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Big Year 2016

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

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2016
5. Anna Yasko (199)
8. Yuriy Malkov (172)
10. Serg Silan (138)
13. Aibar Magazov (97)
19. Natali Kim (69)
21. Oleg Belyalov (58)
23. Boris Gubin (47)
24. Irina Sedykh (39)
29. Andrew Simon (32)
31. Ivan Bevza (21)
36. Timur Iskakov (15)
38. Gleb Bolbotov (13)
43. Ilya Ukolov (7)
51. Olga Dalnova (4)
62. Elnur Isakul (1)

all species photographed in 2016


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
3. Masked Wagtail (01-01)
4. Barred Warbler (01-01)
6. Goldcrest (01-01)
8. Coal Tit (01-01)
9. House Sparrow (01-02)
12. Tree Sparrow (01-02)
13. Fieldfare (01-02)
14. Brambling (01-02)
15. Mistle Thrush (01-02)
16. Long-tailed Tit (01-02)
17. Northern Wren (01-02)
18. European Robin (01-02)
21. Eurasian Goldfinch (01-02)
22. Common Kestrel (01-02)
24. Common Goldeneye (01-02)
25. Grey Heron (01-02)
26. Ibisbill (01-02)
27. Great White Egret (01-02)
28. Smew (01-02)
29. Gadwall (01-02)
31. Hooded Crow (01-02)
32. Common Sparrowhawk (01-02)
33. Rook (01-02)
35. Mallard (01-02)
37. Common Chaffinch (01-02)
38. Spotted Redshank (01-03)
39. Steppe Eagle (01-03)
40. Yellowhammer (01-03)
41. Hawfinch (01-03)
42. Dunnock (01-03)
43. Blue Tit (01-03)
44. Long-eared Owl (01-03)
46. Rock Pigeon (01-03)
47. Great Tit (01-03)
48. Turkestan Tit (01-03)
51. Eurasian Siskin (01-03)
52. Azure Tit (01-03)
55. Northern Bullfinch (01-04)
56. Kentish Plover (01-04)
57. Tufted Duck (01-04)
58. Black-headed Gull (01-04)
59. Mew Gull (01-04)
60. Mute Swan (01-04)
61. Pine Bunting (01-04)
64. Common Horned Lark (01-04)
65. Common Mynah (01-04)
66. Laughing Dove (01-06)
67. Northern Pintail (01-07)
68. Eastern Buzzard (01-07)
69. Hen Harrier (01-07)
70. Carrion Crow (01-07)
71. Upland Buzzard (01-07)
72. Water Rail (01-08)
73. Northern Lapwing (01-08)
74. Twite (01-08)
75. Grey Wagtail (01-08)
76. Pygmy Cormorant (01-08)
77. Eurasian Jackdaw (01-09)
80. Goosander (01-09)
82. Chukar Partridge (01-09)
86. Brown Accentor (01-09)
88. Common Buzzard (01-10)
89. Grey Partridge (01-10)
90. Caspian Gull (01-10)
92. Common Snipe (01-10)
93. Common Coot (01-10)
94. Great Cormorant (01-10)
95. Common Shelduck (01-10)
96. Greater Flamingo (01-10)
100. Whooper Swan (01-11)
101. Long-legged Buzzard (01-11)
102. Crested Lark (01-11)
103. Common Pochard (01-11)
104. Little Grebe (01-11)
105. Common Raven (01-11)
106. Red-crested Pochard (01-12)
107. Black-Necked Grebe (01-12)
108. Rock Sparrow (01-12)
109. Common Greenshank (01-12)
110. Great Grey Shrike (01-12)
112. Willow Tit (01-16)
115. Red-billed Chough (01-16)
116. Common Stonechat (01-17)
117. Bewick's Swan (01-17)
119. Wallcreeper (01-17)
120. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (01-19)
121. Black Lark (01-19)
122. White-winged Lark (01-19)
123. Black Woodpecker (01-20)
125. Green Sandpiper (01-24)
127. Bearded Tit (01-24)
129. Brown Dipper (01-28)
130. Spotted Nutcracker (01-28)
131. Snow Bunting (01-30)
132. Calandra Lark (01-30)
133. Spanish Sparrow (01-30)
134. Black Kite (01-31)
135. Meadow Bunting (01-31)
138. Godlewski's Bunting (02-02)
139. Daurian Partridge (02-06)
140. Northern Goshawk (02-09)
141. Eurasian Nuthatch (02-10)
142. Ferruginous Duck (02-12)
