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Big Year 2015

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

supported by "Bloomsbury Publishing" / rewards

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2015
6. Yasko Anna (173)
7. Malkov Yuriy (171)
8. Silan Serg (157)
10. Kim Natali (138)
15. Magazov Aibar (83)
21. Belyalov Oleg (52)
22. Zuban Ivan (46)
25. Omarov Dauren (43)
33. Sedykh Irina (26)
34. Gubin Boris (24)
37. Dalnova Olga (20)
44. Iskakov Timur (13)
46. Lyakhov Oleg (12)
48. Kornev Sergey (11)
52. Ashby Sveta (6)
54. Klasan Steve (5)
60. Isakul Elnur (4)
62. Vayman Danil (4)
76. Karpov Fedor (1)
78. Pestov Mark (1)
81. Simon Andrew (1)

all species photographed in 2015


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2015-01-01)
2. Eurasian Goldfinch (2015-01-01)
3. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2015-01-01)
4. Mistle Thrush (2015-01-01)
5. Black-throated Thrush (2015-01-01)
6. Hawfinch (2015-01-01)
7. Eurasian Nuthatch (2015-01-01)
8. Red-fronted Serin (2015-01-01)
9. Eurasian Dipper (2015-01-01)
10. Northern Bullfinch (2015-01-01)
11. Fieldfare (2015-01-01)
12. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2015-01-01)
13. Great Tit (2015-01-01)
14. Eurasian Siskin (2015-01-01)
15. Bohemian Waxwing (2015-01-01)
16. Azure Tit (2015-01-01)
17. Eurasian Blackbird (2015-01-01)
18. Goosander (2015-01-01)
19. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2015-01-01)
20. Indian Pond Heron (2015-01-01)
21. European Robin (2015-01-01)
22. European Greenfinch (2015-01-01)
23. Tree Sparrow (2015-01-01)
24. Black-Billed Magpie (2015-01-02)
25. Brambling (2015-01-02)
26. Common Chaffinch (2015-01-02)
27. Common Pheasant (2015-01-02)
28. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2015-01-02)
29. Common Sparrowhawk (2015-01-02)
30. House Sparrow (2015-01-02)
31. Black Lark (2015-01-03)
32. Desert Wheatear (2015-01-03)
33. Greater Short-toed Lark (2015-01-03)
34. Yellowhammer (2015-01-03)
35. Willow Tit (2015-01-03)
36. Common Treecreeper (2015-01-03)
37. Northern Goshawk (2015-01-03)
38. Rock Pigeon (2015-01-03)
39. Northern Wren (2015-01-03)
40. Green Sandpiper (2015-01-03)
41. Lesser Whitethroat (2015-01-04)
42. Goldcrest (2015-01-04)
43. Mallard (2015-01-04)
44. Baikal Bullfinch (2015-01-04)
45. White-Backed Woodpecker (2015-01-04)
46. Black Woodpecker (2015-01-04)
47. Horned Lark (2015-01-04)
48. Long-tailed Tit (2015-01-04)
49. Common Goldeneye (2015-01-04)
50. Long-legged Buzzard (2015-01-04)
51. Smew (2015-01-04)
52. Common Coot (2015-01-04)
53. Little Grebe (2015-01-04)
54. White-winged Lark (2015-01-05)
55. Pine Bunting (2015-01-05)
56. Pallas's Rosefinch (2015-01-05)
57. Little Bunting (2015-01-05)
58. Blue Tit (2015-01-05)
59. Eurasian Collared Dove (2015-01-05)
60. Carrion Crow (2015-01-05)
61. Hooded Crow (2015-01-05)
62. Lammergeier (2015-01-06)
63. Crested Lark (2015-01-07)
64. Northern Reed Bunting (2015-01-07)
65. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2015-01-07)
66. Black-headed Gull (2015-01-07)
67. Red-breasted Merganser (2015-01-07)
68. Mew Gull (2015-01-07)
69. Tufted Duck (2015-01-07)
70. Caspian Gull (2015-01-07)
71. Black-Necked Grebe (2015-01-07)
72. Steppe Eagle (2015-01-08)
73. Ural Owl (2015-01-08)
74. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2015-01-08)
75. Grey Partridge (2015-01-08)
76. Pander's Ground-Jay (2015-01-08)
77. Long-eared Owl (2015-01-08)
78. Common Pochard (2015-01-09)
79. Eastern Buzzard (2015-01-09)
80. Common Raven (2015-01-09)
81. Laughing Dove (2015-01-10)
82. Coal Tit (2015-01-10)
83. Common Redpoll (2015-01-11)
84. Rook (2015-01-11)
85. Eurasian Jackdaw (2015-01-11)
86. White-Winged Woodpecker (2015-01-11)
87. Water Pipit (2015-01-11)
88. Common Kestrel (2015-01-11)
89. Upland Buzzard (2015-01-11)
90. Ibisbill (2015-01-11)
91. Bearded Tit (2015-01-11)
92. Black-throated Accentor (2015-01-11)
93. Great Grey Shrike (2015-01-11)
94. Turkestan Tit (2015-01-12)
95. Grey Heron (2015-01-12)
96. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2015-01-12)
97. Pygmy Cormorant (2015-01-12)
98. Northern Pintail (2015-01-12)
99. Northern Lapwing (2015-01-12)
100. Long-tailed Duck (2015-01-13)
101. Common Starling (2015-01-13)
102. Great Cormorant (2015-01-13)
103. Common Mynah (2015-01-13)
104. Whooper Swan (2015-01-13)
105. Red-crested Pochard (2015-01-13)
106. Mute Swan (2015-01-13)
107. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2015-01-13)
108. Desert Finch (2015-01-14)
109. Pine Grosbeak (2015-01-15)
110. Chukar Partridge (2015-01-18)
111. Eversmann's Redstart (2015-01-18)
112. Water Rail (2015-01-18)
113. Common Buzzard (2015-01-19)
114. Indian Sparrow (2015-01-19)
115. Great White Egret (2015-01-19)
116. Calandra Lark (2015-01-23)
117. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2015-01-24)
118. Eurasian Jay (2015-01-24)
119. Jack Snipe (2015-01-25)
120. Spotted Nutcracker (2015-01-27)
121. Rustic Bunting (2015-01-31)
122. Solitary Snipe (2015-01-31)
123. Black Redstart (2015-02-01)
124. Ferruginous Duck (2015-02-01)
125. Blue Whistling Thrush (2015-02-05)
126. Yellow-breasted Tit (2015-02-05)
127. Asian Rosy-Finch (2015-02-05)
128. Corn Bunting (2015-02-07)
130. Snowy Owl (2015-02-09)
131. Western Capercaillie (2015-02-09)
132. Red-billed Chough (2015-02-09)
133. Meadow Bunting (2015-02-09)
134. Golden Eagle (2015-02-10)
135. Greater Flamingo (2015-02-11)
136. Eurasian Wigeon (2015-02-11)
137. Glaucous Gull (2015-02-12)
138. Lapland Longspur (2015-02-13)
139. White Wagtail (2015-02-14)
140. Gadwall (2015-02-14)
141. Greater Scaup (2015-02-14)
142. Ruddy Shelduck (2015-02-17)
143. Godlewski's Bunting (2015-02-17)
144. Little Owl (2015-02-19)
145. Common Teal (2015-02-20)
146. Western Marsh-Harrier (2015-02-20)
147. Common Snipe (2015-02-21)
148. Wallcreeper (2015-02-21)
149. Sky Lark (2015-02-22)
150. White-winged Grosbeak (2015-02-24)
151. Willow Ptarmigan (2015-02-24)
152. Masked Wagtail (2015-02-25)
153. Grey Wagtail (2015-02-25)
154. Common Redshank (2015-02-25)
155. Brown Dipper (2015-02-28)
156. Common Crane (2015-02-28)
157. Songar Tit (2015-02-28)
158. Cetti's Warbler (2015-03-01)
159. Greater White-fronted Goose (2015-03-01)
160. Pallas's Gull (2015-03-01)
161. Hen Harrier (2015-03-01)
162. Ruff (2015-03-01)
163. Greylag Goose (2015-03-01)
164. Eurasian Linnet (2015-03-01)
165. Boreal Owl (2015-03-03)
166. Rock Sparrow (2015-03-03)
167. Black Stork (2015-03-06)
168. Red Crossbill (2015-03-07)
169. Rock Bunting (2015-03-08)
170. Eurasian Bittern (2015-03-13)
171. White Stork (2015-03-14)
172. Slender-billed Gull (2015-03-14)
173. Isabelline Wheatear (2015-03-15)
174. Crimson-winged Finch (2015-03-15)
175. Pied Wheatear (2015-03-15)
176. Hoopoe (2015-03-16)
177. Black-headed Penduline Tit (2015-03-17)
178. Bluethroat (2015-03-19)
179. Little Ringed Plover (2015-03-19)
180. Citrine Wagtail (2015-03-19)
181. Isabelline Shrike (2015-03-19)
182. Black Kite (2015-03-19)
183. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2015-03-19)
184. Common Oystercatcher (2015-03-21)
185. Pied Avocet (2015-03-22)
186. Kentish Plover (2015-03-22)
187. Dunlin (2015-03-22)
188. Short-eared Owl (2015-03-22)
189. Greater Sand Plover (2015-03-22)
190. Steppe Grey Shrike (2015-03-22)
191. Common Chiffchaff (2015-03-23)
192. Bean Goose (2015-03-23)
193. Great Crested Grebe (2015-03-23)
194. Common Shelduck (2015-03-23)
195. Northern Shoveler (2015-03-23)
196. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2015-03-24)
197. Dalmatian Pelican (2015-03-24)
198. Wood Pigeon (2015-03-24)
199. Common Stonechat (2015-03-24)
200. Northern Wheatear (2015-03-25)
201. Little Bustard (2015-03-25)
202. Rough-legged Buzzard (2015-03-25)
203. Baraba Steppe Gull (2015-03-26)
204. Saker Falcon (2015-03-26)
205. Great Bustard (2015-03-26)
206. Finsch's Wheatear (2015-03-26)
207. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2015-03-26)
208. Turkestan Shrike (2015-03-26)
209. Blue Rock Thrush (2015-03-27)
210. Garganey (2015-03-28)
