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Big Year 2022

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

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2022
1. Sikorsky Igor (103)
2. Sizov Alexey (73)
12. Georgi Boris (18)
14. Butko Vitaliy (14)
17. Kirillov Gleb (13)
19. Shvydun Elena (13)
20. Balaev Maksim (11)
21. Golubeva Anna (10)
36. I K (2)
41. Lanin Maxim (1)
47. Shukov Pavel (1)

all species photographed in 2022


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Great Tit (2022-01-01)
2. Tufted Duck (2022-01-01)
3. Willow Tit (2022-01-01)
4. Eurasian Siskin (2022-01-01)
5. Long-tailed Tit (2022-01-01)
6. Coal Tit (2022-01-01)
7. Blue Tit (2022-01-01)
8. European Greenfinch (2022-01-01)
9. House Sparrow (2022-01-01)
10. Tree Sparrow (2022-01-01)
11. Hawfinch (2022-01-01)
12. Northern Bullfinch (2022-01-01)
13. Bohemian Waxwing (2022-01-01)
14. Common Chaffinch (2022-01-01)
15. Hooded Crow (2022-01-01)
16. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2022-01-01)
17. Common Raven (2022-01-01)
18. Long-eared Owl (2022-01-01)
19. Eurasian Blackbird (2022-01-01)
20. Common Buzzard (2022-01-01)
21. Fieldfare (2022-01-01)
22. Common Treecreeper (2022-01-01)
23. Twite (2022-01-01)
24. Ring Ouzel (2022-01-01)
25. Redwing (2022-01-01)
26. Mute Swan (2022-01-01)
27. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2022-01-01)
28. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2022-01-01)
29. Eurasian Green Woodpecker (2022-01-01)
30. Common Moorhen (2022-01-01)
31. Eurasian Wigeon (2022-01-01)
32. Great White Egret (2022-01-01)
33. Northern Reed Bunting (2022-01-01)
34. Common Redpoll (2022-01-01)
35. Marsh Tit (2022-01-01)
36. Rock Pigeon (2022-01-01)
37. Water Rail (2022-01-01)
38. European Robin (2022-01-01)
39. White-Backed Woodpecker (2022-01-01)
40. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (2022-01-01)
41. Yellowhammer (2022-01-01)
42. Great Cormorant (2022-01-01)
43. Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (2022-01-01)
44. Northern Hawk Owl (2022-01-01)
45. Northern Black Grouse (2022-01-01)
46. Black-Billed Magpie (2022-01-01)
47. Rook (2022-01-01)
48. Mallard (2022-01-01)
49. Common Starling (2022-01-01)
50. Syrian Woodpecker (2022-01-01)
51. Eurasian Collared Dove (2022-01-01)
52. Eurasian Jay (2022-01-01)
53. Great Crested Grebe (2022-01-01)
54. Little Grebe (2022-01-01)
55. Eurasian Jackdaw (2022-01-01)
56. Common Sparrowhawk (2022-01-01)
57. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2022-01-02)
58. Northern Goshawk (2022-01-02)
59. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2022-01-02)
60. Yellow-legged Gull (2022-01-02)
61. Black-headed Gull (2022-01-02)
62. Sandwich Tern (2022-01-02)
63. Corn Bunting (2022-01-02)
64. Common Shelduck (2022-01-02)
65. Mew Gull (2022-01-02)
66. Black-Necked Grebe (2022-01-02)
67. Great Grey Shrike (2022-01-02)
68. Eurasian Nuthatch (2022-01-02)
69. Brambling (2022-01-02)
71. Red-Necked Grebe (2022-01-03)
72. Common Kingfisher (2022-01-03)
73. Black-crowned Night Heron (2022-01-03)
74. Common Coot (2022-01-03)
75. Wood Pigeon (2022-01-03)
76. Goosander (2022-01-03)
77. Smew (2022-01-03)
78. Common Goldeneye (2022-01-03)
79. Herring Gull (2022-01-03)
80. Northern Wren (2022-01-03)
81. Mandarin Duck (2022-01-03)
82. Black Woodpecker (2022-01-03)
83. Caspian Gull (2022-01-03)
84. Common Pochard (2022-01-03)
85. Whooper Swan (2022-01-03)
86. Pallas's Gull (2022-01-03)
87. Common Teal (2022-01-03)
88. Red-crested Pochard (2022-01-03)
89. Northern Shoveler (2022-01-03)
90. Grey Heron (2022-01-03)
91. Eurasian Linnet (2022-01-03)
92. Azure Tit (2022-01-03)
93. Western Marsh-Harrier (2022-01-03)
94. Eurasian Goldfinch (2022-01-03)
95. Spotted Nutcracker (2022-01-04)
