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Big Year 2021

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

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2021
7. Parker Robert (173)
10. Yasko Anna (168)
11. Isabekov Askar (160)
12. Malkov Yuriy (151)
14. Sivokon Olga (145)
15. Bazdyrev Andrey (141)
16. Silan Serg (134)
23. Bolbotov Gleb (90)
29. Bevza Ivan (72)
31. Magazov Aibar (66)
32. Ishkov Leonid (59)
37. Merz Marina (43)
40. Lukin Genady (36)
47. Gubin Boris (18)
56. Ni Dmitriy (6)
68. Khumar Timur (1)

all species photographed in 2021


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Hawfinch (2021-01-01)
2. Northern Bullfinch (2021-01-01)
3. Tree Sparrow (2021-01-01)
4. Great Tit (2021-01-01)
5. Yellowhammer (2021-01-01)
6. Eurasian Siskin (2021-01-01)
7. Black-Billed Magpie (2021-01-01)
8. Fieldfare (2021-01-01)
9. Eurasian Blackbird (2021-01-01)
10. House Sparrow (2021-01-01)
11. Eurasian Dipper (2021-01-01)
12. Red-fronted Serin (2021-01-01)
13. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2021-01-01)
14. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2021-01-01)
15. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2021-01-01)
16. Azure Tit (2021-01-01)
17. Bohemian Waxwing (2021-01-01)
18. Little Grebe (2021-01-01)
19. Common Snipe (2021-01-01)
20. Redwing (2021-01-01)
21. Common Starling (2021-01-01)
22. Rock Pigeon (2021-01-01)
23. Merlin (2021-01-01)
24. Hen Harrier (2021-01-01)
25. Brown Dipper (2021-01-01)
26. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2021-01-01)
27. Eastern Buzzard (2021-01-01)
28. Eurasian Goldfinch (2021-01-01)
29. European Greenfinch (2021-01-01)
30. Eurasian Jay (2021-01-01)
31. Northern Goshawk (2021-01-01)
32. Carrion Crow (2021-01-02)
33. Black-throated Thrush (2021-01-02)
34. Great White Egret (2021-01-02)
35. Mallard (2021-01-02)
36. Brambling (2021-01-02)
37. Common Chaffinch (2021-01-02)
38. Turkestan Tit (2021-01-02)
39. Laughing Dove (2021-01-02)
40. Common Mynah (2021-01-02)
41. Golden Eagle (2021-01-02)
42. Common Buzzard (2021-01-02)
43. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2021-01-02)
44. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2021-01-02)
45. Steppe Eagle (2021-01-02)
46. Rough-legged Buzzard (2021-01-02)
47. Western Marsh-Harrier (2021-01-02)
48. Common Kestrel (2021-01-02)
49. Masked Wagtail (2021-01-02)
50. Common Pochard (2021-01-02)
51. Tufted Duck (2021-01-02)
52. Smew (2021-01-02)
53. Common Sparrowhawk (2021-01-02)
54. Whooper Swan (2021-01-02)
55. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2021-01-02)
56. Eurasian Nuthatch (2021-01-02)
57. Mute Swan (2021-01-02)
58. Pygmy Cormorant (2021-01-02)
59. Meadow Pipit (2021-01-02)
60. Water Pipit (2021-01-02)
61. Green Sandpiper (2021-01-02)
62. Northern Wren (2021-01-02)
63. Mew Gull (2021-01-02)
64. Corn Bunting (2021-01-02)
65. Common Shelduck (2021-01-02)
66. Eurasian Jackdaw (2021-01-02)
67. Crested Lark (2021-01-02)
68. Goosander (2021-01-02)
69. Common Goldeneye (2021-01-02)
70. Northern Reed Bunting (2021-01-02)
71. Eurasian Linnet (2021-01-02)
72. Water Rail (2021-01-02)
73. Long-legged Buzzard (2021-01-02)
74. European Robin (2021-01-02)
75. Upland Buzzard (2021-01-02)
76. Common Pheasant (2021-01-02)
77. Solitary Snipe (2021-01-02)
78. Grey Partridge (2021-01-02)
79. White-Backed Woodpecker (2021-01-03)
80. Mistle Thrush (2021-01-03)
81. Eurasian Collared Dove (2021-01-03)
82. Black Redstart (2021-01-03)
83. Pine Bunting (2021-01-03)
84. Saker Falcon (2021-01-03)
85. Hooded Crow (2021-01-03)
86. Ibisbill (2021-01-04)
87. Black-Necked Grebe (2021-01-04)
88. Red-breasted Merganser (2021-01-04)
89. White-Winged Woodpecker (2021-01-04)
90. Eversmann's Redstart (2021-01-04)
91. Great Grey Shrike (2021-01-04)
92. Chukar Partridge (2021-01-04)
93. Caspian Gull (2021-01-04)
94. Common Chiffchaff (2021-01-04)
95. Black Woodpecker (2021-01-05)
96. Song Thrush (2021-01-05)
97. Blue Tit (2021-01-06)
98. Snowy Owl (2021-01-06)
