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Big Year 2019

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 2018

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2019
1. Golubeva Anna (288)
5. Petrov Andrei (191)
6. Shurov Leonid (187)
7. Shvydun Elena (182)
8. Dvurekov Igor (171)
10. Torgachkin Igor (162)
12. Kirillov Gleb (153)
13. Shursha Sergey (139)
16. Katanova Galina (124)
18. Zhurtov Khasan (119)
19. Zotova Evgenia (117)
20. Bazdyrev Andrey (111)
21. Zhbir Denis (108)
22. Nevski Michael (106)
27. Tsupko Denis (75)
28. Redkin Yuriy (74)
31. Kuzmina Maria (66)
33. Lanin Maxim (65)
38. Valova Elena (53)
44. Georgi Boris (29)
52. Koval Elena (14)
59. Sur Tatiana (12)
64. Gorban Anna (2)

all species photographed in 2019


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Eurasian Jay (2019-01-01)
2. Eurasian Nuthatch (2019-01-01)
3. Rock Pigeon (2019-01-01)
4. Hooded Crow (2019-01-01)
5. Eurasian Linnet (2019-01-01)
6. Crested Lark (2019-01-01)
7. White Wagtail (2019-01-01)
8. Little Grebe (2019-01-01)
9. Common Coot (2019-01-01)
10. House Sparrow (2019-01-01)
11. Mallard (2019-01-01)
12. Black-headed Gull (2019-01-01)
13. Common Pochard (2019-01-01)
14. Caspian Gull (2019-01-01)
15. Red-crested Pochard (2019-01-01)
16. Ruddy Shelduck (2019-01-01)
17. Black-Necked Grebe (2019-01-01)
18. Tufted Duck (2019-01-01)
19. Great Cormorant (2019-01-01)
20. Whooper Swan (2019-01-01)
21. Common Moorhen (2019-01-01)
22. Water Rail (2019-01-01)
24. Common Treecreeper (2019-01-01)
25. Great Tit (2019-01-01)
26. Willow Tit (2019-01-01)
27. Blue Tit (2019-01-01)
28. Northern Bullfinch (2019-01-01)
29. Common Redpoll (2019-01-01)
30. Fieldfare (2019-01-01)
31. Mute Swan (2019-01-01)
32. Great Crested Grebe (2019-01-01)
33. Tree Sparrow (2019-01-01)
34. Grey Partridge (2019-01-01)
35. Long-legged Buzzard (2019-01-01)
36. European Robin (2019-01-02)
37. Goldcrest (2019-01-02)
38. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2019-01-02)
39. Rook (2019-01-02)
40. Eurasian Blackbird (2019-01-02)
41. Purple Sandpiper (2019-01-02)
42. Ruddy Turnstone (2019-01-02)
43. Yellow-legged Gull (2019-01-02)
44. Mew Gull (2019-01-02)
45. Common Starling (2019-01-02)
46. Black Redstart (2019-01-02)
47. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (2019-01-02)
48. Northern Goshawk (2019-01-02)
49. Eurasian Jackdaw (2019-01-02)
50. Eurasian Wigeon (2019-01-02)
51. Coal Tit (2019-01-02)
52. Common Chaffinch (2019-01-03)
53. Crested Tit (2019-01-03)
54. European Greenfinch (2019-01-03)
55. Dunlin (2019-01-03)
56. Common Teal (2019-01-03)
57. Garganey (2019-01-03)
58. Common Goldeneye (2019-01-03)
59. White-Backed Woodpecker (2019-01-03)
60. Corn Bunting (2019-01-03)
61. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2019-01-03)
62. Long-tailed Tit (2019-01-03)
63. Common Raven (2019-01-03)
64. Smew (2019-01-03)
65. Eurasian Goldfinch (2019-01-04)
66. Black-Billed Magpie (2019-01-04)
67. Herring Gull (2019-01-04)
68. Goosander (2019-01-04)
69. Black Woodpecker (2019-01-04)
70. Yellowhammer (2019-01-04)
71. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2019-01-04)
73. Northern Wren (2019-01-05)
74. Eurasian Bittern (2019-01-05)
75. Meadow Pipit (2019-01-05)
76. Northern Reed Bunting (2019-01-05)
77. Western Capercaillie (2019-01-05)
78. Ural Owl (2019-01-05)
79. Rough-legged Buzzard (2019-01-05)
80. Common Buzzard (2019-01-05)
81. Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (2019-01-05)
82. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2019-01-05)
83. Great Grey Shrike (2019-01-05)
84. Black Kite (2019-01-05)
85. Rock Bunting (2019-01-05)
86. Wood Pigeon (2019-01-06)
87. Eurasian Collared Dove (2019-01-06)
88. Bean Goose (2019-01-06)
89. Barnacle Goose (2019-01-06)
90. Northern Pintail (2019-01-06)
91. Red Crossbill (2019-01-06)
92. Eurasian Green Woodpecker (2019-01-06)
93. Snow Bunting (2019-01-06)
94. Bohemian Waxwing (2019-01-06)
95. Greater Scaup (2019-01-07)
96. Grey Wagtail (2019-01-07)
97. Common Pheasant (2019-01-07)
98. Mistle Thrush (2019-01-07)
99. Eurasian Dipper (2019-01-07)
100. Hawfinch (2019-01-07)
101. Pygmy Cormorant (2019-01-08)
102. Red-Necked Grebe (2019-01-08)
103. Great White Egret (2019-01-08)
104. Grey Heron (2019-01-08)
105. Common Sparrowhawk (2019-01-08)
106. Marsh Tit (2019-01-09)
107. Peregrine Falcon (2019-01-09)
108. Common Kingfisher (2019-01-10)
109. Tawny Owl (2019-01-11)
110. Eurasian Siskin (2019-01-11)
111. Long-eared Owl (2019-01-11)
112. Syrian Woodpecker (2019-01-12)
113. Dunnock (2019-01-12)
114. Brambling (2019-01-12)
115. Horned Lark (2019-01-12)
116. Hen Harrier (2019-01-14)
117. Common Shelduck (2019-01-14)
118. Slavonian Grebe (2019-01-14)
119. Mediterranean Gull (2019-01-14)
120. Sandwich Tern (2019-01-14)
121. Slender-billed Gull (2019-01-15)
122. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2019-01-15)
123. Northern Black Grouse (2019-01-17)
124. Long-tailed Duck (2019-01-18)
125. Redwing (2019-01-19)
126. Gadwall (2019-01-21)
127. Hoary Redpoll (2019-01-21)
128. Pallas's Gull (2019-01-22)
129. Merlin (2019-01-22)
130. Spotted Nutcracker (2019-01-22)
131. European Shag (2019-01-24)
132. Cinereous Vulture (2019-01-24)
133. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2019-01-25)
134. Levantine shearwater (2019-01-27)
135. Griffon Vulture (2019-01-27)
136. Common Kestrel (2019-01-29)
137. Alpine Chough (2019-02-02)
138. Lammergeier (2019-02-03)
139. Lapland Longspur (2019-02-10)
140. Common Chiffchaff (2019-02-10)
141. Black-crowned Night Heron (2019-02-17)
142. Arctic Loon (2019-02-17)
143. Little Gull (2019-02-17)
144. Twite (2019-02-17)
145. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2019-02-17)
146. Red-breasted Merganser (2019-02-18)
147. Great Rosefinch (2019-02-18)
148. Song Thrush (2019-02-19)
149. Great Black-backed Gull (2019-02-21)
150. Northern Hazelhen (2019-02-26)
151. Boreal Owl (2019-02-27)
152. Northern Hawk Owl (2019-03-04)
153. Short-eared Owl (2019-03-04)
154. Sky Lark (2019-03-04)
155. Red-fronted Serin (2019-03-10)
156. Ring Ouzel (2019-03-10)
157. Chukar Partridge (2019-03-10)
158. Northern Shoveler (2019-03-14)
159. Moustached Warbler (2019-03-16)
160. Northern Lapwing (2019-03-17)
161. Common Eider (2019-03-18)
162. Lesser White-fronted Goose (2019-03-18)
163. Pied Avocet (2019-03-18)
164. Common Redshank (2019-03-19)
165. Bearded Tit (2019-03-19)
166. Little Bustard (2019-03-19)
167. Cetti's Warbler (2019-03-19)
168. Ferruginous Duck (2019-03-19)
169. Ruff (2019-03-20)
170. Purple Heron (2019-03-20)
171. Steller's Eider (2019-03-20)
172. Black-legged Kittiwake (2019-03-20)
173. Glaucous Gull (2019-03-20)
174. Bewick's Swan (2019-03-20)
175. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2019-03-20)
176. Calandra Lark (2019-03-20)
177. Stock Pigeon (2019-03-21)
178. Western Marsh-Harrier (2019-03-21)
179. Wood Lark (2019-03-21)
180. White-headed Duck (2019-03-22)
181. Hoopoe (2019-03-22)
