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Big Year 2022

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 2021

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2022
6. Parker Robert (125)
8. Yasko Anna (118)
10. Sivokon Olga (106)
12. Silan Serg (98)
13. Nazarbek Gani (95)
14. Malkov Yuriy (84)
23. Magazov Aibar (43)
28. Ishkov Leonid (30)
29. Bolbotov Gleb (28)
31. Shakula Fedor (26)
36. Iceberg Hera (13)
37. Lukin Genady (13)
40. Bevza Ivan (6)
42. Gubin Boris (5)

all species photographed in 2022


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Hawfinch (2022-01-01)
2. House Sparrow (2022-01-01)
3. Tree Sparrow (2022-01-01)
4. Eurasian Dipper (2022-01-01)
5. Great Tit (2022-01-01)
6. Azure Tit (2022-01-01)
7. Eurasian Siskin (2022-01-01)
8. Northern Goshawk (2022-01-01)
9. Eastern Buzzard (2022-01-01)
10. Hooded Crow (2022-01-01)
11. Carrion Crow (2022-01-01)
12. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2022-01-01)
13. Upland Buzzard (2022-01-01)
14. Black-throated Accentor (2022-01-01)
15. Eurasian Goldfinch (2022-01-01)
16. Great White Egret (2022-01-01)
17. Great Crested Grebe (2022-01-01)
18. Cetti's Warbler (2022-01-01)
19. Citrine Wagtail (2022-01-01)
20. Eurasian Blackbird (2022-01-01)
21. European Greenfinch (2022-01-01)
22. Common Kestrel (2022-01-01)
23. Pygmy Cormorant (2022-01-01)
24. Grey Heron (2022-01-01)
25. Red-breasted Merganser (2022-01-01)
26. Tufted Duck (2022-01-01)
27. Common Teal (2022-01-01)
28. Western Marsh-Harrier (2022-01-01)
29. Greater Ringed Plover (2022-01-01)
30. Merlin (2022-01-01)
31. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2022-01-01)
32. Little Grebe (2022-01-01)
33. Common Mynah (2022-01-01)
34. Rock Pigeon (2022-01-01)
35. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2022-01-01)
36. Laughing Dove (2022-01-01)
37. Black-Billed Magpie (2022-01-01)
38. Fieldfare (2022-01-01)
39. Black-throated Thrush (2022-01-02)
40. Brambling (2022-01-02)
41. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2022-01-02)
42. Brown Dipper (2022-01-02)
43. Lammergeier (2022-01-02)
44. Common Sparrowhawk (2022-01-02)
45. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2022-01-02)
46. Meadow Bunting (2022-01-02)
47. Eurasian Golden Plover (2022-01-02)
48. Desert Finch (2022-01-02)
49. Great Grey Shrike (2022-01-02)
50. Caspian Gull (2022-01-02)
51. Bearded Tit (2022-01-02)
52. Northern Reed Bunting (2022-01-02)
53. Common Redshank (2022-01-02)
54. Gadwall (2022-01-02)
55. Bewick's Swan (2022-01-02)
56. Mute Swan (2022-01-02)
57. Eurasian Wigeon (2022-01-02)
58. Black-headed Gull (2022-01-02)
59. Common Chaffinch (2022-01-02)
60. Eurasian Nuthatch (2022-01-03)
61. Redwing (2022-01-03)
62. Common Pheasant (2022-01-03)
63. Green Sandpiper (2022-01-03)
64. Hen Harrier (2022-01-03)
65. Red-fronted Serin (2022-01-03)
66. Eurasian Collared Dove (2022-01-03)
67. Rook (2022-01-03)
68. Goldcrest (2022-01-03)
69. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2022-01-03)
70. Mistle Thrush (2022-01-03)
71. Eversmann's Redstart (2022-01-03)
72. Red Crossbill (2022-01-04)
73. Spotted Nutcracker (2022-01-04)
74. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2022-01-04)
75. Coal Tit (2022-01-04)
76. Goosander (2022-01-04)
77. Common Goldeneye (2022-01-04)
78. Smew (2022-01-04)
79. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2022-01-08)
80. Eurasian Jackdaw (2022-01-08)
81. White Wagtail (2022-01-10)
82. European Robin (2022-01-13)
83. Common Chiffchaff (2022-01-13)
84. Whooper Swan (2022-01-13)
85. Ibisbill (2022-01-13)
86. Peregrine Falcon (2022-01-13)
87. Mallard (2022-01-14)
88. Blue Whistling Thrush (2022-01-16)
89. Northern Wren (2022-01-16)
90. Mew Gull (2022-01-16)
91. Long-legged Buzzard (2022-01-16)
92. Rough-legged Buzzard (2022-01-16)
93. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2022-01-16)
94. Long-tailed Tit (2022-01-17)
95. Northern Bullfinch (2022-01-17)
96. Eurasian Woodcock (2022-01-17)
97. Northern Black Grouse (2022-01-19)
98. Pine Bunting (2022-01-20)
99. Yellowhammer (2022-01-20)
100. Golden Eagle (2022-01-20)
101. Water Rail (2022-01-20)
102. Common Starling (2022-01-20)
103. White-Backed Woodpecker (2022-01-21)
104. Grey Partridge (2022-01-21)
105. Turkestan Tit (2022-01-21)
106. Yellow-breasted Tit (2022-01-21)
107. Herring Gull (2022-01-21)
108. Ring-billed Gull (2022-01-21)
109. Black-Necked Grebe (2022-01-21)
