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Big Year 2018

The winner will submit the pictures of the largest number of bird species taken on the territory of European Russia during this year.

You can see previous years competitions results here: 2016 2017

supported by "Bloomsbury Publishing" / rewards

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2018
1. Golubeva Anna (251)
10. Dvurekov Igor (123)
11. Kirillov Gleb (115)
19. Koval Elena (77)
20. Petrov Andrei (77)
24. Zhbir Denis (65)
27. Georgi Boris (57)
30. Kuzmina Maria (46)
33. Valova Elena (40)
37. Redkin Yuriy (33)
38. Lanin Maxim (32)
58. Patrin Nick (3)
63. Lavrik Oleg (2)
71. Vlasov Egor (1)
72. Zlokov Roman (1)

all species photographed in 2018


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Fieldfare (2018-01-01)
2. Coal Tit (2018-01-01)
3. Willow Tit (2018-01-01)
4. Great Tit (2018-01-01)
5. Short-eared Owl (2018-01-01)
6. Black-Billed Magpie (2018-01-01)
7. Northern Bullfinch (2018-01-01)
8. Eurasian Jay (2018-01-01)
9. Rough-legged Buzzard (2018-01-01)
10. Common Raven (2018-01-01)
11. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2018-01-01)
12. Northern Black Grouse (2018-01-01)
13. Common Redpoll (2018-01-01)
14. Eurasian Goldfinch (2018-01-01)
15. Rock Pigeon (2018-01-01)
16. Mallard (2018-01-01)
17. Tree Sparrow (2018-01-01)
18. Eurasian Nuthatch (2018-01-01)
19. Blue Tit (2018-01-02)
20. Hooded Crow (2018-01-02)
21. Eurasian Jackdaw (2018-01-02)
22. Common Shelduck (2018-01-02)
23. Mew Gull (2018-01-02)
24. House Sparrow (2018-01-02)
25. Yellowhammer (2018-01-02)
26. Great Grey Shrike (2018-01-02)
27. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2018-01-02)
28. Ural Owl (2018-01-02)
29. European Greenfinch (2018-01-03)
30. Common Treecreeper (2018-01-03)
31. Bohemian Waxwing (2018-01-03)
32. Eurasian Blackbird (2018-01-03)
34. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2018-01-03)
35. Eurasian Linnet (2018-01-03)
36. Northern Hawk Owl (2018-01-04)
37. White-Backed Woodpecker (2018-01-04)
38. Common Coot (2018-01-04)
39. Common Goldeneye (2018-01-04)
40. Goosander (2018-01-04)
41. Harlequin Duck (2018-01-04)
42. Horned Lark (2018-01-04)
43. Black Woodpecker (2018-01-05)
44. Herring Gull (2018-01-05)
45. Goldcrest (2018-01-05)
46. Tufted Duck (2018-01-05)
47. Greater Scaup (2018-01-05)
48. Crested Lark (2018-01-05)
49. Calandra Lark (2018-01-05)
50. Marsh Tit (2018-01-05)
51. Common Kestrel (2018-01-05)
52. Hen Harrier (2018-01-05)
53. Long-legged Buzzard (2018-01-05)
54. Eurasian Wigeon (2018-01-06)
55. Gadwall (2018-01-06)
56. Long-tailed Duck (2018-01-06)
57. White-winged Lark (2018-01-06)
58. Grey Partridge (2018-01-06)
59. Northern Reed Bunting (2018-01-06)
60. Purple Sandpiper (2018-01-06)
61. Common Eider (2018-01-06)
62. Lammergeier (2018-01-07)
63. Rock Bunting (2018-01-07)
64. Black-headed Gull (2018-01-07)
65. White Wagtail (2018-01-07)
66. Black-Necked Grebe (2018-01-07)
67. Little Grebe (2018-01-07)
68. Great Cormorant (2018-01-07)
69. Yellow-legged Gull (2018-01-07)
70. Common Starling (2018-01-07)
71. Eurasian Siskin (2018-01-08)
72. Rustic Bunting (2018-01-08)
73. Black Scoter (2018-01-08)
74. Common Moorhen (2018-01-10)
75. Long-eared Owl (2018-01-10)
76. Syrian Woodpecker (2018-01-10)
77. Hoary Redpoll (2018-01-11)
78. Snow Bunting (2018-01-11)
79. Northern Wren (2018-01-12)
80. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (2018-01-12)
81. Hawfinch (2018-01-12)
82. Rook (2018-01-12)
83. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2018-01-12)
84. Crested Tit (2018-01-13)
85. Northern Goshawk (2018-01-13)
86. Tawny Owl (2018-01-14)
87. Whooper Swan (2018-01-14)
88. Great Black-backed Gull (2018-01-14)
89. Velvet Scoter (2018-01-14)
90. Brambling (2018-01-14)
91. Common Chaffinch (2018-01-14)
92. Common Sparrowhawk (2018-01-15)
93. Pied Avocet (2018-01-15)
94. Common Pochard (2018-01-15)
95. Red-crested Pochard (2018-01-15)
96. Common Buzzard (2018-01-15)
97. Grey Heron (2018-01-16)
98. Peregrine Falcon (2018-01-18)
99. Black-legged Kittiwake (2018-01-19)
100. Smew (2018-01-19)
101. European Robin (2018-01-20)
102. Great Crested Grebe (2018-01-20)
103. Mute Swan (2018-01-20)
104. Redwing (2018-01-20)
105. Long-tailed Tit (2018-01-20)
106. Northern Pintail (2018-01-21)
107. Garganey (2018-01-21)
108. Black Kite (2018-01-21)
109. Ruddy Shelduck (2018-01-21)
110. Common Teal (2018-01-23)
111. Pallas's Gull (2018-01-24)
112. Ruddy Turnstone (2018-01-24)
113. European Shag (2018-01-24)
114. Arctic Skua (2018-01-24)
115. Eurasian Green Woodpecker (2018-01-24)
116. Common Kingfisher (2018-01-25)
117. Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (2018-01-25)
118. Common Pheasant (2018-01-27)
119. Red-breasted Merganser (2018-01-27)
120. Red Crossbill (2018-01-27)
121. Spotted Nutcracker (2018-01-28)
122. Parrot Crossbill (2018-01-28)
123. Golden Eagle (2018-01-29)
124. Common Chiffchaff (2018-01-30)
125. Water Rail (2018-01-30)
126. Sandwich Tern (2018-01-30)
127. Wood Pigeon (2018-01-31)
128. Levantine shearwater (2018-01-31)
129. Mediterranean Gull (2018-01-31)
130. Caspian Gull (2018-02-01)
131. Pine Grosbeak (2018-02-03)
132. Glaucous Gull (2018-02-04)
133. Ferruginous Duck (2018-02-05)
134. Dunnock (2018-02-06)
135. Eurasian Collared Dove (2018-02-06)
136. Corn Bunting (2018-02-06)
137. Mistle Thrush (2018-02-07)
138. Arctic Loon (2018-02-08)
139. Greater White-fronted Goose (2018-02-08)
140. Northern Shoveler (2018-02-14)
141. White-headed Duck (2018-02-14)
142. Greylag Goose (2018-02-15)
143. Eurasian Dipper (2018-02-16)
144. Firecrest (2018-02-16)
145. Short-toed Tree-Creeper (2018-02-16)
146. Black Redstart (2018-02-18)
147. Spanish Sparrow (2018-02-18)
148. Grey Wagtail (2018-02-21)
149. Merlin (2018-02-22)
150. Red-Necked Grebe (2018-02-24)
151. Meadow Pipit (2018-02-25)
152. Sky Lark (2018-02-25)
153. Slender-billed Gull (2018-02-26)
154. Dunlin (2018-03-08)
155. Ruff (2018-03-09)
156. Azure Tit (2018-03-09)
157. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2018-03-12)
158. Great White Egret (2018-03-12)
159. Little Gull (2018-03-12)
160. Demoiselle Crane (2018-03-17)
161. Kentish Plover (2018-03-20)
162. Eurasian Curlew (2018-03-20)
163. Western Marsh-Harrier (2018-03-20)
164. Common Stonechat (2018-03-22)
165. Isabelline Wheatear (2018-03-24)
166. Common Oystercatcher (2018-03-24)
167. Bluethroat (2018-03-24)
168. Common Redshank (2018-03-24)
169. Glossy Ibis (2018-03-25)
170. Purple Heron (2018-03-25)
171. Northern House Martin (2018-03-25)
172. Barn Swallow (2018-03-25)
173. Black-crowned Night Heron (2018-03-26)
174. Common Swift (2018-03-26)
175. Osprey (2018-03-26)
176. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2018-03-26)
177. Northern Wheatear (2018-03-27)
