. Mongolian Finch (2013-05-16)
333. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2013-05-16)
334. European Nightjar (2013-05-16)
335. Arctic Skua (2013-05-16)
336. Greenish Warbler (2013-05-18)
337. Arctic Warbler (2013-05-18)
338. Saxaul Sparrow (2013-05-18)
339. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (2013-05-18)
340. White-tailed Lapwing (2013-05-19)
341. Red-necked Phalarope (2013-05-21)
342. Ruddy Turnstone (2013-05-21)
343. Sanderling (2013-05-21)
344. White-capped Bunting (2013-05-22)
345. Brown-necked Raven (2013-05-24)
346. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2013-05-24)
347. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2013-05-25)
348. Garden Warbler (2013-05-25)
349. Great Bustard (2013-05-25)
350. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2013-05-27)
351. Rock Ptarmigan (2013-05-27)
352. Macqueen's Bustard (2013-05-31)
353. Little Bittern (2013-06-01)
354. Little Owl (2013-06-01)
355. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2013-06-03)
356. Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse (2013-06-03)
357. Richard's Pipit (2013-06-04)
358. White-winged Scoter (2013-06-05)
359. Oriental Lark (2013-06-06)
360. Asian Rosy-Finch (2013-06-07)
361. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (2013-06-08)
362. Hume's Whitethroat (2013-06-08)
363. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2013-06-09)
364. Whiskered Tern (2013-06-09)
365. Sedge Warbler (2013-06-11)
366. Greater Flamingo (2013-06-11)
367. Sandwich Tern (2013-06-12)
368. Slavonian Grebe (2013-06-13)
369. Eastern Orphean Warbler (2013-06-15)
370. Red-breasted Rosefinch (2013-06-15)
371. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2013-06-15)
372. Savi's Warbler (2013-06-21)
373. Asian Desert Warbler (2013-06-22)
374. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2013-06-22)
375. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2013-07-10)
376. Siberian Tit (2013-07-13)
377. Siberian Rubythroat (2013-07-13)
378. Dusky Warbler (2013-07-13)
379. Brown Shrike (2013-07-13)
381. Pine Grosbeak (2013-07-17)
382. Solitary Snipe (2013-07-18)
383. Pin-tailed Snipe (2013-07-18)
384. Red-flanked Bluetail (2013-07-20)
385. Corncrake (2013-07-27)
386. Brandt's Rosefinch (2013-07-28)
387. Baillon's Crake (2013-07-31)
388. Yellow-breasted Bunting (2013-08-01)
389. Pacific Golden Plover (2013-08-03)
390. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2013-08-11)
391. Swinhoe's Snipe (2013-08-18)
392. Eurasian Woodcock (2013-08-18)
393. Little Crake (2013-08-24)
394. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2013-08-30)
395. Himalayan Snowcock (2013-08-31)
396. Yellow-browed Warbler (2013-09-02)
397. Wood Warbler (2013-09-07)
398. Rustic Bunting (2013-10-10)
399. Blackcap (2013-10-11)
400. Black-headed Penduline Tit (2013-10-12)
401. Dunnock (2013-10-19)
402. Buff-bellied Pipit (2013-10-20)
403. Pallas's Warbler (2013-10-22)
404. Vega (Mongolian) Gull (2013-10-25)
405. Pander's Ground-Jay (2013-11-08)
406. Streaked Scrub Warbler (2013-11-08)
407. Variable Wheatear (2013-11-10)
408. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2013-11-23)
409. Indian Pond Heron (2013-12-07)
410. White-winged Crossbill (2013-12-18)

Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Belyaev Alexandr (264)
2. Isabekov Askar (260)
3. Gubin Boris (227)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (170)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (158)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (146)
8. Malkov Yuriy (137)
9. Nukusbekov Malik (132)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (123)

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rare birds records


Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Sveta Ashby
2018-05-21
Kanshengel

Fist record of Amur Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis) in Kazakhstan. Most of systematics treat this taxon as subspecies of White Wagtail (Mac Kinnon&Phillips, 2000; Степанян, 2003; Roberts, 2006; Brazil, 2014; Clements, 2016; HBW, 2016) but include it to special group of eastern races. Breeding range of this bird contains Far East Russia, Korea peninsula, SW Japan, central and eastern China. Winters in Southern Asia eastward to Northern India. Records of vagrant birds known in Vitim Reserve (Russia, Northern Trans-Baikal area) at April 29, 2014 (S.L.Volkov, www.sibrids.ru) and in Eastern Mongolia (Gombobaatar & Monks, 2011). From November 27 to December 2 of 2015 one male was observed in Finland (Kujala, Päijät-Häme), it's third record in Western Palearctic.


Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2018-05-29
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first nest of Altai Snowcock found in Kazakhstan. Previously only several broods were recorded.


Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

© Alexandr Katuncev
2018-05-06

New species for Sorbulak system.


Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2018-05-09
Aktau, Mangistau region

Rare record for Mangyshlak peninsula. Previously the following records are known: June 1-2 1888 in area of Sherkala mountain and Akmysh well, May 06, 1947 in vicinity of Fort-Shevchenko, May 07, 1964 in Danga, May 17, 2009 near Kaundy depression, and May 09, 2017 in the square of Aktau city.

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2018-05-24. Sanderling (Anna Yasko), Common Cuckoo (Anna Yasko), Black-eared Wheatear (Anna Yasko).

2018-05-22. Sky Lark (Yuriy Malkov).

2018-04-13. Calandra Lark (Anna Yasko).

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2018-03-19. Great Crested Grebe (Anna Yasko), Great Crested Grebe (Anna Yasko).

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2018-07-20

Иван Бевза: Хорошо, переношу на определение.

2018-07-20

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