110. Macqueen's Bustard (2022-01-21)
111. Crested Lark (2022-01-21)
112. Ruddy Shelduck (2022-01-22)
113. Grey Wagtail (2022-01-22)
114. Dalmatian Pelican (2022-01-23)
115. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2022-01-25)
116. Griffon Vulture (2022-01-26)
117. Cinereous Vulture (2022-01-26)
118. White-winged Grosbeak (2022-01-27)
119. Common Treecreeper (2022-01-27)
120. Horned Lark (2022-01-27)
121. Calandra Lark (2022-01-27)
122. Common Shelduck (2022-01-27)
123. Corn Bunting (2022-01-27)
124. Eurasian Linnet (2022-01-27)
125. Pied Avocet (2022-01-27)
126. Long-tailed Duck (2022-01-27)
127. Red-crested Pochard (2022-01-27)
128. Twite (2022-01-27)
129. Greater Spotted Eagle (2022-01-27)
130. Common Kingfisher (2022-01-28)
131. Bean Goose (2022-01-29)
132. Godlewski's Bunting (2022-01-29)
133. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2022-01-30)
134. Greater White-fronted Goose (2022-01-30)
135. White-Winged Woodpecker (2022-01-31)
136. Common Redpoll (2022-02-01)
137. Common Raven (2022-02-01)
138. Steppe Eagle (2022-02-01)
139. Streaked Scrub Warbler (2022-02-02)
140. Chukar Partridge (2022-02-02)
141. Great Cormorant (2022-02-02)
142. Pallas's Gull (2022-02-02)
143. Wallcreeper (2022-02-02)
144. Common Crane (2022-02-03)
145. Spanish Sparrow (2022-02-03)
146. Common Coot (2022-02-03)
147. Willow Tit (2022-02-05)
148. Blue Tit (2022-02-05)
149. Water Pipit (2022-02-05)
150. Common Pochard (2022-02-05)
151. Pallas's Rosefinch (2022-02-06)
152. Black Lark (2022-02-06)
154. Greater Flamingo (2022-02-10)
155. Little Owl (2022-02-10)
156. Long-eared Owl (2022-02-10)
157. Common Buzzard (2022-02-11)
158. Great Rosefinch (2022-02-11)
159. Solitary Snipe (2022-02-11)
160. Songar Tit (2022-02-13)
161. Snow Bunting (2022-02-13)
162. Black Redstart (2022-02-15)
163. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2022-02-16)
164. Northern Lapwing (2022-02-18)
165. Masked Wagtail (2022-02-27)
166. Northern Pintail (2022-02-27)
167. Northern Shoveler (2022-02-27)
168. Baraba Steppe Gull (2022-02-27)
169. Sky Lark (2022-03-01)
170. White Stork (2022-03-04)
171. Eurasian Jay (2022-03-07)
172. Wood Pigeon (2022-03-08)
173. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2022-03-08)
174. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2022-03-09)
175. Greater Sand Plover (2022-03-09)
176. Ruff (2022-03-09)
177. Common Nightingale (2022-03-09)
178. Ferruginous Duck (2022-03-11)
179. Short-eared Owl (2022-03-11)
180. Common Oystercatcher (2022-03-12)
181. Pander's Ground-Jay (2022-03-12)
182. Rock Bunting (2022-03-13)
183. Common Swift (2022-03-15)
184. Stock Pigeon (2022-03-15)
185. Greater Short-toed Lark (2022-03-16)
186. Eurasian Curlew (2022-03-16)
187. Garganey (2022-03-16)
188. Song Thrush (2022-03-17)
189. Slender-billed Gull (2022-03-18)
190. Isabelline Shrike (2022-03-19)
191. Black Kite (2022-03-19)
192. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2022-03-20)
193. Pied Wheatear (2022-03-20)
194. Lapland Longspur (2022-03-20)
195. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2022-03-20)
196. Finsch's Wheatear (2022-03-20)
197. Hoopoe (2022-03-21)
198. Yellow Wagtail (2022-03-21)
199. Demoiselle Crane (2022-03-21)
200. Black-winged Stilt (2022-03-21)
201. Little Ringed Plover (2022-03-22)
202. Meadow Pipit (2022-03-22)
203. Little Bustard (2022-03-22)
204. Greylag Goose (2022-03-22)
205. Isabelline Wheatear (2022-03-23)
206. Kentish Plover (2022-03-23)
207. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2022-03-25)
208. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2022-03-25)
209. Dunlin (2022-03-26)
210. Common Snipe (2022-03-26)
211. Desert Wheatear (2022-03-26)
212. Dunnock (2022-03-27)
213. Bluethroat (2022-03-28)
214. Tawny Pipit (2022-03-28)
215. Turkestan Shrike (2022-03-28)
216. Glossy Ibis (2022-03-29)
217. Northern House Martin (2022-03-29)
218. Purple Heron (2022-03-29)
219. Black-headed Wagtail (2022-03-30)
220. Jack Snipe (2022-03-30)
221. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2022-03-30)
222. Alpine Swift (2022-03-30)
223. Common Stonechat (2022-03-31)
224. Eurasian Redstart (2022-03-31)
225. Northern Wheatear (2022-04-02)
226. Blue-capped Redstart (2022-04-02)
227. Common Moorhen (2022-04-02)
228. Himalayan Vulture (2022-04-02)
229. Black Woodpecker (2022-04-05)
230. Red-necked Phalarope (2022-04-05)
231. Spotted Crake (2022-04-06)