178. Black-winged Stilt (2018-03-28)
179. Spotted Redshank (2018-03-28)
180. Lapland Longspur (2018-03-29)
181. Black-headed Wagtail (2018-03-29)
182. Western Capercaillie (2018-03-30)
183. Hoopoe (2018-03-31)
184. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2018-04-01)
185. Little Egret (2018-04-01)
186. Pallid Harrier (2018-04-01)
187. Steppe Eagle (2018-04-01)
188. Eurasian Spoonbill (2018-04-01)
189. Dalmatian Pelican (2018-04-01)
190. Great White Pelican (2018-04-01)
191. Green Sandpiper (2018-04-02)
192. Ring Ouzel (2018-04-03)
193. Wood Lark (2018-04-03)
194. Griffon Vulture (2018-04-03)
195. Marsh Sandpiper (2018-04-04)
196. Water Pipit (2018-04-04)
197. Northern Lapwing (2018-04-05)
198. Common Crane (2018-04-05)
199. Eurasian Wryneck (2018-04-05)
200. Willow Ptarmigan (2018-04-05)
201. Common Sandpiper (2018-04-05)
202. Stock Pigeon (2018-04-05)
203. Song Thrush (2018-04-06)
204. Eurasian Redstart (2018-04-06)
205. Caucasian Chiffchaff (2018-04-06)
206. Krueper's Nuthatch (2018-04-06)
207. Bean Goose (2018-04-07)
208. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2018-04-07)
209. Bearded Tit (2018-04-07)
210. Little Ringed Plover (2018-04-07)
211. Tree Pipit (2018-04-07)
212. Yellow Wagtail (2018-04-07)
213. Twite (2018-04-08)
214. White Stork (2018-04-08)
215. Mandarin Duck (2018-04-08)
216. Common Nightingale (2018-04-10)
217. Blackcap (2018-04-10)
218. Citrine Wagtail (2018-04-10)
219. Little Stint (2018-04-12)
220. Common Snipe (2018-04-12)
221. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2018-04-12)
222. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2018-04-13)
223. Great Reed Warbler (2018-04-13)
224. Greater Spotted Eagle (2018-04-13)
225. Lesser Spotted Eagle (2018-04-13)
226. Pied Flycatcher (2018-04-15)
227. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2018-04-15)
228. Eurasian Golden Plover (2018-04-15)
229. Black-tailed Godwit (2018-04-16)
230. Savi's Warbler (2018-04-17)
231. Pygmy Cormorant (2018-04-17)
232. Wood Sandpiper (2018-04-17)
233. Booted Eagle (2018-04-17)
234. Slavonian Grebe (2018-04-18)
235. Collared Flycatcher (2018-04-18)
236. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2018-04-18)
237. Common Greenshank (2018-04-19)
238. White-tailed Lapwing (2018-04-20)
239. Greater Sand Plover (2018-04-20)
240. Collared Pratincole (2018-04-20)
241. Red-backed Shrike (2018-04-20)
242. Willow Warbler (2018-04-20)
243. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2018-04-20)
244. Sand Martin (2018-04-21)
245. Moustached Warbler (2018-04-21)
246. Red-throated Pipit (2018-04-21)
247. White-winged Tern (2018-04-22)
248. Cinereous Vulture (2018-04-22)
249. Eurasian Whimbrel (2018-04-23)
250. Wood Warbler (2018-04-23)
251. Common Tern (2018-04-23)
252. Bar-tailed Godwit (2018-04-24)
253. Little Tern (2018-04-24)
254. Greater Ringed Plover (2018-04-24)
255. Common Whitethroat (2018-04-24)
256. Montagu's Harrier (2018-04-24)
257. Squacco Heron (2018-04-25)
258. Gull-billed Tern (2018-04-25)
259. Great Snipe (2018-04-25)
260. Alpine Chough (2018-04-25)
261. Olive-backed Pipit (2018-04-26)
262. Jack Snipe (2018-04-27)
263. Whinchat (2018-04-27)
264. Lesser Whitethroat (2018-04-27)
265. Barnacle Goose (2018-04-28)
266. Caspian Tern (2018-04-28)
267. Thrush Nightingale (2018-04-29)
268. Buff-Bellied Pipit (2018-04-30)
269. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2018-05-01)
