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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
10. Silan Serg (150)
11. Malkov Yuriy (145)
13. Yasko Anna (130)
20. Kim Natali (98)
21. Magazov Aibar (91)
22. Belyalov Oleg (89)
23. Merz Marina (89)
24. Bevza Ivan (88)
29. Sivokon Olga (78)
34. Eroglu Ihsan (65)
36. Iceberg Hera (44)
40. Bolbotov Gleb (33)
47. Gubin Boris (14)
48. Iva Dasha (14)
53. Karpov Fedor (7)
63. Kim Mikhail (4)
64. Minns Sean (4)
65. Dalnova Olga (3)
71. Titov Sergei (2)
72. Ashby Sveta (1)
75. Isakul Elnur (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. 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. White-Backed Woodpecker (2020-01-19)
168. Yellow-breasted Tit (2020-01-26)
169. Blyth's Rosefinch (2020-01-26)
170. Solitary Snipe (2020-01-26)
171. Black Woodpecker (2020-01-30)
172. Twite (2020-02-01)
173. Great Bustard (2020-02-01)
174. Black Redstart (2020-02-02)
175. Red-breasted Merganser (2020-02-02)
176. Northern Shoveler (2020-02-04)
177. Black-Necked Grebe (2020-02-05)
178. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2020-02-07)
179. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2020-02-08)
180. Red Crossbill (2020-02-09)
181. Common Snipe (2020-02-09)
182. Blue-capped Redstart (2020-02-10)
183. Pander's Ground-Jay (2020-02-13)
184. White-winged Lark (2020-02-18)
185. Spotted Nutcracker (2020-02-26)
186. Masked Wagtail (2020-02-26)
187. Common Redshank (2020-02-26)
188. Common Crane (2020-02-28)
189. Common Swift (2020-02-28)
190. White Stork (2020-02-28)
191. Cetti's Warbler (2020-02-29)
192. Desert Finch (2020-02-29)
193. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2020-02-29)
194. Northern Black Grouse (2020-03-01)
195. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2020-03-03)
196. Hoopoe (2020-03-04)
197. Bean Goose (2020-03-06)
198. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2020-03-06)
199. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2020-03-06)
200. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2020-03-07)
201. Rock Bunting (2020-03-07)
202. Finsch's Wheatear (2020-03-07)
203. Desert Wheatear (2020-03-07)
204. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2020-03-08)
205. Isabelline Wheatear (2020-03-09)
206. Isabelline Shrike (2020-03-09)
207. Dunlin (2020-03-09)
208. Little Ringed Plover (2020-03-11)
209. Steppe Grey Shrike (2020-03-11)
210. Little Bustard (2020-03-11)
211. Macqueen's Bustard (2020-03-11)
212. Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse (2020-03-11)
213. Rustic Bunting (2020-03-14)
214. Saker Falcon (2020-03-14)
215. Demoiselle Crane (2020-03-15)
216. Citrine Wagtail (2020-03-15)
217. Asian Rosy-Finch (2020-03-15)
218. Northern Wheatear (2020-03-15)
219. Slender-billed Gull (2020-03-16)
220. Baraba Steppe Gull (2020-03-16)
221. Pied Wheatear (2020-03-17)
222. Black Kite (2020-03-19)
223. Bluethroat (2020-03-20)
224. Turkestan Shrike (2020-03-20)
225. Glossy Ibis (2020-03-21)
226. Kentish Plover (2020-03-21)
227. Ruff (2020-03-21)
228. Common Stonechat (2020-03-21)
229. Grey Wagtail (2020-03-22)
230. Common Oystercatcher (2020-03-22)
231. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2020-03-22)
232. Lesser Kestrel (2020-03-22)
233. Greater White-fronted Goose (2020-03-22)
234. Little Egret (2020-03-22)
235. Northern House Martin (2020-03-24)
236. Pallid Harrier (2020-03-27)
237. Bimaculated Lark (2020-03-27)
238. Red-breasted Goose (2020-03-29)
239. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2020-03-29)
240. Siberian Accentor (2020-03-30)
241. Hume's Warbler (2020-04-01)
242. Garganey (2020-04-01)
243. Purple Heron (2020-04-02)
244. Barn Swallow (2020-04-02)
245. Greater Spotted Eagle (2020-04-03)
246. Tree Pipit (2020-04-03)
247. Osprey (2020-04-04)
248. Black-headed Wagtail (2020-04-04)
249. Indian Sparrow (2020-04-04)
250. Moustached Warbler (2020-04-04)
251. Asian Desert Warbler (2020-04-05)
252. Black-winged Stilt (2020-04-05)
253. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2020-04-06)
254. Himalayan Vulture (2020-04-07)
255. Eurasian Whimbrel (2020-04-08)
256. Black Stork (2020-04-09)
257. Great White Pelican (2020-04-10)
258. Yellow Wagtail (2020-04-10)
