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Big Year 2023

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 2019 2020 2021 2022

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2023
1. Sizov Alexey (99)
20. Petrov Andrei (13)
21. Golubeva Anna (12)
31. Kurilin M (7)
36. Rus Sovlan (5)
40. Shukov Pavel (4)
44. Valova Elena (3)
48. Borodin Oleg (1)
49. Gorban Anna (1)
51. Lanin Maxim (1)

all species photographed in 2023


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Eurasian Siskin (2023-01-01)
2. Coal Tit (2023-01-01)
3. European Greenfinch (2023-01-01)
4. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2023-01-01)
5. Tree Sparrow (2023-01-01)
6. Blue Tit (2023-01-01)
7. Great Tit (2023-01-01)
9. Eurasian Jay (2023-01-01)
10. Common Treecreeper (2023-01-01)
11. Rock Pigeon (2023-01-01)
12. Eurasian Blackbird (2023-01-01)
13. Common Buzzard (2023-01-01)
14. Tawny Owl (2023-01-01)
15. House Sparrow (2023-01-01)
16. Velvet Scoter (2023-01-01)
17. Mute Swan (2023-01-01)
18. Rook (2023-01-01)
19. Common Chaffinch (2023-01-01)
20. Northern Reed Bunting (2023-01-01)
21. Common Moorhen (2023-01-01)
22. Great Cormorant (2023-01-01)
23. Common Pochard (2023-01-01)
24. Little Grebe (2023-01-01)
25. Whooper Swan (2023-01-01)
26. Red-crested Pochard (2023-01-01)
27. Tufted Duck (2023-01-01)
28. Common Teal (2023-01-01)
29. Common Coot (2023-01-01)
30. Great Grey Shrike (2023-01-01)
31. Great White Egret (2023-01-01)
32. Eurasian Dipper (2023-01-01)
33. Crested Lark (2023-01-01)
34. Eurasian Collared Dove (2023-01-01)
35. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2023-01-01)
36. Long-eared Owl (2023-01-01)
37. Black Kite (2023-01-01)
38. Crested Tit (2023-01-01)
39. Northern Goshawk (2023-01-01)
40. Ural Owl (2023-01-01)
41. Temminck's Stint (2023-01-01)
42. Eurasian Curlew (2023-01-01)
43. Long-legged Buzzard (2023-01-01)
44. Fieldfare (2023-01-01)
45. Common Quail (2023-01-01)
46. White Wagtail (2023-01-01)
47. Common Goldeneye (2023-01-01)
48. Mallard (2023-01-01)
49. Common Raven (2023-01-01)
50. Rough-legged Buzzard (2023-01-01)
51. Eurasian Jackdaw (2023-01-01)
52. Yellowhammer (2023-01-01)
53. Goosander (2023-01-01)
54. Hawfinch (2023-01-01)
55. Black-Billed Magpie (2023-01-01)
56. Eurasian Linnet (2023-01-01)
57. Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (2023-01-01)
58. Northern Bullfinch (2023-01-02)
59. Eurasian Goldfinch (2023-01-02)
60. Goldcrest (2023-01-02)
61. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (2023-01-02)
62. Syrian Woodpecker (2023-01-02)
63. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2023-01-02)
64. Smew (2023-01-02)
65. Hooded Crow (2023-01-02)
66. Long-tailed Tit (2023-01-02)
67. Eurasian Nuthatch (2023-01-02)
68. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2023-01-02)
69. Willow Tit (2023-01-02)
70. Common Sparrowhawk (2023-01-02)
71. Black Woodpecker (2023-01-02)
72. Northern Wren (2023-01-02)
74. Peregrine Falcon (2023-01-02)
75. European Robin (2023-01-02)
76. Ruddy Shelduck (2023-01-02)
77. Common Shelduck (2023-01-02)
78. White-Backed Woodpecker (2023-01-02)
79. Mistle Thrush (2023-01-03)
80. Black-crowned Night Heron (2023-01-03)
81. Redwing (2023-01-03)
82. Firecrest (2023-01-03)
83. Black-headed Gull (2023-01-03)
84. Common Kestrel (2023-01-03)
85. Red-billed Chough (2023-01-03)
86. Common Starling (2023-01-03)
87. Great Crested Grebe (2023-01-03)
88. Northern Pintail (2023-01-03)
89. Common Pheasant (2023-01-04)
90. Hen Harrier (2023-01-04)
91. Bohemian Waxwing (2023-01-04)
92. White-winged Crossbill (2023-01-04)
93. Red Crossbill (2023-01-04)
94. Grey Heron (2023-01-04)
95. Greater Scaup (2023-01-04)
96. Western Marsh-Harrier (2023-01-04)
97. Dunnock (2023-01-04)
98. Yellow-legged Gull (2023-01-04)
99. Red-breasted Merganser (2023-01-04)
100. Caspian Gull (2023-01-04)
101. Mew Gull (2023-01-04)
102. Bearded Tit (2023-01-04)
103. Eurasian Wigeon (2023-01-04)
104. Herring Gull (2023-01-05)
105. Wood Pigeon (2023-01-05)
106. Cattle Egret (2023-01-05)
107. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2023-01-05)
108. Rock Bunting (2023-01-05)
109. Red-fronted Serin (2023-01-05)
110. Lammergeier (2023-01-05)
111. Twite (2023-01-05)
112. Brambling (2023-01-05)
114. Azure Tit (2023-01-05)
115. Krueper's Nuthatch (2023-01-05)
116. White-winged Tern (2023-01-06)
117. Black-winged Stilt (2023-01-06)
118. Spotted Nutcracker (2023-01-06)
119. Horned Lark (2023-01-06)
120. Snow Bunting (2023-01-06)
121. Common Redpoll (2023-01-06)
122. Barnacle Goose (2023-01-07)
123. Little Owl (2023-01-07)
124. Grey Wagtail (2023-01-07)
125. Long-tailed Duck (2023-01-07)
126. Common Kingfisher (2023-01-08)
127. Common Eider (2023-01-08)
128. Song Thrush (2023-01-09)
129. Common Snipe (2023-01-09)
130. Northern Black Grouse (2023-01-09)
131. Pallas's Warbler (2023-01-09)
132. Hume's Warbler (2023-01-09)
133. Hoary Redpoll (2023-01-09)
134. Short-toed Tree-Creeper (2023-01-09)
135. Greylag Goose (2023-01-10)
136. Cinereous Vulture (2023-01-10)
137. Dalmatian Pelican (2023-01-11)
138. Water Rail (2023-01-11)
139. Grey Partridge (2023-01-11)
140. Black Redstart (2023-01-12)
141. Meadow Pipit (2023-01-12)
142. Green Sandpiper (2023-01-12)
143. Ring Ouzel (2023-01-14)
144. Griffon Vulture (2023-01-14)
145. Gadwall (2023-01-14)
146. Black-Necked Grebe (2023-01-14)
147. Pallas's Gull (2023-01-14)
148. Dunlin (2023-01-14)
149. Pygmy Cormorant (2023-01-14)
150. Jack Snipe (2023-01-14)
151. Corn Bunting (2023-01-14)
152. Northern Shoveler (2023-01-16)
153. Northern Hawk Owl (2023-01-16)
154. European Shag (2023-01-16)
155. Arctic Loon (2023-01-18)
156. Sky Lark (2023-01-18)
157. Eurasian Bittern (2023-01-18)
158. Sandwich Tern (2023-01-19)
159. Great White Pelican (2023-01-20)
160. Mandarin Duck (2023-01-21)
161. Stock Pigeon (2023-01-21)
162. Ferruginous Duck (2023-01-21)
163. Ruddy Turnstone (2023-01-21)
164. Glaucous Gull (2023-01-21)
165. Marsh Tit (2023-01-23)
166. Mediterranean Gull (2023-01-26)