143. Common Redshank (02-12)
144. Water Pipit (02-12)
145. Common Chiffchaff (02-12)
146. Little Owl (02-12)
147. Common Kingfisher (02-14)
148. Meadow Pipit (02-14)
149. Stock Pigeon (02-15)
150. Saker Falcon (02-17)
151. Great Bustard (02-17)
152. Cinereous Vulture (02-17)
153. Baraba Steppe Gull (02-19)
154. Black-breasted Tit (02-20)
155. Redwing (02-20)
156. Merlin (02-21)
158. Pine Grosbeak (02-21)
160. Corn Bunting (02-21)
161. Common Moorhen (02-21)
162. Sky Lark (02-23)
163. Ruddy Shelduck (02-26)
164. Common Teal (02-26)
165. Dalmatian Pelican (02-27)
166. Lapland Longspur (02-27)
167. Isabelline Shrike (02-27)
168. Common Crane (02-27)
169. Eurasian Linnet (02-27)
170. Northern Shoveler (02-27)
171. Desert Finch (02-27)
172. Isabelline Wheatear (02-29)
173. Cetti's Warbler (03-01)
175. Rock Bunting (03-04)
176. Citrine Wagtail (03-05)
177. Little Bustard (03-05)
178. Pied Avocet (03-05)
180. Bimaculated Lark (03-06)
181. Barn Swallow (03-06)
182. Pied Wheatear (03-06)
183. Wood Pigeon (03-06)
184. Desert Wheatear (03-06)
185. Hoopoe (03-06)
187. Turkestan Shrike (03-07)
188. Finsch's Wheatear (03-10)
189. Macqueen's Bustard (03-10)
190. Pallas's Gull (03-11)
191. White Wagtail (03-11)
192. Jack Snipe (03-11)
193. Wood Lark (03-12)
194. Peregrine Falcon (03-14)
196. Griffon Vulture (03-20)
198. Short-eared Owl (03-20)
199. Eurasian Wigeon (03-20)
200. Barbary Falcon (03-21)
201. Solitary Snipe (03-21)
202. Steppe Grey Shrike (03-21)
203. Himalayan Vulture (03-21)
204. Greylag Goose (03-22)
205. Greater Sand Plover (03-22)
206. Northern Wheatear (03-22)
208. Pallid Harrier (03-23)
210. Bluethroat (03-23)
211. Tawny Pipit (03-24)
212. Eurasian Redstart (03-26)
213. White-headed Duck (03-26)
215. Garganey (03-26)
217. Slender-billed Gull (03-27)
218. Dunlin (03-27)
219. Eurasian Curlew (03-27)
220. Red Crossbill (03-27)
221. Black Stork (03-27)
222. Great White Pelican (03-27)
223. Demoiselle Crane (03-27)
224. White Stork (03-27)
225. Booted Eagle (03-28)
226. Caspian Tern (03-30)
227. Menetries Warbler (04-01)
228. Black-winged Stilt (04-03)
230. Black-tailed Godwit (04-03)
231. Grey-headed Wagtail (04-03)
232. Purple Heron (04-03)
233. Saxaul Sparrow (04-04)
235. Common Swift (04-05)
236. Tree Pipit (04-05)
237. Red-breasted Goose (04-05)
238. Osprey (04-07)
240. Bar-tailed Godwit (04-08)
242. Marsh Sandpiper (04-08)
243. Grey Plover (04-08)
244. Eurasian Spoonbill (04-08)
245. Common Sandpiper (04-08)
246. Gull-billed Tern (04-08)
247. Eurasian Whimbrel (04-08)
248. Common Tern (04-08)
249. Hume's Warbler (04-08)
250. Song Thrush (04-09)
253. Caspian Plover (04-10)
254. Montagu's Harrier (04-10)
255. Eurasian Wryneck (04-10)
256. Bohemian Waxwing (04-12)
257. Pied Flycatcher (04-12)
261. Willow Warbler (04-14)
264. Bean Goose (04-15)
265. Red-Necked Grebe (04-16)
266. Indian Sparrow (04-16)
268. Eurasian Scops-Owl (04-17)
269. Glossy Ibis (04-19)
270. Little Tern (04-20)
271. Red-rumped Swallow (04-20)
272. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (04-20)
274. Common Whitethroat (04-20)
275. Whinchat (04-21)
276. Brown-necked Raven (04-21)
277. Collared Flycatcher (04-22)
278. Red-footed Falcon (04-23)
279. Ortolan Bunting (04-23)
280. Great Reed Warbler (04-23)
282. Ruff (04-24)
284. Common Cuckoo (04-25)
285. Mongolian Finch (04-25)
286. Sanderling (04-25)
