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Big Year 2018

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

supported by "Bloomsbury Publishing" / rewards

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2018
2. Gubin Boris (145)
4. Yasko Anna (101)
11. Silan Serg (66)
12. Kim Natali (62)
16. Bevza Ivan (47)
18. Malkov Yuriy (34)
22. Belyalov Oleg (19)
43. Ukhov Sergey (1)

all species photographed in 2018


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Great Tit (2018-01-01)
2. Tree Sparrow (2018-01-01)
3. Northern Bullfinch (2018-01-01)
4. Eurasian Jay (2018-01-01)
5. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2018-01-01)
6. Mallard (2018-01-01)
7. Laughing Dove (2018-01-01)
8. Common Chaffinch (2018-01-01)
9. Eurasian Blackbird (2018-01-01)
10. Red-fronted Serin (2018-01-01)
11. Eurasian Siskin (2018-01-01)
12. Brambling (2018-01-01)
13. Eurasian Dipper (2018-01-01)
14. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2018-01-01)
15. Common Redpoll (2018-01-01)
16. Hawfinch (2018-01-01)
17. Rock Pigeon (2018-01-01)
18. Hooded Crow (2018-01-01)
19. Eurasian Goldfinch (2018-01-01)
20. Bohemian Waxwing (2018-01-01)
21. Fieldfare (2018-01-01)
22. Black-Billed Magpie (2018-01-01)
23. European Robin (2018-01-01)
24. Black Redstart (2018-01-01)
25. Common Kestrel (2018-01-01)
26. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2018-01-01)
27. White-Backed Woodpecker (2018-01-01)
28. Baikal Bullfinch (2018-01-01)
29. House Sparrow (2018-01-02)
30. Rook (2018-01-02)
31. Coal Tit (2018-01-02)
32. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2018-01-02)
33. Yellowhammer (2018-01-02)
34. Smew (2018-01-02)
35. Common Goldeneye (2018-01-02)
36. Pine Bunting (2018-01-02)
37. Goosander (2018-01-02)
38. Black-throated Thrush (2018-01-02)
39. Wallcreeper (2018-01-02)
40. Goldcrest (2018-01-02)
41. Mistle Thrush (2018-01-02)
42. Red Crossbill (2018-01-03)
43. Common Raven (2018-01-03)
44. Eurasian Jackdaw (2018-01-03)
45. Willow Tit (2018-01-03)
46. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2018-01-03)
47. Himalayan Vulture (2018-01-03)
48. Red-billed Chough (2018-01-03)
49. Brown Accentor (2018-01-03)
50. Common Treecreeper (2018-01-04)
51. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2018-01-04)
52. Eurasian Nuthatch (2018-01-04)
53. Horned Lark (2018-01-05)
54. Solitary Snipe (2018-01-05)
55. Masked Wagtail (2018-01-05)
56. Golden Eagle (2018-01-05)
57. Stock Pigeon (2018-01-06)
58. Wood Pigeon (2018-01-06)
59. Azure Tit (2018-01-06)
60. Common Sparrowhawk (2018-01-06)
61. Common Pheasant (2018-01-06)
62. Rough-legged Buzzard (2018-01-06)
63. Carrion Crow (2018-01-06)
64. Common Buzzard (2018-01-06)
65. Long-eared Owl (2018-01-06)
66. European Greenfinch (2018-01-06)
67. Eversmann's Redstart (2018-01-06)
68. Crested Lark (2018-01-06)
69. Eurasian Collared Dove (2018-01-06)
70. Water Pipit (2018-01-07)
71. White-Winged Woodpecker (2018-01-07)
72. Northern Wren (2018-01-07)
73. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2018-01-07)
74. Ibisbill (2018-01-07)
75. Northern Reed Bunting (2018-01-07)
76. Mew Gull (2018-01-07)
77. Black-headed Gull (2018-01-07)
78. Whooper Swan (2018-01-07)
