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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

supported by "Bloomsbury Publishing" / rewards

participants


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

all species photographed in 2016


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Eurasian Blackbird (2016-01-01)
2. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2016-01-01)
3. Masked Wagtail (2016-01-01)
4. Barred Warbler (2016-01-01)
5. Lesser Whitethroat (2016-01-01)
6. Goldcrest (2016-01-01)
7. Red-fronted Serin (2016-01-01)
8. Coal Tit (2016-01-01)
9. House Sparrow (2016-01-02)
10. Eurasian Collared Dove (2016-01-02)
11. Lammergeier (2016-01-02)
12. Tree Sparrow (2016-01-02)
13. Fieldfare (2016-01-02)
14. Brambling (2016-01-02)
15. Mistle Thrush (2016-01-02)
16. Long-tailed Tit (2016-01-02)
17. Northern Wren (2016-01-02)
18. European Robin (2016-01-02)
19. European Greenfinch (2016-01-02)
20. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2016-01-02)
21. Eurasian Goldfinch (2016-01-02)
22. Common Kestrel (2016-01-02)
23. Eversmann's Redstart (2016-01-02)
24. Common Goldeneye (2016-01-02)
25. Grey Heron (2016-01-02)
26. Ibisbill (2016-01-02)
27. Great White Egret (2016-01-02)
28. Smew (2016-01-02)
29. Gadwall (2016-01-02)
30. Northern Reed Bunting (2016-01-02)
31. Hooded Crow (2016-01-02)
32. Common Sparrowhawk (2016-01-02)
33. Rook (2016-01-02)
34. Black-Billed Magpie (2016-01-02)
35. Mallard (2016-01-02)
36. Yellow-breasted Tit (2016-01-02)
37. Common Chaffinch (2016-01-02)
38. Spotted Redshank (2016-01-03)
39. Steppe Eagle (2016-01-03)
40. Yellowhammer (2016-01-03)
41. Hawfinch (2016-01-03)
42. Dunnock (2016-01-03)
43. Blue Tit (2016-01-03)
44. Long-eared Owl (2016-01-03)
45. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2016-01-03)
46. Rock Pigeon (2016-01-03)
47. Great Tit (2016-01-03)
48. Turkestan Tit (2016-01-03)
49. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2016-01-03)
50. Common Pheasant (2016-01-03)
51. Eurasian Siskin (2016-01-03)
52. Azure Tit (2016-01-03)
53. Black-throated Thrush (2016-01-03)
54. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2016-01-03)
55. Northern Bullfinch (2016-01-04)
56. Kentish Plover (2016-01-04)
57. Tufted Duck (2016-01-04)
58. Black-headed Gull (2016-01-04)
59. Mew Gull (2016-01-04)
60. Mute Swan (2016-01-04)
61. Pine Bunting (2016-01-04)
62. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2016-01-04)
63. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2016-01-04)
64. Horned Lark (2016-01-04)
65. Common Mynah (2016-01-04)
66. Laughing Dove (2016-01-06)
67. Northern Pintail (2016-01-07)
68. Eastern Buzzard (2016-01-07)
69. Hen Harrier (2016-01-07)
70. Carrion Crow (2016-01-07)
71. Upland Buzzard (2016-01-07)
72. Water Rail (2016-01-08)
73. Northern Lapwing (2016-01-08)
74. Twite (2016-01-08)
75. Grey Wagtail (2016-01-08)
76. Pygmy Cormorant (2016-01-08)
77. Eurasian Jackdaw (2016-01-09)
78. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2016-01-09)
79. Blue Whistling Thrush (2016-01-09)
80. Goosander (2016-01-09)
82. Chukar Partridge (2016-01-09)
83. White-winged Grosbeak (2016-01-09)
84. Eurasian Dipper (2016-01-09)
85. Black-throated Accentor (2016-01-09)
86. Brown Accentor (2016-01-09)
87. Common Starling (2016-01-09)