182. Harlequin Duck (2019-03-22)
183. King Eider (2019-03-22)
184. Little Crake (2019-03-23)
185. Kentish Plover (2019-03-23)
186. Barn Swallow (2019-03-24)
187. Azure Tit (2019-03-25)
188. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2019-03-26)
189. Common Stonechat (2019-03-27)
190. Green Sandpiper (2019-03-28)
191. Red-throated Pipit (2019-03-28)
192. Common Oystercatcher (2019-03-28)
193. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2019-03-29)
194. Common Crane (2019-03-30)
195. Eurasian Golden Plover (2019-03-31)
196. White Stork (2019-03-31)
197. Little Ringed Plover (2019-04-04)
198. Common Snipe (2019-04-04)
199. Bluethroat (2019-04-05)
200. Marsh Sandpiper (2019-04-05)
201. Willow Ptarmigan (2019-04-06)
202. Isabelline Wheatear (2019-04-07)
203. Northern Wheatear (2019-04-07)
204. Water Pipit (2019-04-07)
205. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2019-04-07)
206. Greater Short-toed Lark (2019-04-07)
207. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2019-04-08)
208. Black-tailed Godwit (2019-04-08)
209. Osprey (2019-04-08)
210. Greater Ringed Plover (2019-04-09)
211. Common Swift (2019-04-10)
212. Eurasian Redstart (2019-04-10)
213. Baraba Steppe Gull (2019-04-10)
214. Citrine Wagtail (2019-04-11)
215. Greater Sand Plover (2019-04-12)
216. Glossy Ibis (2019-04-12)
217. Arctic Skua (2019-04-12)
218. Yellow Wagtail (2019-04-12)
219. Black-headed Wagtail (2019-04-12)
220. Tree Pipit (2019-04-12)
221. Pallid Harrier (2019-04-12)
222. Common Sandpiper (2019-04-13)
223. Blackcap (2019-04-13)
224. Willow Warbler (2019-04-13)
225. Northern House Martin (2019-04-13)
226. Eurasian Whimbrel (2019-04-13)
227. Little Stint (2019-04-13)
228. Terek Sandpiper (2019-04-13)
229. Gull-billed Tern (2019-04-13)
230. Ortolan Bunting (2019-04-13)
231. Collared Pratincole (2019-04-13)
232. Black-winged Stilt (2019-04-15)
233. Eurasian Curlew (2019-04-15)
234. Cattle Egret (2019-04-16)
235. Wood Sandpiper (2019-04-16)
236. Lesser Whitethroat (2019-04-16)
237. Common Nightingale (2019-04-17)
238. Spotted Crake (2019-04-18)
239. Squacco Heron (2019-04-20)
240. Eurasian Wryneck (2019-04-20)
241. Great White Pelican (2019-04-20)
242. Eurasian Spoonbill (2019-04-20)
243. Common Greenshank (2019-04-20)
244. Dalmatian Pelican (2019-04-21)
245. Caspian Tern (2019-04-21)
246. Savi's Warbler (2019-04-21)
247. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2019-04-21)
248. Common Tern (2019-04-21)
249. Montagu's Harrier (2019-04-21)
250. Demoiselle Crane (2019-04-22)
251. Sand Martin (2019-04-22)
252. Little Owl (2019-04-22)
253. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2019-04-22)
254. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2019-04-22)
255. Collared Flycatcher (2019-04-22)
256. Great Reed Warbler (2019-04-22)
257. Pied Flycatcher (2019-04-22)
258. Bar-tailed Godwit (2019-04-23)
259. Great Grey Owl (2019-04-24)
260. Red-footed Falcon (2019-04-24)
261. Little Egret (2019-04-24)
262. Pied Wheatear (2019-04-24)
263. Little Tern (2019-04-24)
264. Red-necked Phalarope (2019-04-24)
265. Common Quail (2019-04-24)
266. Black-winged Pratincole (2019-04-24)
267. Greater Spotted Eagle (2019-04-25)
268. Greylag Goose (2019-04-25)
269. Lesser Kestrel (2019-04-25)
270. Tawny Pipit (2019-04-25)
271. Wood Warbler (2019-04-27)
272. White-winged Tern (2019-04-27)
273. Canada Goose (2019-04-27)
274. Whinchat (2019-04-27)
275. Steppe Eagle (2019-04-27)
276. Eurasian Hobby (2019-04-27)
