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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. Merz Marina (23)
10. Kim Natali (20)
11. Eroglu Ihsan (19)
15. Malkov Yuriy (14)
16. Belyalov Oleg (13)
19. Sivokon Olga (12)
24. Karpov Fedor (7)
27. Bevza Ivan (6)
28. Gubin Boris (6)
39. 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. Blue Whistling Thrush (2020-01-02)
22. Common Pheasant (2020-01-02)
23. Yellowhammer (2020-01-02)
24. Pine Bunting (2020-01-02)
25. Fieldfare (2020-01-02)
26. Northern Bullfinch (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. Common Coot (2020-01-03)
55. Bearded Tit (2020-01-03)
56. Common Treecreeper (2020-01-03)
57. Blue Tit (2020-01-03)
58. Common Chiffchaff (2020-01-03)
59. Common Pochard (2020-01-03)
60. Great Crested Grebe (2020-01-03)
61. Great White Egret (2020-01-03)
62. Carrion Crow (2020-01-04)
64. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-04)
65. Long-eared Owl (2020-01-04)
66. Grey Partridge (2020-01-04)
67. Corn Bunting (2020-01-04)
68. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2020-01-04)
69. Oriental Lark (2020-01-04)
70. Crested Lark (2020-01-04)
71. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-04)
72. Meadow Pipit (2020-01-04)
73. Northern Pintail (2020-01-04)
74. Green Sandpiper (2020-01-04)
75. Red-crested Pochard (2020-01-04)
76. Little Grebe (2020-01-04)
77. Water Pipit (2020-01-04)
78. Peregrine Falcon (2020-01-04)
79. Long-tailed Tit (2020-01-04)
80. Mallard (2020-01-04)
81. Tufted Duck (2020-01-04)
82. Greater Scaup (2020-01-04)
83. Common Shelduck (2020-01-04)
84. Smew (2020-01-04)
85. Mute Swan (2020-01-04)
86. Whooper Swan (2020-01-04)
87. Calandra Lark (2020-01-04)
88. Merlin (2020-01-04)
89. Eurasian Jay (2020-01-04)
90. White-winged Grosbeak (2020-01-04)
91. Rough-legged Buzzard (2020-01-04)
92. Eversmann's Redstart (2020-01-05)
93. Black-throated Accentor (2020-01-05)
94. Brown Dipper (2020-01-05)
95. Ural Owl (2020-01-06)
96. Coal Tit (2020-01-06)
97. Water Rail (2020-01-06)
98. Horned Lark (2020-01-06)
99. Great Grey Shrike (2020-01-06)
100. Lapland Longspur (2020-01-07)
101. Willow Tit (2020-01-07)
102. Eurasian Nuthatch (2020-01-07)
103. Caspian Gull (2020-01-07)
104. Mew Gull (2020-01-07)
105. White-Winged Woodpecker (2020-01-07)
106. Ibisbill (2020-01-07)
107. European Greenfinch (2020-01-08)
108. Chukar Partridge (2020-01-08)
109. Song Thrush (2020-01-09)
110. Upland Buzzard (2020-01-09)
111. Steppe Eagle (2020-01-09)
112. Little Owl (2020-01-09)
113. Saxaul Sparrow (2020-01-09)
114. Black Lark (2020-01-10)
115. Eurasian Linnet (2020-01-10)
116. Spanish Sparrow (2020-01-10)
117. Grey Heron (2020-01-10)
118. Western Marsh-Harrier (2020-01-10)
119. Hen Harrier (2020-01-10)
120. Common Buzzard (2020-01-10)
121. Stock Pigeon (2020-01-10)
122. Common Starling (2020-01-10)
123. Short-eared Owl (2020-01-11)
124. Eurasian Jackdaw (2020-01-11)
125. Eurasian Curlew (2020-01-11)
126. Common Goldeneye (2020-01-11)
127. Rock Sparrow (2020-01-11)
128. Pied Avocet (2020-01-11)
129. Northern Lapwing (2020-01-11)
130. Goosander (2020-01-11)
131. Pygmy Cormorant (2020-01-11)
132. Great Cormorant (2020-01-11)
133. Pallas's Gull (2020-01-11)
134. Gadwall (2020-01-11)
135. Common Teal (2020-01-11)
136. Eurasian Wigeon (2020-01-11)
137. Bewick's Swan (2020-01-11)
138. Greylag Goose (2020-01-11)
139. Ruddy Shelduck (2020-01-11)
140. Great Rosefinch (2020-01-11)
141. Red-breasted Rosefinch (2020-01-11)
142. Dalmatian Pelican (2020-01-11)
143. Red-throated Thrush (2020-01-11)
144. Dunnock (2020-01-11)
145. Pine Grosbeak (2020-01-13)
146. Streaked Scrub Warbler (2020-01-13)
147. Goldcrest (2020-01-14)
148. Wood Pigeon (2020-01-14)
149. Black-tailed Godwit (2020-01-16)
150. Greater Flamingo (2020-01-16)
151. White Wagtail (2020-01-18)
152. Common Moorhen (2020-01-18)
153. White-winged Scoter (2020-01-18)
154. Ferruginous Duck (2020-01-18)
155. Long-tailed Duck (2020-01-18)
156. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2020-01-18)
157. Eurasian Woodcock (2020-01-18)
158. Pallas's Rosefinch (2020-01-19)
159. Songar Tit (2020-01-19)
160. Brown Accentor (2020-01-19)
161. Brandt's Rosefinch (2020-01-19)
162. Red-billed Chough (2020-01-19)
163. White-winged Snowfinch (2020-01-19)
164. Yellow-billed Chough (2020-01-19)

