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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
2. Sizov Alexey (264)
3. Sikorsky Igor (235)
4. Petrov Andrei (224)
7. Butko Vitaliy (165)
8. Golubeva Anna (151)
10. Balaev Alexandr (136)
11. Kurilin M (124)
12. Yefanov Sergey (121)
14. Georgi Boris (114)
15. Dvurekov Igor (112)
17. Shvydun Elena (111)
18. Sizova Maria (106)
19. Katanova Galina (102)
20. Saveika Sergei (100)
31. Kuzmina Maria (76)
37. Kuzmin Alexey (63)
45. Rus Sovlan (37)
48. Kirillov Gleb (34)
50. Valova Elena (31)
57. Redkin Yuriy (20)
59. Lanin Maxim (19)
63. Gorban Anna (14)
64. Osipov Dmitry (13)
66. Balaev Maksim (11)
72. I K (7)
87. Tsupko Denis (2)
94. 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. Red Crossbill (2022-01-01)
58. Long-tailed Duck (2022-01-01)
59. Smew (2022-01-01)
60. Herring Gull (2022-01-01)
61. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2022-01-02)
62. Northern Goshawk (2022-01-02)
63. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2022-01-02)
64. Yellow-legged Gull (2022-01-02)
65. Black-headed Gull (2022-01-02)
66. Sandwich Tern (2022-01-02)
67. Corn Bunting (2022-01-02)
68. Common Shelduck (2022-01-02)
69. Mew Gull (2022-01-02)
70. Black-Necked Grebe (2022-01-02)
71. Great Grey Shrike (2022-01-02)
72. Eurasian Nuthatch (2022-01-02)
73. Brambling (2022-01-02)
75. Snow Bunting (2022-01-02)
76. Red-Necked Grebe (2022-01-03)
77. Common Kingfisher (2022-01-03)
78. Black-crowned Night Heron (2022-01-03)
79. Common Coot (2022-01-03)
80. Wood Pigeon (2022-01-03)
81. Goosander (2022-01-03)
82. Common Goldeneye (2022-01-03)
83. Northern Wren (2022-01-03)
84. Mandarin Duck (2022-01-03)
85. Black Woodpecker (2022-01-03)
86. Caspian Gull (2022-01-03)
87. Common Pochard (2022-01-03)
88. Whooper Swan (2022-01-03)
89. Pallas's Gull (2022-01-03)
90. Common Teal (2022-01-03)
91. Red-crested Pochard (2022-01-03)
92. Northern Shoveler (2022-01-03)
93. Grey Heron (2022-01-03)
94. Eurasian Linnet (2022-01-03)
95. Azure Tit (2022-01-03)
96. Western Marsh-Harrier (2022-01-03)
97. Eurasian Goldfinch (2022-01-03)
98. Grey Partridge (2022-01-03)
99. Spotted Nutcracker (2022-01-04)
100. Mistle Thrush (2022-01-04)
101. Common Pheasant (2022-01-04)
102. Red-throated Loon (2022-01-04)
103. Velvet Scoter (2022-01-04)
104. Tawny Owl (2022-01-04)
105. Great Black-backed Gull (2022-01-04)
106. Long-legged Buzzard (2022-01-05)
107. Ferruginous Duck (2022-01-05)
108. Rough-legged Buzzard (2022-01-05)
109. Gadwall (2022-01-05)
110. Red Kite (2022-01-05)
111. Crested Tit (2022-01-05)
112. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2022-01-06)
113. Rock Bunting (2022-01-06)
114. Horned Lark (2022-01-06)
115. Glaucous Gull (2022-01-06)
116. White-winged Tern (2022-01-06)
117. Meadow Pipit (2022-01-06)
118. Northern Grey Shrike (2022-01-06)
119. Red-billed Chough (2022-01-06)
120. Common Kestrel (2022-01-06)
121. Short-toed Tree-Creeper (2022-01-06)
122. Firecrest (2022-01-06)
123. Green Sandpiper (2022-01-06)
124. Bewick's Swan (2022-01-06)
125. Slavonian Grebe (2022-01-06)
126. Crested Lark (2022-01-07)
127. Pygmy Cormorant (2022-01-07)
128. Stock Pigeon (2022-01-07)
129. Northern Hazelhen (2022-01-07)
130. European Shag (2022-01-08)
131. Pallid Harrier (2022-01-08)
132. Eurasian Dipper (2022-01-08)
133. Grey Wagtail (2022-01-08)
134. Sky Lark (2022-01-08)
135. Saker Falcon (2022-01-08)
136. Hen Harrier (2022-01-08)
137. Great Bustard (2022-01-08)
138. Little Owl (2022-01-08)
139. Barnacle Goose (2022-01-08)
140. Red-throated Pipit (2022-01-08)
141. Goldcrest (2022-01-09)
142. Northern Pintail (2022-01-09)
143. Arctic Loon (2022-01-09)
144. Mediterranean Gull (2022-01-09)
145. Ural Owl (2022-01-09)
146. Greater White-fronted Goose (2022-01-09)
147. Ruddy Shelduck (2022-01-09)
148. White-headed Duck (2022-01-09)
149. Common Chiffchaff (2022-01-09)
150. White Wagtail (2022-01-10)
151. Little Gull (2022-01-10)
152. Slender-billed Gull (2022-01-10)
153. Red-breasted Merganser (2022-01-10)
154. Hoary Redpoll (2022-01-11)
155. Dunnock (2022-01-12)
156. Black Kite (2022-01-12)
157. Bearded Tit (2022-01-12)
158. Boreal Owl (2022-01-13)
