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Big Year 2023

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 2020 2021 2022

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2023
4. Sivokon Olga (22)
5. Silan Serg (21)
10. Shakula Fedor (18)
15. Magazov Aibar (11)
17. Tanaev Kirill (10)
19. Yasko Anna (9)
20. Merz Marina (7)
24. Bevza Ivan (4)

all species photographed in 2023


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Great Tit (2023-01-01)
2. Common Goldeneye (2023-01-01)
3. Eurasian Dipper (2023-01-01)
4. Carrion Crow (2023-01-01)
5. Bohemian Waxwing (2023-01-01)
6. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2023-01-01)
7. Eurasian Blackbird (2023-01-01)
8. Hooded Crow (2023-01-01)
9. Tree Sparrow (2023-01-01)
10. Azure Tit (2023-01-01)
11. White-winged Grosbeak (2023-01-01)
12. Fieldfare (2023-01-01)
13. Hawfinch (2023-01-01)
14. Black-Billed Magpie (2023-01-01)
15. European Greenfinch (2023-01-01)
16. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2023-01-01)
17. Black-throated Thrush (2023-01-01)
18. Brambling (2023-01-01)
19. Songar Tit (2023-01-01)
20. Mistle Thrush (2023-01-01)
21. Common Treecreeper (2023-01-01)
22. Black-throated Accentor (2023-01-01)
24. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2023-01-01)
25. Lammergeier (2023-01-01)
26. Eurasian Nuthatch (2023-01-02)
27. House Sparrow (2023-01-02)
28. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2023-01-02)
29. Red-fronted Serin (2023-01-02)
30. Meadow Bunting (2023-01-02)
31. Baikal Bullfinch (2023-01-02)
32. Northern Bullfinch (2023-01-02)
33. Horned Lark (2023-01-02)
34. White-winged Snowfinch (2023-01-02)
35. Asian Rosy-Finch (2023-01-02)
36. Red-billed Chough (2023-01-02)
37. Yellowhammer (2023-01-02)
38. Pine Bunting (2023-01-02)
39. Goldcrest (2023-01-02)
40. Rook (2023-01-02)
41. Common Mynah (2023-01-02)
42. Alpine Accentor (2023-01-02)
43. Coal Tit (2023-01-02)
44. Spotted Nutcracker (2023-01-02)
45. Eurasian Collared Dove (2023-01-02)
46. Common Raven (2023-01-02)
47. Great White Egret (2023-01-02)
48. Little Owl (2023-01-02)
49. Common Chaffinch (2023-01-02)
50. Long-tailed Tit (2023-01-03)
51. Common Pheasant (2023-01-03)
52. Eversmann's Redstart (2023-01-03)
53. Ring-billed Gull (2023-01-03)
54. Northern Hawk Owl (2023-01-03)
55. Brown Accentor (2023-01-03)
56. Rock Pigeon (2023-01-04)
57. White-Backed Woodpecker (2023-01-04)
58. Willow Tit (2023-01-04)
59. Common Sparrowhawk (2023-01-04)
60. Eastern Buzzard (2023-01-04)
61. Northern Wren (2023-01-04)
62. Solitary Snipe (2023-01-04)
64. Brown Dipper (2023-01-05)
65. Goosander (2023-01-05)
66. Mallard (2023-01-05)
67. Steppe Eagle (2023-01-05)
68. Brandt's Rosefinch (2023-01-05)
69. Godlewski's Bunting (2023-01-06)
70. Chukar Partridge (2023-01-07)
71. Lapland Longspur (2023-01-07)
72. Common Kestrel (2023-01-07)
73. Long-legged Buzzard (2023-01-07)
74. Blue Whistling Thrush (2023-01-07)
75. White-Winged Woodpecker (2023-01-07)
76. Red Crossbill (2023-01-07)
77. Snow Bunting (2023-01-07)
78. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2023-01-08)
79. Crested Lark (2023-01-08)
80. Common Buzzard (2023-01-08)
81. White Wagtail (2023-01-09)
82. Masked Wagtail (2023-01-09)
83. Blue Tit (2023-01-10)
84. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2023-01-11)
85. Eurasian Jay (2023-01-11)
86. Eurasian Goldfinch (2023-01-11)
87. Eurasian Siskin (2023-01-11)
88. Ural Owl (2023-01-12)
89. Long-eared Owl (2023-01-14)
90. Eurasian Jackdaw (2023-01-14)
91. Western Marsh-Harrier (2023-01-14)
92. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2023-01-14)
93. Common Snipe (2023-01-14)
94. European Robin (2023-01-15)
95. Turkestan Tit (2023-01-15)
96. Northern Goshawk (2023-01-15)
97. Tufted Duck (2023-01-15)
98. Caspian Gull (2023-01-15)
99. Mew Gull (2023-01-15)
100. Black-headed Gull (2023-01-15)
101. Greater Scaup (2023-01-15)
102. Common Redshank (2023-01-15)
103. Northern Pintail (2023-01-15)
104. Common Teal (2023-01-16)
105. Little Grebe (2023-01-17)
106. Pygmy Cormorant (2023-01-17)
107. Wood Pigeon (2023-01-18)
108. Rough-legged Buzzard (2023-01-18)
109. Common Coot (2023-01-18)
110. Northern Reed Bunting (2023-01-18)
111. Ruddy Shelduck (2023-01-18)
112. Water Rail (2023-01-18)
113. Great Grey Shrike (2023-01-18)
114. White-winged Lark (2023-01-18)
115. Grey Heron (2023-01-18)
116. Green Sandpiper (2023-01-18)
117. Eurasian Woodcock (2023-01-18)
118. Common Starling (2023-01-18)
119. Common Pochard (2023-01-18)
120. Bewick's Swan (2023-01-18)
121. Northern Shoveler (2023-01-18)
122. Whooper Swan (2023-01-18)
123. Greater Flamingo (2023-01-18)
124. Eurasian Wigeon (2023-01-18)
125. Smew (2023-01-19)
126. Mute Swan (2023-01-19)
127. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2023-01-21)
128. Yellow-breasted Tit (2023-01-21)
129. Cinereous Vulture (2023-01-21)
130. Golden Eagle (2023-01-21)
131. Upland Buzzard (2023-01-21)
132. Red-breasted Merganser (2023-01-21)
133. Red-crested Pochard (2023-01-21)
134. Black Lark (2023-01-22)
135. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2023-01-26)
136. Meadow Pipit (2023-01-26)
137. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2023-01-26)
138. Northern Lapwing (2023-01-26)
139. Great Crested Grebe (2023-01-27)

