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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 (311)
7. Dvurekov Igor (161)
11. Katanova Galina (148)
13. Kalagin Mikhail (137)
14. Kirillov Gleb (136)
15. Bazdyrev Andrey (132)
17. Valova Elena (119)
18. Kutushev Radik (112)
20. Simonov Sergey (108)
21. Lanin Maxim (106)
22. Abramova Julia (102)
23. Zotova Evgenia (102)
24. Petrov Andrei (98)
28. Koval Elena (78)
29. Georgi Boris (76)
31. Shurov Leonid (68)
32. Zhbir Denis (65)
36. Kuzmina Maria (55)
38. Redkin Yuriy (43)
54. Gorban Anna (12)
63. Patrin Nick (3)
70. Lavrik Oleg (2)
75. Korolkov Max (1)
78. Vlasov Egor (1)
79. 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. Crested Tit (2018-01-02)
30. Goldcrest (2018-01-02)
31. European Greenfinch (2018-01-03)
32. Common Treecreeper (2018-01-03)
33. Bohemian Waxwing (2018-01-03)
34. Eurasian Blackbird (2018-01-03)
36. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2018-01-03)
37. Eurasian Linnet (2018-01-03)
38. Northern Hawk Owl (2018-01-04)
39. White-Backed Woodpecker (2018-01-04)
40. Common Coot (2018-01-04)
41. Common Goldeneye (2018-01-04)
42. Goosander (2018-01-04)
43. Harlequin Duck (2018-01-04)
44. Horned Lark (2018-01-04)
45. Black Woodpecker (2018-01-05)
46. Herring Gull (2018-01-05)
47. Tufted Duck (2018-01-05)
48. Greater Scaup (2018-01-05)
49. Crested Lark (2018-01-05)
50. Calandra Lark (2018-01-05)
51. Marsh Tit (2018-01-05)
52. Common Kestrel (2018-01-05)
53. Hen Harrier (2018-01-05)
54. Long-legged Buzzard (2018-01-05)
55. Eurasian Wigeon (2018-01-06)
56. Gadwall (2018-01-06)
57. Long-tailed Duck (2018-01-06)
58. White-winged Lark (2018-01-06)
59. Grey Partridge (2018-01-06)
60. Northern Reed Bunting (2018-01-06)
61. Purple Sandpiper (2018-01-06)
62. Common Eider (2018-01-06)
63. Lammergeier (2018-01-07)
64. Rock Bunting (2018-01-07)
65. Black-headed Gull (2018-01-07)
66. White Wagtail (2018-01-07)
67. Black-Necked Grebe (2018-01-07)
68. Little Grebe (2018-01-07)
69. Great Cormorant (2018-01-07)
70. Yellow-legged Gull (2018-01-07)
71. Common Starling (2018-01-07)
72. Eurasian Siskin (2018-01-08)
73. Rustic Bunting (2018-01-08)
74. Black Scoter (2018-01-08)
75. Common Moorhen (2018-01-10)
76. Long-eared Owl (2018-01-10)
77. Syrian Woodpecker (2018-01-10)
78. Hoary Redpoll (2018-01-11)
79. Snow Bunting (2018-01-11)
80. Northern Wren (2018-01-12)
81. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (2018-01-12)
82. Hawfinch (2018-01-12)
83. Rook (2018-01-12)
84. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2018-01-12)
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. Smew (2018-01-17)
99. Peregrine Falcon (2018-01-18)
100. Black-legged Kittiwake (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. Lapland Longspur (2018-02-01)
132. Pine Grosbeak (2018-02-03)
133. Glaucous Gull (2018-02-04)
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. Stock Pigeon (2018-03-25)
174. Black-crowned Night Heron (2018-03-26)
175. Common Swift (2018-03-26)
176. Osprey (2018-03-26)
177. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2018-03-26)
178. Northern Wheatear (2018-03-27)
179. Black-winged Stilt (2018-03-28)
180. Spotted Redshank (2018-03-28)
181. Black-headed Wagtail (2018-03-29)
182. Western Capercaillie (2018-03-30)
183. Hoopoe (2018-03-31)
184. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2018-03-31)
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. Green Sandpiper (2018-04-02)
193. Ring Ouzel (2018-04-03)
194. Wood Lark (2018-04-03)
195. Griffon Vulture (2018-04-03)
196. Alpine Chough (2018-04-03)
197. Red-billed Chough (2018-04-03)
198. Marsh Sandpiper (2018-04-04)
199. Water Pipit (2018-04-04)
200. Booted Eagle (2018-04-04)
201. Cinereous Vulture (2018-04-04)
202. Egyptian Vulture (2018-04-04)
203. Northern Lapwing (2018-04-05)
204. Common Crane (2018-04-05)
205. Eurasian Wryneck (2018-04-05)
206. Willow Ptarmigan (2018-04-05)
207. Common Sandpiper (2018-04-05)
208. Common Nightingale (2018-04-05)
209. Song Thrush (2018-04-06)
210. Eurasian Redstart (2018-04-06)
211. Caucasian Chiffchaff (2018-04-06)
212. Krueper's Nuthatch (2018-04-06)
213. Bean Goose (2018-04-07)
214. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2018-04-07)
215. Bearded Tit (2018-04-07)
216. Little Ringed Plover (2018-04-07)
217. Tree Pipit (2018-04-07)
218. Yellow Wagtail (2018-04-07)
219. Pygmy Cormorant (2018-04-07)
220. Twite (2018-04-08)
221. White Stork (2018-04-08)
222. Blackcap (2018-04-10)
223. Citrine Wagtail (2018-04-10)