211. Demoiselle Crane (2015-03-28)
212. Bimaculated Lark (2015-03-29)
213. Blue-capped Redstart (2015-03-29)
214. Cinereous Vulture (2015-03-31)
215. Black-tailed Godwit (2015-04-03)
216. Osprey (2015-04-03)
217. Black-winged Stilt (2015-04-03)
218. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2015-04-04)
219. Yellow Wagtail (2015-04-04)
220. Eurasian Curlew (2015-04-04)
221. Greater Spotted Eagle (2015-04-04)
222. Pallid Harrier (2015-04-04)
223. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2015-04-05)
224. Asian Desert Warbler (2015-04-06)
225. Eurasian Roller (2015-04-06)
226. Saxaul Sparrow (2015-04-07)
227. Booted Eagle (2015-04-07)
228. Common Cuckoo (2015-04-07)
229. Barn Swallow (2015-04-08)
230. Common Swift (2015-04-08)
231. Black-crowned Night Heron (2015-04-09)
232. Song Thrush (2015-04-09)
233. Brown-necked Raven (2015-04-09)
234. Tree Pipit (2015-04-09)
235. Eurasian Redstart (2015-04-10)
236. Glossy Ibis (2015-04-11)
237. Black-headed Wagtail (2015-04-11)
238. White-headed Duck (2015-04-11)
239. Gull-billed Tern (2015-04-11)
240. Collared Pratincole (2015-04-11)
241. Great White Pelican (2015-04-11)
242. Tawny Pipit (2015-04-11)
243. Northern House Martin (2015-04-11)
244. Marsh Sandpiper (2015-04-11)
245. Montagu's Harrier (2015-04-11)
246. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2015-04-11)
247. Common Tern (2015-04-12)
248. Purple Heron (2015-04-12)
249. Eurasian Spoonbill (2015-04-12)
250. White-tailed Lapwing (2015-04-12)
251. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2015-04-12)
252. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2015-04-12)
253. Sanderling (2015-04-12)
254. Menetries Warbler (2015-04-12)
255. Pied Flycatcher (2015-04-13)
256. Eurasian Wryneck (2015-04-15)
257. Whinchat (2015-04-15)
258. Sandwich Tern (2015-04-15)
259. White-winged Tern (2015-04-15)
260. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2015-04-16)
261. Eurasian Hobby (2015-04-16)
262. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2015-04-16)
263. Blackcap (2015-04-18)
264. Common Greenshank (2015-04-18)
265. Common Kingfisher (2015-04-18)
266. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2015-04-18)
267. Red-breasted Goose (2015-04-18)
268. Common Sandpiper (2015-04-18)
269. Black Tern (2015-04-19)
270. Common Moorhen (2015-04-19)
271. Bar-tailed Godwit (2015-04-19)
272. Little Tern (2015-04-19)
273. Eurasian Whimbrel (2015-04-19)
274. Ortolan Bunting (2015-04-20)
275. Peregrine Falcon (2015-04-20)
276. Northern Black Grouse (2015-04-20)
277. Hume's Warbler (2015-04-20)
278. Shikra (2015-04-21)
279. Striated Scops-Owl (2015-04-21)
280. Redwing (2015-04-22)
281. Spotted Flycatcher (2015-04-23)
282. Griffon Vulture (2015-04-23)
283. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2015-04-24)
284. Greenish Warbler (2015-04-24)
285. Long-tailed Shrike (2015-04-24)
286. Lesser White-fronted Goose (2015-04-25)
287. Great Reed Warbler (2015-04-25)
288. Red-necked Phalarope (2015-04-25)
289. Wood Sandpiper (2015-04-25)
290. Common Whitethroat (2015-04-25)
291. Black-eared Wheatear (2015-04-25)
292. Pied Bushchat (2015-04-25)
293. Little Egret (2015-04-25)
294. Oriental Turtle Dove (2015-04-25)
295. Paddyfield Warbler (2015-04-25)
296. Sand Martin (2015-04-25)
297. Dunnock (2015-04-25)
298. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2015-04-25)
299. Rufous Bush Robin (2015-04-25)
300. Rosy Starling (2015-04-25)
301. Red-headed Bunting (2015-04-25)
302. Syke's Warbler (2015-04-25)
303. Oriental Lark (2015-04-25)
304. Red-rumped Swallow (2015-04-26)
305. Red-backed Shrike (2015-04-26)
306. Collared Flycatcher (2015-04-26)
307. Booted Warbler (2015-04-26)
308. Willow Warbler (2015-04-27)
309. European Golden Oriole (2015-04-28)
310. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2015-04-28)
311. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2015-04-28)
312. Common Nightingale (2015-04-28)
313. Egyptian Vulture (2015-04-28)
314. Caspian Tern (2015-04-28)
