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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
8. Silan Serg (135)
11. Malkov Yuriy (113)
14. Belyalov Oleg (89)
16. Kim Natali (84)
23. Eroglu Ihsan (65)
26. Bevza Ivan (61)
29. Sivokon Olga (58)
30. Yasko Anna (58)
31. Magazov Aibar (56)
34. Merz Marina (48)
35. Iceberg Hera (44)
43. Abdul Suhaaz (14)
44. Bolbotov Gleb (14)
45. Iva Dasha (14)
48. Gubin Boris (10)
51. Karpov Fedor (7)
55. Kim Mikhail (4)
57. Minns Sean (3)
59. Dalnova Olga (2)
62. Titov Sergei (2)

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. Northern Bullfinch (2020-01-01)
22. Blue Whistling Thrush (2020-01-02)
23. Common Pheasant (2020-01-02)
24. Yellowhammer (2020-01-02)
25. Pine Bunting (2020-01-02)
26. Fieldfare (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. Long-legged Buzzard (2020-01-03)
55. Common Coot (2020-01-03)
56. Bearded Tit (2020-01-03)
57. Common Treecreeper (2020-01-03)
58. Blue Tit (2020-01-03)
59. Common Chiffchaff (2020-01-03)
60. Common Pochard (2020-01-03)
61. Great Crested Grebe (2020-01-03)
62. Great White Egret (2020-01-03)
63. Carrion Crow (2020-01-04)
65. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-04)
66. Long-eared Owl (2020-01-04)
67. Grey Partridge (2020-01-04)
68. Corn Bunting (2020-01-04)
69. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2020-01-04)
70. Sky Lark (2020-01-04)
71. Crested Lark (2020-01-04)
72. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2020-01-04)
73. Meadow Pipit (2020-01-04)
74. Northern Pintail (2020-01-04)
75. Green Sandpiper (2020-01-04)
76. Red-crested Pochard (2020-01-04)
77. Little Grebe (2020-01-04)
78. Water Pipit (2020-01-04)
79. Peregrine Falcon (2020-01-04)
80. Long-tailed Tit (2020-01-04)
81. Mallard (2020-01-04)
82. Tufted Duck (2020-01-04)
83. Greater Scaup (2020-01-04)
84. Common Shelduck (2020-01-04)
85. Smew (2020-01-04)
86. Mute Swan (2020-01-04)
87. Whooper Swan (2020-01-04)
88. Calandra Lark (2020-01-04)
89. Merlin (2020-01-04)
90. Eurasian Jay (2020-01-04)
91. White-winged Grosbeak (2020-01-04)
92. Rough-legged Buzzard (2020-01-04)
93. Eversmann's Redstart (2020-01-05)
94. Black-throated Accentor (2020-01-05)
95. Brown Dipper (2020-01-05)
96. Godlewski's Bunting (2020-01-05)
97. Eurasian Jackdaw (2020-01-06)
98. Ural Owl (2020-01-06)
99. Coal Tit (2020-01-06)
100. Water Rail (2020-01-06)
101. Horned Lark (2020-01-06)
102. Common Goldeneye (2020-01-06)
103. Lapland Longspur (2020-01-07)
104. Willow Tit (2020-01-07)
105. Eurasian Nuthatch (2020-01-07)
106. Great Grey Shrike (2020-01-07)
107. Caspian Gull (2020-01-07)
108. Mew Gull (2020-01-07)
109. White-Winged Woodpecker (2020-01-07)
110. Ibisbill (2020-01-07)
111. European Greenfinch (2020-01-08)
112. Chukar Partridge (2020-01-08)
113. Upland Buzzard (2020-01-09)
114. Steppe Eagle (2020-01-09)
115. Little Owl (2020-01-09)
116. Saxaul Sparrow (2020-01-09)
117. Black Lark (2020-01-10)
118. Eurasian Linnet (2020-01-10)
119. Spanish Sparrow (2020-01-10)
120. Grey Heron (2020-01-10)
121. Western Marsh-Harrier (2020-01-10)
122. Hen Harrier (2020-01-10)
123. Common Buzzard (2020-01-10)
124. Stock Pigeon (2020-01-10)
125. Common Starling (2020-01-10)
126. Short-eared Owl (2020-01-11)
127. Eurasian Curlew (2020-01-11)
128. Rock Sparrow (2020-01-11)
129. Pied Avocet (2020-01-11)
130. Northern Lapwing (2020-01-11)
131. Goosander (2020-01-11)
132. Pygmy Cormorant (2020-01-11)
133. Great Cormorant (2020-01-11)
134. Pallas's Gull (2020-01-11)
135. Gadwall (2020-01-11)
136. Common Teal (2020-01-11)
137. Eurasian Wigeon (2020-01-11)
138. Bewick's Swan (2020-01-11)
139. Greylag Goose (2020-01-11)
140. Ruddy Shelduck (2020-01-11)
141. Great Rosefinch (2020-01-11)
142. Red-breasted Rosefinch (2020-01-11)
143. Dalmatian Pelican (2020-01-11)
144. Red-throated Thrush (2020-01-11)
145. Dunnock (2020-01-11)
146. Pine Grosbeak (2020-01-13)
147. Streaked Scrub Warbler (2020-01-13)
148. Goldcrest (2020-01-14)
149. Wood Pigeon (2020-01-14)
150. Black-tailed Godwit (2020-01-16)
151. Greater Flamingo (2020-01-16)
152. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2020-01-17)
153. White Wagtail (2020-01-18)
154. Common Moorhen (2020-01-18)
155. White-winged Scoter (2020-01-18)
156. Ferruginous Duck (2020-01-18)
157. Long-tailed Duck (2020-01-18)
158. Eurasian Woodcock (2020-01-18)
159. Pallas's Rosefinch (2020-01-19)
160. Songar Tit (2020-01-19)
161. Brown Accentor (2020-01-19)
162. Brandt's Rosefinch (2020-01-19)
163. Red-billed Chough (2020-01-19)