270. Sedge Warbler (2018-05-01)
271. Eurasian Hobby (2018-05-02)
272. Spotted Flycatcher (2018-05-02)
273. Terek Sandpiper (2018-05-02)
274. Rosy Starling (2018-05-02)
275. Common Cuckoo (2018-05-02)
276. Tawny Pipit (2018-05-02)
277. Red-footed Falcon (2018-05-02)
278. Levant Sparrowhawk (2018-05-02)
279. Greater Short-toed Lark (2018-05-02)
280. Eurasian Roller (2018-05-02)
281. Northern Hazelhen (2018-05-03)
282. Black-winged Pratincole (2018-05-03)
283. Paddyfield Warbler (2018-05-03)
284. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2018-05-03)
285. Little Bustard (2018-05-03)
286. Ortolan Bunting (2018-05-03)
287. Alpine Swift (2018-05-04)
288. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2018-05-05)
289. Common Rosefinch (2018-05-05)
290. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2018-05-05)
291. Little Bittern (2018-05-05)
292. Lesser Grey Shrike (2018-05-05)
293. European Golden Oriole (2018-05-06)
294. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2018-05-07)
295. Sanderling (2018-05-07)
296. European Nightjar (2018-05-08)
297. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2018-05-08)
298. Pied Wheatear (2018-05-08)
299. Booted Warbler (2018-05-09)
300. Curlew Sandpiper (2018-05-10)
301. Garden Warbler (2018-05-10)
302. Black-headed Bunting (2018-05-10)
303. Menetries Warbler (2018-05-10)
304. European Bee-eater (2018-05-10)
305. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2018-05-10)
306. Grey Plover (2018-05-11)
307. Icterine Warbler (2018-05-11)
308. Cetti's Warbler (2018-05-11)
309. Whiskered Tern (2018-05-12)
310. Black Tern (2018-05-12)
311. Temminck's Stint (2018-05-12)
312. Corncrake (2018-05-13)
313. Barred Warbler (2018-05-13)
314. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2018-05-13)
315. River Warbler (2018-05-14)
316. Cattle Egret (2018-05-15)
317. Marsh Warbler (2018-05-15)
318. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2018-05-15)
319. Red-headed bunting (2018-05-15)
320. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2018-05-17)
321. Great Grey Owl (2018-05-19)
322. Eurasian Bittern (2018-05-20)
323. Black Stork (2018-05-20)
324. Baraba Steppe Gull (2018-05-20)
325. Spotted Crake (2018-05-23)
326. European Turtle Dove (2018-05-24)
327. Red-necked Phalarope (2018-05-25)
328. Eurasian Woodcock (2018-05-25)
329. Egyptian Vulture (2018-05-27)
330. Common Quail (2018-06-03)
331. Little Crake (2018-06-09)
332. Canada Goose (2018-06-09)
333. Red Knot (2018-06-10)
334. Little Owl (2018-06-11)
335. Arctic Tern (2018-06-11)
336. Long-tailed Jaeger (2018-06-12)
337. Red-throated Loon (2018-06-12)
338. Black Guillemot (2018-06-12)
339. Yellow-browed Warbler (2018-06-14)
340. Yellow-breasted Bunting (2018-06-16)
341. Great Rosefinch (2018-06-16)
342. Red-fronted Serin (2018-06-16)
343. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2018-06-20)
344. Eurasian Crag Martin (2018-07-01)
345. Siberian Jay (2018-07-03)
346. Northern Fulmar (2018-07-07)
347. Common Guillemot (2018-07-07)
348. Great Skua (2018-07-07)
349. Razorbill (2018-07-07)
350. Brunnich's Guillemot (2018-07-07)
351. Siberian Tit (2018-07-08)
352. Alpine Accentor (2018-07-09)
353. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2018-07-09)
354. Greenish Warbler (2018-07-11)
355. Chukar Partridge (2018-07-26)
356. Caucasian Snowcock (2018-07-26)
357. Bewick's Swan (2018-08-07)

Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Golubeva Anna (251)
2. Semenov Andrey (230)
3. Sofronov Evgeniy (206)
4. Fedotova Ekaterina (199)
5. Torgachkin Igor (154)
6. Medvedeva Svetlana (146)
7. Masalev Alexandr (135)
8. Bazdyrev Andrey (132)
9. Katanova Galina (132)
10. Dvurekov Igor (123)

more...

rare birds records


Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov
2018-07-22
North Osetia, Kardzhin

First nesting record for Osetia


Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni)

© Alexandr Masalev
2018-04-26
Kostroma



White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellochettusia leucura)

© Igor Torgachkin
2018-04-20
Sudzhukskaya lagoon, Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Krai.

The first record in the Krasnodarsky krai


White-winged Lark (Melanocorypha leucoptera)

© Evgeniy Sofronov
2018-04-05


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recent video

2018-08-16. Hawfinch (Julia Abramova).

2018-08-12. Little Ringed Plover (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2018-08-09. Little Ringed Plover (Julia Abramova).

2018-07-14. Eurasian Goldfinch (Roman Zlokov).

2018-07-09. Marsh Warbler (Vladislav Iopek).

2018-06-13. Curlew Sandpiper (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2018-06-11. Purple Heron (Anatoliy Kuzmin), Mallard (Anatoliy Kuzmin), Pied Avocet (Anatoliy Kuzmin), Slender-billed Gull (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2018-06-05. Great White Egret (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2018-06-04. Grey Heron (Anatoliy Kuzmin), Little Stint (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2018-05-29. Collared Pratincole (Anatoliy Kuzmin), Tufted Duck (Roman Zlokov).

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unidentified birds


2018-08-16

Аскар Исабеков: типа меланист? круто

2018-08-11

Дмитрий Шевцов: Вроде бы да. На надхвостье что-то похожее на пестрины виднеются. Конечно ракурс с хвоста не помешал бы.

2018-08-10

Глеб Кириллов: коллеги, спасибо за живую дискуссию.Визуально все же думаю это была садовая камышевка с темными пальцами (поэтому и понадеялся, что может
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2018-08-09

Николай Балацкий: Серая славка отводит от гнезда (ноги светлые, двуцветный клюв). У садовой славки ноги тёмные и она по земле не отводит.

2018-06-24

Анна Ясько: Дмитрий, чтобы ссылку делать активной, нужно нажать 4-ую кнопку над текстовым полем (она в виде цепочки из трех звеньев) и в открывшееся окошко
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