159. Song Thrush (2022-01-13)
160. Chukar Partridge (2022-01-14)
161. Greylag Goose (2022-01-16)
162. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2022-01-16)
163. Eurasian Curlew (2022-01-16)
164. Merlin (2022-01-16)
165. Bean Goose (2022-01-17)
166. Eurasian Golden Plover (2022-01-17)
167. Northern Lapwing (2022-01-17)
168. Black Redstart (2022-01-18)
169. Peregrine Falcon (2022-01-19)
170. Wood Lark (2022-01-19)
171. Calandra Lark (2022-01-20)
172. Common Snipe (2022-01-23)
173. Eurasian Bittern (2022-01-29)
174. Grey Plover (2022-01-29)
175. Greater Scaup (2022-01-29)
176. Dunlin (2022-01-30)
177. Lesser Black-backed Gull (2022-01-30)
178. Black-winged Stilt (2022-02-01)
179. Alpine Accentor (2022-02-01)
180. Yelkouan Shearwater (2022-02-01)
181. White-winged Crossbill (2022-02-05)
182. Garganey (2022-02-05)
183. Great Rosefinch (2022-02-06)
184. Red Knot (2022-02-12)
185. Red-fronted Serin (2022-02-15)
186. Common Sandpiper (2022-02-19)
187. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2022-02-20)
188. Cinereous Vulture (2022-02-26)
189. Common Redshank (2022-03-02)
190. Black-tailed Godwit (2022-03-06)
191. Common Crane (2022-03-06)
192. Ruff (2022-03-06)
193. Common Stonechat (2022-03-13)
194. Western Barn Owl (2022-03-13)
195. Great Grey Owl (2022-03-13)
196. Black Lark (2022-03-17)
197. Harlequin Duck (2022-03-17)
198. Greater Short-toed Lark (2022-03-18)
199. Alpine Chough (2022-03-20)
200. Common Oystercatcher (2022-03-21)
201. Eurasian Whimbrel (2022-03-21)
202. Common Greenshank (2022-03-23)
203. Western Capercaillie (2022-03-24)
204. Lesser Spotted Eagle (2022-03-25)
205. Purple Heron (2022-03-26)
206. Demoiselle Crane (2022-03-26)
207. White Stork (2022-03-29)
208. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2022-03-30)
209. Hoopoe (2022-03-31)
210. Northern House Martin (2022-04-01)
211. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2022-04-01)
212. Alpine Swift (2022-04-01)
213. Bluethroat (2022-04-02)
214. Black Stork (2022-04-02)
215. Citrine Wagtail (2022-04-02)
216. Kentish Plover (2022-04-02)
217. Northern Wheatear (2022-04-02)
218. Isabelline Wheatear (2022-04-02)
219. Barn Swallow (2022-04-02)
220. Gull-billed Tern (2022-04-02)
221. Little Ringed Plover (2022-04-02)
222. Black-headed Wagtail (2022-04-02)
223. Pied Avocet (2022-04-02)
224. Little Crake (2022-04-03)
225. Cattle Egret (2022-04-03)
226. Black-eared Wheatear (2022-04-03)
227. Common Swift (2022-04-03)
228. Yellow Wagtail (2022-04-03)
229. Little Egret (2022-04-03)
230. Eurasian Wryneck (2022-04-04)
231. Spotted Redshank (2022-04-05)
232. Squacco Heron (2022-04-05)
233. Common Tern (2022-04-05)
234. Glossy Ibis (2022-04-05)
235. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2022-04-06)
236. Blackcap (2022-04-06)
237. Eurasian Dotterel (2022-04-06)
238. Lammergeier (2022-04-06)
239. Willow Warbler (2022-04-06)
240. Eurasian Redstart (2022-04-07)
241. Greater Spotted Eagle (2022-04-08)
242. Marsh Sandpiper (2022-04-08)
243. Wood Sandpiper (2022-04-08)
244. Lapland Longspur (2022-04-08)
245. Whinchat (2022-04-09)
246. Collared Flycatcher (2022-04-09)
247. Tree Pipit (2022-04-09)
248. Osprey (2022-04-09)
249. Sedge Warbler (2022-04-09)
250. Sand Martin (2022-04-09)
251. Eurasian Woodcock (2022-04-09)
252. Common Nightingale (2022-04-10)
253. Spanish Sparrow (2022-04-10)
254. Water Pipit (2022-04-10)
255. Short-eared Owl (2022-04-10)
256. Savi's Warbler (2022-04-11)
257. Eurasian Hobby (2022-04-12)
258. European Turtle Dove (2022-04-12)
259. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2022-04-12)
260. Red-rumped Swallow (2022-04-13)
261. Canada Goose (2022-04-13)
262. Tawny Pipit (2022-04-15)
263. Black Tern (2022-04-16)
264. Lesser Whitethroat (2022-04-16)
265. Pied Flycatcher (2022-04-16)
266. White-tailed Lapwing (2022-04-16)
267. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2022-04-16)
268. Curlew Sandpiper (2022-04-16)
269. Common Cuckoo (2022-04-17)
270. Woodchat Shrike (2022-04-17)
271. Great Reed Warbler (2022-04-17)
272. Little Bittern (2022-04-17)
273. Caspian Tern (2022-04-18)
274. Red-footed Falcon (2022-04-19)
275. Greater Ringed Plover (2022-04-19)