88. Common Buzzard (2016-01-10)
89. Grey Partridge (2016-01-10)
90. Caspian Gull (2016-01-10)
91. Greater Ringed Plover (2016-01-10)
92. Common Snipe (2016-01-10)
93. Common Coot (2016-01-10)
94. Great Cormorant (2016-01-10)
95. Common Shelduck (2016-01-10)
96. Greater Flamingo (2016-01-10)
97. Great Crested Grebe (2016-01-10)
98. Western Marsh-Harrier (2016-01-10)
99. White-Backed Woodpecker (2016-01-10)
100. Whooper Swan (2016-01-11)
101. Long-legged Buzzard (2016-01-11)
102. Crested Lark (2016-01-11)
103. Common Pochard (2016-01-11)
104. Little Grebe (2016-01-11)
105. Common Raven (2016-01-11)
106. Red-crested Pochard (2016-01-12)
107. Black-Necked Grebe (2016-01-12)
108. Rock Sparrow (2016-01-12)
109. Common Greenshank (2016-01-12)
110. Great Grey Shrike (2016-01-12)
111. Red-breasted Merganser (2016-01-15)
112. Willow Tit (2016-01-16)
113. Red-breasted Rosefinch (2016-01-16)
114. Yellow-billed Chough (2016-01-16)
115. Red-billed Chough (2016-01-16)
116. Common Stonechat (2016-01-17)
117. Bewick's Swan (2016-01-17)
118. Rough-legged Buzzard (2016-01-17)
119. Wallcreeper (2016-01-17)
120. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2016-01-19)
121. Black Lark (2016-01-19)
122. White-winged Lark (2016-01-19)
123. Black Woodpecker (2016-01-20)
124. Golden Eagle (2016-01-21)
125. Green Sandpiper (2016-01-24)
126. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2016-01-24)
127. Bearded Tit (2016-01-24)
128. Crimson-winged Finch (2016-01-25)
129. Brown Dipper (2016-01-28)
130. Spotted Nutcracker (2016-01-28)
131. Snow Bunting (2016-01-30)
132. Calandra Lark (2016-01-30)
133. Spanish Sparrow (2016-01-30)
134. Black Kite (2016-01-31)
135. Meadow Bunting (2016-01-31)
136. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2016-02-01)
137. White-Winged Woodpecker (2016-02-02)
138. Godlewski's Bunting (2016-02-02)
139. Daurian Partridge (2016-02-06)
140. Northern Goshawk (2016-02-09)
141. Eurasian Nuthatch (2016-02-10)
142. Ferruginous Duck (2016-02-12)
143. Common Redshank (2016-02-12)
144. Water Pipit (2016-02-12)
145. Common Chiffchaff (2016-02-12)
146. Little Owl (2016-02-12)
147. Common Kingfisher (2016-02-14)
148. Meadow Pipit (2016-02-14)
149. Stock Pigeon (2016-02-15)
150. Saker Falcon (2016-02-17)
151. Great Bustard (2016-02-17)
152. Cinereous Vulture (2016-02-17)
153. Baraba Steppe Gull (2016-02-19)
154. Black-breasted Tit (2016-02-20)
155. Redwing (2016-02-20)
156. Merlin (2016-02-21)
157. Black Redstart (2016-02-21)
158. Pine Grosbeak (2016-02-21)
159. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2016-02-21)
160. Corn Bunting (2016-02-21)
161. Common Moorhen (2016-02-21)
162. Sky Lark (2016-02-23)
163. Ruddy Shelduck (2016-02-26)
164. Common Teal (2016-02-26)
165. Dalmatian Pelican (2016-02-27)
166. Lapland Longspur (2016-02-27)
167. Isabelline Shrike (2016-02-27)
168. Common Crane (2016-02-27)
169. Eurasian Linnet (2016-02-27)
170. Northern Shoveler (2016-02-27)
171. Desert Finch (2016-02-27)
172. Isabelline Wheatear (2016-02-29)
173. Cetti's Warbler (2016-03-01)
174. Blue-capped Redstart (2016-03-02)
175. Rock Bunting (2016-03-04)
176. Citrine Wagtail (2016-03-05)
177. Little Bustard (2016-03-05)
178. Pied Avocet (2016-03-05)
179. Black-headed Penduline Tit (2016-03-05)
180. Bimaculated Lark (2016-03-06)
181. Barn Swallow (2016-03-06)
