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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 (308)
8. Dvurekov Igor (148)
10. Bazdyrev Andrey (132)
11. Kirillov Gleb (132)
13. Kutushev Radik (112)
15. Petrov Andrei (98)
21. Koval Elena (77)
23. Valova Elena (76)
28. Georgi Boris (69)
29. Zhbir Denis (65)
31. Lanin Maxim (60)
33. Kuzmina Maria (55)
37. Redkin Yuriy (43)
53. Gorban Anna (12)
60. Patrin Nick (3)
67. Lavrik Oleg (2)
73. Korolkov Max (1)
76. Vlasov Egor (1)
77. 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. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2018-04-01)
192. Stock Pigeon (2018-04-01)
193. Green Sandpiper (2018-04-02)
194. Ring Ouzel (2018-04-03)
195. Wood Lark (2018-04-03)
196. Griffon Vulture (2018-04-03)
197. Alpine Chough (2018-04-03)
198. Red-billed Chough (2018-04-03)
199. Marsh Sandpiper (2018-04-04)
200. Water Pipit (2018-04-04)
201. Booted Eagle (2018-04-04)
202. Cinereous Vulture (2018-04-04)
203. Egyptian Vulture (2018-04-04)
204. Northern Lapwing (2018-04-05)
205. Common Crane (2018-04-05)
206. Eurasian Wryneck (2018-04-05)
207. Willow Ptarmigan (2018-04-05)
208. Common Sandpiper (2018-04-05)
209. Common Nightingale (2018-04-05)
210. Song Thrush (2018-04-06)
211. Eurasian Redstart (2018-04-06)
212. Caucasian Chiffchaff (2018-04-06)
213. Krueper's Nuthatch (2018-04-06)
214. Bean Goose (2018-04-07)
215. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2018-04-07)
216. Bearded Tit (2018-04-07)
217. Little Ringed Plover (2018-04-07)
218. Tree Pipit (2018-04-07)
219. Yellow Wagtail (2018-04-07)
220. Pygmy Cormorant (2018-04-07)
221. Twite (2018-04-08)
222. White Stork (2018-04-08)
223. Mandarin Duck (2018-04-08)
224. Blackcap (2018-04-10)
225. Citrine Wagtail (2018-04-10)
226. Common Snipe (2018-04-10)
227. Little Stint (2018-04-12)
228. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2018-04-12)
229. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2018-04-13)
230. Great Reed Warbler (2018-04-13)
231. Greater Spotted Eagle (2018-04-13)
232. Lesser Spotted Eagle (2018-04-13)
233. Eurasian Woodcock (2018-04-14)
234. Pied Flycatcher (2018-04-15)
235. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2018-04-15)
236. Eurasian Golden Plover (2018-04-15)
237. Black-tailed Godwit (2018-04-16)
238. Savi's Warbler (2018-04-17)
239. Wood Sandpiper (2018-04-17)
240. Slavonian Grebe (2018-04-18)
241. Collared Flycatcher (2018-04-18)
242. Common Greenshank (2018-04-19)
243. White-tailed Lapwing (2018-04-20)
244. Greater Sand Plover (2018-04-20)
245. Collared Pratincole (2018-04-20)
246. Red-backed Shrike (2018-04-20)
247. Willow Warbler (2018-04-20)
248. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2018-04-20)
249. Sand Martin (2018-04-21)
250. Moustached Warbler (2018-04-21)
251. Red-throated Pipit (2018-04-21)
252. Baraba Steppe Gull (2018-04-21)
253. White-winged Tern (2018-04-22)
254. Eurasian Whimbrel (2018-04-23)
255. Wood Warbler (2018-04-23)
256. Common Tern (2018-04-23)
257. Bar-tailed Godwit (2018-04-24)
258. Little Tern (2018-04-24)
259. Greater Ringed Plover (2018-04-24)
260. Common Whitethroat (2018-04-24)
261. Montagu's Harrier (2018-04-24)
262. Squacco Heron (2018-04-25)
263. Gull-billed Tern (2018-04-25)
264. Great Snipe (2018-04-25)
265. Olive-backed Pipit (2018-04-26)
266. Jack Snipe (2018-04-27)
267. Whinchat (2018-04-27)
268. Lesser Whitethroat (2018-04-27)
269. Barnacle Goose (2018-04-28)
270. Caspian Tern (2018-04-28)
271. Thrush Nightingale (2018-04-29)
272. Buff-Bellied Pipit (2018-04-30)
273. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2018-05-01)
274. Sedge Warbler (2018-05-01)
275. Eurasian Hobby (2018-05-02)
276. Spotted Flycatcher (2018-05-02)
277. Terek Sandpiper (2018-05-02)
278. Rosy Starling (2018-05-02)
279. Common Cuckoo (2018-05-02)
280. Tawny Pipit (2018-05-02)
281. Red-footed Falcon (2018-05-02)
282. Levant Sparrowhawk (2018-05-02)
283. Greater Short-toed Lark (2018-05-02)
284. Eurasian Roller (2018-05-02)
285. Pied Wheatear (2018-05-02)
286. Northern Hazelhen (2018-05-03)
287. Black-winged Pratincole (2018-05-03)
288. Paddyfield Warbler (2018-05-03)
289. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2018-05-03)
290. Little Bustard (2018-05-03)
291. Ortolan Bunting (2018-05-03)
292. Alpine Swift (2018-05-04)
293. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2018-05-05)
294. Common Rosefinch (2018-05-05)
295. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2018-05-05)
296. Little Bittern (2018-05-05)
297. Lesser Grey Shrike (2018-05-05)
298. European Golden Oriole (2018-05-06)
299. Red-necked Phalarope (2018-05-06)
300. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2018-05-07)
301. Sanderling (2018-05-07)
302. European Nightjar (2018-05-08)
303. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2018-05-08)
304. Temminck's Stint (2018-05-08)
305. Curlew Sandpiper (2018-05-08)
306. Booted Warbler (2018-05-09)
307. Barred Warbler (2018-05-09)
308. Garden Warbler (2018-05-10)
309. Black-headed Bunting (2018-05-10)
310. Menetries Warbler (2018-05-10)
311. European Bee-eater (2018-05-10)
312. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2018-05-10)
313. Grey Plover (2018-05-10)
314. Icterine Warbler (2018-05-11)
315. Cetti's Warbler (2018-05-11)
316. Whiskered Tern (2018-05-12)
317. Black Tern (2018-05-12)
318. Corncrake (2018-05-13)
319. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2018-05-13)
320. River Warbler (2018-05-14)
321. Cattle Egret (2018-05-15)
322. Marsh Warbler (2018-05-15)
323. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2018-05-15)
324. Red-headed bunting (2018-05-15)
325. Great Grey Owl (2018-05-16)
326. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2018-05-17)
327. Eurasian Bittern (2018-05-20)
328. Black Stork (2018-05-20)
329. Spotted Crake (2018-05-23)
330. European Turtle Dove (2018-05-24)
331. Common Quail (2018-06-03)
332. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2018-06-04)
333. Little Crake (2018-06-09)
334. Canada Goose (2018-06-09)
335. Red Knot (2018-06-10)
336. Little Owl (2018-06-11)
337. Arctic Tern (2018-06-11)
338. Long-tailed Jaeger (2018-06-12)
339. Red-throated Loon (2018-06-12)
340. Black Guillemot (2018-06-12)
341. Yellow-browed Warbler (2018-06-14)
342. Yellow-breasted Bunting (2018-06-16)
343. Great Rosefinch (2018-06-16)
344. Red-fronted Serin (2018-06-16)
345. European Serin (2018-06-17)
346. Northern Fulmar (2018-06-20)
347. Common Guillemot (2018-06-23)
348. Pomarine Skua (2018-06-23)
349. Northern Gannet (2018-06-23)
350. Eurasian Crag Martin (2018-07-01)
351. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2018-07-01)
352. Siberian Jay (2018-07-03)
353. Great Skua (2018-07-07)
354. Razorbill (2018-07-07)
355. Brunnich's Guillemot (2018-07-07)
356. Atlantic Puffin (2018-07-07)
357. Siberian Tit (2018-07-08)
358. Alpine Accentor (2018-07-09)
359. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2018-07-09)
360. Greenish Warbler (2018-07-11)
361. Chukar Partridge (2018-07-26)
362. Caucasian Snowcock (2018-07-26)
363. Bewick's Swan (2018-08-07)
364. Little Bunting (2018-08-18)
365. Eurasian Dotterel (2018-09-21)
366. Red-flanked Bluetail (2018-09-22)
367. Dark-bellied Brent Goose (2018-09-30)

Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Golubeva Anna (308)
2. Semenov Andrey (245)
3. Sofronov Evgeniy (218)
4. Fedotova Ekaterina (202)
5. Torgachkin Igor (163)
6. Medvedeva Svetlana (156)
7. Masalev Alexandr (149)
8. Dvurekov Igor (148)
9. Katanova Galina (147)
10. Bazdyrev Andrey (132)

more...

rare birds records


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Galina Katanova
2018-09-22

Rare (probably first) record in Vologodskaya oblast.


Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)

© Vyacheslav Zametnya
2018-10-07
Leningrad region, Bolshaya Izhora.

First record in Leningrad Oblast. Many times recorded in neighbor regions: in Pskov Oblat [Zarudny, 1910], Estonia [Mank, 1970], central Finland [Lilja, 1964], Karelia [Neifeld, 1970].


Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata)

© Galina Katanova
2017-06-23
Vologda region, Vozhegodsky district

Rare record of lanceolated warbler in Vologodskaya oblast.


Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

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

First nesting record for Osetia

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recent video

2018-09-22. Little Grebe (Anna Golubeva).

2018-09-05. White Wagtail (Julia Abramova), Whinchat (Julia Abramova).

2018-08-27. Grey Plover (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2018-08-24. Black-tailed Godwit (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2018-08-22. Mute Swan (Serge Appolonov).

2018-08-21. Common Shelduck (Anatoliy Kuzmin), Common Oystercatcher (Anatoliy Kuzmin), Broad-billed Sandpiper (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2018-08-20. Northern Lapwing (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2018-08-19. Little Egret (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

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).

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unidentified birds


2018-10-24

Аскар Исабеков: да, она - щека белая, клювик не вздернутый.

2018-10-24

no any comments:

2018-10-23

Сергей Л. Волков: Характерный для исландского песочника окрас верха - дымчато-серый со светлыми каемками. Едва заметный розоватый налет на груди. Пропорции
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2018-10-23

no any comments:

2018-10-01

Марина Никонорова: Прослушала все голоса, похожего нет. Тут было грубое низкое кудахтанье, скорее как у argentatus. Я именно из за голоса подумала на хохотуна.

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