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Big Year 2021

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

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2021
1. Sizov Alexey (248)
2. Sikorsky Igor (220)
3. Golubeva Anna (198)
5. Vlasov Egor (184)
8. Butko Vitaliy (139)
13. Kirillov Gleb (95)
18. Dvurekov Igor (76)
20. Tsupko Denis (72)
23. Kuzmina Maria (61)
35. Shvydun Elena (37)
39. I K (32)
42. Osipov Dmitry (26)
46. Lanin Maxim (16)
79. Redkin Yuriy (2)
82. Valova Elena (2)
84. Gorban Anna (1)
88. Ukolov Ilya (1)
90. sanin serg (1)

all species photographed in 2021


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Mallard (2021-01-01)
2. Tree Sparrow (2021-01-01)
3. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2021-01-01)
4. Hooded Crow (2021-01-01)
5. Blue Tit (2021-01-01)
6. Great Tit (2021-01-01)
7. Northern Bullfinch (2021-01-01)
8. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2021-01-01)
9. Common Kestrel (2021-01-01)
10. Black-Necked Grebe (2021-01-01)
11. Coal Tit (2021-01-01)
12. Willow Tit (2021-01-01)
13. Eurasian Nuthatch (2021-01-01)
14. Black Redstart (2021-01-01)
15. Eurasian Blackbird (2021-01-01)
16. Eurasian Green Woodpecker (2021-01-01)
17. Common Treecreeper (2021-01-01)
18. House Sparrow (2021-01-01)
19. Goldcrest (2021-01-01)
20. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2021-01-01)
21. Common Teal (2021-01-01)
22. Rock Pigeon (2021-01-01)
23. Wood Lark (2021-01-01)
24. Common Sparrowhawk (2021-01-01)
25. Common Pheasant (2021-01-01)
26. Long-eared Owl (2021-01-01)
27. Eurasian Goldfinch (2021-01-01)
28. Common Goldeneye (2021-01-01)
29. Goosander (2021-01-01)
30. Great Grey Shrike (2021-01-01)
31. European Greenfinch (2021-01-01)
32. Fieldfare (2021-01-01)
33. Bohemian Waxwing (2021-01-01)
34. Northern Grey Shrike (2021-01-01)
35. Horned Lark (2021-01-01)
36. Rough-legged Buzzard (2021-01-01)
37. Red-crested Pochard (2021-01-01)
38. Mute Swan (2021-01-01)
39. European Robin (2021-01-01)
40. Great White Egret (2021-01-01)
41. Northern Wren (2021-01-01)
42. White-Backed Woodpecker (2021-01-01)
43. Great Cormorant (2021-01-01)
44. Redwing (2021-01-01)
45. Little Grebe (2021-01-01)
46. Common Moorhen (2021-01-01)
47. Common Chaffinch (2021-01-01)
48. Long-tailed Tit (2021-01-01)
49. Black-headed Gull (2021-01-01)
50. Rook (2021-01-01)
51. Syrian Woodpecker (2021-01-01)
52. Caspian Gull (2021-01-01)
53. Water Rail (2021-01-01)
54. Eurasian Collared Dove (2021-01-01)
55. Common Coot (2021-01-01)
56. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2021-01-01)
57. Brambling (2021-01-02)
58. Spotted Nutcracker (2021-01-02)
59. Northern Hawk Owl (2021-01-02)
60. Northern Black Grouse (2021-01-02)
61. Northern Reed Bunting (2021-01-02)
62. Meadow Pipit (2021-01-02)
63. Ferruginous Duck (2021-01-02)
64. Red-Necked Grebe (2021-01-02)
65. Western Marsh-Harrier (2021-01-02)
66. Grey Heron (2021-01-02)
67. Whooper Swan (2021-01-02)
68. Hawfinch (2021-01-02)
69. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2021-01-02)
70. Peregrine Falcon (2021-01-02)
71. Red Crossbill (2021-01-02)
72. Smew (2021-01-02)
73. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2021-01-02)
74. Marsh Tit (2021-01-02)
75. Common Redpoll (2021-01-02)
76. Yellowhammer (2021-01-02)
77. Merlin (2021-01-02)
78. Tufted Duck (2021-01-02)
79. Common Starling (2021-01-02)
80. Ruddy Shelduck (2021-01-02)
81. White Wagtail (2021-01-02)
82. Crested Lark (2021-01-02)
83. Great Crested Grebe (2021-01-02)
84. Eurasian Wigeon (2021-01-02)
85. Greylag Goose (2021-01-02)
86. Yellow-legged Gull (2021-01-02)
87. Common Pochard (2021-01-02)
88. Northern Shoveler (2021-01-02)
89. Common Buzzard (2021-01-02)
90. Common Shelduck (2021-01-02)
91. Hen Harrier (2021-01-02)
92. Calandra Lark (2021-01-02)
93. Great Bustard (2021-01-02)
94. Eurasian Jackdaw (2021-01-02)
95. White-winged Tern (2021-01-02)
96. Little Owl (2021-01-02)
97. White-headed Duck (2021-01-02)
98. Long-legged Buzzard (2021-01-02)
99. Stock Pigeon (2021-01-02)
100. Arctic Loon (2021-01-02)
101. European Shag (2021-01-02)
102. Common Raven (2021-01-02)