182. Pied Wheatear (2016-03-06)
183. Wood Pigeon (2016-03-06)
184. Desert Wheatear (2016-03-06)
185. Hoopoe (2016-03-06)
186. Little Ringed Plover (2016-03-07)
187. Turkestan Shrike (2016-03-07)
188. Finsch's Wheatear (2016-03-10)
189. Macqueen's Bustard (2016-03-10)
190. Pallas's Gull (2016-03-11)
191. White Wagtail (2016-03-11)
192. Jack Snipe (2016-03-11)
193. Wood Lark (2016-03-12)
194. Peregrine Falcon (2016-03-14)
195. Northern Black Grouse (2016-03-20)
196. Griffon Vulture (2016-03-20)
197. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2016-03-20)
198. Short-eared Owl (2016-03-20)
199. Eurasian Wigeon (2016-03-20)
200. Barbary Falcon (2016-03-21)
201. Solitary Snipe (2016-03-21)
202. Steppe Grey Shrike (2016-03-21)
203. Himalayan Vulture (2016-03-21)
204. Greylag Goose (2016-03-22)
205. Greater Sand Plover (2016-03-22)
206. Northern Wheatear (2016-03-22)
207. Common Oystercatcher (2016-03-22)
208. Pallid Harrier (2016-03-23)
209. Greater Short-toed Lark (2016-03-23)
210. Bluethroat (2016-03-23)
211. Tawny Pipit (2016-03-24)
212. Eurasian Redstart (2016-03-26)
213. White-headed Duck (2016-03-26)
214. White-tailed Lapwing (2016-03-26)
215. Garganey (2016-03-26)
216. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2016-03-27)
217. Slender-billed Gull (2016-03-27)
218. Dunlin (2016-03-27)
219. Eurasian Curlew (2016-03-27)
220. Red Crossbill (2016-03-27)
221. Black Stork (2016-03-27)
222. Great White Pelican (2016-03-27)
223. Demoiselle Crane (2016-03-27)
224. White Stork (2016-03-27)
225. Booted Eagle (2016-03-28)
226. Caspian Tern (2016-03-30)
227. Menetries Warbler (2016-04-01)
228. Black-winged Stilt (2016-04-03)
229. Black-headed Wagtail (2016-04-03)
230. Black-tailed Godwit (2016-04-03)
231. Yellow Wagtail (2016-04-03)
232. Purple Heron (2016-04-03)
233. Saxaul Sparrow (2016-04-04)
234. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2016-04-05)
235. Common Swift (2016-04-05)
236. Tree Pipit (2016-04-05)
237. Red-breasted Goose (2016-04-05)
238. Osprey (2016-04-07)
239. Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse (2016-04-07)
240. Bar-tailed Godwit (2016-04-08)
241. Red-necked Phalarope (2016-04-08)
242. Marsh Sandpiper (2016-04-08)
243. Grey Plover (2016-04-08)
244. Eurasian Spoonbill (2016-04-08)
245. Common Sandpiper (2016-04-08)
246. Gull-billed Tern (2016-04-08)
247. Eurasian Whimbrel (2016-04-08)
248. Common Tern (2016-04-08)
249. Hume's Warbler (2016-04-08)
250. Song Thrush (2016-04-09)
251. Asian Desert Warbler (2016-04-09)
252. Greater White-fronted Goose (2016-04-09)
253. Caspian Plover (2016-04-10)
254. Montagu's Harrier (2016-04-10)
255. Eurasian Wryneck (2016-04-10)
256. Bohemian Waxwing (2016-04-12)
257. Pied Flycatcher (2016-04-12)
258. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2016-04-13)
259. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2016-04-13)
260. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2016-04-14)
261. Willow Warbler (2016-04-14)
262. Black-eared Wheatear (2016-04-15)
263. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2016-04-15)
264. Bean Goose (2016-04-15)
265. Red-Necked Grebe (2016-04-16)
266. Indian Sparrow (2016-04-16)
267. Eurasian Crag Martin (2016-04-17)
268. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2016-04-17)
