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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
8. Parker Robert (155)
9. Yasko Anna (146)
11. Malkov Yuriy (141)
12. Sagaliyev Nurum (133)
13. Sivokon Olga (133)
14. Silan Serg (131)
15. Bairashev Raouf (126)
16. Ishkov Leonid (121)
19. Nazarbek Gani (95)
25. Magazov Aibar (62)
31. Shakula Fedor (38)
32. Lukin Genady (33)
33. Bolbotov Gleb (30)
43. Iceberg Hera (13)
45. Bevza Ivan (8)
50. Gubin Boris (5)
67. Titov Sergei (1)

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. Temminck's Stint (2022-03-12)
183. Rock Bunting (2022-03-13)
184. Common Swift (2022-03-15)
185. Stock Pigeon (2022-03-15)
186. Greater Short-toed Lark (2022-03-16)
187. Eurasian Curlew (2022-03-16)
188. Garganey (2022-03-16)
189. Song Thrush (2022-03-17)
190. Slender-billed Gull (2022-03-18)
191. Isabelline Shrike (2022-03-19)
192. Black Kite (2022-03-19)
193. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2022-03-20)
194. Pied Wheatear (2022-03-20)
195. Lapland Longspur (2022-03-20)
196. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2022-03-20)
197. Finsch's Wheatear (2022-03-20)
198. Hoopoe (2022-03-21)
199. Yellow Wagtail (2022-03-21)
200. Demoiselle Crane (2022-03-21)
201. Black-winged Stilt (2022-03-21)
202. Little Ringed Plover (2022-03-22)
203. Meadow Pipit (2022-03-22)
204. Little Bustard (2022-03-22)
205. Greylag Goose (2022-03-22)
206. Isabelline Wheatear (2022-03-23)
207. Kentish Plover (2022-03-23)
208. Desert Wheatear (2022-03-24)
209. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2022-03-25)
210. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2022-03-25)
211. Dunlin (2022-03-26)
212. Common Snipe (2022-03-26)
213. Dunnock (2022-03-27)
214. Tree Pipit (2022-03-27)
215. Bluethroat (2022-03-27)
216. Tawny Pipit (2022-03-28)
217. Turkestan Shrike (2022-03-28)
218. Steppe Grey Shrike (2022-03-28)
219. Northern Wheatear (2022-03-28)
220. Indian Sparrow (2022-03-28)
221. Blue-capped Redstart (2022-03-28)
222. Eurasian Redstart (2022-03-28)
223. Glossy Ibis (2022-03-29)
224. Northern House Martin (2022-03-29)
225. Purple Heron (2022-03-29)
226. Black-headed Wagtail (2022-03-30)
227. Jack Snipe (2022-03-30)
228. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2022-03-30)
229. Alpine Swift (2022-03-30)
230. Common Stonechat (2022-03-31)
231. Common Moorhen (2022-04-02)
232. Himalayan Vulture (2022-04-02)
233. Black Woodpecker (2022-04-05)
234. Red-necked Phalarope (2022-04-05)
235. Spotted Crake (2022-04-06)
236. Little Tern (2022-04-06)
237. Bar-tailed Godwit (2022-04-06)
238. Common Tern (2022-04-06)
239. Pallid Harrier (2022-04-06)
240. Barn Swallow (2022-04-07)
241. Common Sandpiper (2022-04-10)
242. Hume's Warbler (2022-04-10)
243. Little Egret (2022-04-10)
244. Booted Eagle (2022-04-10)
245. Black Stork (2022-04-10)
246. Caspian Plover (2022-04-10)
247. Brown-necked Raven (2022-04-10)
248. Willow Warbler (2022-04-11)
249. Osprey (2022-04-11)
250. Saxaul Sparrow (2022-04-11)
251. Lesser Kestrel (2022-04-12)
252. Eurasian Wryneck (2022-04-12)
253. Asian Desert Warbler (2022-04-12)
254. Willow Ptarmigan (2022-04-13)
255. Long-tailed Shrike (2022-04-14)
256. Red-throated Pipit (2022-04-14)
257. Cattle Egret (2022-04-15)
258. Montagu's Harrier (2022-04-15)
259. Sand Martin (2022-04-15)
260. Savi's Warbler (2022-04-15)
261. Wood Sandpiper (2022-04-16)
262. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2022-04-16)
263. Paddyfield Warbler (2022-04-17)
264. Common Greenshank (2022-04-17)
265. Red-rumped Swallow (2022-04-17)
266. Black-tailed Godwit (2022-04-17)
267. Marsh Sandpiper (2022-04-17)
268. White-headed Duck (2022-04-17)
269. Buff-bellied Pipit (2022-04-17)
270. Gull-billed Tern (2022-04-17)
271. Lesser Whitethroat (2022-04-17)
272. Great Reed Warbler (2022-04-17)
273. Egyptian Vulture (2022-04-18)
274. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2022-04-19)
275. Eurasian Crag Martin (2022-04-20)
276. Slavonian Grebe (2022-04-20)
277. Common Quail (2022-04-20)
278. White-winged Tern (2022-04-21)
279. Eurasian Whimbrel (2022-04-21)
280. Great Snipe (2022-04-21)
281. Whinchat (2022-04-22)
282. Red-Necked Grebe (2022-04-22)
283. Ortolan Bunting (2022-04-23)
284. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2022-04-23)
285. Booted Warbler (2022-04-24)
286. Pied Flycatcher (2022-04-24)
287. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2022-04-24)
