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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 (137)
8. Yasko Anna (115)
11. Sivokon Olga (99)
14. Malkov Yuriy (80)
15. Silan Serg (80)
17. Bolbotov Gleb (75)
25. Ishkov Leonid (46)
26. Merz Marina (43)
27. Bevza Ivan (40)
33. Magazov Aibar (29)
37. Lukin Genady (19)
53. 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. Garganey (2021-03-15)
199. Lapland Longspur (2021-03-15)
200. Snow Bunting (2021-03-15)
201. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2021-03-15)
202. Hoopoe (2021-03-16)
203. Steppe Grey Shrike (2021-03-17)
204. Menetries Warbler (2021-03-19)
205. Bluethroat (2021-03-19)
206. Great White Pelican (2021-03-19)
207. Demoiselle Crane (2021-03-19)
208. Kentish Plover (2021-03-20)
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. Common Greenshank (2021-04-17)
273. Black-eared Wheatear (2021-04-17)
274. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2021-04-17)
275. Long-tailed Shrike (2021-04-18)
276. Willow Warbler (2021-04-18)
277. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2021-04-18)
278. Paddyfield Warbler (2021-04-18)
279. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2021-04-18)
280. Little Crake (2021-04-18)
281. Whinchat (2021-04-19)
282. Glossy Ibis (2021-04-19)
283. Little Tern (2021-04-19)
284. Black-crowned Night Heron (2021-04-20)
285. Wood Sandpiper (2021-04-20)
286. White-tailed Lapwing (2021-04-21)
287. Shikra (2021-04-21)
288. Eurasian Roller (2021-04-21)
289. European Bee-eater (2021-04-21)
290. Temminck's Stint (2021-04-21)
291. Pale Sand Martin (2021-04-22)
292. Sand Martin (2021-04-22)
293. Red-rumped Swallow (2021-04-22)
294. Great Reed Warbler (2021-04-22)
295. Buff-bellied Pipit (2021-04-22)
296. Eurasian Wryneck (2021-04-22)
297. Little Stint (2021-04-22)
298. Collared Pratincole (2021-04-22)
299. Syke's Warbler (2021-04-22)
300. Greenish Warbler (2021-04-24)
301. Black Tern (2021-04-24)
302. Hume's Warbler (2021-04-24)
303. Willow Ptarmigan (2021-04-24)
304. Griffon Vulture (2021-04-25)
305. Pied Flycatcher (2021-04-26)
306. Sedge Warbler (2021-04-26)
307. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2021-04-27)
308. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2021-04-27)
309. Common Rosefinch (2021-04-27)
310. Oriental Turtle Dove (2021-04-29)
311. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2021-04-29)
312. Common Cuckoo (2021-04-29)
313. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2021-04-29)
314. Common Nightingale (2021-04-29)
315. Ortolan Bunting (2021-04-29)
316. Red-backed Shrike (2021-04-29)
317. Slavonian Grebe (2021-04-30)
318. Whiskered Tern (2021-04-30)
319. Eurasian Hobby (2021-05-01)
320. Levant Sparrowhawk (2021-05-01)
321. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2021-05-01)
322. Red-headed Bunting (2021-05-02)
323. Grey-necked Bunting (2021-05-02)
324. Spotted Flycatcher (2021-05-02)
325. Ruddy Turnstone (2021-05-02)
326. Lesser Grey Shrike (2021-05-03)
327. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2021-05-03)
328. Baillon's Crake (2021-05-03)
329. Little Bittern (2021-05-03)
330. Rosy Starling (2021-05-03)
331. White-winged Tern (2021-05-03)
332. Booted Warbler (2021-05-03)
333. Red-footed Falcon (2021-05-04)
334. Barnacle Goose (2021-05-05)
336. Collared Flycatcher (2021-05-06)
337. Garden Warbler (2021-05-07)
338. Common Whitethroat (2021-05-07)
339. Bar-tailed Godwit (2021-05-07)
340. Long-tailed Duck (2021-05-07)
341. Spotted Redshank (2021-05-07)

rare birds records


Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2021-05-01

The third record of the species for the Teniz-Korgaldzhinsky region and the first photographic record. Previously, observations in the Korgaldzhino village were known in May 2013 by the Dutch ornithologist F. Tis and on August 20 A. Kovalenko // Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.


White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2021-03-10
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first record of the species in the Kazakh part of Altai, confirmed by a photo.


Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2021-03-01
Aktau

The first reliable record of the Great Black-backed Gull on the territory of Kazakhstan. There are indications of finds of this gull in the Caspian Sea between the mouths of the Volga and the Urals, as well as near Omsk (Dolgushin 1962). Vagrant are known to the Makhachkala region (Tatarinkova 1970).


Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-02-28
Uzunagach, Almaty oblast.

A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. On February 27 and 28, two birds kept in the thickets of silverberries near the village of Uzynagash (43 km west of Almaty). This is the sixth record of the Dusky Thrush for Kazakhstan. Records of this species are known for the Syrdarya, near the village of Dzhulek (October 16, 1927), near Almaty (February 16, 2013), as well as Ust-Kamenogorsk (October 14 and 16, 2016), Kurgaldzhino (May 7, 2020).

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recent video

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

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

2021-05-03. Common Mynah (Raouf Bairashev).

2021-05-01. Eurasian Blackbird (Nurqoja Ersaiyn).

2021-04-28. Common Chiffchaff (Anna Yasko).

2021-03-12. Common Mynah (Raouf Bairashev).

2021-03-07. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2021-02-25. Northern Bullfinch (Gleb Bolbotov).

2021-02-23. Eurasian Blackbird (Raouf Bairashev).

2021-01-19. Water Rail (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2021-01-15. Pygmy Cormorant (Sergey Sidorov), Great White Egret (Sergey Sidorov), Grey Heron (Sergey Sidorov).

2021-01-10. Pygmy Cormorant (Sergey Sidorov), Great White Egret (Sergey Sidorov).

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unidentified birds


2021-05-07

Александр Катунцев: Пеночка -теньковка.

2021-05-07

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2021-05-06

Анна Ясько: В среднем самки дроздовидной камышевки мельче самцов. Вероятно, это самка.

2021-05-06

Александр Беляев: Черное на крыле доходит до М3, белые пятна на М9-10 небольшие. Барабинская или хохотунья?

2021-05-06

Александр Беляев: Добавил фото в серию. Здесь видно часть крыла и щетинки в углах клюва. Мне видится их три. Птица с минуту сидела неподвижно и потом сразу улетела, [....]

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