259. Booted Eagle (2020-04-11)
260. Common Tern (2020-04-15)
261. Marsh Sandpiper (2020-04-15)
262. Greater Ringed Plover (2020-04-15)
263. Barnacle Goose (2020-04-16)
264. Song Thrush (2020-04-16)
265. Red-Necked Grebe (2020-04-16)
266. Bar-tailed Godwit (2020-04-16)
267. Little Tern (2020-04-16)
268. Lesser Whitethroat (2020-04-16)
269. Eurasian Redstart (2020-04-17)
270. Common Sandpiper (2020-04-17)
271. Willow Warbler (2020-04-18)
272. Paddyfield Warbler (2020-04-18)
273. Tawny Pipit (2020-04-18)
274. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2020-04-18)
275. Whinchat (2020-04-19)
276. Common Greenshank (2020-04-19)
277. White-headed Duck (2020-04-20)
278. Red-flanked Bluetail (2020-04-21)
279. Sand Martin (2020-04-21)
280. Slavonian Grebe (2020-04-21)
281. European Bee-eater (2020-04-21)
282. Eurasian Roller (2020-04-23)
283. Lesser Grey Shrike (2020-04-23)
284. Red-backed Shrike (2020-04-23)
285. Common Nightingale (2020-04-24)
286. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2020-04-24)
287. Common Cuckoo (2020-04-24)
288. Oriental Lark (2020-04-24)
289. Rufous Bush Robin (2020-04-24)
290. Long-tailed Shrike (2020-04-24)
291. Great Reed Warbler (2020-04-24)
292. White-tailed Lapwing (2020-04-24)
293. Collared Pratincole (2020-04-24)
294. Eurasian Spoonbill (2020-04-24)
295. Pied Flycatcher (2020-04-25)
296. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2020-04-25)
297. Eurasian Wryneck (2020-04-25)
298. Common Whitethroat (2020-04-26)
299. Sanderling (2020-04-26)
300. Red-necked Phalarope (2020-04-26)
301. Montagu's Harrier (2020-04-27)
302. White-winged Tern (2020-04-27)
303. Grey Plover (2020-04-27)
304. Syke's Warbler (2020-04-28)
305. Common Rosefinch (2020-04-28)
306. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2020-04-28)
307. Altai Snowcock (2020-04-28)
308. Spotted Flycatcher (2020-04-29)
309. Red-footed Falcon (2020-04-29)
310. Oriental Turtle Dove (2020-04-29)
311. Black-headed Bunting (2020-04-29)
312. European Golden Oriole (2020-04-29)
313. Siberian Tit (2020-04-29)
314. Booted Warbler (2020-04-30)
315. Asian Short-toed Lark (2020-04-30)
316. Black-crowned Night Heron (2020-04-30)
317. Eurasian Golden Plover (2020-05-01)
318. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2020-05-01)
319. Common Kingfisher (2020-05-01)
320. Grey-necked Bunting (2020-05-01)
321. Ortolan Bunting (2020-05-01)
322. Whiskered Tern (2020-05-01)
323. Rosy Starling (2020-05-02)
324. Greater Short-toed Lark (2020-05-02)
325. Eurasian Hobby (2020-05-02)
326. Woodchat Shrike (2020-05-02)
327. Red-headed Bunting (2020-05-03)
328. Shikra (2020-05-03)
329. Alpine Swift (2020-05-03)
330. Greenish Warbler (2020-05-05)
331. Little Stint (2020-05-05)
332. Gull-billed Tern (2020-05-05)
333. Wood Sandpiper (2020-05-05)
334. European Turtle Dove (2020-05-06)
335. Temminck's Stint (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. Curlew Sandpiper (2020-05-23)
373. Lesser Sand Plover (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. Siberian Rubythroat (2020-07-06)
400. Arctic Loon (2020-07-06)
401. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2020-07-11)
402. Menetries Warbler (2020-07-12)
403. Pied Bushchat (2020-07-13)
404. Pallas's Sea-Eagle (2020-07-13)
405. Himalayan Accentor (2020-07-16)
406. Baillon's Crake (2020-07-18)
407. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2020-07-21)
408. Olive-backed Pipit (2020-07-25)
409. Taiga Flycatcher (2020-07-25)
410. Pallas's Reed Bunting (2020-08-13)
411. Pacific Golden Plover (2020-08-14)
412. Levant Sparrowhawk (2020-08-15)
413. Blue Rock Thrush (2020-08-23)
414. Yellow-browed Warbler (2020-09-05)
415. Indian Pond Heron (2020-09-05)
416. Grey-headed Lapwing (2020-09-09)
417. Little Bunting (2020-09-10)
418. Western Capercaillie (2020-10-05)
419. Red-throated Loon (2020-10-13)
420. Buff-bellied Pipit (2020-10-18)
421. Pallas's Warbler (2020-10-20)
422. Siberian Jay (2020-10-20)
423. Zarudny's Sparrow (2020-10-25)
424. Jack Snipe (2020-10-31)
425. Black-legged Kittiwake (2020-11-08)
426. Ring-billed Gull (2020-11-10)
427. Hill Pigeon (2020-11-15)
428. Northern Hazelhen (2020-11-19)
429. Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (2020-11-19)