224. Common Snipe (2018-04-10)
225. Moustached Warbler (2018-04-11)
226. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2018-04-11)
227. Little Stint (2018-04-12)
228. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2018-04-12)
229. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2018-04-12)
230. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2018-04-13)
231. Great Reed Warbler (2018-04-13)
232. Greater Spotted Eagle (2018-04-13)
233. Lesser Spotted Eagle (2018-04-13)
234. Greater Short-toed Lark (2018-04-13)
235. Eurasian Woodcock (2018-04-14)
236. Pied Flycatcher (2018-04-15)
237. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2018-04-15)
238. Eurasian Golden Plover (2018-04-15)
239. Black-tailed Godwit (2018-04-16)
240. Wood Warbler (2018-04-16)
241. Savi's Warbler (2018-04-17)
242. Wood Sandpiper (2018-04-17)
243. Slavonian Grebe (2018-04-18)
244. Collared Flycatcher (2018-04-18)
245. Willow Warbler (2018-04-18)
246. Common Greenshank (2018-04-19)
247. White-tailed Lapwing (2018-04-20)
248. Greater Sand Plover (2018-04-20)
249. Collared Pratincole (2018-04-20)
250. Red-backed Shrike (2018-04-20)
251. Caspian Tern (2018-04-20)
252. Sand Martin (2018-04-21)
253. Red-throated Pipit (2018-04-21)
254. Baraba Steppe Gull (2018-04-21)
255. White-winged Tern (2018-04-22)
256. Eurasian Whimbrel (2018-04-23)
257. Common Tern (2018-04-23)
258. Bar-tailed Godwit (2018-04-24)
259. Little Tern (2018-04-24)
260. Greater Ringed Plover (2018-04-24)
261. Common Whitethroat (2018-04-24)
262. Montagu's Harrier (2018-04-24)
263. Squacco Heron (2018-04-25)
264. Gull-billed Tern (2018-04-25)
265. Great Snipe (2018-04-25)
266. Olive-backed Pipit (2018-04-26)
267. Jack Snipe (2018-04-27)
268. Whinchat (2018-04-27)
269. Lesser Whitethroat (2018-04-27)
270. Barnacle Goose (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. Eurasian Roller (2018-05-02)
284. Pied Wheatear (2018-05-02)
285. Northern Hazelhen (2018-05-03)
286. Black-winged Pratincole (2018-05-03)
287. Paddyfield Warbler (2018-05-03)
288. Little Bustard (2018-05-03)
289. Ortolan Bunting (2018-05-03)
290. Alpine Swift (2018-05-04)
291. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2018-05-05)
292. Common Rosefinch (2018-05-05)
293. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2018-05-05)
294. Little Bittern (2018-05-05)
295. Lesser Grey Shrike (2018-05-05)
296. Ferruginous Duck (2018-05-05)
297. Whiskered Tern (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. Black Tern (2018-05-12)
317. Corncrake (2018-05-13)
318. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2018-05-13)
319. River Warbler (2018-05-14)
320. Cattle Egret (2018-05-15)
321. Marsh Warbler (2018-05-15)
322. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2018-05-15)
323. Red-headed bunting (2018-05-15)
324. Great Grey Owl (2018-05-16)
325. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2018-05-17)
326. Eurasian Bittern (2018-05-20)
327. Black Stork (2018-05-20)
328. Spotted Crake (2018-05-23)
329. European Turtle Dove (2018-05-24)
330. Common Quail (2018-06-03)
331. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2018-06-04)
332. Little Crake (2018-06-09)
333. Canada Goose (2018-06-09)
334. Red Knot (2018-06-10)
335. Little Owl (2018-06-11)
336. Arctic Tern (2018-06-11)
337. Long-tailed Jaeger (2018-06-12)
338. Red-throated Loon (2018-06-12)
339. Black Guillemot (2018-06-12)
340. Greenish Warbler (2018-06-14)
341. Yellow-breasted Bunting (2018-06-16)
342. Great Rosefinch (2018-06-16)
343. Red-fronted Serin (2018-06-16)
344. European Serin (2018-06-17)
345. Northern Fulmar (2018-06-20)
346. Common Guillemot (2018-06-23)
347. Pomarine Skua (2018-06-23)
348. Northern Gannet (2018-06-23)
349. Eurasian Crag Martin (2018-07-01)
350. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2018-07-01)
351. Siberian Jay (2018-07-03)
352. Great Skua (2018-07-07)
353. Razorbill (2018-07-07)
354. Brunnich's Guillemot (2018-07-07)
355. Atlantic Puffin (2018-07-07)
356. Siberian Tit (2018-07-08)
357. Alpine Accentor (2018-07-09)
358. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2018-07-09)
359. Chukar Partridge (2018-07-26)
360. Caucasian Snowcock (2018-07-26)
361. Bewick's Swan (2018-08-07)
362. Little Bunting (2018-08-18)
363. Eurasian Dotterel (2018-09-21)
364. Red-flanked Bluetail (2018-09-22)
365. Dark-bellied Brent Goose (2018-09-30)
366. Red-breasted Goose (2018-11-24)
367. Northern Grey Shrike (2018-11-25)
368. Great Bustard (2018-12-01)

Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Golubeva Anna (311)
2. Semenov Andrey (245)
3. Sofronov Evgeniy (224)
4. Fedotova Ekaterina (203)
5. Medvedeva Svetlana (164)
6. Torgachkin Igor (164)
7. Dvurekov Igor (161)
8. Yusupov Vyacheslav (158)
9. Shursha Sergey (153)
10. Masalev Alexandr (149)

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rare birds records


Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)

© Radik Kutushev
2015-06-10

First photo record of Oriental Turtle Dove in Tatarstan.


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.

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recent video

2018-11-27. Snow Bunting (Evgeniy Sofronov), Snow Bunting (Evgeniy Sofronov).

2018-11-20. Broad-billed Sandpiper (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2018-11-19. Grey Plover (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2018-11-13. Griffon Vulture (Julia Abramova), Eurasian Nuthatch (Julia Abramova).

2018-11-09. Grey Plover (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2018-11-04. European Nightjar (Vasiliy Vishnevskiy), Spotted Nutcracker (Vasiliy Vishnevskiy).

2018-10-30. Greater White-fronted Goose (Galina Katanova), Western Capercaillie (Galina Katanova), Northern Hazelhen (Galina Katanova), Corncrake (Galina Katanova), Red-flanked Bluetail (Galina Katanova), Rustic Bunting (Galina Katanova).

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unidentified birds


2018-12-11

no any comments:

2018-09-19

Александр Масалев: Я за желтоголовую.Горло,щеки да и голова.

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.

2018-06-04

Дмитрий Шевцов: Подорлик, но на мой взгляд малый. Голова выглядит светлой, есть контраст между темными маховыми и более светлыми кроющими.

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