288. Red-headed Bunting (2022-04-24)
289. Bimaculated Lark (2022-04-24)
290. Eurasian Spoonbill (2022-04-25)
291. Common Cuckoo (2022-04-27)
292. Pied Bushchat (2022-04-28)
293. Red-footed Falcon (2022-04-28)
294. Spotted Redshank (2022-04-28)
295. Lesser Sand Plover (2022-04-28)
296. Rosy Starling (2022-04-28)
297. Common Rosefinch (2022-04-29)
298. Spotted Flycatcher (2022-04-29)
299. European Bee-eater (2022-04-29)
300. Shikra (2022-04-29)
301. Oriental Turtle Dove (2022-04-29)
302. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2022-04-30)
303. Moustached Warbler (2022-04-30)
304. Whiskered Tern (2022-04-30)
305. Syke's Warbler (2022-04-30)
306. Pale Sand Martin (2022-04-30)
307. Blue Rock Thrush (2022-04-30)
308. White-capped Bunting (2022-04-30)
309. Red-billed Chough (2022-04-30)
310. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2022-05-01)
311. Rock Sparrow (2022-05-01)
312. Eurasian Roller (2022-05-01)
313. Eurasian Hobby (2022-05-01)
314. Common Whitethroat (2022-05-02)
315. Grey-necked Bunting (2022-05-02)
316. Black Tern (2022-05-02)
317. Little Bittern (2022-05-02)
318. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2022-05-02)
319. Sedge Warbler (2022-05-03)
320. Grey Plover (2022-05-03)
321. Collared Pratincole (2022-05-04)
322. Greenish Warbler (2022-05-04)
323. Little Stint (2022-05-04)
324. White-tailed Lapwing (2022-05-05)
325. Baillon's Crake (2022-05-05)
326. Caspian Tern (2022-05-05)
327. Lesser Grey Shrike (2022-05-05)
328. Pallid Scops Owl (2022-05-05)
329. Red-backed Shrike (2022-05-06)
330. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (2022-05-06)
331. Sociable Lapwing (2022-05-07)
332. Ruddy Turnstone (2022-05-07)
333. Indian Golden Oriole (2022-05-07)
334. Thrush Nightingale (2022-05-07)
335. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2022-05-07)
336. Terek Sandpiper (2022-05-08)
337. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2022-05-08)
338. Squacco Heron (2022-05-08)
339. Hume's Whitethroat (2022-05-08)
340. Black-crowned Night Heron (2022-05-10)
341. Black-winged Pratincole (2022-05-10)
342. Marsh Warbler (2022-05-11)
343. Curlew Sandpiper (2022-05-12)
344. European Golden Oriole (2022-05-13)
345. Trumpeter Finch (2022-05-13)
346. Pale Rock-Finch (2022-05-13)
347. Mediterranean Gull (2022-05-13)
348. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2022-05-14)
349. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2022-05-14)
350. European Turtle Dove (2022-05-14)
351. Sandwich Tern (2022-05-15)
352. Himalayan Rubythroat (2022-05-15)
353. Great White Pelican (2022-05-16)
354. Rufous Bush Robin (2022-05-16)
355. Eurasian Bittern (2022-05-17)
356. Sanderling (2022-05-17)
357. Himalayan Snowcock (2022-05-18)
358. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2022-05-19)
359. Brown Accentor (2022-05-19)
360. Himalayan Accentor (2022-05-19)
361. Saker Falcon (2022-05-20)
362. Upcher's Warbler (2022-05-22)
363. Garden Warbler (2022-05-25)
364. Mongolian Finch (2022-05-26)
365. Barred Warbler (2022-05-27)
366. Siberian Rubythroat (2022-05-29)
367. Ural Owl (2022-06-01)
368. Oriental Lark (2022-06-01)
369. White-winged Lark (2022-06-02)
370. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2022-06-02)
371. Black-breasted Tit (2022-06-03)
372. Richard's Pipit (2022-06-04)
373. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2022-06-04)
374. Egyptian Nightjar (2022-06-05)
375. Brown Shrike (2022-06-07)
376. Yellow-billed Chough (2022-06-09)
377. European Nightjar (2022-06-10)
378. Black-eared Wheatear (2022-06-11)
379. Menetries Warbler (2022-06-11)
380. Pallas's Reed Bunting (2022-06-15)
381. Dusky Warbler (2022-06-15)
382. White-winged Scoter (2022-06-15)
383. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2022-06-25)
384. Rock Ptarmigan (2022-06-26)
385. Red-flanked Bluetail (2022-06-27)
386. Relict Gull (2022-07-02)
387. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (2022-07-10)
388. Oriental Cuckoo (2022-07-18)
389. Western Capercaillie (2022-07-26)
390. Pacific Golden Plover (2022-08-03)
391. Pacific Swift (2022-08-05)
392. Icterine Warbler (2022-08-11)
393. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2022-08-20)
394. Levant Sparrowhawk (2022-08-26)
395. Wood Warbler (2022-08-26)
396. Barbary Falcon (2022-08-30)
397. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2022-08-31)
398. Yellow-browed Warbler (2022-09-14)
399. Altai Snowcock (2022-09-24)

