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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

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2018
1. Boris Gubin (44)
3. Serg Silan (40)
4. Anna Yasko (39)
8. Natali Kim (29)
9. Yuriy Malkov (20)
14. Ivan Bevza (12)

all species photographed in 2018


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Great Tit (01-01)
2. Tree Sparrow (01-01)
4. Eurasian Jay (01-01)
6. Mallard (01-01)
7. Laughing Dove (01-01)
8. Common Chaffinch (01-01)
10. Red-fronted Serin (01-01)
11. Eurasian Siskin (01-01)
12. Brambling (01-01)
13. Eurasian Dipper (01-01)
15. Common Redpoll (01-01)
16. Hawfinch (01-01)
17. Rock Pigeon (01-01)
18. Hooded Crow (01-01)
19. Bohemian Waxwing (01-01)
20. Fieldfare (01-01)
22. European Robin (01-01)
24. Common Kestrel (01-01)
25. Eurasian Goldfinch (01-01)
28. Baikal Bullfinch (01-01)
29. House Sparrow (01-02)
30. Rook (01-02)
31. Coal Tit (01-02)
33. Yellowhammer (01-02)
34. Smew (01-02)
35. Common Goldeneye (01-02)
36. Pine Bunting (01-02)
37. Goosander (01-02)
39. Wallcreeper (01-02)
40. Goldcrest (01-02)
41. Mistle Thrush (01-02)
42. Red Crossbill (01-03)
43. Common Raven (01-03)
44. Eurasian Jackdaw (01-03)
45. Willow Tit (01-03)
47. Himalayan Vulture (01-03)
48. Red-billed Chough (01-03)
49. Brown Accentor (01-03)
50. Common Treecreeper (01-04)
52. Eurasian Nuthatch (01-04)
53. Steppe Horned Lark (01-05)
54. Solitary Snipe (01-05)
55. Masked Wagtail (01-05)
56. Golden Eagle (01-05)
57. Stock Pigeon (01-06)
58. Wood Pigeon (01-06)
59. Azure Tit (01-06)
60. Common Sparrowhawk (01-06)
63. Carrion Crow (01-06)
64. Altai Buzzard (01-06)
65. Long-eared Owl (01-06)
68. Crested Lark (01-06)
70. Water Pipit (01-07)
72. Northern Wren (01-07)
74. Ibisbill (01-07)
76. Mew Gull (01-07)
77. Black-headed Gull (01-07)
78. Whooper Swan (01-07)
79. Asian Rosy-Finch (01-08)
80. Long-tailed Tit (01-08)
81. Common Mynah (01-08)
82. Eastern Buzzard (01-08)
83. Twite (01-10)
84. Pallas's Rosefinch (01-11)
85. Corn Bunting (01-12)
86. Hen Harrier (01-12)
87. Eurasian Linnet (01-12)
88. Common Starling (01-12)
89. Little Owl (01-12)
92. Common Pochard (01-13)
93. Baraba Steppe Gull (01-13)
94. Redwing (01-13)
95. Great White Egret (01-13)
97. Merlin (01-13)
98. Greylag Goose (01-13)
99. Ruddy Shelduck (01-13)
100. Ring-billed Gull (01-14)
101. Caspian Gull (01-14)
102. Mute Swan (01-14)
103. Pygmy Cormorant (01-14)
104. Great Cormorant (01-14)
105. Dalmatian Pelican (01-14)
106. Pallas's Gull (01-14)
107. Rock Sparrow (01-14)
108. Peregrine Falcon (01-15)
109. Saker Falcon (01-15)
111. White-winged Lark (01-15)
112. Red-crested Pochard (01-16)
113. Great Grey Shrike (01-16)
114. Demoiselle Crane (01-17)
115. Spotted Nutcracker (01-18)
116. Pine Grosbeak (01-18)
117. Tufted Duck (01-18)
118. Little Grebe (01-18)
119. Common Snipe (01-18)
120. Common Coot (01-18)
121. Northern Shoveler (01-18)
123. Dunlin (01-18)
125. Common Kingfisher (01-18)
127. Sky Lark (01-18)
128. Common Chiffchaff (01-18)
130. Spanish Sparrow (01-20)
131. Steppe Eagle (01-21)
132. Godlewski's Bunting (01-22)

Big Year 2018

1. Boris Gubin (44)
2. Askar Isabekov (42)
3. Serg Silan (40)
4. Anna Yasko (39)
5. Andrey Vilyayev (37)
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rare birds records


Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula ulula)

© Aleksandr Klimenko
2017-11-25
Poperechka river, Ridder, VKO

The first photo record of this subspecies on the site birds.kz.


Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)

© Ivan Bevza
2017-11-17

The second record in Semirechye. From November 17 to December 7 one Lesser White-fronted Goose and five White-fronted Geese were observed together at one of Karachingil lakes. Before this 3 birds had been met on March 9th of 2003 in the floodplain of Kopy near the Saz railway station (Karpov, Belyalov, Kovshar 2004).
Карпов Ф.Ф., Белялов О.В., Ковшарь В.А. Первая встреча пискульки на юго-востоке Казахстана//Каз. орнитол. бюлл. 2003. Алматы, 2004. С. 135.


Meadow Bunting (Emberiza cioides)

© Anna Yasko
2017-11-01
Aktau, Mangystau region

The first record on Mangyshlak. The nearest known record points are located too much to east: Karatau ridge (Nukusbekov, www.birds.kz; Chalikova, Kolbintsev, 2005) and the foothills of Talas Alatau (Belousov, www.birds.kz).


Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2017-10-28
VKO Katon-Karagay

The easternmost record in Kazakhstan. During migration Blackcap mostly occurs in Western Kazakhstan. For a long time the easternmost record was the observation in Borovoe (Shtegman, 1934). In Kurgaldzhino birds were recorded both in spring and autumn migration (Koshkin, 2017). In Russia this species distributes in east up to Tomsk and Kemerovo oblast (Ryabitsev, 2014; Vasilchenko, 2004). In China first Blackcap was recorded in 2012 in Kashi (Guo H., Ma M., 2013), also birds were later observed at November 21st and December 29th of 2013 (www.xinjiang.birds.watch). Probably the occurring of Blackcaps so far to east relates to the new wintering spots of the eastern populations of this species.

Васильченко А.А. «Птицы Кемеровской области». Кемерово: Кузбассвузиздат, 2004-488 с. Гаврилов Э.И. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.
Рябицев В.К. "Птицы Сибири". Москва-Екатеринбург, Изд-во "Кабинетный ученый", 2014. Guo H., Ma M. Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)-a new bird record in China [Chinese]. Zoological Research, 2013, Oct. 34(5). P. 507-508

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recent video

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).

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

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unidentified birds


2018-01-22

Аскар Исабеков: Темные курганники совершенно не обязательно являются гибридами с мохноногим. Мне кажется, что вблизи гор их не больше, чем где-нибудь в Кургальджино.
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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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2017-11-30

Николай Балацкий: Однозначно, что ремез. Голова в анфас, то есть клювом к фотографу.

2017-11-15

Алексей Кошкин: Да, белошапочная абберативная больше подходит.

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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