277. Common Cuckoo (2019-04-28)
278. Lesser Spotted Eagle (2019-04-28)
279. Spotted Flycatcher (2019-04-28)
280. Booted Eagle (2019-04-29)
281. Arctic Tern (2019-04-30)
282. Menetries Warbler (2019-04-30)
283. Spotted Redshank (2019-04-30)
284. Spanish Sparrow (2019-04-30)
285. Temminck's Stint (2019-04-30)
286. Velvet Scoter (2019-05-01)
287. Great Snipe (2019-05-01)
288. Common Whitethroat (2019-05-01)
289. Grey-headed Swamphen (2019-05-01)
290. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2019-05-01)
291. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2019-05-01)
292. Whiskered Tern (2019-05-01)
293. European Golden Oriole (2019-05-01)
294. Curlew Sandpiper (2019-05-02)
295. Lesser Grey Shrike (2019-05-02)
296. Rosy Starling (2019-05-02)
297. Alpine Swift (2019-05-02)
298. Rock Sparrow (2019-05-02)
299. Red-billed Chough (2019-05-02)
300. Blue Rock Thrush (2019-05-02)
301. Egyptian Vulture (2019-05-02)
302. Woodchat Shrike (2019-05-02)
303. Red-backed Shrike (2019-05-03)
304. Black-headed Bunting (2019-05-03)
305. Black Tern (2019-05-03)
306. Levant Sparrowhawk (2019-05-03)
307. Finsch’s Wheatear (2019-05-03)
308. Black-eared Wheatear (2019-05-03)
309. European Bee-eater (2019-05-04)
310. Eurasian Roller (2019-05-04)
311. European Turtle Dove (2019-05-04)
312. Little Bittern (2019-05-05)
313. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2019-05-05)
314. Sedge Warbler (2019-05-05)
315. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2019-05-05)
316. Thrush Nightingale (2019-05-06)
317. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2019-05-06)
318. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2019-05-07)
319. Garden Warbler (2019-05-07)
320. Common Rosefinch (2019-05-10)
321. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2019-05-10)
322. Corncrake (2019-05-10)
323. Paddyfield Warbler (2019-05-10)
324. Booted Warbler (2019-05-10)
325. Barred Warbler (2019-05-10)
326. Grey Plover (2019-05-13)
327. Greenish Warbler (2019-05-13)
328. Icterine Warbler (2019-05-15)
329. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2019-05-15)
330. River Warbler (2019-05-15)
331. Red-flanked Bluetail (2019-05-16)
332. Marsh Warbler (2019-05-16)
333. Black Stork (2019-05-16)
334. European Nightjar (2019-05-18)
335. Caucasian Grouse (2019-05-19)
336. Caucasian Chiffchaff (2019-05-19)
337. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2019-05-24)
338. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2019-05-25)
339. Alpine Accentor (2019-06-02)
340. Black Scoter (2019-06-05)
341. Red-throated Loon (2019-06-07)
342. Yellow-breasted Bunting (2019-06-08)
343. Eurasian Woodcock (2019-06-08)
344. Little Bunting (2019-06-08)
345. Rustic Bunting (2019-06-09)
346. Arctic Warbler (2019-06-11)
347. European Serin (2019-06-16)
348. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2019-06-17)
349. Red-headed bunting (2019-06-18)
350. Green Leaf-Warbler (2019-06-25)
351. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2019-06-28)
352. Siberian Jay (2019-07-03)
353. Pine Grosbeak (2019-07-03)
354. Siberian Tit (2019-07-03)
355. Long-tailed Jaeger (2019-07-05)
356. Black Guillemot (2019-07-05)
357. Razorbill (2019-07-05)
358. Atlantic Puffin (2019-07-05)
359. Common Guillemot (2019-07-05)
360. Parrot Crossbill (2019-07-13)
361. Caucasian Snowcock (2019-07-17)
362. Lanceolated Warbler (2019-07-20)
363. Sanderling (2019-07-26)
364. Golden Eagle (2019-08-09)
365. Wallcreeper (2019-08-12)