99. Peregrine Falcon (2021-01-06)
100. Long-tailed Tit (2021-01-06)
101. Willow Tit (2021-01-06)
102. Horned Lark (2021-01-06)
103. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2021-01-06)
104. Lammergeier (2021-01-06)
105. Common Raven (2021-01-06)
106. Goldcrest (2021-01-06)
107. Short-eared Owl (2021-01-07)
108. Common Redpoll (2021-01-09)
109. Wood Pigeon (2021-01-09)
110. Eurasian Woodcock (2021-01-09)
111. Yellow-breasted Tit (2021-01-10)
112. Bearded Tit (2021-01-11)
113. Ruddy Shelduck (2021-01-11)
114. Baikal Bullfinch (2021-01-12)
115. Common Treecreeper (2021-01-14)
116. Black-headed Gull (2021-01-14)
117. Dunnock (2021-01-15)
118. Black Lark (2021-01-15)
119. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2021-01-15)
120. Calandra Lark (2021-01-15)
121. Ring-billed Gull (2021-01-16)
122. Black-throated Accentor (2021-01-16)
123. Coal Tit (2021-01-16)
124. Pallas's Rosefinch (2021-01-16)
125. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2021-01-16)
126. Black Kite (2021-01-16)
127. Grey Wagtail (2021-01-16)
128. Pine Grosbeak (2021-01-16)
129. Yellow-billed Chough (2021-01-16)
130. Himalayan Snowcock (2021-01-16)
131. Red-breasted Rosefinch (2021-01-16)
132. Meadow Bunting (2021-01-17)
133. Ural Owl (2021-01-17)
134. Altai Snowcock (2021-01-17)
135. Great Rosefinch (2021-01-17)
136. White Wagtail (2021-01-19)
137. Baraba Steppe Gull (2021-01-19)
138. Grey Heron (2021-01-19)
139. Long-eared Owl (2021-01-20)
140. Red Crossbill (2021-01-21)
141. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2021-01-22)
142. Red-crested Pochard (2021-01-23)
143. Greater Scaup (2021-01-23)
144. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2021-01-24)
145. White-winged Lark (2021-01-24)
146. Wallcreeper (2021-01-24)
147. Spanish Sparrow (2021-01-26)
148. Sky Lark (2021-01-29)
149. Rook (2021-02-02)
150. Alpine Accentor (2021-02-05)
151. Stock Pigeon (2021-02-13)
152. Great Bustard (2021-02-15)
153. Common Crane (2021-02-15)
154. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2021-02-15)
155. Gadwall (2021-02-16)
156. Common Coot (2021-02-17)
157. Cinereous Vulture (2021-02-17)
158. Northern Lapwing (2021-02-17)
159. Little Owl (2021-02-17)
160. Pallas's Gull (2021-02-18)
161. Northern Pintail (2021-02-18)
162. Common Teal (2021-02-18)
163. Variable Wheatear (2021-02-18)
164. Rock Sparrow (2021-02-18)
165. Great Cormorant (2021-02-19)
166. Eurasian Wigeon (2021-02-19)
167. Little Bustard (2021-02-19)
168. Ferruginous Duck (2021-02-25)
169. Northern Shoveler (2021-02-26)
170. Dusky Thrush (2021-02-27)
171. Red-throated Thrush (2021-02-27)
172. Great Black-backed Gull (2021-03-01)
173. Pied Wheatear (2021-03-06)
174. Common Swift (2021-03-06)
175. Ruff (2021-03-06)
176. Dalmatian Pelican (2021-03-08)
177. Desert Finch (2021-03-08)
178. White-winged Grosbeak (2021-03-08)
179. Citrine Wagtail (2021-03-09)
180. Isabelline Shrike (2021-03-09)
181. Rock Bunting (2021-03-09)
182. Spotted Nutcracker (2021-03-10)
183. White-winged Snowfinch (2021-03-10)
184. Isabelline Wheatear (2021-03-10)
185. Himalayan Vulture (2021-03-10)
186. Red-billed Chough (2021-03-10)
187. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2021-03-11)
188. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2021-03-11)
189. Slender-billed Gull (2021-03-11)
190. Greater Sand Plover (2021-03-12)
191. Eurasian Golden Plover (2021-03-12)
192. Little Ringed Plover (2021-03-12)
193. Desert Wheatear (2021-03-12)
194. Pied Avocet (2021-03-12)
195. Common Redshank (2021-03-12)
196. Cetti's Warbler (2021-03-13)
197. Common Oystercatcher (2021-03-13)
198. Kentish Plover (2021-03-13)
199. Garganey (2021-03-15)
200. Lapland Longspur (2021-03-15)
201. Snow Bunting (2021-03-15)
202. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2021-03-15)
203. Hoopoe (2021-03-15)
204. Steppe Grey Shrike (2021-03-17)
205. Menetries Warbler (2021-03-19)
206. Bluethroat (2021-03-19)
207. Great White Pelican (2021-03-19)