164. White-winged Snowfinch (2020-01-19)
165. Yellow-billed Chough (2020-01-19)
166. Griffon Vulture (2020-01-19)
167. Yellow-breasted Tit (2020-01-26)
168. Blyth's Rosefinch (2020-01-26)
169. Solitary Snipe (2020-01-26)
170. Black Woodpecker (2020-01-30)
171. Twite (2020-02-01)
172. Great Bustard (2020-02-01)
173. Black Redstart (2020-02-02)
174. Red-breasted Merganser (2020-02-02)
175. Northern Shoveler (2020-02-04)
176. Black-Necked Grebe (2020-02-05)
177. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2020-02-08)
178. Red Crossbill (2020-02-09)
179. Common Snipe (2020-02-09)
180. Blue-capped Redstart (2020-02-10)
181. Pander's Ground-Jay (2020-02-13)
182. White-winged Lark (2020-02-18)
183. Spotted Nutcracker (2020-02-26)
184. Masked Wagtail (2020-02-26)
185. Common Redshank (2020-02-26)
186. Common Crane (2020-02-28)
187. Common Swift (2020-02-28)
188. White Stork (2020-02-28)
189. Cetti's Warbler (2020-02-29)
190. Desert Finch (2020-02-29)
191. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2020-02-29)
192. White-Backed Woodpecker (2020-03-01)
193. Northern Black Grouse (2020-03-01)
194. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2020-03-03)
195. Hoopoe (2020-03-04)
196. Bean Goose (2020-03-06)
197. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2020-03-06)
198. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2020-03-06)
199. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2020-03-07)
200. Rock Bunting (2020-03-07)
201. Finsch's Wheatear (2020-03-07)
202. Desert Wheatear (2020-03-07)
203. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2020-03-08)
204. Isabelline Wheatear (2020-03-09)
205. Isabelline Shrike (2020-03-09)
206. Dunlin (2020-03-09)
207. Little Ringed Plover (2020-03-11)
208. Steppe Grey Shrike (2020-03-11)
209. Little Bustard (2020-03-11)
210. Macqueen's Bustard (2020-03-11)
211. Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse (2020-03-11)
212. Rustic Bunting (2020-03-14)
213. Saker Falcon (2020-03-14)
214. Demoiselle Crane (2020-03-15)
215. Citrine Wagtail (2020-03-15)
216. Asian Rosy-Finch (2020-03-15)
217. Northern Wheatear (2020-03-15)
218. Slender-billed Gull (2020-03-16)
219. Baraba Steppe Gull (2020-03-16)
220. Pied Wheatear (2020-03-17)
221. Black Kite (2020-03-19)
222. Bluethroat (2020-03-20)
223. Turkestan Shrike (2020-03-20)
224. Glossy Ibis (2020-03-21)
225. Kentish Plover (2020-03-21)
226. Ruff (2020-03-21)
227. Common Stonechat (2020-03-21)
228. Grey Wagtail (2020-03-22)
229. Common Oystercatcher (2020-03-22)
230. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2020-03-22)
231. Lesser Kestrel (2020-03-22)
232. Greater White-fronted Goose (2020-03-22)
233. Little Egret (2020-03-22)
234. Northern House Martin (2020-03-24)
235. Pallid Harrier (2020-03-27)
236. Bimaculated Lark (2020-03-27)
237. Red-breasted Goose (2020-03-29)
238. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2020-03-29)
239. Siberian Accentor (2020-03-30)
240. Hume's Warbler (2020-04-01)
241. Garganey (2020-04-01)
242. Purple Heron (2020-04-02)
243. Barn Swallow (2020-04-02)
244. Greater Spotted Eagle (2020-04-03)
245. Tree Pipit (2020-04-03)
246. Osprey (2020-04-04)
247. Black-headed Wagtail (2020-04-04)
248. Indian Sparrow (2020-04-04)
249. Moustached Warbler (2020-04-04)
250. Asian Desert Warbler (2020-04-05)
251. Black-winged Stilt (2020-04-05)
252. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2020-04-06)
253. Himalayan Vulture (2020-04-07)
254. Eurasian Whimbrel (2020-04-08)
255. Black Stork (2020-04-09)
256. Great White Pelican (2020-04-10)
257. Yellow Wagtail (2020-04-10)
258. Booted Eagle (2020-04-11)
259. Common Tern (2020-04-15)
260. Marsh Sandpiper (2020-04-15)
261. Greater Ringed Plover (2020-04-15)
262. Barnacle Goose (2020-04-16)
263. Song Thrush (2020-04-16)
264. Red-Necked Grebe (2020-04-16)
265. Bar-tailed Godwit (2020-04-16)
266. Little Tern (2020-04-16)
267. Lesser Whitethroat (2020-04-16)
268. Eurasian Redstart (2020-04-17)
269. Common Sandpiper (2020-04-17)
270. Willow Warbler (2020-04-18)
271. Paddyfield Warbler (2020-04-18)
272. Tawny Pipit (2020-04-18)
273. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2020-04-18)
274. Whinchat (2020-04-19)
275. Common Greenshank (2020-04-19)
276. White-headed Duck (2020-04-20)
277. Red-flanked Bluetail (2020-04-21)
278. Sand Martin (2020-04-21)
279. Slavonian Grebe (2020-04-21)
280. European Bee-eater (2020-04-21)
281. Eurasian Roller (2020-04-23)
282. Lesser Grey Shrike (2020-04-23)
283. Red-backed Shrike (2020-04-23)