276. Whiskered Tern (2022-04-20)
277. Collared Pratincole (2022-04-20)
278. Ruddy Turnstone (2022-04-20)
279. Ortolan Bunting (2022-04-20)
280. Pied Wheatear (2022-04-20)
281. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2022-04-20)
282. Menetries Warbler (2022-04-20)
283. Black-winged Pratincole (2022-04-20)
284. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2022-04-20)
285. Montagu's Harrier (2022-04-20)
286. Little Stint (2022-04-20)
287. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2022-04-20)
288. Dalmatian Pelican (2022-04-20)
289. Spotted Flycatcher (2022-04-21)
290. Great Snipe (2022-04-21)
291. Laughing Dove (2022-04-21)
292. Steppe Eagle (2022-04-21)
293. Wood Warbler (2022-04-22)
294. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2022-04-22)
295. Great Spotted Cuckoo (2022-04-23)
296. European Bee-eater (2022-04-23)
297. Common Whitethroat (2022-04-23)
298. Jack Snipe (2022-04-23)
299. Great White Pelican (2022-04-23)
300. Cetti's Warbler (2022-04-23)
301. Greater Sand Plover (2022-04-24)
302. Greater Flamingo (2022-04-24)
303. Eurasian Crag Martin (2022-04-24)
304. Moustached Warbler (2022-04-24)
305. European Golden Oriole (2022-04-28)
306. Lesser Grey Shrike (2022-04-28)
307. Terek Sandpiper (2022-04-29)
308. Common Rosefinch (2022-04-30)
309. European Nightjar (2022-04-30)
310. Rock Sparrow (2022-05-01)
311. Egyptian Vulture (2022-05-01)
312. Little Tern (2022-05-01)
313. Lesser White-fronted Goose (2022-05-01)
314. Sykes's Warbler (2022-05-01)
315. Bar-tailed Godwit (2022-05-02)
316. Booted Eagle (2022-05-02)
317. Blue Rock Thrush (2022-05-02)
318. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2022-05-03)
319. Barred Warbler (2022-05-04)
320. Red-backed Shrike (2022-05-04)
321. Thrush Nightingale (2022-05-05)
322. Eurasian Spoonbill (2022-05-05)
323. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2022-05-05)
324. Little Bustard (2022-05-05)
325. Levant Sparrowhawk (2022-05-05)
326. Eurasian Roller (2022-05-05)
327. Dark-bellied Brent Goose (2022-05-06)
328. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2022-05-07)
329. Arctic Tern (2022-05-07)
330. Purple Sandpiper (2022-05-07)
331. Pomarine Skua (2022-05-07)
332. King Eider (2022-05-07)
333. Common Guillemot (2022-05-07)
334. Icterine Warbler (2022-05-08)
335. Garden Warbler (2022-05-08)
336. Black-legged Kittiwake (2022-05-08)
337. Black Guillemot (2022-05-08)
338. Common Eider (2022-05-08)
339. Steller's Eider (2022-05-08)
340. Arctic Skua (2022-05-08)
341. Black-headed Bunting (2022-05-08)
342. Temminck's Stint (2022-05-08)
343. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2022-05-09)
344. Rosy Starling (2022-05-09)
345. Lesser Kestrel (2022-05-09)
346. Red-necked Phalarope (2022-05-09)
347. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2022-05-10)
348. Sanderling (2022-05-10)
349. Pine Grosbeak (2022-05-10)
350. Green Leaf-Warbler (2022-05-10)
351. Caucasian Chiffchaff (2022-05-10)
352. Golden Eagle (2022-05-11)
353. Wallcreeper (2022-05-11)
354. Caucasian Grouse (2022-05-11)
355. Griffon Vulture (2022-05-12)
356. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2022-05-14)
357. Red-headed bunting (2022-05-14)
358. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2022-05-15)
359. Corncrake (2022-05-15)
360. Eastern Yellow Wagtail (2022-05-15)
361. Marsh Warbler (2022-05-16)
362. Rustic Bunting (2022-05-21)
363. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (2022-05-22)
364. Greenish Warbler (2022-05-23)
365. River Warbler (2022-05-26)
366. Booted Warbler (2022-05-26)
367. Spotted Crake (2022-05-27)
368. Yellow-breasted Bunting (2022-05-28)
369. Paddyfield Warbler (2022-06-02)
370. European Serin (2022-06-05)
371. Little Bunting (2022-06-07)
372. Black Scoter (2022-06-07)
373. Arctic Warbler (2022-06-12)
374. Gyrfalcon (2022-06-16)
375. Common Mynah (2022-06-17)
376. Long-tailed Jaeger (2022-06-17)
377. Northern Gannet (2022-06-18)
378. Brunnich's Guillemot (2022-06-20)
379. Great Skua (2022-06-20)
380. Atlantic Puffin (2022-06-20)
381. Razorbill (2022-06-21)
382. Northern Fulmar (2022-06-21)
383. Siberian Jay (2022-06-21)
384. Siberian Tit (2022-06-22)