208. Demoiselle Crane (2021-03-19)
209. White Stork (2021-03-20)
210. Great Crested Grebe (2021-03-20)
211. Indian Sparrow (2021-03-20)
212. Common Stonechat (2021-03-21)
213. Greater White-fronted Goose (2021-03-21)
214. Greater Flamingo (2021-03-21)
215. Eurasian Redstart (2021-03-21)
216. Black-headed Wagtail (2021-03-21)
217. Greylag Goose (2021-03-21)
218. Eurasian Curlew (2021-03-21)
219. Turkestan Shrike (2021-03-21)
220. Northern House Martin (2021-03-22)
221. Northern Wheatear (2021-03-22)
222. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2021-03-22)
223. Egyptian Vulture (2021-03-22)
224. Greater Short-toed Lark (2021-03-22)
225. Tree Pipit (2021-03-22)
226. Finsch's Wheatear (2021-03-22)
227. Pallid Harrier (2021-03-22)
228. Macqueen's Bustard (2021-03-22)
229. Blue Rock Thrush (2021-03-22)
230. Blue-capped Redstart (2021-03-23)
231. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2021-03-23)
232. Osprey (2021-03-23)
233. Tawny Pipit (2021-03-23)
234. Saxaul Sparrow (2021-03-24)
235. Brown-necked Raven (2021-03-24)
236. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2021-03-24)
237. Black Stork (2021-03-25)
238. Spotted Crake (2021-03-27)
239. Asian Rosy-Finch (2021-03-27)
240. Booted Eagle (2021-03-28)
241. Dunlin (2021-03-29)
242. Caspian Tern (2021-03-29)
243. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2021-03-31)
244. Red-necked Phalarope (2021-03-31)
245. Rock Ptarmigan (2021-04-02)
246. Purple Heron (2021-04-03)
247. Black-winged Stilt (2021-04-03)
248. Northern Black Grouse (2021-04-03)
249. Yellow Wagtail (2021-04-03)
250. Greater Spotted Eagle (2021-04-04)
251. Lesser Kestrel (2021-04-04)
252. Common Moorhen (2021-04-04)
253. Common Tern (2021-04-06)
254. Little Egret (2021-04-07)
255. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2021-04-07)
256. Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse (2021-04-07)
257. Bewick's Swan (2021-04-07)
258. White-headed Duck (2021-04-08)
259. Black-tailed Godwit (2021-04-08)
260. Montagu's Harrier (2021-04-08)
261. Asian Desert Warbler (2021-04-08)
262. Lesser Whitethroat (2021-04-10)
263. Gull-billed Tern (2021-04-10)
264. Bean Goose (2021-04-10)
265. Common Sandpiper (2021-04-10)
266. Blue Whistling Thrush (2021-04-11)
267. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2021-04-13)
268. Marsh Sandpiper (2021-04-13)
269. Red-Necked Grebe (2021-04-13)
270. Common Kingfisher (2021-04-13)
271. Barn Swallow (2021-04-14)
272. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2021-04-15)
273. Willow Warbler (2021-04-16)
274. Common Greenshank (2021-04-17)
275. Black-eared Wheatear (2021-04-17)
276. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2021-04-17)
277. Long-tailed Shrike (2021-04-18)
278. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2021-04-18)
279. Paddyfield Warbler (2021-04-18)
280. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2021-04-18)
281. Little Crake (2021-04-18)
282. Whinchat (2021-04-19)
283. Glossy Ibis (2021-04-19)
284. Little Tern (2021-04-19)
285. Black-crowned Night Heron (2021-04-20)
286. Wood Sandpiper (2021-04-20)
287. White-tailed Lapwing (2021-04-21)
288. Shikra (2021-04-21)
289. Eurasian Roller (2021-04-21)
290. European Bee-eater (2021-04-21)
291. Temminck's Stint (2021-04-21)
292. Pale Sand Martin (2021-04-22)
293. Sand Martin (2021-04-22)
294. Red-rumped Swallow (2021-04-22)
295. Great Reed Warbler (2021-04-22)
296. Buff-bellied Pipit (2021-04-22)
297. Eurasian Wryneck (2021-04-22)
298. Little Stint (2021-04-22)
299. Collared Pratincole (2021-04-22)
300. Syke's Warbler (2021-04-22)
301. Rosy Starling (2021-04-22)
302. Spotted Flycatcher (2021-04-23)
303. Greenish Warbler (2021-04-24)
304. Black Tern (2021-04-24)
305. Hume's Warbler (2021-04-24)
306. Willow Ptarmigan (2021-04-24)
307. Griffon Vulture (2021-04-25)
308. Common Whitethroat (2021-04-25)
309. Pied Flycatcher (2021-04-26)
310. Sedge Warbler (2021-04-26)
311. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2021-04-27)
