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Big Year 2020

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 2016 2017 2018 2019

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2020
7. Silan Serg (58)
10. Eroglu Ihsan (52)
12. Belyalov Oleg (50)
14. Kim Natali (43)
16. Merz Marina (42)
25. Malkov Yuriy (23)
26. Bevza Ivan (22)
28. Sivokon Olga (21)
31. Yasko Anna (19)
35. Iceberg Hera (15)
36. Bolbotov Gleb (14)
42. Gubin Boris (10)
43. Iva Dasha (10)
46. Karpov Fedor (7)
51. Kim Mikhail (4)
55. Dalnova Olga (1)
59. Titov Sergei (1)

all species photographed in 2020


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Tree Sparrow (2020-01-01)
2. Baikal Bullfinch (2020-01-01)
3. Great Tit (2020-01-01)
4. Eastern Buzzard (2020-01-01)
5. Brambling (2020-01-01)
6. Common Chaffinch (2020-01-01)
7. Bohemian Waxwing (2020-01-01)
8. Rook (2020-01-01)
9. Eurasian Dipper (2020-01-01)
10. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2020-01-01)
11. Common Redpoll (2020-01-01)
12. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2020-01-01)
13. Azure Tit (2020-01-01)
14. Mistle Thrush (2020-01-01)
15. Eurasian Collared Dove (2020-01-01)
16. Eurasian Blackbird (2020-01-01)
17. Common Sparrowhawk (2020-01-01)
18. Northern Reed Bunting (2020-01-01)
19. Black-throated Thrush (2020-01-01)
20. Black-Billed Magpie (2020-01-01)
21. Northern Bullfinch (2020-01-01)
22. Blue Whistling Thrush (2020-01-02)
23. Common Pheasant (2020-01-02)
24. Yellowhammer (2020-01-02)
25. Pine Bunting (2020-01-02)
26. Fieldfare (2020-01-02)
27. Red-fronted Serin (2020-01-02)
28. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2020-01-02)
29. Eurasian Siskin (2020-01-02)
30. Rock Pigeon (2020-01-02)
31. Turkestan Tit (2020-01-02)
32. Hooded Crow (2020-01-02)
33. European Robin (2020-01-02)
34. Laughing Dove (2020-01-02)
35. House Sparrow (2020-01-02)
36. Wallcreeper (2020-01-02)
37. Meadow Bunting (2020-01-02)
38. Golden Eagle (2020-01-02)
39. Northern Goshawk (2020-01-02)
40. Common Mynah (2020-01-02)
41. Black-headed Gull (2020-01-02)
42. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2020-01-03)
43. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2020-01-03)
44. Northern Wren (2020-01-03)
45. Eurasian Goldfinch (2020-01-03)
46. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2020-01-03)
47. Lammergeier (2020-01-03)
48. Cinereous Vulture (2020-01-03)
49. Common Raven (2020-01-03)
50. Alpine Accentor (2020-01-03)
51. Common Kestrel (2020-01-03)
52. Redwing (2020-01-03)
53. Hawfinch (2020-01-03)
54. Long-legged Buzzard (2020-01-03)
55. Common Coot (2020-01-03)
56. Bearded Tit (2020-01-03)
57. Common Treecreeper (2020-01-03)
58. Blue Tit (2020-01-03)
59. Common Chiffchaff (2020-01-03)
60. Common Pochard (2020-01-03)
61. Great Crested Grebe (2020-01-03)
62. Great White Egret (2020-01-03)
63. Carrion Crow (2020-01-04)
65. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-04)
66. Long-eared Owl (2020-01-04)
67. Grey Partridge (2020-01-04)
68. Corn Bunting (2020-01-04)
69. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2020-01-04)
70. Sky Lark (2020-01-04)
71. Crested Lark (2020-01-04)
72. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-04)
73. Meadow Pipit (2020-01-04)
74. Northern Pintail (2020-01-04)
75. Green Sandpiper (2020-01-04)
76. Red-crested Pochard (2020-01-04)
77. Little Grebe (2020-01-04)
78. Water Pipit (2020-01-04)
79. Peregrine Falcon (2020-01-04)
80. Long-tailed Tit (2020-01-04)
81. Mallard (2020-01-04)
82. Tufted Duck (2020-01-04)
83. Greater Scaup (2020-01-04)
84. Common Shelduck (2020-01-04)
85. Smew (2020-01-04)
86. Mute Swan (2020-01-04)
87. Whooper Swan (2020-01-04)
88. Calandra Lark (2020-01-04)
89. Merlin (2020-01-04)
90. Eurasian Jay (2020-01-04)
91. White-winged Grosbeak (2020-01-04)
92. Rough-legged Buzzard (2020-01-04)
93. Eversmann's Redstart (2020-01-05)
94. Black-throated Accentor (2020-01-05)
95. Brown Dipper (2020-01-05)
96. Godlewski's Bunting (2020-01-05)
97. Eurasian Jackdaw (2020-01-06)
98. Ural Owl (2020-01-06)
99. Coal Tit (2020-01-06)
100. Water Rail (2020-01-06)
101. Horned Lark (2020-01-06)
102. Great Grey Shrike (2020-01-06)
103. Common Goldeneye (2020-01-06)
104. Lapland Longspur (2020-01-07)
105. Willow Tit (2020-01-07)
106. Eurasian Nuthatch (2020-01-07)
107. Caspian Gull (2020-01-07)
108. Mew Gull (2020-01-07)
109. White-Winged Woodpecker (2020-01-07)
110. Ibisbill (2020-01-07)
111. European Greenfinch (2020-01-08)
112. Chukar Partridge (2020-01-08)
113. Upland Buzzard (2020-01-09)
114. Steppe Eagle (2020-01-09)
115. Little Owl (2020-01-09)
116. Saxaul Sparrow (2020-01-09)
117. Black Lark (2020-01-10)