79. Asian Rosy-Finch (2018-01-08)
80. Long-tailed Tit (2018-01-08)
81. Common Mynah (2018-01-08)
82. Eastern Buzzard (2018-01-08)
83. Twite (2018-01-10)
84. Pallas's Rosefinch (2018-01-11)
85. Corn Bunting (2018-01-12)
86. Hen Harrier (2018-01-12)
87. Eurasian Linnet (2018-01-12)
88. Common Starling (2018-01-12)
89. Little Owl (2018-01-12)
90. White-winged Grosbeak (2018-01-13)
91. Northern Black Grouse (2018-01-13)
92. Common Pochard (2018-01-13)
93. Baraba Steppe Gull (2018-01-13)
94. Redwing (2018-01-13)
95. Great White Egret (2018-01-13)
96. Great Crested Grebe (2018-01-13)
97. Merlin (2018-01-13)
98. Greylag Goose (2018-01-13)
99. Ruddy Shelduck (2018-01-13)
100. Ring-billed Gull (2018-01-14)
101. Caspian Gull (2018-01-14)
102. Mute Swan (2018-01-14)
103. Pygmy Cormorant (2018-01-14)
104. Great Cormorant (2018-01-14)
105. Dalmatian Pelican (2018-01-14)
106. Pallas's Gull (2018-01-14)
107. Rock Sparrow (2018-01-14)
108. Peregrine Falcon (2018-01-15)
109. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2018-01-15)
110. Saker Falcon (2018-01-15)
111. White-winged Lark (2018-01-15)
112. Red-crested Pochard (2018-01-16)
113. Great Grey Shrike (2018-01-16)
114. Demoiselle Crane (2018-01-17)
115. Spotted Nutcracker (2018-01-18)
116. Pine Grosbeak (2018-01-18)
117. Tufted Duck (2018-01-18)
118. Little Grebe (2018-01-18)
119. Common Snipe (2018-01-18)
120. Common Coot (2018-01-18)
121. Northern Shoveler (2018-01-18)
122. Greater Ringed Plover (2018-01-18)
123. Dunlin (2018-01-18)
124. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2018-01-18)
125. Common Kingfisher (2018-01-18)
126. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2018-01-18)
127. Sky Lark (2018-01-18)
128. Common Chiffchaff (2018-01-18)
129. Red-breasted Merganser (2018-01-20)
130. Spanish Sparrow (2018-01-20)
131. Steppe Eagle (2018-01-21)
132. Grey Heron (2018-01-21)
133. Chukar Partridge (2018-01-21)
134. Green Sandpiper (2018-01-21)
135. Northern Pintail (2018-01-21)
136. Godlewski's Bunting (2018-01-22)
137. Lammergeier (2018-01-26)
138. Water Rail (2018-01-28)
139. Bewick's Swan (2018-01-28)
140. Cinereous Vulture (2018-01-28)
141. Greater White-fronted Goose (2018-01-28)
142. Black-Necked Grebe (2018-02-02)
143. Gadwall (2018-02-02)
144. Alpine Accentor (2018-02-02)
145. Upland Buzzard (2018-02-03)
146. Long-legged Buzzard (2018-02-04)
147. Northern Hawk Owl (2018-02-04)
148. Meadow Bunting (2018-02-08)
149. Northern Hazelhen (2018-02-15)
150. Western Marsh-Harrier (2018-02-16)
151. Blue Tit (2018-02-16)
152. Black Kite (2018-02-17)
153. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2018-02-18)
154. Red-breasted Rosefinch (2018-02-18)
155. Brandt's Rosefinch (2018-02-18)
156. Yellow-billed Chough (2018-02-18)
157. Black Woodpecker (2018-02-23)
158. Himalayan Snowcock (2018-02-23)
159. Northern Goshawk (2018-02-24)
160. Brown Dipper (2018-02-24)
161. Isabelline Wheatear (2018-02-25)
162. Short-eared Owl (2018-02-25)
163. Common Teal (2018-02-25)
164. Common Shelduck (2018-02-25)
165. Yellow-breasted Tit (2018-02-27)
166. Red-throated Thrush (2018-02-28)
167. Common Crane (2018-03-01)
168. Ferruginous Duck (2018-03-01)
169. Northern Lapwing (2018-03-01)
170. Turkestan Tit (2018-03-01)
