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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
3. Gubin Boris (226)
5. Yasko Anna (168)
8. Malkov Yuriy (130)
12. Silan Serg (107)
13. Vilyayev Andrey (101)
14. Kim Natali (96)
15. Bevza Ivan (90)
19. Golubeva Anna (61)
25. Magazov Aibar (29)
26. Belyalov Oleg (26)
29. Bolbotov Gleb (19)
31. Vayman Danil (13)
51. 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. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2018-03-10)
194. Common Oystercatcher (2018-03-11)
195. Hoopoe (2018-03-11)
196. Meadow Pipit (2018-03-16)
197. Slender-billed Gull (2018-03-16)
198. Snow Bunting (2018-03-16)
199. Lapland Longspur (2018-03-17)
200. Little Ringed Plover (2018-03-17)
201. Turkestan Shrike (2018-03-17)
202. Garganey (2018-03-18)
203. Common Redshank (2018-03-18)
204. Eurasian Curlew (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)
257. Pallid Harrier (2018-04-17)
258. Red-rumped Swallow (2018-04-18)
259. Red-Necked Grebe (2018-04-19)
260. Little Stint (2018-04-19)
261. Temminck's Stint (2018-04-19)
262. Common Greenshank (2018-04-19)
263. Caspian Tern (2018-04-20)
264. Common Cuckoo (2018-04-20)
265. Black-eared Wheatear (2018-04-20)
266. Eurasian Wryneck (2018-04-21)
267. Whinchat (2018-04-21)
268. Eurasian Hobby (2018-04-21)
269. Black Tern (2018-04-21)
270. Gull-billed Tern (2018-04-21)
271. Eurasian Roller (2018-04-21)
272. Collared Pratincole (2018-04-21)
273. Bar-tailed Godwit (2018-04-22)
274. Little Tern (2018-04-22)
275. Eurasian Crag Martin (2018-04-22)
276. Egyptian Vulture (2018-04-22)
277. Brown-necked Raven (2018-04-22)
278. Pied Flycatcher (2018-04-22)
279. Red-breasted Goose (2018-04-22)
280. European Bee-eater (2018-04-23)
281. Paddyfield Warbler (2018-04-23)
282. Booted Warbler (2018-04-23)
283. Common Rosefinch (2018-04-23)
284. Spotted Flycatcher (2018-04-23)
285. Rosy Starling (2018-04-23)
286. Common Nightingale (2018-04-24)
287. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (2018-04-24)
289. Songar Tit (2018-04-24)
290. White-winged Tern (2018-04-25)
291. Collared Flycatcher (2018-04-25)
292. Black-crowned Night Heron (2018-04-25)
293. Saxaul Sparrow (2018-04-26)
294. Montagu's Harrier (2018-04-26)
295. Blackcap (2018-04-26)
296. Shikra (2018-04-27)
297. Siberian Tit (2018-04-27)
298. Purple Heron (2018-04-28)
299. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2018-04-28)
300. Pied Bushchat (2018-04-29)
301. Cattle Egret (2018-04-29)
302. Glossy Ibis (2018-04-29)
303. Little Egret (2018-04-29)
304. Great Reed Warbler (2018-04-29)
305. Ortolan Bunting (2018-04-29)
306. Red-backed Shrike (2018-04-29)
307. Red-headed Bunting (2018-04-29)
308. Wood Sandpiper (2018-04-30)
309. Caspian Plover (2018-04-30)
310. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2018-04-30)
311. Indian Sparrow (2018-04-30)
312. Lesser Grey Shrike (2018-04-30)
313. Rufous Bush Robin (2018-05-01)
314. European Nightjar (2018-05-01)
315. Grey-necked Bunting (2018-05-03)
316. Long-tailed Shrike (2018-05-04)
317. Common Whitethroat (2018-05-04)
318. White's Thrush (2018-05-04)
319. Thrush Nightingale (2018-05-04)
320. Variable Wheatear (2018-05-04)
321. Red-throated Pipit (2018-05-04)
322. Black-winged Pratincole (2018-05-04)
323. Blue Rock Thrush (2018-05-04)
324. White-capped Bunting (2018-05-04)
325. Crimson-winged Finch (2018-05-04)
326. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2018-05-05)
327. Common Quail (2018-05-05)
328. Corncrake (2018-05-05)
329. Upcher's Warbler (2018-05-05)
330. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2018-05-05)
331. European Golden Oriole (2018-05-05)
332. Greenish Warbler (2018-05-05)
333. Whiskered Tern (2018-05-05)
334. Syke's Warbler (2018-05-05)
335. Terek Sandpiper (2018-05-05)
336. Ruddy Turnstone (2018-05-05)
337. Spotted Redshank (2018-05-06)
338. Pale Sand Martin (2018-05-06)
339. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2018-05-06)
340. Grey Plover (2018-05-06)
341. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2018-05-06)
342. Eurasian Whimbrel (2018-05-06)
343. Little Bittern (2018-05-06)
344. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2018-05-06)
345. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2018-05-06)
346. Curlew Sandpiper (2018-05-06)
347. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2018-05-06)
348. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2018-05-07)
349. Savi's Warbler (2018-05-07)
350. Baillon's Crake (2018-05-07)
351. Himalayan Accentor (2018-05-07)
352. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2018-05-07)
353. Sanderling (2018-05-07)
354. Streaked Scrub Warbler (2018-05-07)
355. Little Gull (2018-05-08)
356. Himalayan Rubythroat (2018-05-08)
357. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2018-05-08)
358. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2018-05-08)
359. Bearded Tit (2018-05-09)
360. Trumpeter Finch (2018-05-09)
361. Pale Rock-Finch (2018-05-09)
362. Black-headed Bunting (2018-05-09)
363. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2018-05-09)
364. European Turtle Dove (2018-05-10)
365. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2018-05-12)
366. Pacific Golden Plover (2018-05-12)
367. Lesser Sand Plover (2018-05-12)
368. Spotted Crake (2018-05-13)
369. Swinhoe's Snipe (2018-05-13)
370. Eurasian Golden Plover (2018-05-15)
371. White-throated Robin (2018-05-15)
372. Hume's Whitethroat (2018-05-15)
373. Barred Warbler (2018-05-15)
374. Garden Warbler (2018-05-16)
375. Slavonian Grebe (2018-05-16)
376. Eastern Orphean Warbler (2018-05-27)
377. Red-footed Falcon (2018-05-27)
378. Black Lark (2018-05-27)
379. Altai Snowcock (2018-05-29)
380. Sedge Warbler (2018-05-30)
381. Olive-backed Pipit (2018-05-30)
382. Richard's Pipit (2018-06-04)
383. Yellow-breasted Bunting (2018-06-06)
384. White Stork (2018-06-06)
385. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (2018-06-06)
386. Black-breasted Tit (2018-06-08)
387. Barbary Falcon (2018-06-08)
388. Arctic Loon (2018-06-10)
389. Icterine Warbler (2018-06-12)
390. Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse (2018-06-12)

Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Isabekov Askar (256)
2. Belyaev Alexandr (251)
3. Gubin Boris (226)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (212)
5. Yasko Anna (168)
6. Katuncev Alexandr (137)
7. Vorobyov Vladimir (137)
8. Malkov Yuriy (130)
9. Nukusbekov Malik (129)
10. Andrussenko Konstantin (122)

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rare birds records


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.


Finsch's Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-05-25
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

The new species for Moinkum desert. The known breeding range of Finsch's Wheatear in Kazakhstan covers Mangyshlak, Ustyurt and Kyzylkum desert. The records in area eastward of Syrdaria river were not known. In May of 2017, Sergey Domashevski recorded adults and huveniles in Togyzkentau, NW of Moinkum desert. This record indicate to expantion of breeding range in eastern direction.

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recent video

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

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unidentified birds


2018-06-18

Анна Ясько: Мне кажется, вариант молодой каменки-плясуньи тоже может быть, крыло довольно светлое.

2018-06-17

Анна Ясько: Так что вполне может быть хохотуньей.

2018-06-16

Сергей Л. Волков: Я полагаю, эта птица теньковка европейского подвида. У нее бывает слабый зеленоватый оттенок. Николай указал самые нужные признаки.

2018-06-15

Анна Ясько: Склоняюсь к варианту южной бормотушки. Верх светлый, песочный. Смущал крупный клюв, но вот здесь (фото) есть похожий экземпляр, такой же клювастый.Хотя
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2018-06-14

Аскар Исабеков: Спасибо, Анна. В тех местахмогут быть оба курганника, поэтому будем посмотреть другие признаки.

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