284. Common Nightingale (2020-04-24)
285. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2020-04-24)
286. Common Cuckoo (2020-04-24)
287. Oriental Lark (2020-04-24)
288. Rufous Bush Robin (2020-04-24)
289. Long-tailed Shrike (2020-04-24)
290. Great Reed Warbler (2020-04-24)
291. White-tailed Lapwing (2020-04-24)
292. Collared Pratincole (2020-04-24)
293. Eurasian Spoonbill (2020-04-24)
294. Pied Flycatcher (2020-04-25)
295. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2020-04-25)
296. Eurasian Wryneck (2020-04-25)
297. Common Whitethroat (2020-04-26)
298. Sanderling (2020-04-26)
299. Red-necked Phalarope (2020-04-26)
300. Montagu's Harrier (2020-04-27)
301. White-winged Tern (2020-04-27)
302. Grey Plover (2020-04-27)
303. Syke's Warbler (2020-04-28)
304. Common Rosefinch (2020-04-28)
305. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2020-04-28)
306. Altai Snowcock (2020-04-28)
307. Spotted Flycatcher (2020-04-29)
308. Red-footed Falcon (2020-04-29)
309. Oriental Turtle Dove (2020-04-29)
310. Black-headed Bunting (2020-04-29)
311. European Golden Oriole (2020-04-29)
312. Siberian Tit (2020-04-29)
313. Booted Warbler (2020-04-30)
314. Asian Short-toed Lark (2020-04-30)
315. Eurasian Golden Plover (2020-05-01)
316. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2020-05-01)
317. Common Kingfisher (2020-05-01)
318. Grey-necked Bunting (2020-05-01)
319. Ortolan Bunting (2020-05-01)
320. Whiskered Tern (2020-05-01)
321. Rosy Starling (2020-05-02)
322. Greater Short-toed Lark (2020-05-02)
323. Eurasian Hobby (2020-05-02)
324. Woodchat Shrike (2020-05-02)
325. Red-headed Bunting (2020-05-03)
326. Shikra (2020-05-03)
327. Alpine Swift (2020-05-03)
328. Greenish Warbler (2020-05-05)
329. Little Stint (2020-05-05)
330. Gull-billed Tern (2020-05-05)
331. Wood Sandpiper (2020-05-05)
332. European Turtle Dove (2020-05-06)
333. Black-crowned Night Heron (2020-05-06)
334. Temminck's Stint (2020-05-06)
335. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2020-05-06)
336. Red-throated Pipit (2020-05-06)
337. Spotted Redshank (2020-05-06)
338. Black-winged Pratincole (2020-05-06)
339. Indian Golden Oriole (2020-05-07)
340. Little Bittern (2020-05-07)
341. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2020-05-07)
342. Dusky Thrush (2020-05-07)
343. Lesser White-fronted Goose (2020-05-07)
344. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (2020-05-08)
345. Little Gull (2020-05-08)
346. Black Tern (2020-05-08)
347. Thrush Nightingale (2020-05-09)
348. Terek Sandpiper (2020-05-09)
349. Pale Sand Martin (2020-05-10)
350. Blackcap (2020-05-11)
351. Little Crake (2020-05-12)
352. Barred Warbler (2020-05-14)
353. Savi's Warbler (2020-05-14)
354. European Nightjar (2020-05-14)
355. Hume's Whitethroat (2020-05-15)
356. White-throated Robin (2020-05-15)
357. White-capped Bunting (2020-05-15)
358. Lanceolated Warbler (2020-05-15)
359. Corncrake (2020-05-15)
360. Ruddy Turnstone (2020-05-16)
361. Collared Flycatcher (2020-05-18)
362. River Warbler (2020-05-18)
363. Vega (Mongolian) Gull (2020-05-19)
364. Garden Warbler (2020-05-20)
365. Sedge Warbler (2020-05-20)
366. Spotted Crake (2020-05-20)
367. Greater Sand Plover (2020-05-20)
368. Long-toed Stint (2020-05-20)
369. Marsh Warbler (2020-05-21)
370. Icterine Warbler (2020-05-22)
371. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2020-05-23)
372. Lesser Sand Plover (2020-05-26)
373. Curlew Sandpiper (2020-05-26)
374. Mongolian Finch (2020-05-26)
375. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (2020-05-27)
376. Squacco Heron (2020-05-27)
377. Barbary Falcon (2020-05-27)
378. Sandwich Tern (2020-05-28)
379. Eurasian Bittern (2020-05-30)
380. Caspian Tern (2020-05-31)
381. Eastern Orphean Warbler (2020-05-31)
382. Egyptian Vulture (2020-05-31)
383. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2020-06-01)
384. White's Thrush (2020-06-03)
385. Sociable Lapwing (2020-06-04)
387. Richard's Pipit (2020-06-06)
388. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2020-06-07)
389. Red-rumped Swallow (2020-06-07)
390. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2020-06-08)
391. Common Quail (2020-06-14)
392. Pacific Swift (2020-06-18)
393. Egyptian Nightjar (2020-06-23)
394. Pin-tailed Snipe (2020-06-27)
395. Dusky Warbler (2020-06-27)
396. Brown-necked Raven (2020-06-27)
397. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2020-06-28)
398. Eurasian Crag Martin (2020-07-01)
399. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2020-07-11)