96. Mistle Thrush (2022-01-04)
97. Common Pheasant (2022-01-04)
98. Red-throated Loon (2022-01-04)
99. Long-tailed Duck (2022-01-04)
100. Velvet Scoter (2022-01-04)
101. Long-legged Buzzard (2022-01-05)
102. Ferruginous Duck (2022-01-05)
103. Grey Partridge (2022-01-05)
104. Rough-legged Buzzard (2022-01-05)
105. Gadwall (2022-01-05)
106. Red Kite (2022-01-05)
107. Crested Tit (2022-01-05)
108. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2022-01-06)
109. Rock Bunting (2022-01-06)
110. Horned Lark (2022-01-06)
111. Glaucous Gull (2022-01-06)
112. White-winged Tern (2022-01-06)
113. Meadow Pipit (2022-01-06)
114. Northern Grey Shrike (2022-01-06)
115. Red-billed Chough (2022-01-06)
116. Common Kestrel (2022-01-06)
117. Short-toed Tree-Creeper (2022-01-06)
118. Firecrest (2022-01-06)
119. Green Sandpiper (2022-01-06)
120. Bewick's Swan (2022-01-06)
121. Slavonian Grebe (2022-01-06)
122. Snow Bunting (2022-01-06)
123. Crested Lark (2022-01-07)
124. Pygmy Cormorant (2022-01-07)
125. Stock Pigeon (2022-01-07)
126. Northern Hazelhen (2022-01-07)
127. European Shag (2022-01-08)
128. Pallid Harrier (2022-01-08)
129. Eurasian Dipper (2022-01-08)
130. Grey Wagtail (2022-01-08)
131. Sky Lark (2022-01-08)
132. Saker Falcon (2022-01-08)
133. Hen Harrier (2022-01-08)
134. Great Bustard (2022-01-08)
135. Little Owl (2022-01-08)
136. Goldcrest (2022-01-09)
137. Northern Pintail (2022-01-09)
138. Arctic Loon (2022-01-09)
139. Mediterranean Gull (2022-01-09)
140. Ural Owl (2022-01-09)
141. Greater White-fronted Goose (2022-01-09)
142. Barnacle Goose (2022-01-09)
143. Ruddy Shelduck (2022-01-09)
144. White-headed Duck (2022-01-09)
145. Red Crossbill (2022-01-10)
146. White Wagtail (2022-01-10)
147. Little Gull (2022-01-10)
148. Slender-billed Gull (2022-01-10)
149. Red-breasted Merganser (2022-01-10)
150. Hoary Redpoll (2022-01-11)
151. Dunnock (2022-01-12)
152. Black Kite (2022-01-12)
153. Bearded Tit (2022-01-12)
154. Boreal Owl (2022-01-13)
155. Song Thrush (2022-01-13)
156. Chukar Partridge (2022-01-14)
157. Greylag Goose (2022-01-16)
158. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2022-01-16)
159. Eurasian Curlew (2022-01-16)
160. Merlin (2022-01-16)
161. Bean Goose (2022-01-17)
162. Eurasian Golden Plover (2022-01-17)
163. Northern Lapwing (2022-01-17)
164. Black Redstart (2022-01-18)
165. Peregrine Falcon (2022-01-19)
166. Wood Lark (2022-01-19)
167. Calandra Lark (2022-01-20)
168. Common Chiffchaff (2022-01-22)

rare birds records


Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

© Nikolay Morozov
2022-01-05
Jantarnyj, Kaliningrade region



Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

© Gennady Kolotin
2022-01-08



Common Crane (Grus grus)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov
2021-12-18
North Osetia, Dur-dur



Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)

© Alexander Liseenko
2021-12-05
Novotroitsk, Orenburgskoi obl.

The first sighting of the species on the territory of the Orenburg region since the end of the 19th century.

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recent video

2022-01-02. Long-tailed Tit (Alexandr Balaev).

2021-12-22. Great Spotted Woodpecker (Marina Torgashova).

2021-12-20. Crested Lark (Сергей Ефанов).

2021-12-04. Red-backed Shrike (Сергей Ефанов).

2021-11-30. Herring Gull (Сергей Ефанов), Long-eared Owl (Сергей Ефанов), European Bee-eater (Сергей Ефанов).

2021-11-28. Common Kingfisher (Marina Torgashova).

2021-09-28. Levant Sparrowhawk (Сергей Ефанов).

2021-06-13. White Wagtail (Alexander Liseenko).

2021-05-27. Eurasian Woodcock (Galina Katanova).

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).

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