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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

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2015
6. Anna Yasko (173)
7. Yuriy Malkov (171)
8. Serg Silan (157)
10. Natali Kim (138)
15. Aibar Magazov (83)
21. Oleg Belyalov (52)
22. Ivan Zuban (46)
25. Dauren Omarov (43)
33. Irina Sedykh (26)
35. Boris Gubin (24)
37. Olga Dalnova (20)
45. Timur Iskakov (13)
46. Oleg Lyakhov (12)
48. Sergey Kornev (11)
52. Sveta Ashby (6)
54. Steve Klasan (5)
57. Danil Vayman (4)
58. Elnur Isakul (4)
67. Andrew Simon (2)
77. Fedor Karpov (1)
81. Mark Pestov (1)

all species photographed in 2015


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

Big Year 2018

1. Boris Gubin (42)
2. Askar Isabekov (37)
3. Anna Yasko (37)
4. Serg Silan (36)
5. Konstantin Andrussenko (33)
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rare birds records


Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula ulula)

© Aleksandr Klimenko
2017-11-25
Poperechka river, Ridder, VKO

The first photo record of this subspecies on the site birds.kz.


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

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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


2018-01-14

no any comments:

2017-12-25

Сергей Л. Волков: Для кряквы много белого на переднем крае зеркальца. Если же это размазалось на снимке, то я тоже вполне согласен с кряквой.

2017-12-23

Юрий Малков:
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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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