232. Little Tern (2022-04-06)
233. Bar-tailed Godwit (2022-04-06)
234. Common Tern (2022-04-06)
235. Indian Sparrow (2022-04-06)
236. Tree Pipit (2022-04-07)
237. Barn Swallow (2022-04-07)
238. Common Sandpiper (2022-04-10)
239. Hume's Warbler (2022-04-10)
240. Booted Eagle (2022-04-10)
241. Black Stork (2022-04-10)
242. Caspian Plover (2022-04-10)
243. Northern Hazelhen (2022-04-10)
244. Brown-necked Raven (2022-04-10)
245. Willow Warbler (2022-04-11)
246. Osprey (2022-04-11)
247. Saxaul Sparrow (2022-04-11)
248. Lesser Kestrel (2022-04-12)
249. Eurasian Wryneck (2022-04-12)
250. Willow Ptarmigan (2022-04-13)
251. Asian Desert Warbler (2022-04-13)
252. Long-tailed Shrike (2022-04-14)
253. Red-throated Pipit (2022-04-14)
254. Cattle Egret (2022-04-15)
255. Montagu's Harrier (2022-04-15)
256. Sand Martin (2022-04-15)
257. Savi's Warbler (2022-04-15)
258. Steppe Grey Shrike (2022-04-15)
259. Wood Sandpiper (2022-04-16)
260. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2022-04-16)
261. Paddyfield Warbler (2022-04-17)
262. Common Greenshank (2022-04-17)
263. Red-rumped Swallow (2022-04-17)
264. Black-tailed Godwit (2022-04-17)
265. Marsh Sandpiper (2022-04-17)
266. White-headed Duck (2022-04-17)
267. Buff-bellied Pipit (2022-04-17)
268. Gull-billed Tern (2022-04-17)
269. Lesser Whitethroat (2022-04-17)
270. Egyptian Vulture (2022-04-18)
271. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2022-04-19)
272. Eurasian Crag Martin (2022-04-20)
273. Slavonian Grebe (2022-04-20)
274. White-winged Tern (2022-04-21)
275. Eurasian Whimbrel (2022-04-21)
276. Whinchat (2022-04-22)
277. Red-Necked Grebe (2022-04-22)
278. Ortolan Bunting (2022-04-23)
279. Great Reed Warbler (2022-04-23)
280. Booted Warbler (2022-04-24)
281. Pied Flycatcher (2022-04-24)
282. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2022-04-24)
283. Red-headed Bunting (2022-04-24)
284. Bimaculated Lark (2022-04-24)
285. Eurasian Spoonbill (2022-04-25)
286. Pied Bushchat (2022-04-28)
287. Red-footed Falcon (2022-04-28)
288. Spotted Redshank (2022-04-28)
289. Lesser Sand Plover (2022-04-28)
290. Rosy Starling (2022-04-28)
291. Common Rosefinch (2022-04-29)
292. Spotted Flycatcher (2022-04-29)
293. European Bee-eater (2022-04-29)
294. Shikra (2022-04-29)
295. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2022-04-30)
296. Little Egret (2022-04-30)
297. Moustached Warbler (2022-04-30)
298. Whiskered Tern (2022-04-30)
299. Syke's Warbler (2022-04-30)
300. Pale Sand Martin (2022-04-30)
301. Blue Rock Thrush (2022-04-30)
302. White-capped Bunting (2022-04-30)
303. Red-billed Chough (2022-04-30)
304. Pallid Harrier (2022-04-30)
305. Common Cuckoo (2022-04-30)
306. Temminck's Stint (2022-05-01)
307. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2022-05-01)
308. Rock Sparrow (2022-05-01)
309. Eurasian Roller (2022-05-01)
310. Common Whitethroat (2022-05-02)
311. Grey-necked Bunting (2022-05-02)
312. Black Tern (2022-05-02)
313. Little Bittern (2022-05-02)
314. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2022-05-02)
315. Sedge Warbler (2022-05-03)
316. Grey Plover (2022-05-03)
317. Oriental Turtle Dove (2022-05-03)
318. Collared Pratincole (2022-05-04)
319. White-tailed Lapwing (2022-05-05)
320. Baillon's Crake (2022-05-05)
321. Caspian Tern (2022-05-05)
322. Lesser Grey Shrike (2022-05-05)
323. Pallid Scops Owl (2022-05-05)
324. Red-backed Shrike (2022-05-06)
325. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (2022-05-06)
326. Greenish Warbler (2022-05-07)
327. Sociable Lapwing (2022-05-07)
328. Ruddy Turnstone (2022-05-07)
329. Indian Golden Oriole (2022-05-07)
330. Thrush Nightingale (2022-05-07)
331. Terek Sandpiper (2022-05-08)
332. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2022-05-08)
333. Squacco Heron (2022-05-08)
334. Hume's Whitethroat (2022-05-08)
335. Marsh Warbler (2022-05-11)
336. Curlew Sandpiper (2022-05-12)
337. Little Stint (2022-05-13)
338. Black-crowned Night Heron (2022-05-13)
339. European Golden Oriole (2022-05-13)
340. Trumpeter Finch (2022-05-13)
341. Pale Rock-Finch (2022-05-13)
342. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2022-05-14)
343. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2022-05-14)
344. Eurasian Hobby (2022-05-14)
345. European Turtle Dove (2022-05-14)
346. Sandwich Tern (2022-05-15)
347. Great White Pelican (2022-05-16)
348. Eurasian Bittern (2022-05-17)
349. Sanderling (2022-05-17)