rare birds records


Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2020-01-18
Sorbulak, Almaty region

First record in Sorbulak during recent 10 years. Rarely observed in winter time in Sorbulak. Previously was observed at 2002, October 20 and 27 (1 male in winter plumage), and December 15 (female); at 2003, February 02 (1 female in channel); at 2004, December 12 (4 birds), December 19 (3 birds); at 2005 January 23 (1 bird); at 2010 October 24 (1 bird) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2012).


Spotted Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla severtzovi)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-01-11
Almaty area, Zailiysky Alatau.

First photo-record of Great Rosefinch in Ile-Alatau ridge. Previously regularly recorded in winter time in Almaty, but population was destroied in end of 90th by poachers. Recent 20 years was not observed in fact. In addition to autumn-winter records Great Rosefinches were recorded in highlands of Ili-Alatau ridge at May 5th, 1965 in altitude 2900 m (Gavrilov,1974); in first half od August, 1973 in altitude 3000 m, male (Gubin, 2002); and at March 23, 1975 in altitude 3300 m, singning male (Kovshar, et all, 1978).


White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Fedor Karpov
2019-01-20

Fisrt winter record of White-winged Tern in Kazakhstan.


Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Ivan Bevza
2019-11-06

First record of Arctic Skua in South-Eastern Kazakhstan. Generally rare bird in inner part of continent. In Kazakhstan was recorded mostly in large lakes (in Caspian Sea near Atyrau and Mangyshlak, in Tengiz, in Aral Sea, in Telikol lakes, in road to Arnasai lake, in Chelkar lake), and also in Naurzum reserve and Chokpak ringing station.

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recent video

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).

2019-11-09. Great White Egret (Natali Kim).

2019-11-06. Ural Owl (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2019-11-02. Grey Heron (Natali Kim).

2019-10-31. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Natali Kim).

2019-10-29. Caspian Gull (Natali Kim), Coal Tit (Natali Kim).

2019-10-04. Common Redshank (Andrei Kuryashkin).

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unidentified birds


2020-01-27

Андрей Баздырев: Обыкновенный канюк - компактное сложение, большая голова.

2020-01-27

Владимир Казенас: Большое спасибо за определение!!!

2020-01-27

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2020-01-26

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2020-01-25

Александр Нефёдов: Андрей, вы правы. Окраска показалась необычной: "слишком" серые голова и шея, беловатый подбородок, почти до основания чёрный клюв... Не перепроверил [....]

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