287. European Bee-eater (04-25)
288. Long-tailed Shrike (04-26)
289. Hodgson's Rosefinch (04-26)
290. Willow Ptarmigan (04-26)
291. Asian Rosy-Finch (04-26)
292. Savi's Warbler (04-26)
293. Paddyfield Warbler (04-26)
294. Syke's Warbler (04-26)
296. Spotted Flycatcher (04-27)
297. Himalayan Accentor (04-27)
298. Common Nightingale (04-28)
299. Rosy Starling (04-28)
300. Common Rosefinch (04-28)
302. White-winged Tern (04-29)
303. Little Bittern (04-30)
304. Eurasian Hobby (04-30)
305. Red-backed Shrike (04-30)
306. Thrush Nightingale (04-30)
308. Egyptian Vulture (04-30)
311. Northern Hazelhen (05-01)
312. Red-throated Pipit (05-01)
314. Grey-necked Bunting (05-01)
315. Lesser Kestrel (05-01)
316. Wood Sandpiper (05-01)
317. Pale Sand Martin (05-01)
320. Temminck's Stint (05-01)
321. Greenish Warbler (05-02)
322. Slavonian Grebe (05-02)
323. Red-headed Bunting (05-02)
324. Eurasian Roller (05-02)
325. Levant Sparrowhawk (05-02)
326. Collared Pratincole (05-03)
327. Whiskered Tern (05-03)
328. Booted Warbler (05-03)
330. Black Tern (05-05)
332. Sand Martin (05-05)
333. Upcher's Warbler (05-05)
334. Lesser Grey Shrike (05-06)
335. Little Gull (05-06)
336. Shikra (05-08)
337. Curlew Sandpiper (05-08)
338. Terek Sandpiper (05-08)
339. Ruddy Turnstone (05-08)
340. Little Stint (05-08)
341. Blue Rock Thrush (05-08)
342. Rufous Bush Robin (05-08)
349. Striated Scops-Owl (05-13)
350. European Nightjar (05-15)
351. Lesser Sand Plover (05-15)
354. Greater Scaup (05-19)
355. Sedge Warbler (05-21)
356. Garden Warbler (05-21)
358. Marsh Warbler (05-25)
359. Altai Snowcock (05-25)
360. Eurasian Bittern (05-26)
361. Siberian Rubythroat (05-31)
362. Baikal Bullfinch (05-31)
363. Alpine Swift (05-31)
364. Oriental Lark (06-01)
366. Variable Wheatear (06-04)
367. Hume's Whitethroat (06-05)
368. Little Egret (06-07)
371. Dusky Warbler (06-10)
373. Arctic Loon (06-28)
376. Icterine Warbler (07-02)
377. Richard's Pipit (07-04)
378. Sociable Lapwing (07-17)
379. Squacco Heron (07-23)
380. Moustached Warbler (07-23)
381. Sandwich Tern (07-31)
382. White-winged Scoter (08-01)
383. Great Rosefinch (08-04)
384. Alpine Accentor (08-10)
385. Wood Warbler (08-12)
386. Common Quail (08-13)
387. Himalayan Snowcock (08-21)
388. Eurasian Dotterel (08-21)
390. Pied Bushchat (08-27)
392. Pin-tailed Snipe (08-29)
395. Eurasian Jay (09-08)
396. Hill Pigeon (09-18)
397. Songar Tit (09-21)
399. Pallas's Warbler (10-11)
400. Common Treecreeper (10-12)
401. Dusky Thrush (10-14)
402. Eurasian Woodcock (10-20)
403. Rustic Bunting (10-25)
404. Ural Owl (10-27)
405. Taiga Flycatcher (10-28)
406. Naumann's Thrush (11-05)
407. Siberian Accentor (11-06)
408. Long-tailed Duck (11-06)
409. Ring-billed Gull (12-03)
410. Herring Gull (12-13)
411. Harlequin Duck (12-13)
412. Red-throated Thrush (12-15)

Big Year 2017

1. Askar Isabekov (305)
2. Alexandr Belyaev (235)
3. Gennadiy Dyakin (189)
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

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

2017-07-21. Blyth's Reed Warbler (Natali Kim).

2017-07-15. Great White Pelican (Askar Isabekov).

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unidentified birds


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?

2017-09-05

Сергей Силантьев: Добавил высветленный снимок.

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