Big Year 2022

1. Andrey Semenov (294)
2. Alexey Sizov (264)
3. Igor Sikorsky (235)
4. Andrei Petrov (224)
5. Svetlana Medvedeva (200)
6. Nataliya Pokhodzey (193)
7. Vitaliy Butko (165)
8. Anna Golubeva (151)
9. Khasan Zhurtov (138)
10. Alexandr Balaev (136)
more...

rare birds records


Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)

© Khasan Zhurtov
2022-06-25
Maiskiy,KBR



Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

© Mikhail Kalagin
2022-05-13



Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov
2022-06-10
North Osetia, Kardzhin

New breeding species of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.


Great Spotted Cuckoo (Clamator glandarius)

© Svetlana Medvedeva
2022-04-23
Krasnodar Krai. Village of Vasyurinskaya

First record in the Krasnodar Territory.

more rarities...

recent video

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

2022-05-20. Common Chiffchaff (Sergei Saveika), Goldcrest (Sergei Saveika).

2022-05-14. Grey Wagtail (M Kurilin).

2022-05-09. Whinchat (Sergei Saveika).

2022-05-06. Tree Pipit (Sergei Saveika).

2022-05-04. White Wagtail (Sergei Saveika).

2022-05-02. Semi-collared Flycatcher (M Kurilin).

2022-05-01. Common Coot (Sergei Saveika).

2022-04-19. Great Crested Grebe (Sergei Saveika).

2022-04-13. Common Starling (Sergey Duhanin).

2022-04-03. Water Rail (Sergey Duhanin), Black Woodpecker (Sergey Duhanin), Eurasian Blackbird (Sergey Duhanin), Common Treecreeper (Sergey Duhanin).

more video...

unidentified birds


2022-06-27

Игорь Сикорский: лесной

2022-06-27

Игорь Сикорский: большой улит

2022-06-27

Игорь Сикорский: большой улит

2022-06-27

Игорь Сикорский: Наташа я же говорил что гнездо курганника

2022-06-26

Дмитрий Шевцов: Не видел ни в одном определителе такой признак, но и так думаю, что это не основной признак. Т.к. даже у одного вида длина когтей да и клювов [....]

more unidentified birds...