103. Eurasian Dipper (2021-01-02)
104. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (2021-01-03)
105. Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (2021-01-03)
106. Eurasian Jay (2021-01-03)
107. Tawny Owl (2021-01-03)
108. Azure Tit (2021-01-03)
109. Gadwall (2021-01-03)
110. Sandwich Tern (2021-01-03)
111. Common Chiffchaff (2021-01-03)
112. Black Kite (2021-01-03)
113. Corn Bunting (2021-01-03)
114. Black-Billed Magpie (2021-01-03)
115. Whiskered Tern (2021-01-03)
116. Common Snipe (2021-01-03)
117. Mandarin Duck (2021-01-04)
118. Rock Bunting (2021-01-04)
119. Lammergeier (2021-01-04)
120. Red-billed Chough (2021-01-04)
121. Northern Goshawk (2021-01-04)
122. Greater White-fronted Goose (2021-01-04)
123. Barnacle Goose (2021-01-04)
124. Crested Tit (2021-01-04)
125. Northern Pintail (2021-01-04)
126. Mew Gull (2021-01-04)
127. Red-breasted Merganser (2021-01-04)
128. Mediterranean Gull (2021-01-04)
129. Black Woodpecker (2021-01-04)
130. Common Kingfisher (2021-01-05)
131. Herring Gull (2021-01-05)
132. Wood Pigeon (2021-01-05)
133. Hoary Redpoll (2021-01-05)
134. Velvet Scoter (2021-01-05)
135. Glaucous Gull (2021-01-05)
136. Pygmy Cormorant (2021-01-05)
137. Grey Wagtail (2021-01-06)
138. Ural Owl (2021-01-06)
139. Dunnock (2021-01-06)
140. Short-toed Tree-Creeper (2021-01-06)
141. Black-crowned Night Heron (2021-01-07)
142. Western Capercaillie (2021-01-07)
143. Long-tailed Duck (2021-01-07)
144. Green Sandpiper (2021-01-07)
145. Common Stonechat (2021-01-08)
146. Snow Bunting (2021-01-08)
147. Eurasian Siskin (2021-01-09)
148. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2021-01-09)
149. Saker Falcon (2021-01-10)
150. Slender-billed Gull (2021-01-10)
151. Grey Partridge (2021-01-10)
152. Eurasian Curlew (2021-01-10)
153. White-winged Crossbill (2021-01-10)
154. Mistle Thrush (2021-01-10)
155. Sky Lark (2021-01-10)
156. Garganey (2021-01-11)
157. Eurasian Linnet (2021-01-12)
158. Short-eared Owl (2021-01-12)
159. Iceland Gull (2021-01-13)
160. Great Black-backed Gull (2021-01-13)
161. Bewick's Swan (2021-01-14)
162. Spanish Sparrow (2021-01-14)
163. Hoopoe (2021-01-15)
164. Little Egret (2021-01-16)
165. Eurasian Bittern (2021-01-16)
166. Dunlin (2021-01-16)
167. Pallas's Gull (2021-01-19)
168. Greater Scaup (2021-01-19)
169. Buff-Bellied Pipit (2021-01-19)
170. Slavonian Grebe (2021-01-20)
171. Dalmatian Pelican (2021-01-21)
172. Western Barn Owl (2021-01-21)
173. Cetti's Warbler (2021-01-22)
174. Red-breasted Goose (2021-01-22)
175. Lapland Longspur (2021-01-23)
176. Firecrest (2021-01-23)
177. White Stork (2021-01-24)
178. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2021-01-24)
179. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2021-01-24)
180. Siberian Tit (2021-01-26)
181. Kentish Plover (2021-01-27)
182. Little Gull (2021-01-30)
183. Grey Plover (2021-01-30)
184. Common Redshank (2021-01-31)
185. Griffon Vulture (2021-02-01)
186. Cinereous Vulture (2021-02-01)
187. Krueper's Nuthatch (2021-02-04)
188. Eurasian Golden Plover (2021-02-04)
189. Alpine Chough (2021-02-14)
190. Great Rosefinch (2021-02-14)
191. Red-fronted Serin (2021-02-14)
192. Northern Lapwing (2021-02-15)
193. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2021-02-15)
195. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2021-02-18)
196. Ruff (2021-02-18)
197. Eurasian Woodcock (2021-02-18)
198. Water Pipit (2021-02-26)
199. Common Oystercatcher (2021-03-03)
200. Eurasian Bullfinch (2021-03-03)
201. Snowy Owl (2021-03-03)
202. Common Crane (2021-03-04)
203. Pied Avocet (2021-03-06)
204. Bearded Tit (2021-03-07)
205. Black-tailed Godwit (2021-03-07)
206. Chukar Partridge (2021-03-08)
207. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2021-03-11)
208. Jack Snipe (2021-03-12)
209. Demoiselle Crane (2021-03-13)
210. Twite (2021-03-13)
211. Northern House Martin (2021-03-15)
212. Black Stork (2021-03-16)
213. Little Crake (2021-03-20)
214. Little Ringed Plover (2021-03-20)
215. Canada Goose (2021-03-21)
216. Song Thrush (2021-03-21)
217. Northern Wheatear (2021-03-23)
218. Citrine Wagtail (2021-03-23)