118. Eurasian Linnet (2020-01-10)
119. Spanish Sparrow (2020-01-10)
120. Grey Heron (2020-01-10)
121. Western Marsh-Harrier (2020-01-10)
122. Hen Harrier (2020-01-10)
123. Common Buzzard (2020-01-10)
124. Stock Pigeon (2020-01-10)
125. Common Starling (2020-01-10)
126. Short-eared Owl (2020-01-11)
127. Eurasian Curlew (2020-01-11)
128. Rock Sparrow (2020-01-11)
129. Pied Avocet (2020-01-11)
130. Northern Lapwing (2020-01-11)
131. Goosander (2020-01-11)
132. Pygmy Cormorant (2020-01-11)
133. Great Cormorant (2020-01-11)
134. Pallas's Gull (2020-01-11)
135. Gadwall (2020-01-11)
136. Common Teal (2020-01-11)
137. Eurasian Wigeon (2020-01-11)
138. Bewick's Swan (2020-01-11)
139. Greylag Goose (2020-01-11)
140. Ruddy Shelduck (2020-01-11)
141. Great Rosefinch (2020-01-11)
142. Red-breasted Rosefinch (2020-01-11)
143. Dalmatian Pelican (2020-01-11)
144. Red-throated Thrush (2020-01-11)
145. Dunnock (2020-01-11)
146. Pine Grosbeak (2020-01-13)
147. Streaked Scrub Warbler (2020-01-13)
148. Goldcrest (2020-01-14)
149. Wood Pigeon (2020-01-14)
150. Black-tailed Godwit (2020-01-16)
151. Greater Flamingo (2020-01-16)
152. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2020-01-17)
153. White Wagtail (2020-01-18)
154. Common Moorhen (2020-01-18)
155. White-winged Scoter (2020-01-18)
156. Ferruginous Duck (2020-01-18)
157. Long-tailed Duck (2020-01-18)
158. Eurasian Woodcock (2020-01-18)
159. Pallas's Rosefinch (2020-01-19)
160. Songar Tit (2020-01-19)
161. Brown Accentor (2020-01-19)
162. Brandt's Rosefinch (2020-01-19)
163. Red-billed Chough (2020-01-19)
164. White-winged Snowfinch (2020-01-19)
165. Yellow-billed Chough (2020-01-19)
166. Griffon Vulture (2020-01-19)
167. Yellow-breasted Tit (2020-01-26)
168. Blyth's Rosefinch (2020-01-26)
169. Solitary Snipe (2020-01-26)
170. Black Woodpecker (2020-01-30)
171. Twite (2020-02-01)
172. Great Bustard (2020-02-01)
173. Black Redstart (2020-02-02)
174. Red-breasted Merganser (2020-02-02)
175. Northern Shoveler (2020-02-04)
176. Black-Necked Grebe (2020-02-05)
177. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2020-02-08)
178. Red Crossbill (2020-02-09)
179. Common Snipe (2020-02-09)
180. Blue-capped Redstart (2020-02-10)
181. Pander's Ground-Jay (2020-02-13)
182. White-winged Lark (2020-02-18)
183. Spotted Nutcracker (2020-02-26)
184. Masked Wagtail (2020-02-26)
185. Common Redshank (2020-02-26)
186. Common Crane (2020-02-28)
187. Common Swift (2020-02-28)
188. White Stork (2020-02-28)
189. Cetti's Warbler (2020-02-29)
190. Desert Finch (2020-02-29)
191. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2020-02-29)
192. White-Backed Woodpecker (2020-03-01)
193. Northern Black Grouse (2020-03-01)
194. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2020-03-03)
195. Hoopoe (2020-03-04)
196. Bean Goose (2020-03-06)
197. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2020-03-06)
198. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2020-03-06)
199. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2020-03-07)
200. Rock Bunting (2020-03-07)
201. Finsch's Wheatear (2020-03-07)
202. Desert Wheatear (2020-03-07)
203. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2020-03-08)
204. Isabelline Wheatear (2020-03-09)
205. Isabelline Shrike (2020-03-09)
206. Dunlin (2020-03-09)
207. Little Ringed Plover (2020-03-11)
208. Steppe Grey Shrike (2020-03-11)
209. Little Bustard (2020-03-11)
210. Macqueen's Bustard (2020-03-11)
211. Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse (2020-03-11)
212. Rustic Bunting (2020-03-14)
213. Saker Falcon (2020-03-14)
214. Demoiselle Crane (2020-03-15)
215. Citrine Wagtail (2020-03-15)
216. Asian Rosy-Finch (2020-03-15)
217. Northern Wheatear (2020-03-15)
218. Slender-billed Gull (2020-03-16)
219. Baraba Steppe Gull (2020-03-16)
220. Pied Wheatear (2020-03-17)
221. Black Kite (2020-03-19)
222. Bluethroat (2020-03-20)
223. Turkestan Shrike (2020-03-20)
224. Glossy Ibis (2020-03-21)
225. Kentish Plover (2020-03-21)
226. Ruff (2020-03-21)
227. Common Stonechat (2020-03-21)
228. Grey Wagtail (2020-03-22)
229. Common Oystercatcher (2020-03-22)
230. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2020-03-22)
231. Lesser Kestrel (2020-03-22)
232. Greater White-fronted Goose (2020-03-22)
233. Little Egret (2020-03-22)
234. Northern House Martin (2020-03-24)
235. Pallid Harrier (2020-03-27)
236. Bimaculated Lark (2020-03-27)
237. Red-breasted Goose (2020-03-29)
238. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2020-03-29)
239. Siberian Accentor (2020-03-30)
240. Hume's Warbler (2020-04-01)
241. Garganey (2020-04-01)
242. Purple Heron (2020-04-02)
243. Barn Swallow (2020-04-02)