Big Year 2019

1. Golubeva Anna (288)
2. Semenov Andrey (256)
3. Sofronov Evgeniy (238)
4. Khasanov Grigory (191)
5. Petrov Andrei (191)
6. Shurov Leonid (187)
7. Shvydun Elena (182)
8. Dvurekov Igor (171)
9. Medvedeva Svetlana (164)
10. Torgachkin Igor (162)
more...

rare birds records


Savi's Warbler (Locustella luscinioides)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov
2019-07-22
North Osetia, Kardzhin

First record for Osetia


Syrian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos syriacus)

© Khasan Zhurtov
2019-07-18
Maiskiy, KBR

First record for Kabardino-Balkaria


Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)

© Khasan Zhurtov
2019-07-14
Mayskiy, KBR

First nesting record for Kabardino-Balkaria


Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov
2019-05-24
North Osetia, Matsuta

Second record in North Osetiya

more rarities...

recent video

2019-08-15. Fieldfare (Alexey Yakovlev).

2019-08-02. Common Chiffchaff (Vladislav Iopek), Eurasian Linnet (Vladislav Iopek).

2019-07-12. Great Snipe (Galina Katanova), Northern House Martin (Galina Katanova), Garden Warbler (Galina Katanova), Red-flanked Bluetail (Galina Katanova).

2019-07-10. Purple Heron (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

2019-03-26. Northern Bullfinch (Julia Abramova).

2019-03-04. European Greenfinch (Julia Abramova).

2019-03-03. Great Tit (Julia Abramova).

2019-02-25. Hawfinch (Dmitry Erokhin).

2018-12-26. European Nightjar (Vyacheslav Yusupov).

2018-12-05. Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Dmitry Erokhin).

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

more video...

unidentified birds


2019-08-20

Дмитрий Шевцов: Чечетка

2019-08-19

Дмитрий Шевцов: Желтая? Брови вроде нет, или это черноголовые осенью такие?

2019-08-19

Дмитрий Шевцов: +1

2019-08-15

Андрей Баздырев: По идее, молодая индийская должна быть вот такой рыжей, да и взрослые к концу лета тоже порыжее становятся.

2019-08-15

Александр Кочетков: Ну не пересмешка точно. Предлагаю подумать насчет мухоловки.

more unidentified birds...