rare birds records


Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

© Sergei Shmygalev
2020-09-05

Fifth record in Kazakhstan. The first two refer to Sorbulak: July 16, 2009 (Kovalenko, Dyakin 2009) and December 7, 2013 (Belyalov, Fedorenko 2014); another bird was observed in December 2014 - January 2015 in the vicinity of Taldykorgan (Belyaev, Berezovikov 2015); On July 10, 2019, one bird was found by A. Putilin in the Kostanaynay region on the territory of the Alty Sai eco park (see www.birds.kz).


Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum)

© Konstantin Andrussenko
2020-11-19
Eastern Kazakhstan, Ridder

A very rare resident bird. On the website birds.kz this is only the third photographic record of the species.


Zarudny's Sparrow (Passer zarudnyi)

© Svetlana Baskakova
2020-10-25
Kyzylorda oblast, Kyzylkum desert.

A new species for the fauna of Kazakhstan. The Passer simplex zarudnyi lives in the Karakum Desert and the southern part of the Kyzylkum Desert (Stepanyan 1990). This is the first find in the northern part of Kyzylkum!


Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris erythropygia)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-10-23
VKO Katon-Karagay

This is the first record of the Prunella collaris erythropygia in the kazakh part of Altai, where it was only supposed to be found (Gavrilov 1999).

more rarities...

recent video

2020-10-08. Eurasian Goldfinch (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2020-09-13. Black Woodpecker (Aldiyar Saparbayev), White-Winged Woodpecker (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2020-07-21. Peregrine Falcon (Natali Kim).

2020-07-18. Common Cuckoo (Anna Yasko).

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).

more video...

unidentified birds


2020-11-29

Александр Катунцев: теньковка.

2020-11-22

Алексей Тимошенко: А.В.Кошкину:как пример могу привести мои наблюдения этой осенью, просматривая тысячи фотографий белолобых гусей заметил, что в разных выводках [....]

2020-11-18

Алексей Кошкин: Вроде чернозобик по размеру и клюву. Но если и не перелинял, то темный и не видно пестрых кроющих крыла.

2020-11-17

Сергей Силантьев: тоже на удаление

2020-11-17

Сергей Силантьев: Удалите пожалуйста.

more unidentified birds...