171. Great Bustard (2018-03-03)
172. Little Bustard (2018-03-03)
173. Ruff (2018-03-03)
174. Eurasian Wigeon (2018-03-03)
175. Calandra Lark (2018-03-03)
176. Citrine Wagtail (2018-03-04)
177. Desert Wheatear (2018-03-04)
178. Bimaculated Lark (2018-03-04)
179. Finsch's Wheatear (2018-03-04)
180. Black-throated Accentor (2018-03-05)
181. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2018-03-05)
182. Desert Finch (2018-03-05)
183. Steppe Grey Shrike (2018-03-06)
184. White Wagtail (2018-03-07)
185. Greater Flamingo (2018-03-07)
186. Cetti's Warbler (2018-03-08)
187. Pied Wheatear (2018-03-08)
188. Rock Bunting (2018-03-08)
189. Isabelline Shrike (2018-03-08)
190. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2018-03-09)
191. Dunnock (2018-03-09)
192. Greater Scaup (2018-03-10)
193. Common Oystercatcher (2018-03-11)
194. Hoopoe (2018-03-11)
195. Meadow Pipit (2018-03-16)
196. Slender-billed Gull (2018-03-16)
197. Snow Bunting (2018-03-16)
198. Lapland Longspur (2018-03-17)
199. Little Ringed Plover (2018-03-17)
200. Turkestan Shrike (2018-03-17)
201. Garganey (2018-03-18)
202. Common Redshank (2018-03-18)
203. Eurasian Curlew (2018-03-18)
204. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2018-03-18)
205. Common Swift (2018-03-18)
206. Black Stork (2018-03-19)
207. Northern House Martin (2018-03-19)
208. Kentish Plover (2018-03-20)
209. Greater Sand Plover (2018-03-20)
210. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2018-03-21)
211. Bluethroat (2018-03-21)
212. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2018-03-21)
213. Griffon Vulture (2018-03-22)
214. Alpine Swift (2018-03-22)
215. Asian Desert Warbler (2018-03-22)
216. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2018-03-22)
217. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2018-03-22)
218. Sand Martin (2018-03-23)
219. Grey Partridge (2018-03-24)
220. Northern Wheatear (2018-03-27)
221. Barn Swallow (2018-03-28)
222. Tree Pipit (2018-03-28)
223. Pied Avocet (2018-03-28)
224. Sandwich Tern (2018-03-28)
225. Grey Wagtail (2018-03-31)
226. Blue Whistling Thrush (2018-03-31)
227. Black-winged Stilt (2018-03-31)
228. Common Stonechat (2018-03-31)
229. Black-headed Wagtail (2018-03-31)
230. Yellow Wagtail (2018-03-31)
231. Common Moorhen (2018-04-01)
232. Common Tern (2018-04-01)
233. Red-necked Phalarope (2018-04-01)
234. Lesser Kestrel (2018-04-02)
235. Great White Pelican (2018-04-03)
236. Greater Short-toed Lark (2018-04-04)
237. Tawny Pipit (2018-04-04)
238. White-headed Duck (2018-04-06)
239. Black-tailed Godwit (2018-04-06)
240. Song Thrush (2018-04-07)
241. Osprey (2018-04-07)
242. Blue-capped Redstart (2018-04-08)
243. Macqueen's Bustard (2018-04-08)
244. White-tailed Lapwing (2018-04-08)
245. Marsh Sandpiper (2018-04-08)
246. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2018-04-08)
247. Mongolian Finch (2018-04-09)
248. Lesser Whitethroat (2018-04-11)
249. Hume's Warbler (2018-04-11)
250. Booted Eagle (2018-04-11)
251. Eurasian Redstart (2018-04-12)
252. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2018-04-15)
253. Oriental Turtle Dove (2018-04-15)
254. Common Sandpiper (2018-04-15)
255. Bean Goose (2018-04-17)
256. Willow Warbler (2018-04-17)

Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Isabekov Askar (160)
2. Gubin Boris (145)
3. Belyaev Alexandr (105)
4. Yasko Anna (101)
5. Andrussenko Konstantin (78)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (76)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (73)
8. Nukusbekov Malik (71)
9. Dyakin Gennadiy (70)
10. Muravskiy Vladimir (69)

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rare birds records


Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)

© Askar Isabekov
2018-03-10
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First photo of rare wintering species in Sorbulak, and generelly in SE Kazakhstan. Before this record male and female were observed in flock of Tufted Ducks at February 2nd, 2003; and single bird at Jabuary 18th, February 21st, and March 13th of 2004 (Belyalov, Karpov 2012).


Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2018-03-09
Almaty region, g. Taldykorgan

Second record of Dunncock in South-Easten Kazkahstan. Only one record for region was known before: at January 10, 1993 in northern foothills of Zailisky Alatau ridge, in sandthorn thickets of Chilik river four Dunncocks were recorded (Губин, 2002).


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2018-02-11
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record in Sorbulak lakes. Only spring records are known before this one: May 30, 1995 (Erokhov, 2002), April 11, 1999 (Grachev, 2002), and April 23, 2017 (Dyakin, www.birds.kz). In winter time Pygmy Cormorant is not rare in Chardara reservoir (Erokhov et al, 2006; Kovalenko, Kravchenko, 2007; Kovalenko, Karpov, 2008); recent years was observed in Taraz (Kolbintsev, 2009; M.Nukusbekov, www.birds.kz; A.Balykin, www.birds.kz), in foothill part of Chu river valley (Belyalov, Karpov, 2009), one specimen was photographed at December 23, 2017 in Taldykurgan vicinity (A.Belyaev, www.birds.kz).


Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-02-17
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

Rare observation of Black Kite in Kazakhstan in winter time. Previously in winter time recorded in Almaty oblast (Karpov, Belyalov, 2009; Berezovikov, 2014; S.Shmygalev, www.birds.kz); in Mangyshlak (Yasko, 2017); and in Chardara (A.Kovalenko, www.birds.kz).

Березовиков Н.Н. 2014. Зимняя встреча черноухого коршуна Milvus migrans lineatus в городе Алматы // Рус. орнитол. журн. 23 (1082): 3957.
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В. 2009. О зимней встрече чёрного коршуна в Алматинской области // Selevinia: 234.
Ясько А.О. 2017. Орнитологические наблюдения в городе Актау // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1399): 382-394.

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recent video

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. Black-Necked Grebe (Anna Yasko), Crested Lark (Anna Yasko), Ring-billed Gull (Anna Yasko).

2018-01-23. Red Crossbill (Yuriy Malkov).

2018-01-20. Mallard (Anna Yasko).

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).

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unidentified birds


2018-04-19

Геннадий Дякин: Добавил ракурс.

2018-04-18

Booted warbler: ja ja folswagen)

2018-04-17

Аскар Исабеков: Мне кажется общий зеленоватый фон может ввести в заблуждение. Мне кажется, что бровь более желтого цвета, чем окружающие части головы. Плюс
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2018-04-09

Александр Катунцев: хоть в канюках множество окрасок предположу, что этот-ближе к малому !

2017-12-01

Ясько Анна: На мой взгляд, пропорции у этих двух птиц одинаковые. Сидящая птица также по пропорциям на канюка не похожа (маленькая голова).Кстати, вот
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