312. Common Rosefinch (2021-04-27)
313. Himalayan Accentor (2021-04-28)
314. Oriental Turtle Dove (2021-04-29)
315. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2021-04-29)
316. Common Cuckoo (2021-04-29)
317. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2021-04-29)
318. Common Nightingale (2021-04-29)
319. Ortolan Bunting (2021-04-29)
320. Red-backed Shrike (2021-04-29)
321. Slavonian Grebe (2021-04-30)
322. Whiskered Tern (2021-04-30)
323. Eurasian Hobby (2021-05-01)
324. Levant Sparrowhawk (2021-05-01)
325. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2021-05-01)
326. Red-headed Bunting (2021-05-02)
327. Grey-necked Bunting (2021-05-02)
328. Ruddy Turnstone (2021-05-02)
329. Lesser Grey Shrike (2021-05-03)
330. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2021-05-03)
331. Baillon's Crake (2021-05-03)
332. Little Bittern (2021-05-03)
333. White-winged Tern (2021-05-03)
334. Booted Warbler (2021-05-03)
335. Red-footed Falcon (2021-05-04)
336. Barnacle Goose (2021-05-05)
337. Savi's Warbler (2021-05-05)
338. Collared Flycatcher (2021-05-06)
339. Bar-tailed Godwit (2021-05-07)
340. Long-tailed Duck (2021-05-07)
341. Spotted Redshank (2021-05-07)
342. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2021-05-07)
343. Curlew Sandpiper (2021-05-07)
344. Greater Ringed Plover (2021-05-07)
345. Eurasian Whimbrel (2021-05-08)
346. Black-winged Pratincole (2021-05-08)
347. Sanderling (2021-05-08)
348. Indian Golden Oriole (2021-05-08)
349. White-capped Bunting (2021-05-09)
350. Eastern Orphean Warbler (2021-05-09)
351. Mongolian Finch (2021-05-09)
352. White's Thrush (2021-05-09)
353. Hume's Whitethroat (2021-05-09)
354. Crimson-winged Finch (2021-05-09)
355. Red-breasted Goose (2021-05-09)
356. European Turtle Dove (2021-05-10)
357. Thrush Nightingale (2021-05-10)
358. Barred Warbler (2021-05-11)
359. European Nightjar (2021-05-11)
360. Woodchat Shrike (2021-05-12)
361. Terek Sandpiper (2021-05-12)
362. European Golden Oriole (2021-05-12)
363. Oriental Cuckoo (2021-05-12)
364. Black-legged Kittiwake (2021-05-12)
365. Arctic Loon (2021-05-12)
366. Lesser White-fronted Goose (2021-05-13)
367. Arctic Skua (2021-05-13)
368. Rufous Bush Robin (2021-05-15)
369. Grey Plover (2021-05-16)
370. Red Phalarope (2021-05-16)
371. Bimaculated Lark (2021-05-17)
372. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (2021-05-19)
373. Eurasian Crag Martin (2021-05-20)
374. Common Quail (2021-05-22)
375. Lesser Sand Plover (2021-05-22)
376. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2021-05-24)
377. Himalayan Rubythroat (2021-05-24)
378. Garden Warbler (2021-05-25)
379. Upcher's Warbler (2021-05-29)
380. Corncrake (2021-05-30)
381. White-winged Scoter (2021-06-02)
382. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2021-06-02)
383. Black-headed Penduline Tit (2021-06-02)
384. Brown Shrike (2021-06-03)
385. Siberian Jay (2021-06-03)
386. Little Gull (2021-06-04)
387. Caspian Plover (2021-06-08)
388. Bar-headed Goose (2021-06-09)
389. Pallas's Reed Bunting (2021-06-09)
390. Siberian Rubythroat (2021-06-10)
391. Dusky Warbler (2021-06-10)
392. Alpine Swift (2021-06-11)
393. Marsh Warbler (2021-06-14)
394. Eurasian Spoonbill (2021-06-16)
395. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (2021-06-17)
396. Eurasian Bittern (2021-06-18)
397. Oriental Lark (2021-06-20)
398. Brown Accentor (2021-06-24)
399. Pacific Swift (2021-06-24)
400. Pallid Scops Owl (2021-06-27)
401. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2021-06-27)
402. Eurasian Dotterel (2021-07-14)
403. Sandwich Tern (2021-07-17)
404. Relict Gull (2021-07-21)
406. Taiga Flycatcher (2021-07-30)
408. Pacific Golden Plover (2021-08-07)
409. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2021-08-07)
410. Brandt's Rosefinch (2021-08-08)
411. Siberian Flycatcher (2021-08-16)
412. Red-flanked Bluetail (2021-08-26)
413. Moustached Warbler (2021-09-11)
414. Blackcap (2021-09-11)
415. Rustic Bunting (2021-10-01)