219. Ruddy Turnstone (2021-03-23)
220. Arctic Skua (2021-03-23)
221. Purple Heron (2021-03-23)
222. Pallid Harrier (2021-03-23)
223. Common Greenshank (2021-03-24)
224. Sand Martin (2021-03-24)
225. Eurasian Dotterel (2021-03-24)
226. Marsh Sandpiper (2021-03-24)
227. Black-winged Stilt (2021-03-24)
228. Bluethroat (2021-03-24)
229. Ring Ouzel (2021-03-24)
230. Eurasian Whimbrel (2021-03-26)
231. Great Grey Owl (2021-03-27)
232. Eurasian Spoonbill (2021-03-28)
233. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2021-03-28)
234. Bean Goose (2021-03-28)
235. Wood Sandpiper (2021-03-29)
236. Pink-footed Goose (2021-03-29)
237. Barn Swallow (2021-03-30)
238. Savi's Warbler (2021-03-30)
239. Lesser Spotted Eagle (2021-03-31)
240. Isabelline Wheatear (2021-03-31)
241. Osprey (2021-04-01)
242. Blackcap (2021-04-01)
243. Yellow Wagtail (2021-04-01)
244. Common Sandpiper (2021-04-02)
245. Tree Pipit (2021-04-02)
246. Black-headed Wagtail (2021-04-02)
247. Common Swift (2021-04-02)
248. Black-legged Kittiwake (2021-04-02)
249. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2021-04-03)
250. Lesser White-fronted Goose (2021-04-03)
251. Lesser Whitethroat (2021-04-03)
252. Red-flanked Bluetail (2021-04-05)
253. Spotted Crake (2021-04-06)
254. Spotted Redshank (2021-04-06)
255. Greater Short-toed Lark (2021-04-06)
256. Eurasian Wryneck (2021-04-06)
257. Eurasian Redstart (2021-04-06)
258. Common Nightingale (2021-04-06)
259. Gull-billed Tern (2021-04-07)
260. Glossy Ibis (2021-04-07)
261. Little Bunting (2021-04-07)
262. Red-throated Pipit (2021-04-10)
263. Tawny Pipit (2021-04-10)
264. Whinchat (2021-04-10)
265. Willow Warbler (2021-04-10)
266. Collared Flycatcher (2021-04-10)
267. Sedge Warbler (2021-04-10)
268. Cattle Egret (2021-04-11)
269. Pied Flycatcher (2021-04-11)
270. Greater Spotted Eagle (2021-04-11)
271. Booted Eagle (2021-04-11)
272. Red-rumped Swallow (2021-04-12)
273. Common Whitethroat (2021-04-12)
274. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2021-04-12)
275. Greater Sand Plover (2021-04-14)
276. Collared Pratincole (2021-04-14)
277. Greater Ringed Plover (2021-04-14)
278. Alpine Swift (2021-04-15)
279. Caspian Tern (2021-04-15)
280. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2021-04-15)
281. Common Cuckoo (2021-04-17)
282. Ortolan Bunting (2021-04-17)
283. Montagu's Harrier (2021-04-17)
284. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2021-04-18)
285. Parrot Crossbill (2021-04-18)
286. Pied Wheatear (2021-04-18)
287. Red-footed Falcon (2021-04-18)
288. Woodchat Shrike (2021-04-18)
289. European Turtle Dove (2021-04-18)
290. Eurasian Hobby (2021-04-18)
291. Curlew Sandpiper (2021-04-19)
292. Red-backed Shrike (2021-04-21)
293. Bar-tailed Godwit (2021-04-21)
294. Moustached Warbler (2021-04-22)
295. Common Quail (2021-04-22)
296. Black-eared Wheatear (2021-04-22)
297. Eurasian Roller (2021-04-22)
298. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2021-04-22)
299. Little Stint (2021-04-22)
300. Common Tern (2021-04-23)
301. Paddyfield Warbler (2021-04-23)
302. European Bee-eater (2021-04-24)
303. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2021-04-24)
304. European Nightjar (2021-04-24)
305. Spotted Flycatcher (2021-04-24)
306. Great White Pelican (2021-04-24)
307. Great Reed Warbler (2021-04-25)
308. Squacco Heron (2021-04-25)
309. Corncrake (2021-04-25)
310. Wood Warbler (2021-04-25)
311. Steppe Eagle (2021-04-25)
312. European Golden Oriole (2021-04-26)
313. Northern Hazelhen (2021-04-26)
314. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2021-04-26)
315. Great Snipe (2021-04-26)
316. Lesser Grey Shrike (2021-04-28)
317. Little Bittern (2021-04-29)
318. Black-winged Pratincole (2021-04-29)
319. Thrush Nightingale (2021-04-30)
320. Terek Sandpiper (2021-05-01)
321. Marsh Warbler (2021-05-03)
322. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2021-05-03)
323. Temminck's Stint (2021-05-03)
324. Black Tern (2021-05-03)
325. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2021-05-06)
326. Rustic Bunting (2021-05-08)
327. Caucasian Chiffchaff (2021-05-08)
328. Wallcreeper (2021-05-08)