269. Glossy Ibis (2016-04-19)
270. Little Tern (2016-04-20)
271. Red-rumped Swallow (2016-04-20)
272. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (2016-04-20)
273. Oriental Turtle Dove (2016-04-20)
274. Common Whitethroat (2016-04-20)
275. Whinchat (2016-04-21)
276. Brown-necked Raven (2016-04-21)
277. Collared Flycatcher (2016-04-22)
278. Red-footed Falcon (2016-04-23)
279. Ortolan Bunting (2016-04-23)
280. Great Reed Warbler (2016-04-23)
281. Black-winged Pratincole (2016-04-24)
282. Ruff (2016-04-24)
283. Northern House Martin (2016-04-24)
284. Common Cuckoo (2016-04-25)
285. Mongolian Finch (2016-04-25)
286. Sanderling (2016-04-25)
287. European Bee-eater (2016-04-25)
288. Long-tailed Shrike (2016-04-26)
289. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2016-04-26)
290. Willow Ptarmigan (2016-04-26)
291. Asian Rosy-Finch (2016-04-26)
292. Savi's Warbler (2016-04-26)
293. Paddyfield Warbler (2016-04-26)
294. Syke's Warbler (2016-04-26)
295. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2016-04-26)
296. Spotted Flycatcher (2016-04-27)
297. Himalayan Accentor (2016-04-27)
298. Common Nightingale (2016-04-28)
299. Rosy Starling (2016-04-28)
300. Common Rosefinch (2016-04-28)
301. Western Capercaillie (2016-04-28)
302. White-winged Tern (2016-04-29)
303. Little Bittern (2016-04-30)
304. Eurasian Hobby (2016-04-30)
305. Red-backed Shrike (2016-04-30)
306. Thrush Nightingale (2016-04-30)
307. European Golden Oriole (2016-04-30)
308. Egyptian Vulture (2016-04-30)
309. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2016-04-30)
310. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2016-04-30)
311. Northern Hazelhen (2016-05-01)
312. Red-throated Pipit (2016-05-01)
313. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2016-05-01)
314. Grey-necked Bunting (2016-05-01)
315. Lesser Kestrel (2016-05-01)
316. Wood Sandpiper (2016-05-01)
317. Pale Sand Martin (2016-05-01)
318. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2016-05-01)
319. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2016-05-01)
320. Temminck's Stint (2016-05-01)
321. Greenish Warbler (2016-05-02)
322. Slavonian Grebe (2016-05-02)
323. Red-headed Bunting (2016-05-02)
324. Eurasian Roller (2016-05-02)
325. Levant Sparrowhawk (2016-05-02)
326. Collared Pratincole (2016-05-03)
327. Whiskered Tern (2016-05-03)
328. Booted Warbler (2016-05-03)
329. Greater Spotted Eagle (2016-05-03)
330. Black Tern (2016-05-05)
331. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2016-05-05)
332. Sand Martin (2016-05-05)
333. Upcher's Warbler (2016-05-05)
334. Lesser Grey Shrike (2016-05-06)
335. Little Gull (2016-05-06)
336. Shikra (2016-05-08)
337. Curlew Sandpiper (2016-05-08)
338. Terek Sandpiper (2016-05-08)
339. Ruddy Turnstone (2016-05-08)
340. Little Stint (2016-05-08)
341. Blue Rock Thrush (2016-05-08)
342. Rufous Bush Robin (2016-05-08)
343. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2016-05-08)
344. European Turtle Dove (2016-05-09)
345. Streaked Scrub Warbler (2016-05-09)
346. Red-flanked Bluetail (2016-05-12)
347. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2016-05-13)
348. White-throated Robin (2016-05-13)
349. Striated Scops-Owl (2016-05-13)
350. European Nightjar (2016-05-15)
351. Lesser Sand Plover (2016-05-15)
352. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2016-05-16)
353. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2016-05-18)
354. Greater Scaup (2016-05-19)
355. Sedge Warbler (2016-05-21)
356. Garden Warbler (2016-05-21)
357. Black-crowned Night Heron (2016-05-22)
358. Marsh Warbler (2016-05-25)
359. Altai Snowcock (2016-05-25)
360. Eurasian Bittern (2016-05-26)
361. Siberian Rubythroat (2016-05-31)
362. Baikal Bullfinch (2016-05-31)
363. Alpine Swift (2016-05-31)
364. Oriental Lark (2016-06-01)
365. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (2016-06-02)
366. Variable Wheatear (2016-06-04)
367. Hume's Whitethroat (2016-06-05)
368. Little Egret (2016-06-07)
369. Eurasian Golden Plover (2016-06-08)
370. Black-headed Bunting (2016-06-09)
371. Dusky Warbler (2016-06-10)
372. Yellow-breasted Bunting (2016-06-16)
373. Arctic Loon (2016-06-28)
374. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2016-06-30)
375. Himalayan Rubythroat (2016-06-30)
376. Icterine Warbler (2016-07-02)
377. Richard's Pipit (2016-07-04)
378. Sociable Lapwing (2016-07-17)
379. Squacco Heron (2016-07-23)
380. Moustached Warbler (2016-07-23)
381. Sandwich Tern (2016-07-31)
382. White-winged Scoter (2016-08-01)
383. Great Rosefinch (2016-08-04)
384. Alpine Accentor (2016-08-10)
385. Wood Warbler (2016-08-12)
386. Common Quail (2016-08-13)
387. Himalayan Snowcock (2016-08-21)
388. Eurasian Dotterel (2016-08-21)
389. Yellow-browed Warbler (2016-08-21)
390. Pied Bushchat (2016-08-27)
391. Pacific Golden Plover (2016-08-28)
392. Pin-tailed Snipe (2016-08-29)
394. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2016-09-04)
395. Eurasian Jay (2016-09-08)
396. Hill Pigeon (2016-09-18)
397. Songar Tit (2016-09-21)
398. Pander's Ground-Jay (2016-10-07)
399. Pallas's Warbler (2016-10-11)
400. Common Treecreeper (2016-10-12)
401. Dusky Thrush (2016-10-14)
402. Eurasian Woodcock (2016-10-20)
403. Rustic Bunting (2016-10-25)
404. Ural Owl (2016-10-27)
405. Taiga Flycatcher (2016-10-28)
406. Naumann's Thrush (2016-11-05)
407. Siberian Accentor (2016-11-06)
408. Long-tailed Duck (2016-11-06)
409. Ring-billed Gull (2016-12-03)
410. Herring Gull (2016-12-13)
411. Harlequin Duck (2016-12-13)
412. Red-throated Thrush (2016-12-15)

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 (155)
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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recent video

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), Great Crested Grebe (Anna Yasko).

2018-03-10. Crested Lark (Anna Yasko), Ring-billed Gull (Anna Yasko).

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unidentified birds


2018-07-19

Анна Ясько: Видимо, степной орел. Желтые края рта уходят за глаз.

2018-07-19

Анна Ясько: Если была бы уверена на 100%, уже перенесла бы.Есть еще мнения по этому хищнику?

2018-07-17

Анна Ясько: С такими параметрами (окрас верха, цвет ног, пропорции) кроме травника никто и не подходит. Если смущает "кривизна" клюва, то достаточно приложить
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2018-07-17

Анна Ясько: Я пока перенесу на определение, может будут еще мнения - бледная береговушка или нет.

2018-07-15

И.Фефелов: вл всяком случае, самец, только 2cy (годовалого возраста), а не 3cy .

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