rare birds records


Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

© Natali Kim
2020-07-13
Eastern Kazakhstan

First record of breeding Peregrine Falcon in high-rise building in large city. Before 1950-60-s Peregrine Falcon was regular breeding bird in cities of Europe, but desapeared after using pesticides by human. In XXI centure Peregrine Falcon became to appeare in large cities, there are articles about nesting in Irkutsk, Ufa, Moscow. But in Kazakhstan this is first record ever.


Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius)

© Svetlana Baskakova
2020-06-23

First photorecord in birds.kz


White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Alexey Timoshenko
2020-06-03
Uly-Zhylanshyk riv., Kostanay reg.

Second record of White's Thrush in Kustanai oblast. At September 03, 1938 one bird was observed in Naurzum reserve.


Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

© Berik Ryspaev
2020-05-27
Korgalzhinski zapovednik.Egindikolski raion. Akmolinskaya oblast.

first record in Central Kazakhstan

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recent video

2020-07-04. Caspian Gull (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-06-16. Pallas's Sandgrouse (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2020-06-06. Ortolan Bunting (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-06-01. Common Mynah (Raouf Bairashev).

2020-05-23. Bluethroat (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-05-21. Booted Warbler (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-05-13. Little Ringed Plover (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-05-12. Common Whitethroat (Vladimir Muravskiy).

2020-05-06. Common Tern (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-04-30. Red-footed Falcon (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-03-28. European Golden Oriole (Konstantin Andrussenko).

2020-03-27. Eurasian Dipper (Konstantin Andrussenko).

2020-03-22. Steppe Eagle (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2020-02-27. Common Redpoll (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-02-23. Northern Bullfinch (Andrei Kuryashkin).

more video...

unidentified birds


2020-07-16

Аскар Исабеков: давайте оставим, необычный интересный кадр

2020-07-15

Ольга Сивоконь: Спасибо!

2020-07-15

Нурлан Онгарбаев: Мне кажется обыкновенный канюк

2020-07-15

Нурлан Онгарбаев: Согласен с Алдияром Сапарбаевым и Канатбеком Кенжегуловым: 1. Орлан белохвост, 2. Беркут.

2020-07-13

Айсагали Кыдыр: Думаю, канюк. Но, по размеру на лету сопоставим с курганником.

more unidentified birds...