Big Year 2021

1. Alexey Sizov (248)
2. Igor Sikorsky (220)
3. Anna Golubeva (198)
4. Nataliya Pokhodzey (185)
5. Egor Vlasov (184)
6. Svetlana Medvedeva (182)
7. Andrey Semenov (147)
8. Vitaliy Butko (139)
9. Aleksandr Raklo (125)
10. Aleksandr Gontcharov (101)
more...

rare birds records


Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus)

© Anna Golubeva
2021-03-29

First records of Pink-footed Goose in Moscow oblast. Was found by Tatiana Danilina at March 27th, 2021.


Lesser Short-toed Lark (Calandrella rufescens)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov
2021-02-18
North Osetia, Vladikavkaz



Eurasian Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov
2021-01-22
North Osetia, Vladikavkaz

First record of winter nesting of Eurasian Dipper.


Red-Necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)

© Khasan Zhurtov
2021-01-02
Maiskiy, KBR


more rarities...

recent video

2021-05-07. Eurasian Jay (Alexandr Balaev).

2021-01-24. Common Stonechat (Сергей Ефанов).

2020-10-26. Tawny Owl (Michael Kochetov), Tawny Owl (Michael Kochetov).

2020-08-23. Eurasian Goldfinch (Vladimir Sokolov).

2020-08-11. Caucasian Snowcock (Khasan Zhurtov).

2020-08-03. House Sparrow (Vladimir Stramnoy).

2020-08-02. Great White Egret (Dmitry Osipov), Grey Heron (Dmitry Osipov).

2020-07-15. Corncrake (Dmitry Osipov).

2020-06-29. White Wagtail (Tatiana Dudarenko), Eurasian Linnet (Tatiana Dudarenko).

2020-06-10. Sedge Warbler (Сергей Ефанов).

2020-05-30. Common Chaffinch (Anatoliy Kuzmin), Corn Bunting (Anatoliy Kuzmin).

more video...

unidentified birds


2021-05-08

Хасан Журтов: Теньковка?

2021-05-08

Дмитрий Шевцов: Фифи

2021-05-08

Андрей Баздырев: Клюв тонкий

2021-05-08

no any comments:

2021-05-07

Михаил Калагин: Дупель. Клюв не такой длинный как у бекаса

more unidentified birds...