rare birds records


White-winged Grosbeak (Mycerobas carnipes)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-02-01
VKO Katon-Karagay

Rare record of White-winged Grosbeak in Altai. Previously observed at February 7 1978 and November 29 1981 (Berezovikov et al, 1992; Berezovikov, 1989). Sergei Starikov recognizes White-winged Grosbeak as resident of upper Bukhtarma river, in altitude 2200 m he observed territorial behavior of couple (Starikov, 2006).


Blue-capped Redstart (Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-02-10
Almaty.

First winter record of Blue-capped Redstart in Kazakhstan. Normally it appears in mid-March, Closest spring record in birds.kz was at March 2nd (20 days gap).


Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2020-01-18
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

First photo record in Kyrgyz Alatau. First Great Rosefinch in upper of Merke gorge was recorded by Fedor Karpov at November 24, 1985 (adult male in juniper belt, KOB-2007, p. 268); in same gorge in altitude about 2400 m at June 03, 2003 one male was recorded in juniper bush by S.Annenkova and V.Ashby (KOB-2003, p.91).


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-01-18
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First record in Sorbulak, and generally in southern part of Kazakhstan. First winter record.

more rarities...

recent video

2020-03-28. European Golden Oriole (Konstantin Andrussenko).

2020-03-27. Eurasian Dipper (Konstantin Andrussenko).

2020-03-22. Steppe Eagle (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-02-27. Common Redpoll (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-02-23. Northern Bullfinch (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-02-18. Long-tailed Rosefinch (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-02-14. Common Redpoll (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-01-22. Great White Egret (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2020-01-20. Himalayan Snowcock (Pavel Petrovskiy), Northern Lapwing (Pavel Petrovskiy).

2020-01-04. Guldenstadt's Redstart (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2019-12-29. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (Natali Kim).

2019-12-17. Crested Lark (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2019-11-30. Bohemian Waxwing (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2019-11-23. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (Natali Kim).

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