rare birds records


Shikra (Accipiter badius)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2022-06-22
Atyrau.

The northernmost nesting record in the Caspian region. Prior to this, since 2015, the Shikra has been found nesting in the Mangistau region of Aktau (see the birds.kz gallery), on April 22, 2019, one bird was photographed north of Aktau - in the city of Fort Shevchenko (A. Kydyr, birds.kz ).


White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2022-06-03
VKO Katon-Karagay

A new species for the Katon-Karagai National Park. A flock of 12 birds was recorded on May 20, 2022 in the floodplain of the middle reaches of the Bukhtarma in the Taylakova Yama tract, one bird on May 27, 2022 in the valley of the middle reaches of the Kara-Kaba on Lake Shoptykol, on June 3, 2022 in the Karazher tract, June 6 on the lake Yazevoe. Воробьёв В.М. 2022. Встреча белокрылой крачки Chlidonias leucopterus в среднем течении реки Бухтармы на Южном Алтае // Рус. орнитол. журн. 31 (2191): 2376-2379.


Great Snipe (Gallinago media)

© Martin Grienenberger
2022-04-21
Betpak Dala

The first record of the Great Snipe in Kazakhstan, after more than 30 years, confirmed by photography. The last record of this species dates back to 1987, when on May 7 a migrating Great Snipe was caught in the Tentek delta (Khrokov et al. 1993).


Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Yuriy Malkov
2022-06-04
karabalik

The first nesting record in the Kostanay region. It is known that the Ural Owl breeds in the South-Western Altai and Kalba, there is also evidence of nesting in the North Kazakhstan region (Zuban, Kalashnikov 2017) and in the East Kazakhstan region in forests north of Semey (Karpov, Levin 2005). In the Kostanay region, this species was occasionally found only during wintering (A.Yu. Timoshenko, G.Yu. Timoshenko 2021, Yu. Malkov, birds.kz).

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recent video

2022-09-27. White Wagtail (Raouf Bairashev), Common Chiffchaff (Raouf Bairashev).

2022-07-10. Lesser Whitethroat (Aliya Halliday).

2022-07-09. Long-legged Buzzard (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2022-07-04. Red-mantled Rosefinch (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2022-06-28. Common Whitethroat (Raouf Bairashev).

2022-06-17. Common Rosefinch (Aliya Halliday).

2022-06-16. Black-headed Wagtail (Aliya Halliday), Black-headed Wagtail (Aliya Halliday), White Wagtail (Aliya Halliday).

2022-06-15. Himalayan Rubythroat (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2022-06-10. Hoopoe (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2022-06-09. Eurasian Goldfinch (Aliya Halliday).

2022-03-21. Common Treecreeper (Viktoriya Zvyaginceva).

2022-03-12. Black-Billed Magpie (Raouf Bairashev).

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unidentified birds


2022-09-27

Анна Ясько: Как пролёт чаек, так каждый раз головоломка. Чайка слева - барабинская или халей?

2022-09-26

Кудайберген Амирекул: Предлагаю удалить фотографию.

2022-09-20

Анна Ясько: Похожа на молодую плешанку.

2022-09-12

no any comments:

2022-09-09

Ольга Сивоконь: Да, есть. Добавила две фотографии

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