315. Red-Necked Grebe (2015-04-30)
316. Slavonian Grebe (2015-04-30)
317. Lesser Kestrel (2015-04-30)
318. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2015-05-01)
319. Trumpeter Finch (2015-05-01)
320. Little Bittern (2015-05-01)
321. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2015-05-01)
322. Lesser Grey Shrike (2015-05-01)
323. Twite (2015-05-02)
324. Common Rosefinch (2015-05-03)
325. Woodchat Shrike (2015-05-03)
326. European Bee-eater (2015-05-03)
327. Grey-necked Bunting (2015-05-03)
328. Thrush Nightingale (2015-05-03)
329. Macqueen's Bustard (2015-05-04)
330. Upcher's Warbler (2015-05-04)
331. Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse (2015-05-04)
332. Temminck's Stint (2015-05-05)
333. Himalayan Rubythroat (2015-05-06)
334. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2015-05-06)
335. Black-breasted Tit (2015-05-06)
336. White-capped Bunting (2015-05-06)
337. Grey Plover (2015-05-06)
338. Relict Gull (2015-05-07)
339. Hume's Whitethroat (2015-05-07)
340. Little Gull (2015-05-07)
341. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2015-05-08)
342. Barred Warbler (2015-05-08)
343. Altai Snowcock (2015-05-10)
344. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (2015-05-10)
345. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (2015-05-10)
346. Spotted Redshank (2015-05-10)
347. European Nightjar (2015-05-10)
348. Ruddy Turnstone (2015-05-11)
349. Whiskered Tern (2015-05-11)
350. Pale Sand Martin (2015-05-11)
351. Sedge Warbler (2015-05-11)
352. Pallas's Sea-Eagle (2015-05-16)
353. European Turtle Dove (2015-05-16)
354. Little Stint (2015-05-16)
355. Terek Sandpiper (2015-05-16)
356. Spanish Sparrow (2015-05-16)
357. Mediterranean Gull (2015-05-16)
358. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2015-05-17)
359. Variable Wheatear (2015-05-19)
360. Lesser Sand Plover (2015-05-20)
361. White-throated Robin (2015-05-23)
362. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2015-05-24)
363. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2015-05-25)
364. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2015-05-26)
365. Greater Ringed Plover (2015-05-27)
366. Curlew Sandpiper (2015-05-29)
367. Caspian Plover (2015-05-30)
368. Black-winged Pratincole (2015-06-01)
369. Siberian Rubythroat (2015-06-03)
370. Red-footed Falcon (2015-06-06)
371. Eastern Orphean Warbler (2015-06-06)
372. Himalayan Vulture (2015-06-13)
373. Himalayan Snowcock (2015-06-13)
374. Barbary Falcon (2015-06-13)
375. Yellow-billed Chough (2015-06-13)
376. Mongolian Finch (2015-06-14)
377. Cattle Egret (2015-06-15)
378. Moustached Warbler (2015-06-15)
379. Icterine Warbler (2015-06-15)
380. Squacco Heron (2015-06-17)
381. Arctic Loon (2015-06-18)
382. White-winged Scoter (2015-06-18)
383. Eurasian Crag Martin (2015-06-18)
384. Rock Ptarmigan (2015-06-18)
385. Garden Warbler (2015-06-26)
386. Himalayan Accentor (2015-06-28)
387. Great Rosefinch (2015-06-28)
388. Brown Accentor (2015-07-10)
389. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2015-07-12)
390. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2015-07-13)
391. Merlin (2015-07-14)
392. Siberian Tit (2015-07-15)
393. Eurasian Woodcock (2015-07-17)
394. Dusky Warbler (2015-07-18)
396. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2015-07-25)
397. Wood Warbler (2015-08-10)
398. Pacific Golden Plover (2015-08-21)
399. Spotted Crake (2015-08-24)
400. Sociable Lapwing (2015-08-27)
401. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2015-09-02)
402. Red-flanked Bluetail (2015-09-05)
403. Lesser Flamingo (2015-09-07)
404. Common Quail (2015-09-15)
405. Vega (Mongolian) Gull (2015-09-17)
406. Northern Hazelhen (2015-09-19)
407. Stock Pigeon (2015-09-20)
408. Eurasian Golden Plover (2015-09-24)
409. White's Thrush (2015-09-25)
410. Meadow Pipit (2015-09-28)
411. Buff-bellied Pipit (2015-10-04)
412. Great Grey Owl (2015-10-10)
413. Asian Short-toed Lark (2015-10-25)
414. Bewick's Swan (2015-10-25)
415. Brandt's Rosefinch (2015-11-06)

Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Isabekov Askar (279)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (267)
3. Gubin Boris (242)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (217)
5. Yasko Anna (180)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (165)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (157)
8. Golubeva Anna (150)
9. Malkov Yuriy (139)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (132)

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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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recent video

2018-08-10. Barn Swallow (Anna Yasko), Lesser Whitethroat (Anna Yasko).

2018-08-04. Caspian Gull (Anna Yasko).

2018-06-21. Little Bittern (Anna Yasko).

2018-05-29. Common Nightingale (Andrei Kuryashkin), Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin), Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2018-05-27. Common Nightingale (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

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).

2018-04-07. Hoopoe (Anna Yasko).

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

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unidentified birds


2018-08-15

Николай Балацкий: Похоже, что на камнях сидят парой самец и самка красноухой овсянки.

2018-08-15

Николай Балацкий: Да, Анна, у тростниковой камышовки эта вырезка расположена в начале проекции ПМ. У садовой камышовки ~ напротив середины ТМ. Это накопал я
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2018-08-14

Анна Ясько: Ноги черноватые, подмышки с желтизной. Теньковка, вроде.

2018-08-13

Виктория Звягинцева: Выложила здесь

2018-08-11

Анна Ясько: В полете, действительно, больше на канюка похож. Да и на деревьях (это же дерево?) больше канюки любят сидеть. Наверное, стоит перенести в канюки
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