rare birds records


Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

© Artem Andryuchshenko
2021-08-21

For the first time recorded in the Balkhash region and in general in the south-east of Kazakhstan. The Pied Flycatcher occurs on migration mostly in Western Kazakhstan, since 1999, 1-3 birds have been regularly observed in Karazhar and Korgalzhyn (Koshkin 2017), two spring records in the east of Kazakhstan in Ust-Kamenogorsk and Serebryansk are also known (see gallery this website).


Siberian Flycatcher (Muscicapa sibirica)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2021-08-16
VKO, Katon-Karagajskij GNPP, Arshaty

Very rare species on breeding and migration. The first photo of a Siberian Flycatcher on the site birds.kz.


Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2021-07-04

For the first time, the fact of nesting of Eurasian Roller in Mangystau was established. Summer finds of vagrant birds are known, but nesting in Mangyshlak was not confirmed (Korelov, 1970).


Redwing (Turdus iliacus)

© Andrei Kuryashkin
2020-01-03
Kurchatov

The first winter meeting in the Semipalatinsk Irtysh region. //Куряшкин А.Н. 2020. Первая зимняя встреча белобровика Turdus iliacus в Семипалатинском Прииртышье.// Рус. орнитол. журн. 29 (2005): 5678-5680.

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recent video

2021-10-13. Yellow Wagtail (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2021-09-27. Common Moorhen (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2021-09-23. Black-tailed Godwit (Gennadiy Dyakin).

2021-09-06. Spotted Flycatcher (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2021-09-04. Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2021-08-02. Goosander (Andrei Kuryashkin), Grey Wagtail (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2021-07-17. Black-Billed Magpie (Raouf Bairashev).

2021-07-05. Long-eared Owl (Aldiyar Saparbayev), Grey Wagtail (Raouf Bairashev).

2021-06-30. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2021-06-26. Great Tit (Sergey Sidorov).

2021-05-21. European Bee-eater (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2021-05-07. Eurasian Scops-Owl (Nurqoja Ersaiyn).

2021-05-06. Common Kestrel (Vladimir Muravskiy).

more video...

unidentified birds


2021-10-25

Анна Ясько: Отправляю пока на определение.

2021-10-25

Анна Ясько: У кого какие соображения будут по этой птице?Я предположу, что это не курганник, так как клюв кажется довольно слабым. Возможно, канюк какого-либо [....]

2021-10-19

Анна Ясько: Вроде как жаворонки. Белой полосы по заднему краю крыла ни у кого не видно. Значит, не полевые и не степные. Какие именно, сложно разглядеть. [....]

2021-10-09

Анна Ясько: Мне тоже видятся черты трясогузки, как и Андрею Баздыреву. Но, на мой взгляд, фото достоверно не определяемо. Предлагаю удалить.

2021-08-29

Анна Ясько: Характерных для садовой славки серых пятен не вижу по бокам шеи, но зато вижу, что подклювье желтоватое. У садовой славки клюв в любом случае [....]

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