rare birds records


Desert Lark (Ammomanes deserti)

© Mark Pestov
2018-05-01
Mangistau province, Karakiyanskiy District, Kaplankyr Chink

First record on the territory of Kazakhstan.


Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-12-10

The first winter record of Whiskered Tern in Kazakhstan.


Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-12-10

The first winter record of the Marsh Sandpiper in Kazakhstan.


Solitary Snipe (Gallinago solitaria)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-11-27

A rare wintering species in the western part of Kazakhstan. In the Mangistau region, it has been recorded three times before. At the Tushchibek spring A.P. Moiseev caught a female on February 6, 1967 (Karpov, Kovshar, 2011), one bird was encountered on a stream near the Khangababa mosque on November 13, 2007 (Belyalov, 2008), at the non-freezing stream in the Tamshaly tract - one bird on February 2, 2014 (Belyalov, 2014).

more rarities...

recent video

2023-01-26. Great Tit (Raouf Bairashev).

2023-01-14. Brambling (Raouf Bairashev).

2023-01-02. Grey-headed Goldfinch (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva), White-winged Grosbeak (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2022-12-30. Yellowhammer (Raouf Bairashev).

2022-12-27. Eurasian Dipper (Raouf Bairashev), Red-fronted Serin (Raouf Bairashev).

2022-12-26. Ring-necked Pheasant (Raouf Bairashev), Carrion Crow (Raouf Bairashev).

2022-12-25. Mistle Thrush (Raouf Bairashev).

2022-12-23. Long-tailed Rosefinch (Raouf Bairashev), Rook (Raouf Bairashev).

2022-12-21. Grey-headed Goldfinch (Raouf Bairashev).

2022-12-18. Black-Billed Magpie (Raouf Bairashev).

2022-12-17. Red-breasted Merganser (Anna Yasko).

more video...

unidentified birds


2023-02-01

Андрей Коваленко: Почему "или"...? Как вид - обыкновенный фазан. Подвид - семиреченский.

2023-02-01

Андрей Коваленко: С такого ракурса вряд ли возможно что-то утверждать на 100%.

2023-01-30

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Белых пятен маловато на краю как у хохотуний.

2023-01-29

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Если выбирать между ними - то это скорее всего барабинская, так как не был так темнее как халей.

2022-12-25

Андрей Коваленко: Канюкоид... Таких восточного канюка от мохноногого курганника фиг отличишь не вживую...

more unidentified birds...