rare birds records


Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus)

© Fedor Shakula
2022-05-13
The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).

The northernmost record of the Trumpeter Finch on the territory of Kazakhstan. A few more southern records are known: on the territory of Mangystau, on artesians near the village of Kanshengel, both in nesting and non-nesting time. Also recently, in the Turkestan region in the Karatau mountains in the eastern part of the Kyzylkum desert, on May 9-10, 2021, two pairs of the Trumpeter Finch and an unfinished nest, subsequently abandoned, were found (Fedorenko, 2022).


Pale Rock-Finch (Carpospiza brachydactyla)

© Fedor Shakula
2022-05-13
Kyzylorda region, northern coast of Butakov Bay on the Aral Sea

The second record of the species on the territory of Kazakhstan. Observed by a group of 6 ornithologists on the eastern coast of the Aral Sea on May 11-12, 2022 and on the northern coast on May 12-13, 2022, where, according to S. Baskakova, it was especially numerous - several males singing at the same time on clayey chinks. For the first time this species was recorded on May 9, 2018 in Mangistau in the Karagie depression near the Ashibulak spring (see the site gallery).


Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

© Anna Yasko
2022-05-08
Aktau, Mangystau

Rare record to western part of Kazakhstan. Prior to this, two birds were observed in Kenderli on May 6, 2009 (Neve et al., 2010), one bird - in the northern Caspian on April 10, 2015 (Karpov, 2015).


Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2022-05-04

The first registration in Central Kazakhstan and the farthest record to the east from the range and, possibly, the most northern one. In Kazakhstan, the Semi-collared Flycatcher occurs on migration off the coast of the Caspian Sea.

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2022-02-19. Great Spotted Woodpecker (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2022-01-30. Goldcrest (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2022-01-27. Grey Partridge (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2021-12-19. White-browed Tit-Warbler (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2021-12-17. Ring-billed Gull (Anna Yasko).

2021-12-14. Red-headed Bunting (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2021-12-04. Hooded Crow (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2021-11-08. Alpine Accentor (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

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).

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