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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.

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2013
6. Ivan Zuban (204)
10. Oleg Lyakhov (164)
16. Vera Voronova (120)
17. Oleg Belyalov (116)
23. Aibar Magazov (81)
24. Serg Silan (79)
30. Fedor Sarayev (67)
31. Natali Kim (66)
32. Albert Meek (60)
45. Andrei Chagai (14)
46. Denis Kozlov (12)
51. Fedor Karpov (7)
60. Thijs Fijen (3)
73. Boris Gubin (1)
79. Lyudmila San (1)
80. Nigel Best (1)

all species photographed in 2013


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

Big Year 2017

1. Askar Isabekov (306)
2. Alexandr Belyaev (235)
3. Gennadiy Dyakin (190)
4. Boris Gubin (189)
5. Anna Yasko (189)
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rare birds records


Eyebrowed Thrush (Turdus obscurus)

© Anna Yasko
2017-10-02
Aktau, Mangystau region

The new species of the fauna of Kazakhstan. Eyebrowed Thrush is distributed from the east of Western Siberia (approximately to the line of Tomsk) to the Pacific Ocean. Vagrants were recorded in Western Europe.


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2017-10-05
Korgalzhin v.

The second record in Kurgaldzhinho. Three birds were observed. The first bird was recorded on Kulanotpes river on September 29th 1960. (Krivitsky et al, 1985).


Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)

© Mark Pestov
2017-05-13
Southern Ustyurt

The second record of this species in Kazakhstan. Two birds were observed on trees near the railway junction Taigyr in the Karakiyan district of Mangystau region. In the latest research of birds of Mangyshlak, Ustyurt and Peninsula Buzachi B.M. Gubin (2015) mentions the records of 31th August and 8th September 2010, when Patrick Palmen took the photos of the female bird in Fetisovo village.


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2017-07-24
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first evidence of the nesting this species on the Altai Tarbagatai Ridge in the Katon-Karagai National Park, where it was previously assumed to be Y.A. Kotukhov. He observed there a worried female bird on the mountain pass Burkhat (Starikov, 2006). First in breeding season for the territory of Kazakhstan it was noted on the Ivanovo Ridge in 1969, species later turned out to be common in the damp dark coniferous forest areas not only of Ivanovo, but also of the Lineysky ridge (Shcherbakov, 1974, 1978).

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recent video

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

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

2017-08-01. Red-backed Shrike (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-07-31. Chukar Partridge (Askar Isabekov), Common Sparrowhawk (Askar Isabekov).

2017-07-29. Broad-billed Sandpiper (Yuriy Malkov).

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unidentified birds


2017-10-17

Анна Ясько: Альберт, есть ли фото, где видны пестрины на боках? Чисто визуально, я бы сказала, что это лесной конек: клюв довольно толстый и основание подклювья
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2017-10-15

Анна Ясько: Похож, только тот взрослый (и все же непонятно у него с цевками, неужели все же оперенные?). Может это та пара начудила? Шучу, но вдруг?

2017-09-21

Олег Белялов: Да, Анна, в этом случае нельзя и зелёную исключать. Иногда светлая полоса едва различима, а очень ярко смотрится видимо только у первогодков.
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2017-09-13

Аскар Исабеков: Мне кажется, что молодых птиц (а это же молодая, судя по чешуе на спине) лучше определять по взрослым особям, поскольку большинство признаков
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2017-09-08

Сергей Силантьев: Обыкновенный или черноголовый?

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