rare birds records


Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra)

© Sergey L. Volkov
2020-05-03
Yaksha, Komi region



Black-headed Bunting (Granativora melanocephala)

© Sergey L. Volkov
2020-07-21
Yaksha, Komi region



Red-headed bunting (Granativora bruniceps)

© Sergey L. Volkov
2022-09-15
Yaksha, Komi region



Black-faced Bunting (Ocyris spodocephalus)

© Sergey L. Volkov
2022-10-14
Yaksha, Komi region


more rarities...

recent video

2023-01-27. Common Goldeneye (Vadim Sinukhin).

2023-01-25. Thrush Nightingale (Vadim Sinukhin).

2023-01-24. Mandarin Duck (Vadim Sinukhin).

2022-11-28. Eurasian Redstart (Marina Torgashova).

2022-11-16. Hooded Crow (Alexander Galkin).

2022-11-15. White-Backed Woodpecker (Alexander Galkin), Fieldfare (Alexander Galkin), Blue Tit (Alexander Galkin).

2022-10-04. Western Capercaillie (Galina Katanova), Western Capercaillie (Galina Katanova).

2022-07-16. European Greenfinch (Sergei Saveika).

2022-07-15. Long-eared Owl (Vadim Sinukhin).

2022-07-10. Pied Flycatcher (Alexandr Balaev), Whinchat (Alexandr Balaev).

2022-05-30. Black Kite (Galina Katanova).

more video...

unidentified birds


2023-01-29

Наталия Походзей: Жаль,но это единственный кадр...

2023-01-29

Наталия Походзей: К сожалению, лучше кадров нет...Может, тогда удалить фото?

2023-01-29

Сергей Л. Волков: Это пеночка-весничка. Надо перенести.

2023-01-29

Сергей Л. Волков: Птица на фото не пела. Она собирает корм для птенцов. Это пеночка-весничка.

2023-01-29

Сергей Л. Волков: Надо поместить в речного сверчка. Признаки налицо.

more unidentified birds...